- Dec 19, 2005
- Southern NH
No, not really.I never understood that argument - not calling you out specifically as many people said this over the years. Sure before corona, prices on 9mm were dirt cheap but everyone forgets about availability. Not needing to stalk TSUSA website and/or local gun shops for ammo, is a really nice feeling.
And yes you should start reloading. If you can find stuff now, it's never to late to start acquiring a press etc. Yes primers will be insanely tough but you should be able to get everything else with a little bit of effort.
Reloading presses and sets are OOS just about everywhere (including on the manufacturer's sites).
That's been the case for almost several months now.
Try getting on Ebay and seeing what prices are like on used and new: RCBS, LEE, LYMAN and Other Brand presses, shell holders, dies and other reloading gear (especially anything related to 9mm or .223 reloading).
Example: I have an RCBS partner press that I use strictly for decapping. I think I paid like $70 for it around 2014. They are going for more than 2x that used. The "new" in box press sets are also going for as much as 3x their normal prices.
Even on the different Press Manufacturer sites literally everything is "out" from Powders, to bullets, to everything shot-shell related.
And most say are listed as "Out / No Back Order"."
I'm fortunate, I rounded-up some straggler components that I needed right before it got real bad, so I've been keeping tabs (out of curiosity) on the availability of general reloading components and reloading gear.
Check this out for example: Reloading Supplies & Equipment Online: Titan Reloading
We have temporarily suspended all Back-ordering and Pre-ordering due to unpredictable stock availability. Unprecedented demand for reloading equipment has our suppliers behind on fulfillment. We have an absolute ONE PER CUSTOMER limit on all reloading equipment during this inventory shortage to keep prices down and items in stock for all. Use our 'Notify System' found in every listing for in stock updates.