I wasn't into shooting in 2008.
So all this panic buying and ammo shortage has a precedent?
What caused it? How long did it last?
The election of BHO. Everyone thought the new administration would go after guns with new legislation. It was pretty rough in 2009, .380acp was non-existent, and if it was you could pay 75 cents a round. 2010 and 2011 were better, and 2012 was the year everyone should've bought what they wanted while they still could, as prices and inventories leveled off and were pretty good for a while.