A good barometer for ammo supplies is whether or not the big box stores have it. Not just Goose Hill or Wang’s, but Meier or Wal-Mart. Since I don’t shop at Wal-Mart, it’s down to Meier, which in fact did have 9mm in stock when I was there this weekend. Additionally, the aforementioned Gander Mountain and Dick’s Sporting Goods also had 9mm, .45 ACP, and even .380 in stock.
Beech Grove Firearms, my local and favorite gun shop was pretty well fixed for 9mm and .45 as well, most of the 9mm was PMC Bronze, which is decent blasting ammo. The downside is that prices have gone up, and will probably stay that way. Ammo that used to cost $11.99/50 is now $13.99/50 in 9mm. The average box price for .45 ACP was about $24 for a box of 50, which is still a little rich for my blood. So it’s sort of a good news/bad news situation, as ammo is most definitely back…and you’re going to be paying a little bit more for it than you did last year around this time.