Gun Panic Economics

Posted: February 7, 2013 by ShortTimer in Economic freedom, Economics, free markets, Government, Guns

From Valley Guns, via TheTruthAboutGuns:

Smith & Wesson: 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.

Remington – Maxed out!

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/ 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.


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 b/f things get caught up.

Provided government doesn’t create any more uncertainty in the market, things will be back to normal in 6 months.  If the government starts going after the industry, it’s going to do just what every other industry would, and demand will outpace supply as supply is crushed by dictatorial fiat.

Of course, that’s what would-be tyrants want.

  1. Robert Wyatt says:

    It appears that threats on the 2nd Ammendment by an out of control government is somehow good for business..However, I don’t suggest the gubment try this stradegy in other areas of the economy as a stimulus.

    • ShortTimer says:

      Threat of destruction of a business and freedom is stoking a demand for freedom. People want to buy before it’s gone, and understand that they might need it. This is all a surge caused by government. People want the tools of freedom if they need them, people also want cool stuff before it’s banned.

      This is a panic, not a boom.

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