C-9799 Dealing With the Great Ammo Shortage


As anyone who has tried to buy ammunition lately knows, demand is far outstripping supply. Cartridges in the most popular calibers—especially .22, 9mm, and .223—are getting harder to find and afford, and even exotic loadings are flying off the shelves. Gun enthusiasts, sportsmen, recreational and competitive shooters, and concerned citizens are up in arms over the lack of available ammo, merchant restrictions on purchases, and the ruinous prices being demanded for what's out there.

Lifelong shooter R.K. Campbell has survived ammo shortages before. In this invaluable new book, he examines today's scarcity to determine whether it's real, what's causing it, and how long it will likely last. Most important, he offers a number of straightforward strategies he and his shooting buddies have employed to deal with the limited supply:

-Cultivating local vendors
-Navigating on-line sources
-Trying your hand at handloading
-Building versatility into your arsenal so you can acquire what you need without breaking the bank
-Evaluating surplus ammo as an option
-Using cartridge adaptors

Get the most bang for your shooting buck by following the commonsense and proven advice in Dealing with the Great Ammo Shortage. After all, what good is having firearms without an ample supply of bullets?


R.K. Campbell is a writer in the firearms and police field with more than 500 articles, columns and reviews published in more than 20 magazines and numerous annuals. He serves as contributing editor at Women and Guns magazine, contributing writer at Gun Week, and contributing staff writer at SWAT magazine. His work frequently appears in Police magazine and he is executive editor of Boar Hunter magazine.


1) What Is the Shortage About?
2) A Cartridge and Its Components
3) Starting Local
4) On-line Resources
5) Handloading
6) What Makes a Good Bullet
7) The Cartridge Case
8) Powder Selection
9) Primers
10) How Much Ammunition Do You Need?
11) Factory Ammunition
12) Surplus Ammunition
13) Out of the Blue
14) Versatility
15) Cartridge Adapters
16) Firearms Selection
17) Sources

SKU: C-9799
5.5" x 8.5", 166 pages
photos, illust.