Discussion in 'On Topic' started by hsmith, Jul 28, 2009.
You must have a FORM 6 MANUFACTURERS LICENSE to order these primers. IF YOU ARE NOT A LICENSED MANUFACTURER YOU MAY NOT ORDER THESE PRIMERS.
You must send us your form 6 BEFORE ordering these primers.
1 = 5000
Fuck them, I won't be ordering from them again.
Sounds to me like that's instructions from CCI that dictate OEM only, not wideners... *shrugs*
Yep. I don't know how it's Wideners' fault.
wideners shipped me my wolf small rifle primers today. I'm going to try to get in on these cci, I just faxed them my ffl
out of control balling found
I find it odd that a manufacturer of ammunition has to go through a 3rd party to purchase primers. Seems like that would be something you'd just order through CCI. I'm not really seeing the necessity of having a large stock of these things set aside for a group of people that would be getting them straight from the source.
Whatever though, if that's how it's done it sounds horribly inefficient.
I'm guessing the manufacturer can only sell to distributors, not directly to the customers, even if that customer is a manufacturer of their own variety. Much like alcohol sales, they have to sell to a distributor of some sort, then to the retailer.
It's mostly a way for the gov't to tax things better but also keeps the paperwork straight in their books because they can control distributors and use them to keep tabs on both ends of the market.
Besides, I think this is CCI's idea of how to keep the flow going to places like ranges and such without them having to compete with individuals hoarding. I'm not saying i agree with it, but it keeps the ranges from going out of business which ensures CCI keeps some of their larger, long standing customers.
I bet the smaller manufacturers buy through places like wideners and the bigger manufacturers buy direct. I work for a lumberyard, and we sell stuff to other, smaller yards. We have the space and buying power to keep large inventories and buy at lower prices. Smaller places know they can get what they need from us at reasonable prices, and in a short period of time. I don't figure the ammo components market is drastically different.
And I really doubt it was widener's call to do this. Why would they lessen the amount or frequency that they sell? It shouldn't matter to them who buys it as long as they're moving them (which obviously they would).
What's the difference between a stainless 2" 1/4-20 hex-head bolt you can buy from a hardware store for a quarter and the same bolt made to identical specs with a "marine" or "aviation" rating (and all important different stock rating) costing 10x as much?
Except in the case of the bolt, you're arguably paying for certification, testing, and inspection.
If you are a FFL on grafs you can see the OEM primers list, not buy unless you have an 06 or 07, but the OEM consists of only CCI primers,
but then under regular primers you can find the same part IE 5000 / cs CCI Primer 300 with a different picture, price, and part number (OEM300 vs CCI300)
Sounds like it actually a restriction CCI has created not Wideners.
from AR-15 (turns up on a google search of CCI OEM primers)