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A friend of mine sent me a link to Handloading Supply in Surprise AZ that has a lot of powder and primers in stock at great prices.

Here: https://handloadingsupply.com/

Beware, it sure looks like a scam.

Their physical “location” in Surprise AZ looks like a residence. The FFL # listed is issued to MAC ARMS LLC at that address.

Return merchandise has to be sent to Garden City KS.

The big clue is payment has to be made via Venmo or Zelle. I think you might be able to pay via a credit card but then, they have your CC # and you have to get a new card.  After they have used it.

Just a heads up.

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I believe I understand your post and I can see the concerns. Definitely valid concerns, but have you actually tried ordering anything from them?

If so, how was that experience?

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Can tell you that several months ago I was looking for ammo for a friend of mine and came across a number of suspicious websites who miraculously had tons of ammunition that no one else seemed to have, and priced at or lower than what most retail offerings were at the time.  They looked like any other legitimate website.  The things they had in common were offering large discounts on large purchases, address inconsistencies, a generic gmail or other email extension, and the form of payment did not include any credit card options.  All I can say is be mindful about some of these websites.  

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If suppliers like Brownell’s, Midway, Natchez, Powder Valley, etc are ‘out of stock’ chances of some outfit we’ve never heard of having “in stock” are unrealistic.

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Sometimes small reloading suppliers have stuff the big boys don’t have, quite possibly because they’re not well known and don’t do what it takes to come to the top of searches. I have dealt a couple of them over the years with excellent results, as a small business owner I try to support other small businesses.

 

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Maverick said
I believe I understand your post and I can see the concerns. Definitely valid concerns, but have you actually tried ordering anything from them?

If so, how was that experience?

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Maverick

  

Maverick,

No, I haven’t tried ordering anything from them so no experience to report.

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Well I imagine 1892takedown maybe correct, and it may merely be a front for a scammer.

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1892takedown said
Can tell you that several months ago I was looking for ammo for a friend of mine and came across a number of suspicious websites who miraculously had tons of ammunition that no one else seemed to have, and priced at or lower than what most retail offerings were at the time.  They looked like any other legitimate website.  The things they had in common were offering large discounts on large purchases, address inconsistencies, a generic gmail or other email extension, and the form of payment did not include any credit card options.  All I can say is be mindful about some of these websites.  

  

We only have to fork over minimum of $250.00 order to find out.

I am a bit skeptical when they list Unique which no one has had for two or three years now, and Winchester primers.

The web site has how to order reloads, no reloads listed and the description is on how to buy and get a firearm transferred. 

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TXGunNut said
Sometimes small reloading suppliers have stuff the big boys don’t have, quite possibly because they’re not well known and don’t do what it takes to come to the top of searches. I have dealt a couple of them over the years with excellent results, as a small business owner I try to support other small businesses.

 

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I agree on supporting a local small business. We have a reloading supplier here in St. Augustine and he’s been in business for quite a few years now. He has the same powders that most others have now but gets primers are trickling in.

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