I went to one of my local gun shops earlier today to pick up my Beretta 92 Compact* and saw this lovely sight on the counter.
Yes, they were actually stocking .22 LR from three different manufacturers (Federal, Remington, and Aguila) at the same time.
The shop confirmed what I’ve been hearing from other retailers..22LR ammo has indeed gone from the status of being unattainable at any price, to match-grade ammo being attainable, to slowly starting to show back up in consumer-grade loadings, if at a higher cost than before the madness started several years ago.
Ammunition manufacturers are simply having a hard time meeting demand for .22LR and some other calibers of ammunition due to the huge influx of new shooters in recent years who are enthusiastically demanding, “more ammo!”
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