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Gun owners, shops see ammo shortage

By Len Kiese - bio | email

January 5, 2009

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Gun sales are up nationwide but ammunition for those guns is getting harder to come by.

Albany gun dealers say there is a definite shortage here.

Sales for guns and ammo are up at Solo Archery and Guns but it's becoming tough to keep ammo in stock. Philip Colson says there's always a supply slowdown this time of year but he says many buyers are flocking to shops because of the incoming political administration and fear of gun law changes.

"Just about any defensive handgun ammunition and all of your military style rifle ammunition is hard to come by," said Colson. "It can be tough for us and it does make it a little more expensive."

Colson says they're paying more in freight charges to buy from several different to keep enough supply for their customers. He doesn't foresee a more plentiful stock until March.

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