Coronavirus & Ammo! Panic buying, hoarding, or Apocalypse?

I can’t find ammo anywhere online or off. I haven’t seen it this bad since maybe just before the election. Is it all the new gun buyers? Prepper? Hoarders? Or just panic buying? Coronavirus Zombies coming to eat us?

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@ShawnShine… unfortunately you were late … local stores and few online stores still have more expensive ammo.
But don’t worry, Coronavirus Zombies are not coming to eat us… yet . :smile:

My guess is -> Hoarders and panic buying.
BTW: Do you have enough of toilet paper? :yum:

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I am fully stocked, both tp and ammo.

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:rofl:
you should also post it here:

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Because of this happening:

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This isn’t cheap range ammo, but, they are open and producing. I use this as carry ammo in my 45. It’s top quality stuff.

https://www.underwoodammo.com/collections/handgun-ammo

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This thread go me thinking…what IS the difference between a “prepper” and a “hoarder?”

If someone has obtained several months of supplies (food, bullets, tp, etc) to see them and their family through whatever…what distinguishes that person between being prepared…and hording supplies?

:thinking:

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To me the difference is the prepper buys, and has what they need, and have acquired it over a period of time. Also what they have is diversified. A prepper is less likely to be given to panic/situational buying.

A hoarder, on the other hand has certain items they impulse buy under certain circumstances, and never use. They are the ammo goblins. They are the ones that go out and buy all the ammo they can afford, never intending to shoot it for any reason other than protecting their hoard.
They are the ones that if you did an inventory of their preparedness for EOTWAWKI you would find no food, water, life necessities, but tens of thousands of rounds of ammo.

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and toilet paper apparently……

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Yes! Apparently I have lived my entire life unaware of its magical, life sustaining properties.

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I like this definition:

A hoarder collects for himself and his/her needs, never shares the bounty with the community.
A prepper collects preps for himself, but also for family and community .

That explains why all toilet paper was “taken” by hoarders, not preppers :wink:

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I guess I’m a light prepper and have supplies of survival needs for 3 months give or take. I set up to stay, move to my hunting cabin, or just leave. I will not say how much ammo I have in supply but suffice it to say my stock is heavily based on hunting ammo. That hunting ammo lends itself toward small game first.

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I like that @Jerzy:+1:

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Lets not forget the profiteer in all of this. I am sure there are more then a few out there. :rage:

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It’s panic buying. I don’t worry because as far as ammo and toilet paper is concerned it’s like fuel in my car, never get below half tank. When you live in hurricane alley you know how to “prep”.
Priorities, water, ammo, food, toilet paper, did I say ammo?
Did my inventory two days ago when most retailers were emptying their shelves. I’m good if the zombies appear on my doorstep. I tend to think like Will Smith in I Am Legend. If it was legal, it would be claymores and flash bang grenades. So, for the moment rifle, pistol ammo and a healthy dose of C-4 I’m good, relax just joking about C-4.

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Well, they’d at least have LOTS of toilet paper ‘cause that seems to have disappeared as well.:blush:. I’m an old guy, I remember all the talks about “the future”. We were supposed to have colonized Mars by now and all be traveling around in our flying cars- I don’t remember nothin’ about toilet paper becoming the currency of choice in the 21st century​:flushed:

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:star2:STAR DATE-03.20.2020 TIME-1730 :star2:
Update from East Central Wisconsin.
C.V.206 Cases, 3 Dead…
We went shopping at the local Grocery Store (not wallyworld) all TP. and most paper toweling wiped out. Potatoes and Onions wiped out, Bananas and Apples wiped out, Flour and Sugar wiped out, most fresh Vegetables wiped out. :roll_eyes:
The store was crazy busy, carts piled up and the parking lot was slightly dangerous.
And so the saga continues, people must be spending most of their paycheck on food.
We went to a local restaurant for a fish fry, only the kitchen is open and you can go inside for pickup, The cook stated that the employees were on paid leave for 2 weeks and after that they may have to close.
Stay safe, Bruce and Nancy.

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I got myself some christmas ammo!
Not sure what to think about the coating though. 20200320_134042|375x500

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Just remember folks that this is NOT going to go away in a couple weeks. If we are out of the woods on this by July or August we will have been very lucky. Stay safe, wash your paws and pay attention to what’s happening in your neck of the woods.

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It’s my belief, that a hoarder is of the persuasion where they have a compulsion to accumulate stuff whether they logically need it or not. This, at the extreme, can have a negative affect on quality of life, health, and safety. For example, the hoarders that defecate in plastic bags because their non essential items blockaded the bathroom or that find multiple dead pets under their stash that they forgot about when they disappeared months prior. Watch “Hoarders” series from the A&E Network to get an idea.

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