“Out of Stock“…. “Backorder“…. “Unavailable“…. If you’ve been searching for firearms and tactical accessories this is a lot of what you’ve probably been seeing. We’re being inundated with emails asking when items will be available so I thought I’d talk a little about what I’m seeing from inside this industry. I’ve been in the tactical weapon and accessories industry for 15 years now and I’ve never seen demand so high. Great for business right? No, not really! The supply cannot keep up with the demand so everything is continually “Out of Stock“…. “Backorder“…. “Unavailable“. I’ve never seen it this bad. Not for Y2K, Post 9/11, or even the first months after Obama was elected. People are buying tactical weapons and supplies like never before.
Over the weekend a friend asked me about business and I was telling him what I’ve just explained. “Are people really afraid the government is going to take away our freedom?”, he asked. No, there’s a lot more to it. It seems that people are worried over a lot of things. There’s a lot of problems out there which could bring about The End Of The World As We Know It (TEOTWAWKI). And that’s what has people worried. It’s not one big threat, but a lot of threats like: Economic collapse, Nuclear Terrorism, Iran/North Korea, Mexican Cartels & illegal immigration, Big Government/Constitutional Issues, Power Shortages, and the list goes on. People are afraid of any one of those powder kegs.
People have asked me if I think this huge demand for weapons and equipment is because people are afraid of Obama being re-elected. Maybe… partially, but I think there’s a lot more to it. I think people are starting to see there are problems that government can’t solve – no matter who the president is. I think people are feeling vulnerable. But if Obama is re-elected, I believe this demand will soar even higher.
So if you’re looking for firearms, accessories, and supplies, I would buy it now. Don’t wait, because I don’t see this situation changing any time soon. If you find what you want – and somebody actually has it on hand, ready to sell – buy it. A lot of manufacturers out there are 60 to 90 days, or more, behind. If you wait, you might just be out of luck.