As most of us know, over the last couple of years, finding 22lr ammo at a reasonable price has proven to be a daunting task. Whether it be a problem created by the neck beard hoarders or some elaborate government conspiracy, we can all agree that something interesting is at play here and whatever it is, it has driven the price of 22lr ammunition up to ridiculously high levels.
While we can say with certainty that this 22lr ammunition shortage has been caused by hoarders or maybe we should say; This 22lr ammo shortage has been created by a sudden increase in demand. Either way, there has definitely been an explosion in demand and the manufacturers simply can’t keep up. Its as simple as that. We see it every day. Cabelas will have 22lr ammo at 6 to 8 cents a round at 6am EST and within a matter of minutes, its out off stock for the rest of the day. This stuff is just flying off the shelves and instead of us debating whats causing this, we should be asking WHY?
As we seek to improve exposure and attempt to take AmmoSpy to the next level, we set out to find a precision marksman. One who is a leader. One with an exceptional attitude and a willingness to progress. One who is not only interested in becoming a better shooter, but one who strives to become a better example for other shooters.
We are proud to announce that AmmoSpy has officially sponsored shooter Jeff Barquin. He has recently proven himself as a fierce contender in the 3 gun community. With years of experience and a respectable fundamental shooting style, Jeff Barquin really knows how to charge through the stages. You can see the drive in his eyes as he swiftly progresses through each portion of the stage with a calm and calculated demeanor. Jeff has a knack for maintaining his composure in the heat of the stages, not only to reduce mistakes but to ensure the flawless execution of fundamentals.
Jeff Barquin – Stage 8 – 3GN Eastern Regional
I had a great time shooting with squad 11 (instead of RO’ing this time). It was a tough adjustment for me. I wasn’t used to the extra time waiting to shoot in the afternoon on Saturday. As a result I was too keyed up and didn’t shoot as well as I could. Sunday was a better day. In spite of some malfunctions, I fought through and finished 35 out of 160 which was better than I expected.