I am somewhat new to the idea of keeping a certain amount of precious metals available just in case. Having reviewed this forum and several others and having taken a good hard look at the world economy, I began a quest of buying a few silver rounds every month as part of my general prepper strategy. Today, I went to my local coin shop and was suprised to learn that he doesn't have any and doesn't know when he'll get any more in. I looked online also as saw the same thing. Would someone who knows more about this than me (most everyone here) please explain this to me. Is this the beginning of the shortages now common with ammunition?