Look, I dunno if this is apocryphal or real.
I reckon the details may be debatable, but the situation described is certainly credible.
Attention F.B. fans: to follow will be several IMPORTANT Info updates about the status of the gun industry currently, followed by an INVENTORY UPDATE: We traveled to Texas for Industry meetings concerning the shortages, here’s what we were told.
Smith & Wesson-is running at Full capacity making 300+ guns/day-mainly M&P pistols. They are unable to produce any more guns to help with the shortages.
RUGER: Plans to increase from 75% to 100% in the next 90 days.
FNH: Moving from 50% production to 75% by Feb 1st and 100% by March 1.
Armalite: Maxed out.
DPMS: Can’t get enough parts to produce any more product.
COLT: Production runs increasing weekly…bottle necked by Bolt carrier’s.
LWRC:Making only black guns, running at full capacity…can’t get enough gun quality steel to make barrels.
Springfield Armory: Only company who can meet demand but are running 30-45 days behind.
AMMO: Every caliber is now Allocated! We are looking at a nation wide shortage of all calibers over the next 9 months. All plants are producing as much ammo as possible w/ of 1 BILLION rounds produced weekly. Most is military followed by L.E. and civilians are third in line.
MAGPUL is behind 1 MILLION mags, do not expect any large quantities of magpul anytime soon.
RELOADERS… ALL Remington, Winchester, CCI & Federal primers are going to ammo FIRST. There are no extra’s for reloading purposes… it could be 6-9 months before things get caught up. Sorry for the bleak news, but now we know what to expect in the coming months. Stay tuned, we’ll keep you posted… [source]
My armory and ammo dump have been stocked for years.
No, I didn’t expect a holocaust, just loved all kinds’a guns and wanted to shoot a lot, so I can’t claim “preparedness” as such.
Okay, I also wanted some trade goods on hand, since I may need to eat something besides braaains in the event of an awshit event, natural or otherwise.
Aaaand, yeah, there’s the idea that I may not be the only one I’d like to see applying fire in my interest, so I have a few loaners available. In the words of that ol’ Marine saying,
“Bring a gun. Preferably two guns. Bring all of your friends who have guns.”
I’ll add: “… and bring enough guns and ammo for all your friends.“
When you’re chided, “Gun on line, eh? I hope you brought enough for everybody,”* you can say, “Yep, sure did.”
Oh, and the next time some jackass Prog tells you that the NRA’s responsible for the gun culture, remind them that Obama and Feinstein are the ones responsible for the current proliferation of guns in civilian hands.
Not sure if “law of unintended consequences” or “jumping the shark.”
* Cultural ref (@ 0:40)