I haven't validated, purported to have come out a TX Rifle Association Meeting from an FFL: "Smith & Wesson is running at full capacity making 300+ guns/day-mainly M&P pistols. They are unable to produce any more guns to help with the shortages. RUGER: Plans to increase from 75% to 100% in the next 90 days. FNH: Moving from 50% production to 75% by Feb 1st and 100% by March 1. Remington-Maxed out! (I bet they're not building very many other brands under their umbrella. I figure the demand for Remy would be tactical rifles and shot guns with door breeching brakes.) Armalite: Maxed out. DPMS: Can't get enough parts to produce any more product. COLT: Production runs increasing weekly...bottle necked by Bolt carrier's. LWRC:Making only black guns, running at full capacity...can't get enough gun quality steel to make barrels. Springfield Armory: Only company who can meet demand but are running 30-45 days behind. AMMO: Every caliber is now Allocated! We are looking at a nation wide shortage of all calibers over the next 9 months. All plants are producing as much ammo as possible w/ of 1 BILLION rounds produced weekly. Most is military followed by L.E. and civilians are third in line. MAGPUL is behind 1 MILLION mags, do not expect any large quantities of magpul anytime soon. RELOADERS... ALL Remington, Winchester, CCI & Federal primers are going to ammo FIRST. There are no extra's for reloading purposes... it could be 6-9 months before things get caught up. Sorry for the bleak news, but now we know what to expect in the coming months. Stay tuned, we'll keep you posted... " Here's a link tp gun writer's note on his visit to a shop, dtd 31 Dec 12: http://www.bob-owens.com/2012/12/something-funny-happened-on-the-way-to-the-tyranny/ I guess the bits and pieces shipments of small lots that are reported to be making it to vendors may be the last of supplies for a spell, both factory fodder and the two "end pieces" in a metallic cartridge. We'll see? I got tickled when I received MidwayUSA's February Sales Flier with the big sale on boolitz! I bet Larry and his crew are dumbfounded as a lot of us, but are digging deep to find some source for items to meet our needs. I wonder about Fed Import Bans being backdoored? But another matter for another day. Lucky if you've got 'em to send downrange for more than optics/sights verifications. Whew!