Curiosity caused me to stop at three gun stores today; two near Athens, Georgia and one near Lawrenceville.
5.56 ammo was available in case quantities at one of the Athens outlets. 500 rounds of Independence brand (Israeli made, marketed by ATK) was selling for $299, and the store was even bold enough to have the stock and price noted outside on the sign.
The Lawrenceville store had PMC 5.56 in 1000 round quantities for, if I recall, for $699. Federal or Magtech by the case was also available, but it cost more. There were also some thousand round cases of Tula 7.62x39 marked $299 each.
Pistol ammo was not available in large quantities, but looked to be generally available. The exceptions being 9mm and .22LR. Two out of three stores had some 9mm, one said it had none. Sample pricing of what I saw in stock: Magtech 124 gr. FMJ for $19.95.
I think I saw a few 50 count boxes of .22 ammo at two of the stores. But I didn't look close enough to determine if it was plinker stuff or specialty. No bricks, buckets or large cartons on the shelves.
Firearms inventories continue to recover. But used selections remain well below what was customary until last December. My assumption, as I've said before, is that people aren't parting with guns right now.
Customer traffic at all the stores looked steady, but low for Saturday by standards set in recent months. Like last weekend, skies were sunny, temps in the mid-70s. I suspect most folks had better things to do than hang around a gun store.