Hurricane Harvey Comments on Currency, Ammo & Guns

By John Farnam

Empty Ammunition Shelves
Ammunition is absolutely unavailable! No 9mm, 223/5.56mm, 308/7.62×51, 30Soviet/7.62×39, 12ga buckshot/slugs anywhere!
Defense Training International, Inc
Defense Training International, Inc

Ft Collins, CO –-( Harvey Follow-up:

“Prepare, or go hunting for a four-leaf clover” ~ Marshall

Comments from our students and instructors in the affected area, all of whom are, of course, well prepared:

“Power and water are off altogether in many areas, intermittent in others”

“Being fully-armed, with both pistol(s) and rifle, at all times is absolutely mandatory! Most here are helpful and kind, but home-invasions and other kinds of criminal activity are rampant, and any species of police response is hours, maybe days, away. I’ve never before lived through anything like this! The media has not yet caught-up with the enormity of this event.”

“This is no country for the unarmed!”

“I used to get laughed-at for having so many flashlights. Not now, as most of them are currently loaned-out to those same skeptics! Not one of my Surefire, Streamlight, nor Firstlight flashlights has let me down. They are literally life-savers, and you can’t have too many!”

“Cash is king! Credit cards are worthless here. Most big grocery stores are closed. Some convenience stores are open, but shelves are mostly bare, and price-gouging is common. In any event, you’re not buying anything without cash!”

“So many of the “rescued” are bare-foot! They unhappily discovered that trying to hike any distance in flip-flops is impossible. Flip-flop-wearers, and others among the naively ill-prepared, are not faring well here!”

“Fuel is unavailable. People are siphoning gasoline out of lawn-mowers and garden tractors in order to power cars, generators, and chain-saws!”

“Ammunition is absolutely unavailable! No 9mm, 223/5.56mm, 308/7.62×51, 30Soviet/7.62×39, 12ga buckshot/slugs anywhere! Guns cannot be purchased at retailers, because most are closed, and NICS is down anyway. The unarmed are SOL!”

Comment: The affected area is expanding. We may not have seen the worst of it yet!

I sincerely hope the rest of us are taking these lessons seriously!

“Never give in to adversity. Never trust prosperity. And, never fail to take full note of fortune’s irritating habit of doing exactly as she pleases!” ~ Anon


About John Farnam & Defense Training International, Inc
As a defensive weapons and tactics instructor John Farnam will urge you, based on your own beliefs, to make up your mind in advance as to what you would do when faced with an imminent and unlawful lethal threat. You should, of course, also decide what preparations you should make in advance, if any. Defense Training International wants to make sure that their students fully understand the physical, legal, psychological, and societal consequences of their actions or inactions.

It is our duty to make you aware of certain unpleasant physical realities intrinsic to the Planet Earth. Mr Farnam is happy to be your counselor and advisor. Visit:

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Missouri Born

Remember all the price-gouging when you couldn’t find .22ammo and all the dirty words you may have said or thought when guys were selling the ammo for outrageous prices on the internet.
No difference than the basic life supports people need now to survive the hurricane.
Anyone who feels the need to price gouge basics most likely don’t like guns or their owners.
Think about it.


“price-gouging” is merely applying the law of supply and demand. The new price reflects the immediate scarcity of the commodity. It lets you make informed decisions as to buy or not to buy (sorry) and if so, how much to buy.

Wild Bill

I guess that I am not a very good business man. I give a lot of hay away every spring, to my neighbors, that did not bale enough and can’t buy enough hay for their animals. I don’t think that I could stand to deny people the necessities because they can not pay the new increased price. It makes it unnecessarily harsh in a community with a long memory. Or someone might just be desperate enough to shoot me and take the necessities and my cash.


Can you say OINK, OINK, OINK, OINK< ?? because that's what it sounds like around Price Gouging.


Here’s a question. How can those of us fortunate enough to not be in an impacted area help?

Appreciate the ground truth above.

Wild Bill

@Fire, Telephone your local Red Cross. I bet the Red Cross is down there in Fla. already setting up.