Two weeks ago I got an itch to get out the old Ruger 10/22 and do some plinking so I got online and started reading about indoor places to shoot around the Portland area on Yelp. From there I was scanning YouTube on 10/22 videos and different things to customize that rifle. That's when I started seeing videos and reading online about the .22lr "shortage". That's how I ended up here at NWFA while on my quest to acquire 22lr ammo. I would like to purchase in the near future a new firearm of some sort. I like to buy things new and trusted brand name items. Purpose of weapon would be home defense first, having fun plinking/target practice second. I would not be reloading my own ammo and would like to have about 1,000 ammo in inventory. I wanted to buy another .22 and was thinking of another Ruger 10/22. Even started looking into the Ruger 22 pistols but if I cannot find any 22 ammo for under 30 cents per shot then I don't feel too enthusiastic about 22s right now and might as well buy something of larger caliber. So that brings me to a couple of questions for you and from there that would narrow down my choices for the next purchase. 1) What brand name ammo is good to buy and what should I stay away from? 2) What is the best size and available ammo for pistols, rifles or shotguns and again what size (hard to find) to stay away from?