I wonder how many people are buying a LOT more ammo than they actually need. I understand stocking enough to be able to go to the range, skeet, trap, hunting, plinking, etc. And for me .22lr is still reasonable when I can find it, $0.05 - $0.10 cents a shell. Last box of Remington Gold 225 count cost me $11.00. And for range, like 9mm for me, most 9mm's semi-automatics will eat just about anything. And I chose 9mm guns to use and carry because they cost less than other shells. But for home defense we all probably all have some more expensive ammo, for me it is Hornady. But how many shells do we really need for defensive purposes? I am in my 60's and so far, knock on wood, have never had the need to pull or use a gun to defend anything or anyone.. And I wonder how many shells I will need for HD in my lifetime? For any scenario I can imagine other than a war, revolution, some kind of Military confrontation I doubt I would ever need one magazine, much less one box. And if I were put up against LE or some illegal military force, I would think that all I had, no matter how much that was, would not be enough, and I would be outgunned for sure. So, talking reasonably, what do we do as firearms enthusiasts really need? Just wondering... Thanks for any comments or questions.