My son and I stopped at the local Wal Mart this morning to purchase some Gunk engine cleaner. The walk to the car department takes you through the sporting goods section and the ammo section. Threre was an assortment of ammo on the shelves, 38, .40, .45 and many of the rifle calibers from .17 to .308. My son picked up four boxes of Federal Hydra Shok 165gr .40cal JHP $24.99per box. The salesman said that the demand for ammo has decreased dramatically in his store and this ammo was the remains of a shipment received last Thursday. I don't believe this is an indication that the shortage has ended, but is an indication that people have given up on going out of their way to find ammo.