Day: May 21, 2021

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Gun Politics
Stephen Gutowski

Manufacturers Say Ammo Shortage Will Stretch Out for Years

“On certain products, we are certainly seeing backlogs that stretch out two years and beyond,” Brett Flaugher, president of Winchester Ammunition, told The Reload. “For those who shoot 9mm and 5.56 ammunition, which are both in high demand, it’s very uncertain how long it will be before people will consistently have ammunition readily available.”

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Newsletters
Stephen Gutowski

Newsletter: Manufacturers Say Ammo Shortage Will Drag on for Years, and One Board Member Makes a Last-Ditch Effort to Save the NRA

The ammo shortage is as bad as you’ve likely suspected. In fact, for me, it feels like things are actually getting worse at this point. My local range hasn’t sold ammo for anything other than range use in a year, and now they don’t even have it to sell for range use. As I showed in the members’ newsletter a few weeks ago, it seems to be keeping people from going shooting at all since the range is something of a ghost town. So, how long are things going to be like this? Well, I asked some of the nation’s

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