- Apr 7, 2012
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I had a conversation about that very problem today.I like Glocks and all, and I think it's cool that they have a .22LR, but it stinks that they are married to that sequential numerical naming convention. I keep waiting for Glock to come out with a square AR 5.56 rifle and name it the "Glock 762" (I'd still want it).
It's kinda like my Marshall 1959 from 1969.
Ok, now I will go to Walmart! I dread doing it but that is a great price! I've gotta look!So....my hotel’s next to a Walmart, and I decided to walk over for some toothpaste and deodorant.
Went to see what the ammo shelves looked like after the epic mark-downs everyone was talking about...
Never... and I mean NEVER in my life, have I been there at the right time. Not during the .22 shortage. Not during the centerfire semi-auto purge. Never got .
Here was my haul:
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$0.148/rd for American-made, brass-cased .223 and 5.56- AFTER TAX!!
I happen to have direct knowledge of the actual manufacturing costs of .223 ammo. Not boutique shit, home-rolled, or factory remanufactured—- actual from-commodity production costs over 100s of millions of rounds per year.
Even rounded up to 15 cents a round, the US ammo manufacturers could have bought this, with the 11% excise and 6% sales tax like I had to pay, and paid to ship it back to their warehouse cheaper than they could put new ammo there from their plant.
I generally get ammo cheap, and often free, but I couldn’t pass this up.
I ended up having to push a shopping cart back to my hotel
Yup. Almost 4k rounds.WOWZA! Our Walmart didn't have screaming deals on .223. At that price... I would have bought all they had. Looks like you did.
One of the guys who works for me called me this morning and said he needed to buy about 1k rounds of someone else’s .223 for a product test at an agency. Wanted permission to buy whatever he could find locally instead of buying it through sourcing. I told him to go ahead.Ok, now I will go to Walmart! I dread doing it but that is a great price! I've gotta look!
So, the guy who works for me called his BIL, who is an ammo-company rep for Walmart. Apparently there is a recommended mark-down coming from Bentonville, but the store managers have discretion to take it deeper to get it gone.Holy Shit!!! That's a great deal. No, it's not... It's the BEST deal that I ever seen for that caliber.
I would have bought every single box that they had. Then, asked them to call every other Wally World within 100 miles and find out if they had any ammo there.
Yes -- it's that good. Fuck.
I've often thought about this. Call it what it is dammit!!!I had a conversation about that very problem today.
I was visiting one of my distributors’ today, and we were on the sales floor talking about the new Glock announcement. At the same moment, a customer looking at the pistols, goes “WHOA! You have one already?!?”
The sales guy behind the counter asks what the customer is looking at... and the Abbott and Costello script wrote itself...
That Glock 22!!
Yeah. It’s a 40.
But it says Model 22. They just came out today.
No. The 22’s been out for years.
No. It just came out today.
No. That’s the 44.
He owner and I stood there laughing. The timing was too perfect.
It brings to mind the common retort amongst my buddies whenever the news reports on the “arsenal of several hundred rounds...”Can you imagine the look on the face of the high school dropout TSA moron's face, when luggage with all those rounds goes through the X-ray machine???
It's like if my grandson and I ever got pulled over on the way to a match... 2 ARs, 2 Handguns, 2 Shotguns, and about 3,000 rounds of ammunition. We'd make the news!