I was in a shop in Birmingham a few weeks ago and they had a huge stock of primers and other reloading components. My friend, Dan, introduced me to the shopowner and I was grateful to find a source. Yesterday, Dan calls and asked if I had any small rifle primers I could part with, maybe one or two cases of 5000? Apparently his shop has sold out and can't get more. I offered to pick some up at the gunshow in Mobile today. Got there about 09:45 and they had sold out of everything except two boxes of large pistol primers (at fifty bucks a box, no less!). SO Jerry and I decided to drive to the Florida gunshow that was going on in Pensacola and stop by Styx River Shop along the way: they always have plenty of primers. Styx river had 500 small rifle primers; 500. They had no large pistol or rifle primers and no small pistol except for one box of magnum. When we got to the gunshow in Pensacola, primers were on the top of the list. Plenty of powder, bullets and cases but guess what? Not one damned box of primers. I have enough to last me for several years unless I keep trying to help out my less fortunate friends. I think I am just going to respond to all future requests for ammo with an offer to shoot who-ever they are pissed off at and just keep my bullets.