Re: Component availability...
I can not confirm all of this, just what I have been told and read a little about. President elect Obama is planning on enacting higher taxes on ammo. He also wants to ban any military type assault weapon (try finding an AR lately?) Then, there are bills trying to be passed at a state level for ammunition serialization, which will no doubt run the cost of ammo up. Also with the serialization, after I think 2012 any one caught using ammo that is not serialized will face criminal charges. Also heard government is trying to ban reloading as well. How true this is, I don't know, but I did wait around to start stock piling reloading components. Since Obama was elected everyone I know of is stock piling weapons and ammo. Buddy of mine, bought 2 Ar-15 and is leaving them in the box. He said in a year the price will double and if money gets tight he can sell them.
Please if I wrong on any of this, let me know. Like I said, I can't confirm all of this, some is hear say, some is what I have been reading about.