The "Wal-Mart’s out of ammo" meme

Well, to join the others, you see here the selection at my local Wally World.

Most of what you see there is rifle ammo. The rest is .22 and revolver ammunition (.44 Magnum and .38 Special). Nothing for semi-auto pistols at all. (The shelf on the far right, that you can only see a corner of, is shotgun shells.)

And, this seems to be a growing phenomenon, too (click to embiggenate).

I don’t normally buy ammo at Wally World. It’s actually my fourth choice when I’m looking for ammo. I try to support my local gun shop. Unfortunately, he’s been out of .45 and .380 for a while, now. He actually has a waiting list for certain calibers, and when he gets a shipment I don’t think he gets all the way through the list before he’s out again.

The other local gun shop (that’s a little farther away than my usual guy) had some .45 last month, but was completely out of .380, too.* The distance isn’t really a problem – it’s not really very far, comparatively – but their customer service is not as good as my usual place, so I don’t really like to go there. I’m just as likely to go to Dick’s. I expect a lower level of customer service there, so I’m not as disappointed.

It’ll sure be nice when this shortage is over.

* (This was before I traded the Colt .25 for the Kel-Tec, so I did get to feed both my guns on that trip. I also learned why Wolf ammo is so much cheaper than everything else – and how badly it sucks.)

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