The Return of .22LR

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by TFB Staffer

It’s been a few years since the Great Ammo Shortage began, but it hasn’t been so long we’ve forgotten the difficulty of locating .22LR. Some states were worse than others, for example, back in Washington State .22LR was quite literally nonexistent. There wasn’t a single gun store on the western side of the state with a stock of the diminutive round and that remained true not for months but years. At the same time, gun stores in Kentucky were selling cases on a semi-regular basis. They couldn’t keep it in stock long, but at least it appeared now and then.

The apparent shortage may be coming to an end – or is it? 22plinkster gives his opinion regarding whether or not .22LR will be making a regular appearance on the shelves of your local gun store.

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  • Tony patric Tony patric on Nov 10, 2015

    when i can go to a store at anytime and buy a brick of any brand i want, then the shortage is over.

  • Randy HK-91 Randy HK-91 on Nov 10, 2015

    IF you Buy from a scalper you fuel the shortages -- lay off for awhile and watch prices drop and shelves fill !