I just found out Biden has now banned Russian ammo and all guns. I use their 9mm ammo for the range as it was more reasonable priced then other ammo. Never had a problem with it with my Sig 365 or my Hellcat.
“Never underestimate Joe Biden’s ability to [screw] things up” - Obama
Yup, saw that, glad I bought 500 9mm 2 months ago. Checked on my ammo site and all Russian rounds are gone in all calibers.
I don’t look at this as a negative. Never found Russian ammo to be reliable, at least in my experience. Their ammo seems to be a reflection of their long standing policies and philosophies toward the West. LOL.
My experiences have been much different. For range appications, I have never had an issue with Russian ammunition in 9mm and 5.556mm. Anytime a consumer’s choices for self defense tools is limited by a tyrant, it’s never a good thing. There was absolutely no reason for banning Russian ammunition.
Just passing on what I’ve read so far.
The ban affects new licenses and renewals. Current permits and licenses are still valid, but only for the quantities and terms already in place.
If someone has a permit to import 1 million rounds over the next year, they can continue doing so. They won’t be able to add a single round or extend a single day.
just finished the last bunch of wolf Large pistol primers I loaded up on form the Obama shortage. Never had a problem with them, wish I had more. Also wolf extra match 22s were over the top.
MADE IN TULA CARTRIDGE PLANT, RUSSA.
Almost bought some Novosobirsk Wolf 9mm yesterday, bi-metallic case, just to have as a conversation piece, then did a 9mm rough round count and decided to chill out… definitely not the time to buy, but glad I did when it was.
No worries, the Russians will be throwing boxes of tula and Barnaul into the illegals backpacks in Mexico, and we’ll be flooded with smoky big grained steel case. Anything to make dementia Joe look even more incompetent.
Seriously, heroin and fentenyl are sooooo yesterday.
Russian ammo and firearms exported to the states are an incredibly small percentage of the overall market as to have any effect on the Russian economy.
This was pure political theatrics; the bigger intent is to affect U.S. gun owners.
This is certainly going to affect ammo prices in an already tight supply-side market, but before we get all Chicken Little here, keep in mind there is no ban on other eastern-bloc importations.
BTW, I’ve never had any issues with Russian ammo.
@mattm >> your Son made a good video >>>
That’s not him up above, lol.
My son is twice the size, half the shooter of that guy but still pretty competent. Expert marksman pistol/rifle in the Corps
This is my son,Chewbacca! Went to do a workout in his garage…cripesakes, 75 and 97 pound kettle balls, and he’s got 390 pounds on the barbell lol…in high school he used to start the day doing 3 sets/5 reps, 350 pounds bench, 500 squat, did shot put, discus, and 100 yd sprint. Glad we’re friends
The guy, Chris, did the video above, Regular guy training llc, did a great vid, post 7k round review with an M1a Scout. Nice change from the norm.
I have been shooting Silver Bear & Brown Bear in 9 X 18 for years with no problems.
I have 1000 rounds of Wolf ammo sitting in my closet.
I plan on buying a couple of thousand more before the ban takes effect.
Great ammo for outdoor shooting when the range allows it.
Yeah, well, good luck with that. It’s already 2+ times the price it was a few days ago, when you can find it.
The ban is on new Russian ammo imports, not what’s already in suppliers’ inventory, which is going fast. And it’s ALL going up, not just Russian. All boats rise and fall with the tide.
I ordered some just before the ban was announced.
I should have ordered more
Yeah, me too. Scored a case of 7.62x39 range safe Red Army Standard ammo last Monday, supposed to be here tomorrow. I don’t shoot my AK very often, so that plus a couple cases already on hand should last a while, even when sharing with a friend.
I doubt this will have any effect on Russia. But it will really affect US gun-owners. A lot of common calibers like 7.62, 5.45 are made in Russia and a lot of the “cheap” steel ammo versions of almost every caliber (5.56, 9mm, .308, etc) is also made in Russia.
The immediate effect is a rise in the cost of Russian made ammo because its a race to buy whatever ammo is left in warehouses before its gone. Intermediate and long-term effects… Less supply means the price of all ammo is going to go up. I can’t see this state department, or any other future state department removing sanctions on Russia, at least anytime soon. How long will it take for other manufacturers to take up the slack in primarily steel-cased or otherwise “cheap” ammo? Especially considering they still haven’t caught up to the COVID buying panic.
Supposedly Russian ammo is 30% of the market. That’s not a small share.