Skip to content
 
If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(WPXI.com)   1,000 rounds of ammunition disappear on way to police department. In related news, UPS delivers ammo. Just not that day   (wpxi.com) divider line
    More: Scary, Ammunition, Caliber, Firearm, Constable, Cartridge, apparent theft, United Parcel Service, Bullet  
•       •       •

1810 clicks; posted to Main » on 11 Nov 2021 at 9:35 AM (27 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



71 Comments     (+0 »)
View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest


Oldest | « | 1 | 2 | » | Newest | Show all

 
2021-11-11 9:10:58 AM  
Ammo delivery has been available for a long time, not news at all.

A little more surprising is a police department using .45s. Not so common these days.
 
2021-11-11 9:14:07 AM  

beezeltown: Ammo delivery has been available for a long time, not news at all.

A little more surprising is a police department using .45s. Not so common these days.


Don't most of them use Glocks?
 
2021-11-11 9:14:55 AM  

Merltech: beezeltown: Ammo delivery has been available for a long time, not news at all.

A little more surprising is a police department using .45s. Not so common these days.

Don't most of them use Glocks?


Glock 19s I should of typed...
 
2021-11-11 9:23:53 AM  
With 100,000 rounds of ammunition, officers in Allegheny Twp could shoot the entire population 35 times.

Or, more likely, just the entire black population 222 times.
 
2021-11-11 9:23:56 AM  
Neighbors said they hope the bullets didn't fall into the wrong hands.

Because stolen ammunition sometimes falls into the right hands?!
smh
 
2021-11-11 9:27:26 AM  

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: With 100,000 rounds of ammunition, officers in Allegheny Twp could shoot the entire population 35 times.

Or, more likely, just the entire black population 222 times.


Another consideration: That's right near Pounds Turkey Farm, just south of a Giant Eagle supermarket.
Hmm....
 
2021-11-11 9:28:09 AM  
Sorry, I moved a decimal point there.  They'd only be able to shoot a third of the population.
 
2021-11-11 9:39:27 AM  
"The box should have weighed about 50 pounds...."

I shoot .45's a lot and that box would be way heavier than 50 lbs. for a thousand rds.
 
2021-11-11 9:40:17 AM  
An empty brick box?

Yeah, something wrong with that picture.
 
2021-11-11 9:43:04 AM  
I just had 2,000 round delivered yesterday. My agency doesn't bother with UPS, our ammo is delivered in a giant semi truck trailer. They just leave the trailer.
 
2021-11-11 9:44:49 AM  
Before CA changed it's law I used to get crates delivered regularly. In those days I could go through 1k a month of large center-fire. The only safety issue was with ups drivers ignoring the warning labels and trying to lift those packages as if they came from Neiman Marcus.
 
2021-11-11 9:45:55 AM  

lindalouwho: Neighbors said they hope the bullets didn't fall into the wrong hands.

Because stolen ammunition sometimes falls into the right hands?!
smh


Though as proven in the past, ammo in the hands of police isn't always necessarily in "the right hands"!
 
2021-11-11 9:47:42 AM  
What can Brown shoot for you?
 
2021-11-11 9:47:49 AM  
Yup, UPS delivers ammo (as does FedEx) as well as primers, smokeless powder, and black powder. Ammo under total weight of 65lbs only needs proper markings (the old big ORM-D has been replaced...) but over 65lbs needs hazmat as do primers and powders.

Unfortunately, the UPS folk ignore the "signature required" and lie and say it was left on my porch when in reality it was left on top of my trash bin in a puddle of water during a heavy rain.

And FedEx ignores the signature required on ammo but they do leave it on the porch.  But for powder they require the signature still, and take 6 days to attempt redelivery even though you call nightly and they promise "tomorrow".  "Tomorrow" finally happened when I said "look, this is 5 days after you started saying 'tomorrow' and somewhere there are 4lbs of black powder explosive sitting in your truck or warehouse...."
 
2021-11-11 9:49:28 AM  
Wasn't me, I reload my own.
 
2021-11-11 9:50:15 AM  

OBBN: I just had 2,000 round delivered yesterday. My agency doesn't bother with UPS, our ammo is delivered in a giant semi truck trailer. They just leave the trailer.


Where exactly do they leave it, and what calibers? I'm asking, you know, for a friend.

Also, on a completely unrelated note, anyone know where someone can rent a Semi?
 
2021-11-11 9:52:23 AM  
Must've been porch pirates.
I feel a little better knowing cops get porch pirated too.
 
2021-11-11 9:56:58 AM  

OBBN: I just had 2,000 round delivered yesterday. My agency doesn't bother with UPS, our ammo is delivered in a giant semi truck trailer. They just leave the trailer.


Does that come in boxes of 20 like they sell at Walmart?  It's be much cooler if it was packaged all old-school  in a wood crate or a steel bucket.
 
2021-11-11 9:59:03 AM  

Merltech: beezeltown: Ammo delivery has been available for a long time, not news at all.

A little more surprising is a police department using .45s. Not so common these days.

Don't most of them use Glocks?


Most Glocks, I believe are 9mm
 
2021-11-11 10:05:19 AM  
Better than USPS ammo "delivery":
upload.wikimedia.orgView Full Size
 
2021-11-11 10:13:50 AM  
FTFA

"Fisher said his department refused the delivery and sent the empty box back. Neighbors said they hope the bullets didn't fall into the wrong hands. "

any person or group who isn't a retailer or shooting range that orders rounds by the thousands is, by definition, the wrong hands.
 
2021-11-11 10:18:24 AM  

beezeltown: Ammo delivery has been available for a long time, not news at all.


I've ordered shotgun shells via the mail for years.
 
2021-11-11 10:19:52 AM  

tom baker's scarf: FTFA

"Fisher said his department refused the delivery and sent the empty box back. Neighbors said they hope the bullets didn't fall into the wrong hands. "

any person or group who isn't a retailer or shooting range that orders rounds by the thousands is, by definition, the wrong hands.


Anyone who talks about shiat they have no idea about is, by definition, an idiot.
 
2021-11-11 10:21:34 AM  

tom baker's scarf: FTFA

"Fisher said his department refused the delivery and sent the empty box back. Neighbors said they hope the bullets didn't fall into the wrong hands. "

any person or group who isn't a retailer or shooting range that orders rounds by the thousands is, by definition, the wrong hands.


A hobbyist ordering that much ammo is not unusual.  A person can easily go through a hundred rounds on a single visit to a range.
 
2021-11-11 10:42:17 AM  

Amelia Earhart's Black Box: Anyone who talks about shiat they have no idea about is, by definition, an idiot.


Thanks, saved me the trouble .
 
2021-11-11 10:48:18 AM  

MycroftHolmes: tom baker's scarf: FTFA

"Fisher said his department refused the delivery and sent the empty box back. Neighbors said they hope the bullets didn't fall into the wrong hands. "

any person or group who isn't a retailer or shooting range that orders rounds by the thousands is, by definition, the wrong hands.

A hobbyist ordering that much ammo is not unusual.  A person can easily go through a hundred rounds on a single visit to a range.


Last time I went shooting with my brother, we burned through 2000 rounds of .22, 4 boxes of 12 gauge, 300 rounds 9mm, and about 1000 rounds 5.56 over 6 hours of shooting.
 
2021-11-11 10:53:00 AM  

tom baker's scarf: FTFA

"Fisher said his department refused the delivery and sent the empty box back. Neighbors said they hope the bullets didn't fall into the wrong hands. "

any person or group who isn't a retailer or shooting range that orders rounds by the thousands is, by definition, the wrong hands.


It's really not hard to go through that much ammo if you're a regular shooter. A thousand rounds usually lasts me 3-5 range sessions for plinking and slaying paper for a couple hours. Many training events or competitions may go through five hundred rounds in a day.
 
2021-11-11 10:54:24 AM  

PTP_Professor: and about 1000 rounds 5.56


5.56 is ridiculously easy to burn through. Especially with a select fire rifle.

I call it converting cash into noise.
 
2021-11-11 11:01:36 AM  

i.r.id10t: Unfortunately, the UPS folk ignore the "signature required" and lie and say it was left on my porch when in reality it was left on top of my trash bin in a puddle of water during a heavy rain.


When the Covid restrictions started coming in a handgun I ordered was tossed at my front door. The box was labeled signature required/do not safe drop/ age restricted. Can't risk the mailman getting Covid though so he just tossed it and left. I got the delivery notification sent to me and had to get my sister to run over and pick it up in case it ended up stolen and became a really big headache.
 
2021-11-11 11:19:06 AM  

SirEattonHogg: Merltech: beezeltown: Ammo delivery has been available for a long time, not news at all.

A little more surprising is a police department using .45s. Not so common these days.

Don't most of them use Glocks?

Most Glocks, I believe are 9mm


I think you're right, but damn, it comes in nearly everything.  .22LR, 9mm, 40 S&W, 380, 357 SIG, 45 GAP (which isn't a thing anymore, but they did it so whatever) 45 ACP, and a dumbass proprietary .50 too.
 
2021-11-11 11:20:16 AM  

RTOGUY: i.r.id10t: Unfortunately, the UPS folk ignore the "signature required" and lie and say it was left on my porch when in reality it was left on top of my trash bin in a puddle of water during a heavy rain.

When the Covid restrictions started coming in a handgun I ordered was tossed at my front door. The box was labeled signature required/do not safe drop/ age restricted. Can't risk the mailman getting Covid though so he just tossed it and left. I got the delivery notification sent to me and had to get my sister to run over and pick it up in case it ended up stolen and became a really big headache.


C&R?  I hope to hell you contacted the USPS IG's office.  A failure to follow procedure for a delivery like that isn't just a pain in the ass, it's a crime.
 
2021-11-11 11:20:51 AM  

dothemath: PTP_Professor: and about 1000 rounds 5.56

5.56 is ridiculously easy to burn through. Especially with a select fire rifle.

I call it converting cash into noise.


I bought a 22 snub last year, and took it out to sight it in last weekend.
15 rounds dialed it in, last three were for fun
 
2021-11-11 11:33:59 AM  

IvanTheSilent: RTOGUY: i.r.id10t: Unfortunately, the UPS folk ignore the "signature required" and lie and say it was left on my porch when in reality it was left on top of my trash bin in a puddle of water during a heavy rain.

When the Covid restrictions started coming in a handgun I ordered was tossed at my front door. The box was labeled signature required/do not safe drop/ age restricted. Can't risk the mailman getting Covid though so he just tossed it and left. I got the delivery notification sent to me and had to get my sister to run over and pick it up in case it ended up stolen and became a really big headache.

C&R?  I hope to hell you contacted the USPS IG's office.  A failure to follow procedure for a delivery like that isn't just a pain in the ass, it's a crime.


You can send guns directly through the mail to the buyer in Canada. I'm not sure what the legality of the carrier not following restrictions is that seems to be a bit murky. The possible liability has resulted in some carriers suspending ammo and firearm deliveries while they figure shiat out.
 
2021-11-11 11:36:50 AM  

IvanTheSilent: SirEattonHogg: Merltech: beezeltown: Ammo delivery has been available for a long time, not news at all.

A little more surprising is a police department using .45s. Not so common these days.

Don't most of them use Glocks?

Most Glocks, I believe are 9mm

I think you're right, but damn, it comes in nearly everything.  .22LR, 9mm, 40 S&W, 380, 357 SIG, 45 GAP (which isn't a thing anymore, but they did it so whatever) 45 ACP, and a dumbass proprietary .50 too.


Don't forget 10mm
 
2021-11-11 11:37:56 AM  

RTOGUY: IvanTheSilent: RTOGUY: i.r.id10t: Unfortunately, the UPS folk ignore the "signature required" and lie and say it was left on my porch when in reality it was left on top of my trash bin in a puddle of water during a heavy rain.

When the Covid restrictions started coming in a handgun I ordered was tossed at my front door. The box was labeled signature required/do not safe drop/ age restricted. Can't risk the mailman getting Covid though so he just tossed it and left. I got the delivery notification sent to me and had to get my sister to run over and pick it up in case it ended up stolen and became a really big headache.

C&R?  I hope to hell you contacted the USPS IG's office.  A failure to follow procedure for a delivery like that isn't just a pain in the ass, it's a crime.

You can send guns directly through the mail to the buyer in Canada. I'm not sure what the legality of the carrier not following restrictions is that seems to be a bit murky. The possible liability has resulted in some carriers suspending ammo and firearm deliveries while they figure shiat out.


Aah, my apologies.  I assumed United States.
 
2021-11-11 11:40:04 AM  
Stealing guns is monumentally stupid, but I'm kind of surprised that no one has hijacked an ammo truck yet.

I did a little math and if you had a semi truck full of 9MM, and you sold it for $.20 a round (which you would sell out of in days), you could net around $300k.

Max truck payload - 44,500 lb
Case of 1000 9mm - 30lb
 
2021-11-11 11:47:38 AM  
In still other news, as reported by the late Mitch Hedberg, "I love my Fed-Ex guy cause he's a drug dealer and he doesn't even know it...and he's always on time."
 
2021-11-11 12:14:37 PM  

PTP_Professor: MycroftHolmes: tom baker's scarf: FTFA

"Fisher said his department refused the delivery and sent the empty box back. Neighbors said they hope the bullets didn't fall into the wrong hands. "

any person or group who isn't a retailer or shooting range that orders rounds by the thousands is, by definition, the wrong hands.

A hobbyist ordering that much ammo is not unusual.  A person can easily go through a hundred rounds on a single visit to a range.

Last time I went shooting with my brother, we burned through 2000 rounds of .22, 4 boxes of 12 gauge, 300 rounds 9mm, and about 1000 rounds 5.56 over 6 hours of shooting.


I have to work to go through 100 rounds of .22 at the range in one hour but then I'm shooting a SAA style revolver and I prefer to take my time and work on my aim.
 
2021-11-11 12:23:22 PM  
If you ever want to seriously piss of the UPS guy, order 2000 rounds of 9mm and 2000 rounds of .45 ACP at once and have them delivered to a second floor apartment.

I can't do that anymore because California law no longer allows mail order ammo.
 
2021-11-11 12:26:56 PM  

tom baker's scarf: any person or group who isn't a retailer or shooting range that orders rounds by the thousands is, by definition, the wrong hands.


You shouldn't comment on subjects you clearly no nothing about.  A trip to the range can easily burn through hundreds of rounds.  If you go every week, which I did pre-plague, a thousand rounds is nothing.
 
2021-11-11 12:27:04 PM  
I watch auction sites pretty regularly and recently scored 500 rounds of 7.62x51 (for about .71/round!) and it was delivered by Brown within a week.

/anyone got a line on some Federal .270 RN?
 
2021-11-11 1:13:06 PM  
1k 45 ACP fits in a shoebox, and not even that big of one.

Plus the giant ORM sticker that has to be visibly displayed, it's pretty easy to figure out what's in a shoebox sized box that weighs 40lbs.
 
2021-11-11 1:18:56 PM  

Amelia Earhart's Black Box: tom baker's scarf: FTFA

"Fisher said his department refused the delivery and sent the empty box back. Neighbors said they hope the bullets didn't fall into the wrong hands. "

any person or group who isn't a retailer or shooting range that orders rounds by the thousands is, by definition, the wrong hands.

Anyone who talks about shiat they have no idea about is, by definition, an idiot.


i agree with you.
 
2021-11-11 1:21:05 PM  

i.r.id10t: Yup, UPS delivers ammo (as does FedEx) as well as primers, smokeless powder, and black powder. Ammo under total weight of 65lbs only needs proper markings (the old big ORM-D has been replaced...) but over 65lbs needs hazmat as do primers and powders.

Unfortunately, the UPS folk ignore the "signature required" and lie and say it was left on my porch when in reality it was left on top of my trash bin in a puddle of water during a heavy rain.

And FedEx ignores the signature required on ammo but they do leave it on the porch.  But for powder they require the signature still, and take 6 days to attempt redelivery even though you call nightly and they promise "tomorrow".  "Tomorrow" finally happened when I said "look, this is 5 days after you started saying 'tomorrow' and somewhere there are 4lbs of black powder explosive sitting in your truck or warehouse...."


And there is no way for you to drive to their facility and just retrieve the damn package.

One hobbyist was trying to order a particular type of hard-to-get rocket motor, and UPS told him that they would only deliver to an approved Class Whatever storage facility.  He went to the trouble of constructing a Class Whatever storage facility on his property and getting it approved, arranged for shipment, arranged to be home at the time the rocket motors were supposed to be delivered...

...only to find the box sitting on his front doorstep in the rain, completely ruined.
 
2021-11-11 1:29:09 PM  

CptnSpldng: PTP_Professor: MycroftHolmes: tom baker's scarf: FTFA

"Fisher said his department refused the delivery and sent the empty box back. Neighbors said they hope the bullets didn't fall into the wrong hands. "

any person or group who isn't a retailer or shooting range that orders rounds by the thousands is, by definition, the wrong hands.

A hobbyist ordering that much ammo is not unusual.  A person can easily go through a hundred rounds on a single visit to a range.

Last time I went shooting with my brother, we burned through 2000 rounds of .22, 4 boxes of 12 gauge, 300 rounds 9mm, and about 1000 rounds 5.56 over 6 hours of shooting.

I have to work to go through 100 rounds of .22 at the range in one hour but then I'm shooting a SAA style revolver and I prefer to take my time and work on my aim.


A pair of ruger 1/22s with 30 round mags goes pretty quick
 
2021-11-11 1:33:17 PM  

CptnSpldng: PTP_Professor: MycroftHolmes: tom baker's scarf: FTFA

"Fisher said his department refused the delivery and sent the empty box back. Neighbors said they hope the bullets didn't fall into the wrong hands. "

any person or group who isn't a retailer or shooting range that orders rounds by the thousands is, by definition, the wrong hands.

A hobbyist ordering that much ammo is not unusual.  A person can easily go through a hundred rounds on a single visit to a range.

Last time I went shooting with my brother, we burned through 2000 rounds of .22, 4 boxes of 12 gauge, 300 rounds 9mm, and about 1000 rounds 5.56 over 6 hours of shooting.

I have to work to go through 100 rounds of .22 at the range in one hour but then I'm shooting a SAA style revolver and I prefer to take my time and work on my aim.


yeah there seem to be a bunch of people that assume more rounds = more good. i do the range very differently.

Can i hit those 5 targets at different distances in the center ring with at least 4/5 shots with whatever gun(s) i brought with me today?  Yep. Done.  Quick clean the weapon, pick up the spent brass and head out.

i see people go through thousands of rounds, especially 9mm and 0.223 at the range. not everyone obviously but the vast majority of them don't seem to be so concerned with accuracy. they very keen to bend your ear about about how they hand load their own ammo, how expensive their tactical-chic, custom grip was and what i should buy next. you may be shocked to hear that their suggestions are always whatever they own / the larger caliber version of what i currently have.
 
2021-11-11 1:38:19 PM  

Kit Fister: Wasn't me, I reload my own.


I have started as well. Can't ship ammo in Cali anymore :-(
 
2021-11-11 1:39:57 PM  
Also, a guy shot himself in the head yesterday at the local firing range.

/This has nothing to do WTFA
//Not a CSB
//Slashies
 
2021-11-11 1:41:45 PM  

tom baker's scarf: yeah there seem to be a bunch of people that assume more rounds = more good. i do the range very differently.

Can i hit those 5 targets at different distances in the center ring with at least 4/5 shots with whatever gun(s) i brought with me today? Yep. Done. Quick clean the weapon, pick up the spent brass and head out.

i see people go through thousands of rounds, especially 9mm and 0.223 at the range. not everyone obviously but the vast majority of them don't seem to be so concerned with accuracy. they very keen to bend your ear about about how they hand load their own ammo, how expensive their tactical-chic, custom grip was and what i should buy next. you may be shocked to hear that their suggestions are always whatever they own / the larger caliber version of what i currently have.


I normally go through about 200 rounds on each range trip.  Sometimes more, but 200 is a typical trip.  More than that and I started to get fatigued and my accuracy goes to shiat.  A teaching session uses less than a 100 rounds, but after the formal teaching part everyone wants to have fun murdering paper targets.
 
2021-11-11 1:42:14 PM  

OBBN: I just had 2,000 round delivered yesterday. My agency doesn't bother with UPS, our ammo is delivered in a giant semi truck trailer. They just leave the trailer.


Thingster: 1k 45 ACP fits in a shoebox, and not even that big of one.

Plus the giant ORM sticker that has to be visibly displayed, it's pretty easy to figure out what's in a shoebox sized box that weighs 40lbs.


Even when you double the 1k that Thingster is referring to, we are talking about a difference of at least two orders of magnitude in volume and weight.  Is OBBN ordering ammunition for a grenade launcher or bazooka?
 
Displayed 50 of 71 comments


Oldest | « | 1 | 2 | » | Newest | Show all


View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest

This thread is closed to new comments.

Continue Farking




On Twitter


  1. Links are submitted by members of the Fark community.

  2. When community members submit a link, they also write a custom headline for the story.

  3. Other Farkers comment on the links. This is the number of comments. Click here to read them.

  4. Click here to submit a link.