I know some of you laddies...and maybe lassies...have personal protection devices which fire a projectile after the timed and precision ignition of a propellant.
There is a NC/SC “Firearms Blog” that gets as “spread out” as we do. Photography, gunsmithing, sales, trades, social commentary on just about every current event item.
One caught my eye. A firm in High Point, that appears to be an Ammunition Distributor (Buys from Manufacturers) also has a “store front”. Many of the long time blog members and owners appear to know him personally. He does not, to the best of my knowledge, advertise there.
To set the stage, in mid 2019, you could purchase 9mm 115gr ball ammo for maybe $0.20...or LESS. There were some rebates so the prices were approaching $0.13 - $0.15 per round. I over ordered and decided to make my own, more efficiently, and ordered a nice semi-automatic reloading machine. So, I peeled off 28 boxes or 1,400. Sold in the $0.17 range. Many folks bought 1000 round cases in the low $0.20 range in December.
The thread on the blog was about the High Point distributor selling through his store front. He sold 87,000 rounds...all he had...I think... in 24 hours. That was at $0.80 per round...3-4 times what the late 2019/20 prices were. He grossed $69,600.
To keep this broad, DW is seeing grocery prices increase. Even the GK’s are commenting on food prices...at the store or when they get takeout....
Just a topic that picqued my plate this morning....