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I'll let the OP respond to see what he says.....his quote is It's typical to shoot 1,000-2,000 rounds PER DAY over several courses but also that his typical range day was 30 mags of 500 rounds.......even 500 rounds of cheep 9mm is $150 a trip. Even at that rate of 500 rounds I'd only be at the range once a month.
My typical range trip I shoot 2-3 rounds of trap when I go then put 20 rounds of .357 through the revolver to stay current and I have a tight group. If I'm with the boy I'll shoot 300 rounds of .22lr and then head home. Comes to about $40 a trip for ammo for me and I'm confidant I'm "current" with my training.
Dude, look into some carbine or handgun combat courses, most require you bring at least 1k rounds and that's for a day course.
He's one in 10,000. Do you actually think there's one gun owner in MA. who hasn't at one time or another had more ammo allowed by law or a firearm in their possession that the state didn't know about? You're kidding right ?Then you're in the system for having a lot of ammo/mats on hand.
Buy what you can while there is a supply. Stash a few thousand rounds and don't dip into it unless things really dry up. Keep a weekly/monthly range supply and refresh that as often as needed.
A few months ago nothing could be had at any price. .22 is still in short supply.