That's the rule rather than the exception unfortunately. I'm always bargain hunting for my Sig, Kahr etc. You'll find big box stores pricing Glock mags close to that as well. Fortunately there are plenty of options including a big used and LEO turn in bargain market. That market and decent prices on Pmags sort of balance out the equation. I've also had great performance from military (style) metal mags in my AR and AK - big potential savings there but they look best in a vintage gun IMHO. Looks are lower on the list than function however!Guys we don't have a problem over here. Head over to ar15.com to see guys with an addiction, there are guys that have over 1000 mags for their AR-15s. I really need to stock up on my pistol mags though, but the darn S&W M&P mags are expensive. $34/each hurts if you want to buy 10 of them. I need to stop buying new pistols because it costs a small fortune to buy the mags for them afterwards.