Thought starter for folks. The idea of 9mm as “the best caliber” made complete logical sense to me and so is how i have personally prepared, but I do challenge that assumption a bit now after watching peoples behavior throughout the pandemic. I would suspect the majority of SHTF scenarios are not a switch that gets flipped, but more a crappy situation that gets progressively worse over time. Looking at the last year+, 9mm ammo was gone almost immediatley, and for the most part stayed that way for an extended period of time (at least around me). My point is 9mm ammo was no where to be found BECAUSE it was the caliber everyone was looking for. However, there were still some less popular calibers readily available on shelves… because no 9ne was looking for those. Net, the same logic that says 9mm is the best (most common) also could seemingly be why it may not be the best. I suppose the odds of scavenging would be higher longer-term but feels like either way, you can only count on what you have in hand.