The ammo shortage is as bad as you’ve likely suspected. In fact, for me, it feels like things are actually getting worse at this point. My local range hasn’t sold ammo for anything other than range use in a year, and now they don’t even have it to sell for range use. As I showed in the members’ newsletter a few weeks ago, it seems to be keeping people from going shooting at all since the range is something of a ghost town. So, how long are things going to be like this? Well, I asked some of the nation’s leading ammo manufacturers and retailers, and gun owners looking to stock up probably won’t like the picture they painted. I also spoke with dissident board member Phillip Journey about his plan to appeal the NRA’s bankruptcy dismissal in an attempt to oust CEO Wayne LaPierre and other members of leadership. I covered a new ruling from the Supreme Court on a warrantless gun seizure. And I spoke to the head of a new political project from a major gun carry group. Manufacturers Say Ammo Shortage Will Stretch Out for Years America is more than a year into the latest ammunition shortage, and it appears supply will not catch up with demand anytime soon. As store shelves lie barren and prices for the most popular ammunition hover at two, three, or even five times their pre-pandemic levels, manufacturers said they are still scrambling to bring enough product to market. They said they are still working through several years’ worth of orders that have already been placed. “On certain products, we are certainly seeing backlogs that stretch out two years and beyond,” Brett Flaugher, president of Winchester Ammunition, told The Reload. “For those who shoot 9mm and 5.56 ammunition, which are both in high demand, it’s very uncertain how long it will be before people will consistently have ammunition readily available.” “I’m looking at two and a half years’ worth of demand already on order,” Jason Hornady, vice president of Hornady Manufacturing Company, told The Reload. “So, I’m not seeing a slowdown for two and a half years.” The shortage has become bad enough that many gun owners have simply stopped shooting for months on end. Some ranges have even run out of ammo to sell not just to customers who want to take it home but also those who want to use it on the range. Click here to read the full story. The Ammo Shortage Created the Ammo Hoarders Who Now Perpetuate it [Member Exclusive] “Nobody wants just a box. They want a case.” That’s what Jason Hornady, vice president of the ammo company by the same name, told me was part of what’s driving the ammo shortages. I talked more with him and Brandon Wexler of Wex Gunworks about the growing phenomenon of ammo hoarding and how a vicious cycle is helping to keep shelves bare. Click here to read the full piece if you’re already a Reload member.