Several sources across the firearm industry reported extremely high demand to American Rifleman in light of the COVID-19 epidemic.
Primary reasons cited by respondents for the accumulation include uncertainty in future supplies, concerns about changes in the political climate, money savings, swings in economic conditions/income and time savings.
In case you hadn’t noticed, we are in the midst of an ammunition, primer and propellant shortage. Stories are making both local and national news, and rumors abound on the Internet. I understand there have been large Federal contracts, but those cannot come close to explaining the increased demand for ammunition and components.