Empty Shelves

Empty Shelves

So, I went to the funshow yesterday at the Tucson Convention Center specifically to look for primers. I got there before the doors opened, but not before about 150 other people lined up in front of me to get in. It was, as these things go, not a big show – I’d say less than a hundred tables, though I only saw one jerky vendor, and absolutely no Beanie Babies. (There were, however, two Nazi memorabilia vendors.)

Here’s what I found in the primer department, initially:

Sorry about the crappy cell phone photo, but they don’t like cameras in the show. Here’s a closer view:

Yes, that’s one (1) box of Remington 9½ Large Rifle Magnum primers. The rest of the table consisted of quite a few bags of range brass of different calibers.

I continued perusing the show. These are the only other primers I found:

Those are CCI 450 Small Rifle Magnum primers, and a box of Winchester something-or-other.

I was very thorough. That was it at the show.

Afterward, just for grins ‘n giggles, I went to the local Sportsman’s Warehouse to see if they’d gotten anything in. Here’s their shelves where they normally keep powder & primers:

I don’t know if you can see all that clearly, but there’s one one-pound cannister of VV powder, and no primers at all. Zip, zilch, zero, nada. Usually the top shelf is lined with 8-lb. kegs, and that middle empty row is full of every primer known to man.

So, when is the primer fairy going to return?

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