I went to my local ammo supply store to check out the stock. I saw they had Federal 9mm 147 gr HST for $75.00!!! I thought that was way too high for 20 rounds. Then I pulled the box of the shelf and it was a 50 round box!!!! I haven't seen a 50 round box of self-defense ammunition for years! The salesman said he hadn't either. I bought the box because
it came to about $37.50 for 25 rounds. I felt I had stepped back into time.
Ouch. $1.50 per round.
Two years ago or so I bought a box of 50 rounds of Speer Gold Dot 9mm 124 gr. from SGammo among other groceries. I think it was like $24.00. At the time and for many months later until the C19 thing they always had 50 rd boxes of defense ammo from several different makers.
You can still find it on auction sites albeit at very lofty prices. For a time yesterday Target Sports had 50 rd boxes of a premium Federal 147 gr. defensive load in 9mm . They wanted 1.00 per rd.