Now that you know why ammunition shortages persist, you may wonder when it will end. A report this week analyzes a company that is working to reduce shortages. According to Axios, Vista Outdoor CEO Chris Metz says his company has been competing with the US Mint and other industries for copper. The mint increased production following a shortage of coins last year.
West Virginia Metro News announced last month that Vista Outdoors was increasing production. Increased production is expected to help, but Oliva predicted that ammunition will remain “scarce for at least another year.” Arkansas Business wrote this week about Vista Outdoor doubling the workforce at that state's Remington ammunition plant. Remington went bankrupt last year, disconnecting its capacity. Later, different companies purchased parts of the company, including Vista Outdoor's purchase of the Arkansas plant.
Employment there has doubled since the takeover, the report said. Hunters, gun owners, and even some police departments have been struggling to find ammunition for more than a year. Over the decades I have seen a series of shortages of firearms and ammunition due to panic buying. I wish I never let all that ammunition go silly for me lol When I go to town 2 in the morning I'll check what's there.
These smaller ammunition companies are spread across the country and have been particularly affected by component shortages. Yes, but that's exactly why you need to put thousands of bullets under range to be proficient with those 10 rounds of self-defense ammunition. Now that Federal bought Remington ammunition factories after Remington went bankrupt, I hope they can start pumping a lot of primers. It seems that the person who understands what is happening is also taking the hell out of their own ammunition sales.
Let's take a look at the munitions situation, talk about the ripple effect that left the industry reeling, the impact of executive actions and what the future holds for ammunition. The pandemic and the resulting free time pushed some people to stores to buy weapons and ammunition, while others armed themselves in response to social unrest. Take turns going to these stores, even when they are outside state lines, and buy ammunition for club members. If people didn't overreact about a “Civil War” and scared everyone else crazy, there could still be some ammunition.