the US makers are doing what they can under the virus limiations. It's gong to have to be imported primers that save the day When guys can make and sell reloads. things will catch up, but its going to take a year or more. I"m surprised that they are not asking 10c per primer. When I was in S africa 40 years ago, primers brought 35c each in current USD money.. I bet match attendanc is WAY off. We'll never see matches again if biden gets in cause he intends to put a 500% tax on ammo. Criminals only need 10 rds, so such a tax is not aimed at crooks. It's aimed at people who like to shoot a lot. Any Republican Seneator who doesn't vote to stop such legislation needs to be re-called. Do NOT wait for his election cycle. to come around.
I’m fortunate enough to have bought a bunch (gradually over time) when they were cheap. Still have around 53k on hand in all, but that includes 1-2k of 209 primers that only get used with wax-bullet 45LC loads. I do have an inexpensive muzzle loader that also uses 209’s, but I haven’t shot it in at least two years.