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Anyone found small pistol primers online?

Posted: Fri Apr 16, 2021 11:07 am
by sikacz
So I've been looking for primers recently and really have not found any online nor have I seen any locally in the usual stores that use to carry them. Anyone have any luck?

Re: Anyone found small pistol primers online?

Posted: Sun Apr 18, 2021 4:41 pm
by papajim2jordan
Makes you wonder where the bad guys are getting their ammo.

Re: Anyone found small pistol primers online?

Posted: Sun Apr 18, 2021 5:30 pm
by sikacz
papajim2jordan wrote: Sun Apr 18, 2021 4:41 pm Makes you wonder where the bad guys are getting their ammo.
I doubt they are making any. LoL. It is pretty bad trying to find some. Factory ammo I can find, but any kind of component is just gone. There's no primers, no powder and a small selection of bullet calibers.

Re: Anyone found small pistol primers online?

Posted: Sun Apr 18, 2021 8:23 pm
by papajim2jordan
I had forgotten that it could be purchased pre-assembled. I'm so used to the DIY kit. I may go out tomorrow and see what's on the shelves.

Re: Anyone found small pistol primers online?

Posted: Sun Apr 18, 2021 9:36 pm
by lurker
the only primers i've seen lately are for 50bmg, which makes me wonder if the universe is telling me my next gun should be a barrett?

Re: Anyone found small pistol primers online?

Posted: Sun Apr 18, 2021 11:41 pm
by sikacz
Gunbroker seems to have some really high priced primers. Makes me think that is where the primers are ending up.

Re: Anyone found small pistol primers online?

Posted: Wed Apr 21, 2021 7:30 am
by sikacz
Academy keeps the old prices online even though they don’t sell any at the moment. It’s a good reminder of the scams and gouging going on.
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All I can say is profiteering is alive and well. If those are not just outright scams.

Re: Anyone found small pistol primers online?

Posted: Wed Apr 21, 2021 10:12 am
by CowboyT
Sometimes the vitriol I see on CalGuns disgusts me, but folks out there have pointed out primer availability at some stores. They go really fast, of course. But they have been found.

Even if you're paying Gunbroker prices, though...at least you'll have ammo, which is also generally Unobtainium.

Re: Anyone found small pistol primers online?

Posted: Wed Apr 21, 2021 10:31 am
by sikacz
CowboyT wrote: Wed Apr 21, 2021 10:12 am Sometimes the vitriol I see on CalGuns disgusts me, but folks out there have pointed out primer availability at some stores. They go really fast, of course. But they have been found.

Even if you're paying Gunbroker prices, though...at least you'll have ammo, which is also generally Unobtainium.
The idea of paying 36 cents versus 6 cents prior for primers just plain hurts. I won't bite yet. I have other items to purchase and my reloading space to make. I'm converting a spare walk in closet into my reloading/gun room Interestingly it has plumbing points without fixtures as it was intended as a third restroom. I still need to go through some boxes and throw-out old stored stuff accumulated over the years. I have yet to find locals in the Texas forums that willingly point out where they are currently finding components. Makes me think they are rare and not to be found. Many have said, just visit all the reloading places and check. I may have to make a list and start visiting.

Re: Anyone found small pistol primers online?

Posted: Wed Apr 21, 2021 10:58 am
by lurker
i wish i had more components, but i do have a couple hundred of everything, which is enough to support my once or twice a month range trip habit for a while. i a, NOT going to pay inflated prices as long as i have a choice. blame it on joe and the dems all you like, this is hoarders pure and simple and my fellow hoplophiles are to blame. some of us are assholes.

Re: Anyone found small pistol primers online?

Posted: Wed Apr 21, 2021 12:26 pm
by sikacz
lurker wrote: Wed Apr 21, 2021 10:58 am i wish i had more components, but i do have a couple hundred of everything, which is enough to support my once or twice a month range trip habit for a while. i a, NOT going to pay inflated prices as long as i have a choice. blame it on joe and the dems all you like, this is hoarders pure and simple and my fellow hoplophiles are to blame. some of us are assholes.
No doubt right, hoarders and profiteers. I'll wait, it may be a long wait. Who knows I may get lucky and find some somewhere. It gives me something to do. I'm not exactly out of ammo either and I intend to mostly shoot .22LR for now or shotguns. Shotgun ammo I'm finding. If I find primers in person, I'll pick some up.

Re: Anyone found small pistol primers online?

Posted: Wed Apr 21, 2021 12:57 pm
by Bisbee
Profiteers have a right to hoard and gouge in our society. We call it capitalism. People used to be bought and sold here before too and it was called slavery. Doesn’t make it right.

Re: Anyone found small pistol primers online?

Posted: Wed Apr 21, 2021 1:16 pm
by sikacz
Bisbee wrote: Wed Apr 21, 2021 12:57 pm Profiteers have a right to hoard and gouge in our society. We call it capitalism. People used to be bought and sold here before too and it was called slavery. Doesn’t make it right.
Yep.

Re: Anyone found small pistol primers online?

Posted: Wed Apr 21, 2021 1:30 pm
by INVICTVS138
Yeah even the 5.99/100 is a rip off compared to what I was paying for the last decade. Gun brokerage is generally a rip off on anything - I avoid like the plague even during times of plenty.

I scored 4 boxes of 1000 (1LP, 2SPM, and 1SP) last year right around $45. This was just hitting the local shops about the same frequency I did before the pandemic. At my slow practice rate of fire I should be ok for a few years at this point without any long “days at the range.”

What baffles me is the sudden disappearance of shotgun ammo. It was available all last year and is now gone. I have never seen 12/20ga. Dry up in any of the previous shortages. Hand gun ammo, .223 of course. I will have to plan to get set up to reload shotgun for the next go around - or stock up 2000k each gauge - whatever makes more economical sense.


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Re: Anyone found small pistol primers online?

Posted: Wed Apr 21, 2021 1:57 pm
by sikacz
INVICTVS138 wrote: Wed Apr 21, 2021 1:30 pm Yeah even the 5.99/100 is a rip off compared to what I was paying for the last decade. Gun brokerage is generally a rip off on anything - I avoid like the plague even during times of plenty.

I scored 4 boxes of 1000 (1LP, 2SPM, and 1SP) last year right around $45. This was just hitting the local shops about the same frequency I did before the pandemic. At my slow practice rate of fire I should be ok for a few years at this point without any long “days at the range.”

What baffles me is the sudden disappearance of shotgun ammo. It was available all last year and is now gone. I have never seen 12/20ga. Dry up in any of the previous shortages. Hand gun ammo, .223 of course. I will have to plan to get set up to reload shotgun for the next go around - or stock up 2000k each gauge - whatever makes more economical sense.


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I found 12ga at an Academy recently.

Re: Anyone found small pistol primers online?

Posted: Thu Apr 22, 2021 12:24 pm
by Crow
Ah, I remember small pistol primers... we had to walk uphill both ways in the snow to get them and bread was 5 cents. No one wore seatbelts.
-Crow

Re: Anyone found small pistol primers online?

Posted: Thu Apr 22, 2021 1:00 pm
by lurker
INVICTVS138 wrote: Wed Apr 21, 2021 1:30 pm stock up 2000k

two thousand thousand should hold you for a while, yes. ;)

Re: Anyone found small pistol primers online?

Posted: Thu Apr 22, 2021 1:19 pm
by sikacz
lurker wrote: Thu Apr 22, 2021 1:00 pm
INVICTVS138 wrote: Wed Apr 21, 2021 1:30 pm stock up 2000k

two thousand thousand should hold you for a while, yes. ;)
No kidding! :roflmao:

Re: Anyone found small pistol primers online?

Posted: Thu Apr 22, 2021 6:28 pm
by INVICTVS138
sikacz wrote:
lurker wrote: Thu Apr 22, 2021 1:00 pm
INVICTVS138 wrote: Wed Apr 21, 2021 1:30 pm stock up 2000k

two thousand thousand should hold you for a while, yes. ;)
No kidding! :roflmao:
A couple years at least ... I don’t shoot shotgun nearly as much as handguns. ... but I have a new benelli & I want to burn through a bunch of Trap & Skeet.


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