5. “Holding out for improvement.”

At Gable Sporting Goods in Douglasville, Ga., manager/buyer Rome Smith shared there’s been no improvement in the ammunition supply as of mid-March.

“On most calibers people shoot a lot, I’m only selling ammunition if someone purchases a firearm,” he said. “I’ve never done that before. Even then, I’m only allowing customers to purchase 50 to 100 rounds, and it fluctuates weekly. I’m trying to let people buy as much as I can because I want them to go out and shoot. But I have to keep enough in reserve to sell when someone purchases a gun because it’s so important for new gun owners to be able to practice with their guns.”

About the only thing really available right now, Smith informed, is odd calibers people don’t shoot a lot, such as African dangerous-game calibers. Pistol calibers are pretty much nonexistent, he added.