Sunday, May 15, 2011

.45 ammo in short supply....?

A little of topic here, but my arms dealer just told me .45 rounds are getting hard to find...anyone else hearing this?


  1. I haven't heard anything yet. Maybe you could borrow some .40 from DHS if your running low.

  2. Cheaper than Dirt:

    JGSales here in Prescott, AZ still has plenty:

  3. The ammo thing just tends to come in bubbles and push up prices. .223 just about doubled in price when Obama and his cronies (read VP Joe Biden) came into office.


    You are welcome.

    Besides, you SHOULD be buying 9mm and 223 instead, but I am not going to get into a caliber war here.

  5. wouldn't know. in IL you need a FOID card and there is no way in hell I'm doing that.

    anyone have any suggestions about going around FOID card?

  6. @2pac you could reload. But that might not be practical in your situation.

  7. Still plenty of 9mm around, even at wal-mart. We make it part of our monthly phyzz purchases.

  8. @2pac You have to buy and store out of state- unless you have a foid card. Professional athletes end up in jail moving here from firearm friendly states with their hardware and no foid card. Wisconsin has no card and about to pass a concealed carry bill. If the commute is too far- just get the card. There are too many of us to round up- you'd be surprised how many of us have them. Tell your friends and family to get one too! Sends a great message.

  9. tons of 45 ammo for sale at good prices for .45

  10. European opening:
    Paper gold strong, paper silver weak, Im getting the hell out of silver bulls at once!

    Lots of small power cuts on the US east coast.

    Im telling you, this is getting serious, and with all the IMF Rape shit going on, I just bought even more DAX puts. IIiiiih!

  11. I.M.F. Names New Leader:

    I.M.F.on Sunday named John Lipsky as acting managing director.

    Mr. Lipsky, the I.M.F.’s first deputy managing director, is a former U.S. Treasury executive and onetime banker at JP Morgan. William Murray, an I.M.F. spokesman, said that Mr. Lipsky, who has been overseeing the logistics of the bailout of the Greek economy, would meet with members of the I.M.F. board in Washington later in the day, according to Reuters.

    Before coming to the Fund, Mr. Lipsky was Vice Chairman of the JPMorgan Investment Bank. In this position, he advised the firm's principal market risk takers, published independent research on the principal forces shaping global financial markets, was actively engaged with JPMorgan's key clients, and represented the firm around the world with senior public and financial sector decision makers.

    He's goombas with little Timmy geithner.

    and guess who's stock is going to rise soon????

    Blythe, Thanks for tip, I knew I could count on you !!!If thats not a hot stock tip I dont know what is.Its like Don Corleone is governor,and Sonny is head of the state police.

    Seeking alpha:

    There are several things that recommend a position in JP Morgan:
    1. It arguably has the most respected CEO in the financial services business, one who has been mentioned many times as a candidate for U.S. Treasury Secretary. Jamie Dimon has done a great job navigating the firm through the financial crisis as well as picking up assets on the cheap

    2. As it continues to repair its balance sheet, JPMorgan should have ample flexibility to eventually restore its dividend level to pre-crisis levels; which would be roughly double the current rate

    3. JPM has significantly beats earnings estimates over the last four quarters. In addition, earnings estimates for 2011 and 2012 have been raised consistently over the last ninety days even as the stock price has drifted lower

    4. JPM has a very strong balance sheet and will benefit greatly from the reserve drawdown in 2011 and 2012 given the slowing growth in its problem assets and the fact it was better reserved than its peers to start with

    5. JPM is showing strong investment banking results. The investment bank and trading operations have consistently performed above expectations over the last few quarters.
    If you believe the banking system will eventually recover and prosper, JPM has to be in your portfolio, as it is widely recognized as the best run megabank in the industry and its valuations are compelling. A conservative and more reasonable valuation would be at least 9-10 times next year’s projected earnings of $5.66 or $51 to $57 a share. BUY

  12. Today is most peculiar, spot paper price goes down, price to own physical goes up.

    Anyone else noticing this trend?

  13. "Power outage due to pickup hitting a power line"
    YEAAH RIGHT! An army of pickup trucks hitting power poles all over the world, makes perfect sense to me!

    What if this "Dude" is correct
    Dr. Mensur Omerbashich - A report on seismic activity linked to large astronomical events.

    One of the sites reporing his foundings has "technical difficulties with facebook-linking"

    Im tanked with put options right now, FEMA knows whats coming! So do I!

  14. Just bought my local guy out of several calibers, including .45. He did say it might take a while to get more in bulk, but didn't seem alarmed.

  15. "Today is most peculiar, spot paper price goes down, price to own physical goes up.

    Anyone else noticing this trend?"

    I'm not smart enough to know myself if the price of spot while diverge from that of actual physical purchases. That said, I don't think the premiums people are seeing now necessarily reflect that yet. Dealers must have also been buying stock in when silver was above today's price; how can they sell that silver for the usual premium?

    I use Apmex and they tend to lower premiums when spot goes up to entice reluctant buyers. They had 90% at 10 cents UNDER spot a few weeks ago, and when their cost goes back down relative to spot I think they'll reduce premiums again.

  16. Maybe .45 has these issues because it's expensive and not as popular as 9mm. I think it's more of an inventory/cost thing for stores than a true shortage.

  17. With gold trading nearly unchanged and silver down 2%, a trader out of London commented, “It used to be 50/50, but now I think people have lost trust for mainstream news and the government. I tell you the sentiment has swung in Europe, no one trusts a thing and that’s why people over here are moving into metals. The other component here is that very few people are fooled by inflation numbers anymore. It’s a different mindset than it was even ten years ago.”

    When asked about the action in the metals the trader replied, “What we are seeing this morning is long gold/short silver by hedge funds who are moving on this play once again. Many of these hedge funds are run by kids who are only out of university for three years now and don’t know what they are doing, they are literally just chasing a dot up and down a screen. They don’t look at what is happening with inventory levels at the Comex or what’s happening with SLV where real metal is being pulled out of that ETF.

    Gold is not going to go down much further at this point, so you should not see an awful lot more damage to silver. Shanghai just closed with a premium to gold just a few minutes ago. If you look at what happened to gold on Friday, when did the smash occur? After the fix, after London had gone home, suddenly 35,000 contracts came out on the sell side. The Chinese and the rest of Asia along with London had gone home and paper was used to drive the price down.

    Some are beginning to believe this is a sign of weakness on the part of the bears at this point. At these prices we are seeing serious buying out of Asia and the buying is consistent. Whether or not we have seen the bottom as of yet, large physical buyers are now buying the dips aggressively.

    The US side on the paper market at the Comex it appears that all of the specs are washed out, and the last time we had open interest at these levels was when silver was $28 or so on its way to $50. The smart money as I said earlier appears to be dealing with this setback in prices by buying huge amounts of physical metal, continually accumulating it at this point.

    Any time we get into silver into the $33’s we get very, very big, high volume buying. This buying we are seeing out of Asia is thought to be continued diversification out of dollars, so the physical gold and silver which is being taken out of the market in that case is not expected to return.

    This physical buying is part of an increase in hard asset reserves for China and other Asian countries who are underweight precious metals and it is expected to continue for quite some time, most likely for many years. Right now, each time we see gold under $1,500 the demand out of Asia is massive, they are huge physical buyers.

    Some would say the paper market is diverging from the physical market and that is probably accurate at this time. Also remember that open interest may be indicating a rally in the very near future even if we have a bit more weakness.”

  18. I hope not and not that I know of, not on the West coast anyway. I'm in the process of moving but hopefully my dealer/bulk reloader will have plenty next month when I start to stock-up again.

    SGS, can you truthfully foresee a bona fide SHTF/chaos scenario in big cities in Canada? As interesting as the idea of doing some zombie hunting is I'd hate to have to live through something like that...

  19. Same thing happened last year with .380 Auto. Couldn't be had at any price.

  20. Guns...yeah that will solve our problem. I'm always amazed by this...or just assume something is missing in ones pants. The Militia clause in the theory today would mean the people need Predator Drones, Nuclear Weapons and Submarines...really guys..guns are going to help us?

  21. Crusso33: Guns will help you hold on to what you got if the SHTF.
    "Be prepared." - Boy Scout Motto
    "By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail." - Ben Franklin
    "For a people who are free and who mean to remain so, a well-organized and armed militia is their best security." - Thomas Jefferson

    So, yes. Guns are going to help me protect my goods, food, and loved ones. What about you? Are you an anti-rights activist?

  22. Owning and training with firearms is valuable even you never need to use them. It's a dangerous world we live in and you either take responsibility for protecting yourself and your loved ones or you rely on the government to do it. I choose to rely on myself. Think of gun ownership as part of the warrior's path. It's a mindset more than anything and a smart gun owner will strive to be effective at avoiding problems in the first place.