At this point I've scored on powder, total zero on small pistol primers + bullets. Got plenty of brass, but I'd be willing to buy primed brass at this point.
In Italy the primed new cases are expensive expecially for the 45 colt, one of my favourite calibers because I love my two Uberti Cattleman an my Marlin cowboy m all in 45 colt that I use to shoot when I practice for CAS .... In a past life i probably was American !!At this point I've scored on powder, total zero on small pistol primers + bullets. Got plenty of brass, but I'd be willing to buy primed brass at this point.
I'd hate to think what it'd take to replace all the reloading equipment I've accumulated over the past 50+ years. It was a buy once, cry once and the higher end quality has more than paid for itself over all the years.Good Lord, I'm glad I checked in here before orderin a gang of expensive equipment. I ended up buyin a Lee Loader for 9mm. I swore I'd never use one of those, but guess they're OK for tinkerin and that's about all I'll be doin. Found powder At Midway, still no bullets or primers. I'll be dead and buried by the time I get all the needed supplies.
Heap difficult to find powder of any flavor or primers here in the desert!Haven't reloaded in years but, due to the ammo shortage, been think bout gettin back into reloading .38 Special + 9mm. Does the availability of primers powder + bullets make that feasible these days? Really don't shoot enough to make it economical, thinkin more of a hobby during the long winter. We normally cruises in the winter. Waitin to hear from Carnival about our Jan 10th Panama Canal booking, doubt it will sail.
For me powder hasn't been a problem at all the LGS usually has what I want and the price is about the same as pre-panic.
Bullets are harder to find and more expensive but not insanely so if you're willing to wait 8 weeks or so for them to ship.
Primers are tough. I've been lucky and the last few times I've visited my local store he had some with a limit of 500 per customer with prices that weren't too much higher than before. The owner did mention that it's getting harder for him to get primers so they may not have any next time I go there.
The Government had nothing to do with it. Stupid people did. First it was toilet paper, then hand sanitizer, then masks. Ammo and reloading components were in there somewhere. Also many companies were closed by due to the Kung Flu. It's hard to make primers when there's no one at work.You'd have to understand our government. If they want to create a shortage, they simply move in and buy everything up. If the NYSE drops too badly, they simply move in + buy equities. Or, raise the interest rate + drive out small business. It's called the FREE MARKET SYSTEM and like everything that rolls off their lips, it's total BS (both parties)!
Pretty much the same here, with the exception, I'm finding the smaller shops aren't carrying any reloading supplies anymore. They're citing insurance issues.At the Sportsman's Warehouse in Missoula they have a good selecion of 1 lb containers of appropriate powders for the 38 spl & the 9mm. Bullets & brass also seem readily available. Primers seem to be the problem around here , but do become available especially in the smaller gun shops. You should not have that big a problem acquiescing all that you need. I just picked up some primers this past week.
Yup, I'm catching on to the routine. When they do get a shipment, it's first come first serve + limit per cust. One of the members here stepped up + helped me out. That's way above + beyond in this day + age!My shooting buddy and I make the rounds of gun stores that might have supplies. Bullets and powder are no problem although you might have a wait. I’ve found three shops that had 2000 large pistol and would sell one box per customer. They anticipate another like bumper crop in the next couple of weeks. Our best luck has been mom & pop stores that are less heavily harvested than the big ones. Make friends with the owners if you haven’t already and visit often. When they get in 2 or 3 boxes they might call the folks they know!