there are many shooters looking for ammo selling for some price that is not going to bust their grocery $ or eat into their pocket so bad that it changes the structure of how they allot their hard earned monies . i understand that . fortunately i am not under that heading . i got lucky on my ammo spending and here is why . read on and bear with me a while . around 3 yrs. ago i did a creditable study of " do i need any more firearms , or shooting related gear, holsters , magazines etc. or just what , besides guns , do in need if anything ? " it boiled down to ammo. i started ordering ammo in bulk . a lot of my buying was in the $400-600 range . getting 9mm for $9 -50 , and sometimes less , 45 acp at $18 -50 , and so forth . my reason for doing this buying was simple . i was close to retirement age & wanted to get way ahead on ammunition. not having to worry about buying more , just go burn some powder & enjoy it ! its worked pretty good . have been retired now for a little more than 2 months & have been to the range bout 6-7 times . enjoy it ! now part 2 i have a hvy duty 7 guage safe , believe it to be very secure , HOWEVER i can not get my now bulging supply of ammo in the safe . some but not all . have a seperate ammo chest upstairs in my bedroom that took most of the overflow . i am going to put a seperate lock on the door that houses the gun safe . i am now no longer working , & better than that , i am no longer working nites . so i am at home a real lot & only live regular day hrs. as i looked at all my ammo it hit me that this stuff is worth 3-4 times , or more , than what i forked over for it !! i am touching on this ammo stuff because i know a number of people that have guns & ammo , but do not have secure storage at all . not good . and with the rising prices the risk to lose a lot ,QUICKLY , could be a problem. when my very large akita dog passed several yrs. back i acquired the safe . i paid more then i wanted . but i do not regret that purchase 0ne iota ! so if you are buying ammo at these inflated prices it might be time to try and secure it the best way you are capable of . it may come back down someday , but it may never be what one calls reasonable again !