I'm out of large pistol primers, and I can't find any locally.
Midway is out, as is MidSouth and Natchez. Widener's has Wolf large pistol primers, but I've never used them. I generally stick with Winchester or CCI for my primer needs.
It appears that the ammo shortage is just about over, but the primer situation has me aggravated.
Midway says that they're expecting some large pistol primers in on or about 1/15/2010, and that's coming soon. I expect that if I check on Friday and they have some, I'm going to order a couple of thousand. The only problem with that is that the hazmat fee makes the per-primer cost go way up.
As long as I'm paying that hazmat fee, I guess I oughta get a pound of L'il Gun and a pound of Varget. I've been meaning to try both those powders.
**UPDATE** I ordered 2K large pistol primers and a pound of Hodgdon L'il Gun. They were out of Varget. The primers are coming in the door at 4.2 cents apiece, which is the highest I've ever spent for primers. I've heard that L'il Gun is the bees knees for .357 magnum and I want to try it with 180 grain bullets.