Also depends on HOW you buy ammo . If you go to the local store , then yes , you will be more prone to being a victim of a ” shortage ” . On the other hand , if you buy in bulk from online warehouses as a standard practice , both your need for it and its availability most likely wont effect you at all . Your choice in firearms can be a factor , is your weapon of choice a prom queen , that needs fussy attention and good ammo only ? or is it a biker bit@& , that doesnt care what you feed it , or fussy about the conditions it finds itself in ? I wont own a prom queen .