COVID-19 pandemic In addition, like other factories, arms manufacturers stopped production during the height of the pandemic. Fearing long-term shortages, many gun enthusiasts began buying and stockpiling firearms and ammunition. He says another reason why there is such a shortage of ammunition is due to the fact that the gun manufacturer Remington went bankrupt. Dedicated shooters seem to be perpetuating the problem as they take and accumulate almost any pistol, rifle and shotgun ammunition that is available.
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Earlier this month, news outlet ABC 3340 in Alabama reported that dealers in that state expect the shortage to extend into the new year. Ammunition prices are unlikely to return to normal levels anytime soon.