Hard to say. Local markets vary. It doesn’t sound crazy but...Was this a good deal? My LGS called me and they had a Walther ppq sc that was shipped to them with one 10 round mag and one 15 round mag. The 15 is illegal in CT. So, Walther ppq sc with one mag for $530 OTD, is that fair in this market?
I thought everyone in AZ carried .45 acp. ; )Here in Phoenix, 9mm is extremely hard to find and when I can find it, the price seems high and quantity is extremely limited. Last weekend, I went to one of the gun clubs that I belong to and was told that I was limited to one box of 9mm and could only buy it if I was shooting on the range. It was Fiocchi. The cost before my member discount was $19.99 for a box of 50 rounds; price after 15% member discount was $16.99 for the box. I had the same experience at the same gun club the week earlier (though they allowed me to box two boxes at that time). The other gun club I belong to said they hadn't gotten any 9mm in for something like 7-10 days.
Back on July 22, a LGS here was selling a 50 round box of Federal 115 grain 9mm for what I believe was $29.99. I just checked the LGS's Facebook page and they seem to currently have the same Federal for $24.99 (so maybe I'm not remembering the 7/22 price correctly).
A couple of weeks ago, I was hunting for a Ruger Mark IV Tactical because .22LR is more readily available and cheaper than 9mm. I only found two places in two that had it in stock. One was one of my gun clubs, which was selling it for $489.99. The other was an LGS next to the club, which was selling it for $427.99. I ended up getting my club to match the $427.99 price. I'm thinking the $489.99 price was inflated due to the current scarcity, but I'm not 100% sure of that.
I still shoot weekly, but yeah, box or two of centerfire pistol/rifle, then a quick couple hundred rounds of .22. Pinging steel at 200 with my Marlin 60 is a blast, and that pretty accurate pewpewpew with the pistols is real fun. Got a conversion for G17's, and love how accurate it is.I forgot to mention that, on the brighter side of things, while I was shooting on the gun club's range Saturday, my wife went to Walmart and managed to snag me seven boxes of Winchester .22LR 36 Grain 1280 FP Hollow Point Copper Plated. Each box has 555 rounds. Price per box was $21.53 so that's a little less than 3.9 cents per round.
Although I prefer shooting the G19, the Ruger Mark IV is holding me over nicely until 9mm prices become more reasonable.