Monday, February 25, 2013

Notes from the gun shop...

What a day.  At first it didn't seem busy but as the day progressed the number of customers increased and we were quite busy.  We did 15 background checks, and about 4 times the normal business for this time of year.  I don't really know just what we sold as we have darn little people ask for as we await product from the distributors.  Boss man went to NYC to attend a "show" and try to line up more ammunition for the store. 

Of course, some product has been coming in.  That we are taking pretty much what we can get makes it possible to have something and get some other things and it is all selling.  Some ammunition is in short supply and apparently this will last for some time.  Our shop has a shortage of most "ball" ammunition and hunting and plinking type .22 LR.  We are about out of .22 WMR and .17 HMR.  People are warming to the idea of buying match ammunition at $7.99 a box rather than not have any .22 LR.   Demand hasn't slacked but our ability to satisfy that demand is severely curtailed. 

I can not find the words to explain the diverse nature of the potential customers that come through the doors.  Age, race, national origin, gender, and shooting experience of our customers are tremendously varied.  If the President is bringing people together it is in their desire to own a gun and have sufficient ammunition for that gun (or guns). 

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