SMITH and WESSON-is 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.So, I'm low on large pistol primers and all the ammo companies are using their primers to produce ammo. That makes sense to me, but I'm almost out of large pistol primers. Just damn!
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.
Armalite: Maxed out.
DPMS: Can't get enough parts to produce any more product.
COLT: Production runs increasing weekly...bottle necked by Bolt carriers.
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/ of 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.
RELOADERS... 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 before things get caught up. Sorry for the bleak news, but now we know what to expect in the coming months. Stay tuned, we'll keep you posted...
Bob Owens has related thoughts on the current shortages.
It appears to me that the gun-banning Democrats have sold more guns in the last two months than anyone could have imagined. Their insistence on grandstanding has pushed the industry to maximum production and it looks like the industry will be able to sell everything they produce. That's not a bad position for a company. I always thought that those guys had stock in the gun market, and their actions driving the shortages reveal their true motives.
Barack Obama is the greatest gun salesman in history. Whatever else his failings, he knows how to sell guns, ammo, and reloading components. He's started two panics now, and he doesn't show any sign of letting up.