I'm not quite sure if this is the proper section for this, but it's in regards to ammunition, so why not? Anyway, I recently visited the Beaverton BiMart and went to the ammunition desk for some .357 Sig and .45ACP. I understand that .357 Sig is relatively obscure in the civilian market, so I wasn't surprised when they mentioned that they never carry it at all. Yet, when I asked about .45, he started to tell me that "The ammunition shortage is still strong! People buy it all when it comes in." All that, just to see that they are absolutely overstocked with .223 and .308, and they haven't had a shipment in at least a week or so they mentioned. The guy obviously has no clue, and he went on to respond to a question I had about the shortage. I said, Well, you would think that with increased prices, the smaller manufacturers would start to grow in both production and sales, while the already large manufacturers would also be expanding. He responded by telling me that, "It's nearly impossible to get into the market, because you have a mandatory military contract when you start an ammunition business, eating up all of your production." Quite honestly, I think that's a load of manure, but does anybody know any facts about this statement? The way I see it, if they didn't have an overstock of .225 and .308, as they did, I would probably walk away and not think of it. Honestly, though, that is the one thing that made me think that all the problem really is, is he or whoever does their product ordering for future inventory sucks at their job, and doesn't know what to order. If the military was sucking up their production, wouldn't they be out of those two types of rounds?