Guns, Firearms, Projectile Weapon Sports/Ammo shortage


Hello thank you for taking my question. I'm having a hard time finding ammo, particularly .40 S&W. Places like Cheaper than Dirt have only really expensive stuff in stock. Walmart here in South Florida is completely wiped out. My questions are, what is going on? And is there any place left I can get cheap range ammo for my 40? I don't have the knowledge or the space to do reloading on my own. Thank you so much for your time.


What is going on is that the American consumer maintains the preception that they may no longer to be able to purchase certain firearms and/or ammo due to the current political climate concerning gun/ammo ownership.

It begain with the buying up of anything "AR" style and related equipment then migrated to large capicity magazine pistols (over 10 rounds) then to ammo and now to reloading equipment especially primers.

As the government continues its investigation into new restrictions on these firearms I predict that it is only going to get worse. There is a lot of panic buying going on and many consumers are purchasing and hording ammo.

Only time will tell where this is all heading,

Thank you for your question and know that you are not alone !!

Sid Lark

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I can answer questions concerning hand guns, rifles, shotguns and related ammo and ballistics questions. I cannot answer questions concerning paint-ball, airguns, etc. Also any questions related to hunting and/or related firearm useage can be answered. If asking about gun history and/or values please limit your question about one gun at a time. I limit the number of questions to five a day (so I have time to respond to all) and it defeats that purpose if I'm being ask about a half dozen guns or more in just "one" question.


I have over 35 years experience in hunting, shooting sports, and firearm collecting. I am a outdoor skills/hunter education instructor. I am a firearms instructor and have participated in PPC competition for many years in the midwest. I have received training in counter sniper tactics and held a position in said capacity on a police emergency response team. Retired law enforcement professional. I have held a F.F.L. and owned a firearms store for over 10 years. I also am currently the president of a 1400 member conservation organization which oversees shotgun, handgun, and rifle shooting sports.

Life Member of the North American Hunting Club and the N.R.A. Adam's Conservation Club President. Hunter Ed. Instructor for Ohio Division of Wildlife. State Chairman of Ohio Ducks Unlimited. Past member of the Ohio Gun Collectors and Ohio Police Chief's Associations. Past member of the International Assoc. of Chief's of Police. Past member of the Criminal Justice Coordinating Council and Criminal Justice Training Center.

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