What is causing ammo shortage?

What is causing ammo shortage?

The shortage has been attributed to many factors, including pandemic-era supply chain disruptions, the bankruptcy of major supplier Remington in 2020, the massive amount of new gun owners in the last year, and the resulting surge in demand.

What is the most readily available ammunition?

Rifle ammunition
Rifle ammunition is the most available. Averaging the five dealers, 3.5\% of their total selection was in stock when we checked last week. If you think that’s depressing, it gets worse. Only 2\% of handgun ammo was available, 1.7\% of shotgun ammo, and 1.2\% of rimfire ammo.

Is 1000 rounds of 9mm enough?

The author’s basic rule of thumb is a minimum of 1,000 rounds of ball ammo for the mainstream calibers like 9mm, 45 ACP, 5.56, 7.62 x 39, 308 Winchester, 12 Gauge and in our case 45 Colt, 30-30 Winchester and 5.7x 28. This is a standard to which we adhere constantly.

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Why is there a shortage of 9mm ammo in the US?

And, guess what round they primarily use — 9mm. Following the untimely death of several individuals, riots and civil disobedience have sprung up all over the country. Increased police activity to address riots and looting definitely contributes to the shortage of 9mm ammo.

Is it cheaper to press your own 9mm ammo?

Until recently it was more cost effective to simply buy ammunition in bulk. However, with 9mm ammo hovering around $0.50 per round during the shortage, this options is becoming increasingly viable. Although the process is time-consuming, you can save your spent brass from your range visits to press your own ammo at home.

Is the 9mm the best handgun cartridge?

Although the 9mm round is the most widely available handgun cartridge — or was — it probably led most of these first time gun buyers to invest in a 9mm handgun. The problem with a popular round like the 9mm, is that it’s popular. I’ve already talked about production issues due to COVID.

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Who gets priority when it comes to ammo?

You guessed it, law enforcement and military get priority when it comes ammo. And, guess what round they primarily use — 9mm. Following the untimely death of several individuals, riots and civil disobedience have sprung up all over the country.