Before I get too alarmed about this, my questions are:
What are the historic norms for federal ammo purchases?
How many armed feds are there, and what is a reasonable amount of ammo to consume in annual training expectation per armed fed?
It depends on what calibers they’re ordering. I see a lot of references to handgun rounds, 9MM and .40 ammo. In light of recent events involving certain LAPD shooting incidents, they haven’t ordered nearly enough if they actually want to hit their intended targets. As for the AR crowd, you have to compete against the feds for supply of common military rounds, with civilians being only a secondary market.