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Turboguy1  [Team Member]
11/11/2012 10:39:33 PM
So I made an order Nov 7th for things I figured would be pretty much gone by today, and look, it is.

But my question is: Considering the panic buying which seems to me to be *WORSE* than it was last time around, I checked your site, and pretty much everything is out of stock, how much longer will you guys have anything at all in your store?

And someone get Stephen a beer. He took my order and from the sounds of things, he's a few beers low.
Bryan_Aim  [Industry Partner]
11/11/2012 10:48:30 PM
we have virtually no ammo or mags left, we are also about 5-6 working days behind in shipping, we have material arriving but not fast enough
JellyBelly  [Team Member]
11/11/2012 11:07:16 PM
Originally Posted By Bryan_Aim:
we have virtually no ammo or mags left, we are also about 5-6 working days behind in shipping, we have material arriving but not fast enough


I recall buying FTF from AIM at a gun show a few years ago.

Do you still try to go or are you "big enough" that you don't need to travel anymore?

I'd sure love to say HI again.
Bryan_Aim  [Industry Partner]
11/11/2012 11:12:01 PM
i support so many of the local dealers that its not right for me to show up and compete against them

i wish we could, I love a gunshow
nehpets99  [Industry Partner]
11/12/2012 7:08:04 AM
Originally Posted By Turboguy1:
So I made an order Nov 7th for things I figured would be pretty much gone by today, and look, it is.

But my question is: Considering the panic buying which seems to me to be *WORSE* than it was last time around, I checked your site, and pretty much everything is out of stock, how much longer will you guys have anything at all in your store?

And someone get Stephen a beer. He took my order and from the sounds of things, he's a few beers low.


We've been comparing this election to last one for the past few days and I think it's really tough to fairly compare. I remember 4 years ago customers buying CProducts mags and Pmags by the case (qty 100) and everyone and their neighbor buying 5k rounds of .223 or 7.62x39. Now, I don't see as many people buying in those sorts of quantities. I still see everyone buying 20 mags at a time or 2k rounds of ammo, but I wonder if the economy has limited customers' gun money.

Plus our whole operation is so more efficient now. 4 years ago a good day in the warehouse was shipping 300 orders. When Bryan had his little contest last week, the final number was around 880. Even without being cattle prodded, they can get 600 out.

Don't worry about my beer supply, I stocked up . Wednesday wasn't a bad day for me, Friday was .
BigJayAR  [Member]
11/12/2012 7:50:49 AM
Originally Posted By nehpets99:
Originally Posted By Turboguy1:
So I made an order Nov 7th for things I figured would be pretty much gone by today, and look, it is.

But my question is: Considering the panic buying which seems to me to be *WORSE* than it was last time around, I checked your site, and pretty much everything is out of stock, how much longer will you guys have anything at all in your store?

And someone get Stephen a beer. He took my order and from the sounds of things, he's a few beers low.


We've been comparing this election to last one for the past few days and I think it's really tough to fairly compare. I remember 4 years ago customers buying CProducts mags and Pmags by the case (qty 100) and everyone and their neighbor buying 5k rounds of .223 or 7.62x39. Now, I don't see as many people buying in those sorts of quantities. I still see everyone buying 20 mags at a time or 2k rounds of ammo, but I wonder if the economy has limited customers' gun money.

Plus our whole operation is so more efficient now. 4 years ago a good day in the warehouse was shipping 300 orders. When Bryan had his little contest last week, the final number was around 880. Even without being cattle prodded, they can get 600 out.

Don't worry about my beer supply, I stocked up . Wednesday wasn't a bad day for me, Friday was .


I wonder how much of this panic buying is fueled 100% by Internet forums... Around here, Walmart, Academy, Cabelas, and my local gun stores ALL have plenty of merchandise, including ammo (including bulk) and mags. They've been selling things slightly faster than usual, but not crazy.

LAST TIME, the "tactical" section of the local gun store was picked completely clean for 6 months. When something came in, like a $1400 S&W M&P15, it was immediately sold. Ammo shelves at walmart were bare. We didn't have local Academy or Cabelas back then so I can't speak to that.

I knew there was a good chance we were going to get 0 again. So I set a budget for myself.. I failed at panic buying though. I got an 870 Police, a Chinese SKS, an M1 Carbine, a 1911, and a Ruger MkIII. The 1911 and M1 Carbine were my first of each, so I bought 1k of .30 carbine and 500 .45ACP. That's the extent of it. None of that is going to be seriously threatened in the next couple years. I tried to talk myself into some black rifles, but I have a couple ARs and a couple AKs, and I just couldn't get myself to do it. I did order 1500rds of 7.62x39 from you guys last week, but I was down to 400 rounds on hand, so it was a normal re-supply, not really a panic buy.

-Jay
Bryan_Aim  [Industry Partner]
11/12/2012 9:09:19 AM
nothing to do with internet forums

I have see the 1989 scare, 1994 assault weapons ban, Y2k, the sunsetting of the assault weapons ban, Obama 2008,
the same thing always happens
andrasik  [Team Member]
11/12/2012 10:35:47 AM
I'm just glad I snagged some of that Danish M855.
mellow01  [Member]
11/12/2012 12:11:42 PM
its going to be a tough week for the warehouse staff...
ham_bone  [Member]
11/12/2012 2:18:14 PM
Originally Posted By Bryan_Aim:
nothing to do with internet forums

I have see the 1989 scare, 1994 assault weapons ban, Y2k, the sunsetting of the assault weapons ban, Obama 2008,
the same thing always happens



dont forget all the "doomsday" preparations going on too. I literally bumped into a guy at the grocery store who started telling me what food to buy to stock up on because "December is right around the corner and a lot of the good stuff to stock up on wont be available soon because between the feds stockpiling and the civilian preppers they are running out of it." I can only imagine what that guys gun cabinets look like!




Erik-AIM  [Industry Partner]
11/12/2012 3:52:07 PM
Originally Posted By Bryan_Aim:
nothing to do with internet forums

I have see the 1989 scare, 1994 assault weapons ban, Y2k, the sunsetting of the assault weapons ban, Obama 2008,
the same thing always happens

9/11 was a pretty crazy one as well.
94ranger  [Member]
11/12/2012 9:05:58 PM
God bless everyone at AIM. You guys are great.
surplusnut  [Team Member]
11/13/2012 5:52:08 PM
I just helped to deplete some more of the ammo that yall have left
speedjunkie  [Member]
11/16/2012 12:57:15 AM
Can things still be ordered that are out of stock or do you have wait and order it? I would like to make one order instead of several small orders.
nehpets99  [Industry Partner]
11/16/2012 7:25:29 AM
Originally Posted By speedjunkie:
Can things still be ordered that are out of stock or do you have wait and order it? I would like to make one order instead of several small orders.


Most accessories and some firearms can be preordered, but all out of stock items have to be ordered separately; we can't sit on in-stock inventory indefinitely waiting for something out of stock to come in.
slimslade  [Team Member]
11/18/2012 6:03:34 PM

Originally Posted By nehpets99:
Originally Posted By Turboguy1:
So I made an order Nov 7th for things I figured would be pretty much gone by today, and look, it is.

But my question is: Considering the panic buying which seems to me to be *WORSE* than it was last time around, I checked your site, and pretty much everything is out of stock, how much longer will you guys have anything at all in your store?

And someone get Stephen a beer. He took my order and from the sounds of things, he's a few beers low.


We've been comparing this election to last one for the past few days and I think it's really tough to fairly compare. I remember 4 years ago customers buying CProducts mags and Pmags by the case (qty 100) and everyone and their neighbor buying 5k rounds of .223 or 7.62x39. Now, I don't see as many people buying in those sorts of quantities. I still see everyone buying 20 mags at a time or 2k rounds of ammo, but I wonder if the economy has limited customers' gun money.

Plus our whole operation is so more efficient now. 4 years ago a good day in the warehouse was shipping 300 orders. When Bryan had his little contest last week, the final number was around 880. Even without being cattle prodded, they can get 600 out.

Don't worry about my beer supply, I stocked up . Wednesday wasn't a bad day for me, Friday was .

880? Must have put Jeff in charge to get all that done.
nehpets99  [Industry Partner]
11/18/2012 7:10:23 PM
Jeff did 750 himself.
slimslade  [Team Member]
11/18/2012 7:27:04 PM

Originally Posted By nehpets99:
Jeff did 750 himself.

Makin more room for the boat.
Bryan_Aim  [Industry Partner]
11/18/2012 7:56:31 PM
they shipped 4,000 packages last week, i actually have sympathy for them
surplusnut  [Team Member]
11/18/2012 11:01:29 PM
I would like to add that I got my package the same week I ordered it, it was packed well and I am very happy with the ammo I ordered


You guys do a great job and I appreciate all that you do and you will continue to see my business again and again, yall are my go to guys for ammo
PraesulPresul1  [Member]
11/19/2012 11:30:41 AM
Originally Posted By Bryan_Aim:
nothing to do with internet forums

I have see the 1989 scare, 1994 assault weapons ban, Y2k, the sunsetting of the assault weapons ban, Obama 2008,
the same thing always happens


OOoops. Showed your age there....

Personally I have seen the same thing. Locally business is up a little in all the places I frequent but I have had no problem getting what I wanted. Now online appears to be busier.

I think it is a multitude of factors mentioned:
The last go-around brought even non-hardcore gun guys in to the mix to buy everything (for Christ's sake my father-in-law bought an AR)
Everyone has piled large stocks of things since 2008
The economy is draining people's wallets
PraesulPresul1  [Member]
11/19/2012 11:31:59 AM
Originally Posted By Bryan_Aim:
they shipped 4,000 packages last week, i actually have sympathy for them


Two of them were mine. Good job BTW.
Bryan_Aim  [Industry Partner]
11/19/2012 11:38:29 AM

Originally Posted By PraesulPresul1:
Originally Posted By Bryan_Aim:
nothing to do with internet forums

I have see the 1989 scare, 1994 assault weapons ban, Y2k, the sunsetting of the assault weapons ban, Obama 2008,
the same thing always happens


OOoops. Showed your age there....

Personally I have seen the same thing. Locally business is up a little in all the places I frequent but I have had no problem getting what I wanted. Now online appears to be busier.

I think it is a multitude of factors mentioned:
The last go-around brought even non-hardcore gun guys in to the mix to buy everything (for Christ's sake my father-in-law bought an AR)
Everyone has piled large stocks of things since 2008
The economy is draining people's wallets

I was 18 in the 94 ban, but I worked at a large gun distributor at age 13 so i remember all that nuttyness
lvcipriani  [Team Member]
11/19/2012 8:25:26 PM

The 1989 ban is what got me into guns in the first place. Thank you Bush-I. Back then there were mailing lists and BBSs, not websites. Good grief it was primitive. RKBA folks back then were just as intense then as they are today. I bought an Eagle Arms EA-15 instead of a Colt since Colt at the time was screwing around with the AR-15 design for political reasons. I still have that rifle though I wonder if I should let it go to a brother in a ban-state.
Wulfmann  [Member]
11/24/2012 3:34:45 PM
I believe people are still over stocked from last time (08) plus the simple fact many people are low on cash as well as having their credit limits reduced adding to that the fear of reduced hours or layoffs from Obamacare, real or not all are perceptions driving people.

The military cutbacks reduce contracts so will also cut into the gun/ammo buying.

However many restraints keeping this from being a repeat of the 08/09 panic buying will all go away fast if some real AWB ammo restriction regulation tax blah blah is announced.
At that point we will see a very serious spike in business

I picked up a case of that danish M855 and told a few friends to buy some so I accounted for maybe 5 cases.
Wished I had bought another but I also picked up 6 cases of the nice ADI (Aussie) from SGA before I saw the Danish and considering how well I was stocked I was surprised I could talk myself into needing another 7 cases of M855 because it was nicely sealed but, hey, any excuse for more ammo is a good one


Wulfmann