Because of the news,it started out with ARs' and Glocks. The Glock frenzy didn't last long and everything shifted to ARs'. AR15s' were being sold and sold-out. Gotta get those AR15s' before they're banned !!! Everyone buying those AR15s' then needed ammo. 223/5.56 that was $350 per 1000 went up to $1000 per 1000 when it became scarce and hard to get. People had the guns,not all of them had ammo(or enough of it). To reload became an option. Equipment and components(at the pre-frenzy prices because frenzy pricing had not caught up to the reloading aspect) made it possible to load 1000 rds for much less than $1000. WELL the frenzy has caught up to the reloading aspect. 9mm ammo and components impacted too. Gunbroker:some examples 3-12-2013 -small pistol primers @ $75 per 1K -IMR powders usable in 7.62x39 & 223/5.56 @ $55-85 per lb. -223/5.56 55fmjbt bullets @ $20 per 100 I don't know what's next or where/when it's gonna end.