Gun Dealer on 'New Normal'
and the Guns and Ammo Ordeal

By Hank, Gun Dealer. August 02, 2020

As much as I am loathe to throw around mindless jargon such as "the new normal" and "quarrantold," the reality is that this year has…unusual. The situation has caught a lot of younger and less experienced gun owners off guard — let alone the completely inexperienced first-timers — and some advice on gun availability, ammo shortages, and how to navigate all of that seemed a good idea.

Let's start at the beginning. Not a single firearm retailer or experienced gun owner had any idea what 2020 would have in store for us. I probably go a little overboard buying some gun-related items, but who among us in the gun culture hasn't gone overboard a time or two?

I have plenty of guns, FMJ and defensive ammo in calibers that I have guns for. In the calibers for guns I do not own — in the event things go crazy — I have enough to help some of my friends with a trade/swap and plenty of magazines and other gun stuff that's useful 365 days a year.

Most of my firearms are chambered in 9mm and as a result, I keep a 12-16 month supply of parabellum on hand at any given time. Why? Because I've seen this happen before with elections, mass shootings, and other moments of world insanity. .....

Uncertainty and reduced confidence affect not only the stock market but the perceived need for firearms and ammo, which has once more generated high demand. If anyone has a good grasp on the situation it is a gun dealer, and here he presents a valuable and detailed analysis of how things are and have been of late. It would seem unlikely that the situation can improve any time soon.


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