One of my students asked me yesterday if it was OK if he shot part of his allotted 500 rounds with the excellent Advantage Arms .22 Long Rifle conversion unit on his Glock 23 carry gun. The reason was that he’d been able to round up 500 rounds of .40 S&W, but shooting it up would leave his practice ammo supply severely depleted. I told him that part of what he was learning with me was rapid fire recoil control, and he’d do better to shoot with the “real deal.” (Conversion units for inexpensive .22 are great for developing trigger control, though, and “draw to the shot” smoothness with accuracy.)
Yes, the ammo shortage continues, and it has generated much discussion among gun folks. My good friend Jon Strayer has some very insightful comments on the reasons for it HERE, at the ProArms News and Views Blog.
Friend Ted Fries passes along THIS commentary from a blog with which I was previously unfamiliar.
I’m finding somewhat more availability than this time last year with SOME cartridges, while others — .45 ACP, for instance – are simply not to be found in certain areas.
What’s all y’all’s take on this? Comment here!