It’s 2013 and the Great Ammo Crisis has yet to completely abate.
Perhaps if you could convince all of your friends and relatives to stop buying every box of .22 LR or .45 ACP they find, the amount of ammunition on the shelves would increase, but I don’t see that happening any time soon.
American ammunition makers are building and delivering small arms ammo as fast as they can, but they simply cannot meet the 1000 percent demand that spike between November and December of 2012.
Wholesalers and retailers nationwide have been beating the bushes for ammo sources to satisfy their customs. Much of what they are coming up with is foreign manufactured ammunition in surplus lots. A good deal of this is surplus ammunition uses smokeless powder but corrosive primers.