Some believe the growth in sale comes from the fear of what may come if congress agrees with President Barack Obama's gun control proposal.
Tommy Atchison owns Guns and Trade Inc. in Midland. He said, "They're scared that they're not gonna be able to get it, or get ahead of someone or somebody else and they're buying it and stockpiling it."
He said the practice of stockpiling is creating problems for business owners, gun owners and gun warehouses.
"I got one supplier that it's taking three weeks to ship out of their warehouse whereas last year it was taking about 2-3 business days," said Atchison.
It's similar problems like the one Atchinson deals with that have many stores like Wal-Mart deciding to limit ammunition sales.
In a statement issued to Big 2 News Wal-Mart representatives write:
"In order to take care of as many customers as possible, starting Thursday, Jan. 24, all ammunition sales were limited to three boxes per customer, per day as supply is limited at this time."
In a two day span, Atchison said he went from 100 packs of 22-long rifle bullets to four packages. However, unlike Wal-Mart he said he's not rationing. If he has it he's going to sale it.
While Atchison says this ammo buying rush is good for business, he believes people may be going slightly overboard.
"I don't think that we're gonna get the assault weapons banned. I don't think we're gonna get the magazine deal. I do think they will do something with the background checks. It might be good for all of us," he said.
Moreover, he said, the people profiting from the gun control frenzy can oddly enough say thank you to President Obama.
"I think we need to nominate Obama as the salesman of the year," said Atchison.