My word but it's difficult to find a Glock 19 or a Glock 17 around here. Hit multiple locations this afternoon, Sports Academy X 2, Bass Pro Shop and 2 local establishments and found a single 19 for sell. And definitely not on sale, I paid a premium to get it but felt it was worth it to get it now given the apparent demand, JIC. I found a 17 for a much more reasonable rate and sighed heavily and bought it as I'm feeling nekkid these days.
I didn't hit any pawn shops, I want NIB's for this particular purpose.
A whole afternoon of running around and all I have to show for it is a single 19, a 17 and a 10/22. And I had to go to 3 different places to get those. Kind of weird really. I couldn't find any 870's or Mossberg's in a defender model 18" / 7 capacity (ish) either. Actually unless you were looking for a bird gun there were no black shotguns in 12.
Every clerk I talked to said they can't keep 17's or 19's or the 'tactical' 12 gauges in stock. There were other models of Glocks in all the locations, 22's, 23's etc. but I'm sticking with 9mm for now.
Interestingly, ammo wise, there was no .223 on the shelves at either of the Sports academy's. I didn't check at the other places I went, this trip was taking more time than I'd planned already. Plenty of stuff in other calibers but no .223. Also both places were wiped out on 22LR, one had a bunch of subsonic and the other had some Remington bulk. Just a lot of empty slots on the shelves.
Still haven't heard anything from PSA much less gotten shipping notification. I find that a bit annoying that they don't even acknowledge the order, orders actually.
Arming up for a PA event is proving to be more difficult than I assumed it was going to be.
Foodwise, we've got another 300lbs of food stored away. I'm seriously considering renting a storage locker to avoid the eggs in one basket issue. Around here we have several rental places that are out in the middle of nowhere that charge peanuts for lockers in the 4x8 size. They're not climate controlled but for certain goods I don't think it's going to be a major impact. I've read accounts of wheat still being perfectly edible after 25 years of being stored in exterior locations. Add in vacuum packing on top of O2 absorbers and I think it could be fine for quite a few years. And it would give us a potential BOL to boot.