Ammo Shortage May Last Till 2021
by S.H. BLANNELBERRY
Ammo is hard to come by nowadays and at least one gun dealer believes it may not get better until 2021.
Z. Farhat at Green Acres Sporting Goods in Jacksonville, Florida, spoke to local media about what he has experienced firsthand.
“We’re selling at an all-time pace. We have never been this busy, and I think the gun business has never been this busy,” Farhat told FirstCoastNews.
“We’re not getting any products, so the quantities are getting limited and there is a massive shortage on you know ammo and certain firearms,” he continued.
The surge in demand, he believes, is due to the obvious culprits: COVID-19, George Floyd protests, and the 2020 election.
“We’ve already been told from the manufacturers mostly like, it’s looking like maybe late third quarter, maybe late fall, and it could be pushed into winter or 2021 until we get a lot of the product,” he explained.
Farhat has said that in order to fill demand locally he has had to purchase products on secondary channels.
“We’ve had to go out and purchase through outside distributors that are able to sell us limited quantities here and there, and we just have to make do with what we can get,” he explained.
Well, that’s the situation down in Jacksonville. I’m curious to know what you’re seeing in your neck of the woods. Is ammo hard to come by? Are you seeing a lot of price gouging? Do you believe you have an adequate stockpile?