Many people are just waking up to what is happening. We can laugh at them for being slow learners but, at the same time, they're on our side. They are buying guns, but the ammo shelves are bare.
That’s a good way to look at it.
On the plus side, there will be increases in manufacturing capacity as a result of this. If things get back to “normal”, and I very much hope they do, it will mean lower cost of ammo on the back side of this event due to the investments made in manufacturing equipment.
If they don’t, I’ll have more ideological allies with ammo. This is not a bad thing if, heaven forbid, things don’t return to “normal”.
Around here, I can buy all the .22-250, .300Win Mag, .300WSM, .25-06, 7mm Mag, and a few other oddball calibers, I want. However, none of them go for less than $1/round.
The word of the Lord tells us in proverbs, "It's a wise man who see's danger and prepares."
I want to be wise in the eyes of our Lord and savior. All of us have to figure that out on our own.
I can't think of a less successful way to get rich than to buy ammunition today at $1 per round that will, in all probability, be selling for a third that price in several years.
Ammunition makers with the ability to ramp up production, which typically reduces the per unit manufacturing cost, will stand to make a tidy profit selling ammunition while it is in great demand. For that reason, we can expect the supply of ammo to increase rapidly.
The only thing to fear today is government interference in the right to manufacture and sell ammunition. If such were occurring, it would be a duty to hoard as much ammunition as possible in preparation for the outbreak of hostilities.