I went to one of the major US sporting goods stores yesterday to pick up some large pistol primers. Found the shelves completely empty. There was not even a shotgun primer on the shelf! Went over to the firearms counter and asked one of the people behind the counter where all of there primers were. The guy said they were completely sold out and they didn’t have any Idea when they would be able to get any more. He said the US military had hundreds of millions of rounds of ammunition on back order, and all of the companies that manufacture primers cannot keep up with the demand. He said the primer manufacturing companies have geared up to make primers for the production of military ammunition only and until the needs of the military are met there won’t be any primers available to the general public. I drove across town to another major sporting goods store and was basically told the same thing, that all of the primers that the manufactures could make were being used for the manufacture of military ammunition. That store only had eight thousand large pistol primers left on the shelf. The guy behind the counter said that was all the primers the store had left and that they could not get anymore.