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gleninjersey last won the day on January 16

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  1. That makes no sense. So a few ammo makers are intentionally holding back their product while their competitors sell at historic highs and take market share AWAY from the ones that are holding back their product and who are making no money as their product sits in warehouses and they still have to pay employees and overhead. Go Google FedEx delays. They say the entire industry is experiencing delays. So lower output at times of historic demand with nationwide shipping delays. Perfect storm
  2. That was how my local gun store that specializes in reloading explained it to me. Primers, made by the ammo makers, are sold to the retail market when they aren't using them to make ammo. They are probably using all their primers to make ammo and there are no extra primers for sale. I've seen primers listed on Canadian and New Zealand websites but they will not ship internationally. I'm assuming the hazmat intl. fees make it cost prohibitive to ship to individual retail clients. Those markets don't have near the demand for ammo or primers as we do I'm guessing. So makes sense they still have product. I think we are caught in a domestic production shortage and difficult shipping environment loop / perfect storm. Until after shippers have delivered the vaccine and ammo makers get caught up this will be the "new norm". Eventually production and shipping will return to normal. Hopefully sooner rather than later.
  3. I agree with most of what you said. Buy my understanding is that primers are sold to the retail market only if there an excess supply of primer production. With 5 million new owners there isn't any excess. All the primers are going to major ammunition makers to make ammo.. The few primers that are in stock or are old stock are being sold on Gunbrokers at hefty premiums. I was looking at one auction for small rifle primers recenty and the posting said to call their store to pay by credit card or if the buyer had any questions. So some retails stores are definetly taking taking their primers and selling them on Gunbroker. One of my local gun shops which specializes in reloading hasn't received ANY primers in close to six months now. The article about the ammo / primer shortage doesn't make sense. Remington and Winchester are sitting on warehouses full of primers to drive up prices......to help their competitors make more money while primer prices are at record highs while Reminton and Winchester's "warehouses full of primers" make zero money and colletct dust in their warehouses? I call complete nonsense on that idea. That is the opposite of squeezing your competitors. That's shooting yourself in the foot. One aspect I think we aren't considering is shipping. One of my relatives flew out to Arizona last week to install some new computer equipment that he said was worth close to $1 million dollars. Problem is, it's a week past the arrival date and he's sitting in Arizona waiting. The company he works for paid for 2nd day freight delivery. It's been eight days and Fedex can't even tell them where their equipment is. And this isn't small equipment. He said it's at a least a standard closet size worth of equipment. He said Fedex's reposnse is they are concentrating ALL their effors on the Covid vaccine distribution. Everything else is SECONDARY. That they are working in three 8 hour shifts (around the clock) just to deliver the vaccine. I'm fairly certain other delivery companies are experiencing similiar delays due to an emphasis on delivering the vaccine. And ammo makers were also probably slowed down last year, just when demand was skyrocketing, by Covid. All manufacturing processors slowed down or stopped for a while last year. So all the above combined scenarios indeed make for a perfect storrm. Reduced capacity of manufactorers to create supply at the same time that demand from the public for ammo was reaching record highs. No to little excess primers to be sold to the retail market as they were all being sold or used by ammo producers. So reduced production at same time there is a historical demand for products. Close to a year later, a major stoppage of distributiion of product due to concentration of shipping the Covid vaccine. A perfect storm indeed. Hopefully things begin to return to some normality by this summer? It sucks we can't hit the range as much as we would like but the cold hard truth is that very, very, VERY few of us HAVE to practice at the gun range. It's a hobby or a sport for the large majority of us. If not getting to have some fun is the largest sacrifice we have to make during these difficult times we should consider ourselves lucky. If you still have a job, you are lucky. If you and your family are healthy, you are lucky. If you haven't had someone close to you die from Covid, you are lucky. Stop bitching about ammo prices and count your blessings. When things do return to normal we can all have some fun then. Stay healthy everyone and see ya at the range when I see ya.
  4. When I was a newbie I was AMAZED at how friendly most gun owners were. Complete strangers from this forum willing to meet another stranger at the range to let me try their guns. Or strangers at the range willing to do same. And so much friendly advice. I think the stereotypical image of most gunowners is completely wrong. I've found them very friendly and willing to share their knowledge.
  5. Call the boy toy....I mean pool boy. Duh. But seriously. Maybe something like this? Put the fuel container on a ladder (4 foot one) so it's off the ground. I'm sure you could fine one with a longer hose if needed. https://www.cabelas.com/shop/en/tera-pump-trep01-2d-battery-powered-fuel-transfer-pump?ds_e=MICROSOFT&ds_c=Shop|Generic|AllProducts|High|SSCCatchAll&msclkid=1354f68ac56e1f3588cf96b3797cffde&gclid=1354f68ac56e1f3588cf96b3797cffde&gclsrc=3p.ds
  6. Wasn't acid rain suppossed to melt all the cities and poison all the drinking water?
  7. We were all "new gun owners" at one time. NJ doesn't make it easy and some could say that NJ intentionally makes it difficult. I just shared my story about purchasing my first firearm in NJ. It's a bit old but I think it still serves to show that if your aren't into firearms then you have little to no idea of what the reality is for purchasing one in NJ. I think many people in NJ who had never thought about purchasing a firearm before the events of the last year or who didn't have a firearm owner in their immediate circle of friends and family were probably shocked that they couldn't just walk into a gun store and purchase one. And I think that's exactly why right now is a great time to have convesations with first time gun buyers.
  8. Prior to starting the FID application process were you familiar with NJ's requirements and process? What did you think was required of you to purchase a firearm before you began investigating the process?
  9. When I first moved back to NJ (left with my family when I was a kid) I was talking about firearms at my office. This was around the late 90s. One of my co-workers just laughed and said it was going to cost me hundreds of dollars just to apply for a firearm. I had just moved back and assumed he knew what he was talking about (he didn't). So I never pursued it. I didn't purchase my first firearm for almost another 15 years after that. And it was after the Newton shooting when the government was threatening to regulate firearms move heavily. It's interesting that the threat of government regulation really makes people run out to buy guns. That and the realization that with a pandemic, nation wide riots, calls to defund the police and a possible (now a reality) anti-2A President that you, the common citizen, may be resonsbile for defending yourself has made gun sales sky rocket. The reality is that you were ALWAYS responsible for your safety. The police are not legally responsible to protect you. They are there to take reports, investigate and make arrrests AFTER the fact. No knock on 99% of the cops out there. But it's the truth. You are your own first responder. One of the other things I found shocking back then as new gun owner is how some towns make up their own rules. One of my friends applied for their FID and a pistol permit. Their town demanded that myself and the other personal reference appear before them to be interviewed about our friends application. They even demanded that I had to show my driver's licence and take a copy of it. Completly NOT required. I was shocked. They wouldn't process the application until we were interveiwed.
  10. Seriously, the adjustable stock thing drives me nuts. Lets say for arguements sake that adjustable stocks can only be adusted to three different lengths. So I can have three different ARs with adjustable stocks pinned at the three different lengths (one at each lenght) but I can't have one rifle with a stock that adjusts to the same three different lengths? WHY!!!!!???? The politicans say it's because the rifle would be too concealible. But then why allow it to be pinned at the shortest lenght at all!!! Theoretically the NJ pinned stock law could be responsible for people buying MORE guns. Imagine a married couple agree that an AR would be an ideal firearm for their needs. The husband is six feet tall and 225 pounds and the wire is barely over five feet tall and, we'll we won't dicusss a lady's weight but lets just assume she ways A LITTLE less then her husband. Guess what, they will need to have two ARs due the length of pull being so different for the two of them. Great going NJ gun laws!!!
  11. The last year has seen a dramatic increase in gun sales across not only the country but also New Jersey. More than one or two new gun owners in NJ have found their way here. I, and probably others, am curious to know what surprised you most about becoming a firearm owner in NJ. Has the way you thought about guns and gun laws chaged at all? Where there any prior ideas you had that you guns, gun owners and gun laws that ended up being entirely untrue or completly true?
  12. FYI - are you referring to the "Slav Guns" videos? Not sure if you are aware but that's the owner of the site. The ads aren't horrible in my opinion. More than there were before but not overkill. And it helps to keep the lights on I'm sure. Have you tried contacting the mods again about becoming a sponsor if you are still interested in that? Not making exuses for them but they are volunteers and have lives as we all do. You should start re-engaging. There are A LOT of new members here undoubtedly many of them new gun owners who just joined the NJ firearms community. Could some of the "stumbling" be from the current political enviroment we find oursevles in? Maybe. NJ isn't exactly a friendly environement to be gun owner. But it's part of our responsibility as "the old guard" around here to make people feel welcome. To ensure them that it's okay to own firearms responsbily and **gasp** talk about it with friends and family. When I purchaed my first gun my wife didn't want' me talking about it at all. But then we would be out with friends and they would talk about wanting to become a gun owner but not knowing how to go about it, where to go to take classes or go to a range, what guns would be good to start out with, etc, etc. She finally realized it would be okay for me to engage our friends and family about the topic. I don't think we'll there will less divisiveness any time soon. Especially since the left talks about wanting "unity" but only on their terms. What may occur is New Jerseyians who were on the fence or slightly anti prior to last year may start coming over more to our side. Especially as many of them have now become first time gun owners. Imagine what an eye opener it mus have been being mostly disinteresedt or naive about NJ guns laws and then suddenly becomeing a NJ gun owner. The sheer number of new gun owners in NJ over the past year is a great opportunity to start having conversations with people who we may never had had the opportunity to talk to before. It would be ashame to miss that opportunity.
  13. Set up a ground blind near where the deer come in. This past fall the deer I took (a doe) originally came in at 15-20 feet of my ground blind. I actually had to wait for it to move further away so I could take it. The 30/30 I was using had a scope on it. Even dialed down, at 15-20 feet all I would have seen was a large patch of brown. Scent control and remaining as still as possible are the key. Even after it had moved out to 50 or so feet I moved in EXTREMELY slow motion. This was after hunting for two days during buck season (in PA) the prior week without seeing a thing and on the second, and last day, to use my doe tag. Could have easly have taken the deer with a 44 Magnum when it was so close. Few year back I was hunting the same property. No blind. I was hunkered down next to a small mound over looking a cornfield. Next property over a hunter walked along the fence line. I just had a feeling he would bump somthing out. Sure enough, few minutes later three nice size does came running across the corn field. There was a barb wire fence separating the corn field from the unkept area I was in. I was probably 30 feet from the fence. The lead doe were about to jump the fence right into my lap! Last second the lead doe saw or sensed me and moved further up the fence line to jump there. Didn't have a doe license that year. But would have been EASY to take one of the does with a handgun. Again, I was out in the open. Perfectly still. Deer don't see the way we do. Patience and being as still as possible are key. Unless you are up in tree. Then just dont' make noise or move excessively. Good luck.
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