Around where I live .380 and 9mm were almost impossible to find. The .380 still is unless you want reloaded fmj or aren't picky about which HP you want.
The shortage is by no means over but you can get lucky every so often and find some stuff at Wal-Mart. Bass Pro is still a waste of time for pistol ammo. Dick's has stuff but it's the same price as my gun shop, so I'd much rather give them my money.
In regards to what ammo was readily available during the worst parts if the shortage....
You could build a kiddie fort with all the .40s&w and .357sig that nobody wanted. You could also add a little garage to the kiddie fort with the FN5x7 and a fence with the .25 auto stuff.
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