Ever wonder why ammo prices vary and when the cost of ammo will come down?
Let me break it down for you!
First, the virus gave birth to an era of lockdowns and supply chain disruptions which caused people not to be in plants doing their jobs, ports to be backed up with ships sitting and waiting for weeks at a time, truckers not allowed over borders due to punitive mandates, etc.
The impact of this is components
- not being made
- components not being shipped
- raw materials becoming harder to get amidst lockdowns and shutdowns, and
- demand to surge.
When demand surges, price surges.
When supply is scarce for whatever reason, prices surge.
Second, there is an aggressive effort by some powerful folks to kill the entire industry and disarm the public. Biden has been abundantly clear about his goals. What’s happening is a united effort woven through the three-letter agencies, through banking and finance, shipping, and more.
Yep, it’s intentional, and it’s bad.
This stops a lot of commerce, movement, and trade.
On top of that, I’ve heard more than one industry insider talk about how the industry has a limited shelf life by design. Now, I’m not typically a pessimist and I’m certainly not a conspiracy theorist. I’m onboarding this common gripe with skepticism, but keeping it in the back of my mind as something that *could* be true.
So, ammo costs what it does because of all the reasons stated, plus one final one that has nothing to do with fuckery.
The bigger the company, the more buying power they have.
If they can buy 1 billion of something, and I can buy 1 million, the prices for their components are better. When our prices are the same, we’re making a razor-thin margin, where I would posit that the larger folks are making buckets of profit. They can even make their own components, whereas we currently do not.
In a way, them making a huge profit gives us little guys any chance at all, because if their margins were as thin, I couldn’t even enter the market.
Capitalism is weird.
All that said, ammo costs what it does for a lot of reasons, and these are the major ones you’re affected by.
Finally, will prices come down soon?
Nope. See above.
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