Recently someone posted on another thread how there's been a lot first time buyers in the market. The discussion centered around the fact that because of panic buying, those new to the shooting sport are unable to obtain rifles (mostly), ammuntion, and reloading supplies. The result could lead to first timers becoming disinterested in the sport/hobby because nothing is available to get them involved now. Since we're deep into this crappy position, there's still a lot that you can do to prepare for the time when prices and inventory eventually return to normal levels -- assuming that sweeping restrictions are not put into place. Back in the 90's when I got into the sport, we were experiencing a period of low supply, I had to turn to obtaining most of the things on the following list to get me ahead of the curve in anticipation of normal market conditions/supply. Hearing protection Scope Spotting scope Range finder Binoculars Bipod Ammo/Utility cans Cleaning solvents, oils, patches, etc. Backpack/range bags Shooting mat Water containers Gun safe Gun case If you're wanting to get into reloading but can't find bullets, powders, or primers: Reloading guides (published by bullet or powder manufacturer) Press Scale Bullet puller Case trimmer Dial caliper Chronograph Tripod Bench - if you're handy you can make one custom for yourself All these things can be had during times of low supply (rifles/ammo). You may as well get a start acquiring these things if you can. Another thing to consider is ammo conservation -- if you've been used to blasting through hundreds of rounds of ammo on a range visit, spend some time doing slow fire, concentrating on basic marksmanship fundamenals, mag change drills, weak side shooting, use of cover, etc. I hope this helps.