It hasn't affected me personally. I've bought 10 firearms since New Years Day. All at or below pre-madness prices. Any calibers I didn't already have werent too difficult for me to locate at normal prices as well. I have the advantage of being self employed with LOTS of free time. My strategy has been to stop in at whatever store I'm near, when out and about, that sells ammo and have found what I need here and there. Recently I found a local business that produces factory reman ammo. It's VERY cheap and is so far highly reliable. I plan to start reloading because it sounds like a good activity to keep me from using the free time to further build my collection.