Since the dumpster fire that is 2020 started, reloading became top of mind for most gun owners. In other words, a record for monthly background checks was set every month January 2020 through August 2020. Thread Status: Not open for further replies. A Massive Increase in Demand Like any other product in a market economy, primers are subject to the whims of supply and demand. So it’s no surprise that these ammo famines occurred shortly before or … The great Primer shortage of 2020 (Page 1 of 2) General » General Discussion. Remember, the shortage in ammunition comes as background checks for gun sales were at record-setting levels for eight straight months. [ October 6, 2020 ] Gun Control Myths by John R. Lott Jr. – Book Review Editorial [ September 15, 2020 ] Brownells Optics Ready Glock Slide Review Gun Part Review [ September 1, 2020 ] Vedder LightTuck Holster Review Gear Reviews [ August 25, 2020 ] Holosun HM3X Magnifier Review [2020… ... Is the shortage of ammo caused by demand because of … Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by Bogeyman68, Oct 21, 2020. I'm pretty well set for the rest of my shooting and probably will have few left over for my beneficiaries to inherit. AR-15 AK-47 Handgun Precision Rifles Armory Training Competitive Shooting General Outdoors Archery Hometown Industry. ArcticKat. Let’s Break Down What’s Happened Well, this is going to be a familiar story for anyone who’s been lamenting the year 2020. Great Primer Shortage of 2020 It's no secret that the demand for firearms and ammunition have reached record levels due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the civil unrest in cities around the United States, and the prospect of an anti-gun president on the horizon. Reloading. The 2020 Ammo Shortage. If this is your first visit, be sure to check out the FAQ by clicking the link above. The surge in demand, he believes, is due to the obvious culprits: COVID-19, George Floyd protests, and the 2020 election. 11-08-2020, 05:56 AM #16. jonp. the original primer shortage was 90-91 during first gulf war, stocked up with so many then, didn't realize there was a shortage in 94. remember people scarfing up what were termed assault weapons but don't remember there being a run on components. Demand is also driven by the same psychological factors that caused the toilet paper shortage: hoarding. The report estimated that “the market for the first seven months of 2020 now has nearly matched that of the entire year of 2019.” A similar report from the Brookings Institute found that 19 million firearms were purchased in the first half of 2020. A: Yes, we continue shipping powder as quickly as possible. Tag: Primer Shortage. Spindash. The pros at Powder Valley discuss the causes of The Great Primer Shortage of 2020, and what you should do about it. Unfortunately, YES. Primer Shortage? Yep, primers are very hard to find right now. Clint Adams has turned his Utah basement into part science lab, part ammunition workshop. ... as 99% of primer production is dedicated to new ammo products. “There was a primer shortage, a lead shortage, and it was just the perfect storm that all of it hit at the same time," Smith said. In fact, a new 2020 Colt .45 Peacemaker, direct from Colt, costs $1,799.00 and an ounce of gold is valued at $1,674.00. No primer shortage here. Dec 17, 2020, 09:30am EST. In fact, we will ship more powder in 2020 than last year. Read on as the experts from Powder Valley delve deeper into the primer shortage of 2020. Sep 18, 2020 #1 Stumbled on a site this morning while doing the daily search for primers. ... despite the fact that Federal and CCI are two of the world’s biggest primer manufacturers. and last updated 2020-10-30 17:11:04-04 Some guys have a man cave in their homes. Throw in even a modest reduction in capacity such as powder valley outlined and you have the 2020 primer shortage. All Reloader Gear. Not all that different than the great powder shortage. The Following 2 Users Like Post: ... 05-07-2020 at 11:27 AM. Brookings pointed out that this figure can be translated to one firearm for every 20 Americans. The other stated that it would not surprise him if such a policy would be put into place soon as a measure to stop the ammo shortage due to COVID-19. Re: Primer shortage of 2020 With only 2 months until the election, things will not get any better. FAA Slaps Drone Pilot With $182,000 Proposed Fine. by John Zent - Thursday, December 17, 2020. What’s the deal, I haven’t been able to find any for several months now. The inventory can absorb a single run, maybe even two, but there have been at least two or three in a row and they have gone on for months. As far as demand is concerned, a perfect storm of factors has caused a run on the ammo market like we’ve never quite seen before. Good article about the primer shortage. The Coronavirus outbreak isn’t just affecting sanitary and medical supplies—many Americans are discovering that ammunition is now hard to find. Small pistol primer shortage. Dec 1, 9:07pm. The next started in 2020. Joined: Feb 8, 2020 … AR15.COM is the world’s largest firearm community and is a gathering place for firearm enthusiasts of all types. You see, most of us buy these things not for fear that we’ll run out, but for fear that they won’t be available when we need them again (TP or ammo). A mint condition 1873 Colt .45, today, is worth several thousand dollars… Are they providing primers for all the Ammo manufacturers? Palmettostatearmory. Seriously? Smith said ammo prices have doubled and he fears it could result in less people buying ammo to practice with at shooting ranges. 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