- May 14, 2008
- Living Free In The 603
I hit 2 local places today and 2 big boxes. All four places had 9mm, NONE of the four had any 22lr, nevermind minimags.
This story is dated August 5, so I guess news is a bit slow in Montana:
Panic buying triggers ammunition shortage: .22-caliber hard to find: 'Good year to be a gopher'
Walmart may be the world’s largest retailer and the nation’s top seller of firearms, but that doesn’t mean the shopping behemoth has any better luck getting boxes of bullets on its shelves.
“I haven’t seen it getting better,” Cody Grove, manager of the Great Falls store, said of the ammunition shortage that’s spread across America this year. The hardest-to-get item appears to be the “brick” of .22 caliber bullets that packs 500 rounds in a box.
“It’s a good year to be a gopher,” he said, pointing to the unavailability of that favored varmint-hunting round.