Readers of this blog might assume I'm clairvoyant on the subject of the ammo/ammo component shortage. I'm not, but something has begun to bother me about the duration of the shortage: it's affecting preparations for all sorts of nasty eventualities that a careful person might prepare for.
The critical ammunition compnenents are, of course, primers and powders. Since some powder is still out there, the most critical component is primers.
I'm going to make room in my gun safe for all my primers. I don't put ammo in there now, only a few loaded magazines. The primers have been kept in a less secure location in my shop, while the safe is in a locked and alarmed house, in a secure gun room with it's own alarm in the safe-closet.
Readers would be advised to treat their supplies of primers as an irreplaceable valuable as I'm doing now.