Since the start of the year, our phones have been ringing off the hook, asking almost the same two questions, ‘Do you have any [primers/bullets/ammo]?’, and then ‘When will you be getting [primers/bullets/ammo] back in stock?’.
Sure wish we had a good answer on those, but unfortunately we don’t. The easy supplies from last year are not available this year. As an example, our normal small order to one manufacturer for about 50,000 bullets we would order on Monday and it would be here on Friday. A larger order of maybe 450,000, we would order on the 1st of the month and about 2 or 3 weeks later it would show up. Today, not even close, a small order takes about a month to come in and the larger order, about 5 or 6 months.
As a Berrys distributor, we normally had a little over 150 types of bullets to choose from for our shelves. Today? We have a selection of 17 different bullets, just a few of the handgun sizes, and two of the rifle sizes. We normally don’t even know when supplies have been shipped until a truck backs in and we find out we have a suprise delivery.
For our take on the primers, you can read our website article on it.
Re-posted From US Reloading Supply Veterans Day 2020 Email Campaign