I had enough normal ammo stocked up at the beginning of this ammo shortage so I continued going to the range and just placed as many backorders as I could. Luckily, I never had to pay GB prices for 9mm ammo. If anything, I am probably going to the range more these days since there is no waiting list for lanes.
I also restarted reloading, which I haven’t done in 20+ years. Getting a used press and components was challenging, but I used my 9mm stock to trade for almost everything I needed. I also sold some 9mm to friends and I was able to use that money to buy primers way before they hit the $0.10/primer prices. So I’m good to go for range ammo for the next couple of years.
So far, the only thing impacted is how much SD ammo I use at the range. I still shoot the chambered SD round at the range, but did not do my planned 6-month refresh of rounds in the magazine by shooting them at the range. I took all the rounds out of my EDC mag, inspected them, but put them all back into a new mag (to rest the springs on the old mag). If the rounds in my EDC mag hit the 1 year mark, I’ll probably remove them and cycle fresh rounds in. However, I will probably keep the rounds in a box for now.