the 7 P's!
Proper prior planning prevents **** poor performance
But...in defense of those who weren't prepared before the prices went nuts...
If you dont have the cash, aren't willing to go into debt, just got into guns like in the past month and/or just plain didn't see this all coming, I don't advice spending big $ now.
Get some 357 revolvers and/or lever guns.
22LR/22Mag pistols and rifles
Bolt action centerfire
Don't get caught up in the buying frenzy.