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Old April 10, 2007, 07:41 PM   #1
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Low Pistol Primer Inventory at local gun shops

I was running low on large pistol primers so I headed out to a few local gun stores today. I was suprised that both Gander Mountain and Sportsmen Warehouse were sold out of Federal & Winchester large pistol primers. I was able to find 2 cases of CCI at SW. I asked to guy there why the instock was so low and he didn't really know, he said it had been awhile since they had gotten any in.

Does anyone know if there is a bigger issue out there or did I just pick a bad day to go looking for primers
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Old April 10, 2007, 07:50 PM   #2
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I heard a lot of stuff is now being sent overseas but I chalked it up to a range rumor. I bought a case the other day at $20 more than they were a few months ago.
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Old April 10, 2007, 08:10 PM   #3
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I just got a cat they listed win /cci in 20 to 30 $ class.powders in the 13 to 20 $ per lb
I think graf is less on primers
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Old April 10, 2007, 08:53 PM   #4
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Try Powder Valley--they will combine Hazmet on primers and powder.
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Old April 10, 2007, 10:34 PM   #5
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What was the cause of the primmer shortage some years back?
I remember only being "allowed" like 500 at a time?
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Old April 29, 2007, 11:14 AM   #6
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Ah, the primer shortage of, was it '94 ?? I remember just about everyone doubling their prices......the one exception was Powder Valley. They kept their prices the same, but had a long wait time as everyone had them on backorder. I have pretty much always kept about a years worth of supplies on hand so I have been able to weather thru the spike periods like when the Hercules plant blew up and all their remaining powder supplies went up as well. I remember ordering some additional primers from Powder Valley, since they were'nt gouging like everyone else. Good people!!
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Old April 29, 2007, 12:05 PM   #7
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I just got home. Supply at Wolverine was fine. $22.95 for CCI sm. pistol.
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Old April 29, 2007, 03:48 PM   #8
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Yep. Dropped by a local gunshop just the other day to browse and thought I'd pick up a few thousand primers while I was there. Asked to buy 5000 WLP primers ... they only had 100. Said they might have some more in 2-3 weeks, or they might not. The young man I spoke with didn't know why they were having problems getting primers, just that they WERE having problems.
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Old April 29, 2007, 03:51 PM   #9
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I just bought 4000 today. My local guy has plenty in stock.
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