I walked into a LGS today and cases of ammo stacked around the store. 9, 40, 45 and even 22s. Prices are still a little high but it was nice to see product on the shelves.
I've been watching Gunbot prices for 9mm pretty closely now too for the past few months. Over the winter there was just none to be had. Now there is always plenty available, though the lower priced stuff goes quickly. Over the past 2 weeks, I'm seeing more and more deals last longer at lower prices. I'm seeing some stuff under 30 cents a round pop up a few times a day. I'm pretty sure the next time I need to buy ammo, I can get 500-1000 rounds on line for under 35 cents in a day or so.In the Jan-Feb time frame the ammo would vanish off sites almost as soon as it appeared. Gunbot is an example - one day I watched, almost in real time by using a browser refresh, 9mm ammo deplete from a supplier. Today I've notice ammo supplies persisting, and prices falling slightly. 9mm is still scarce, but not as bad as before. 38 special, on the other hand, appears to be making a comeback, and in the 35 cents per round range.
.22's also appear to be persisting, and prices falling 12 - 15 cents a round range (still outrageously high for me, though).
Even Midway is managing to keep some things in stock for more than five minutes.
The "pre-panic" priced stuff still disappears quickly, but panic price threshold appears to be falling, which is a good sign.
Couple this with the slow burn 2A voting backlash that appears to be on the rise, and it appears the panic is nearing an end.
Do you think I am being Pollyannish, or are these tea leaves for real?