Shit, just grab what you can. When push Comes to shove, we can deal with it by making our own ammo for at least a little while, it just won't be very cost effective.
Once shit gets into the buck a round neighborhood, then you might as well start changing barrels over to .300 blackout and have everything suppressor ready. Until then stockpiled .223 and 5.56 is the way to go, but if you can't shoot it cheap then that bites pretty deep into the training budget.
Air soft is not getting banned and that's not so bad for training purposes. If things go hot then you know what the ammo sources are and at that point it just does not matter what's legal and what's not.
As for new shorty builds, look into 9mm, performance out of short barrels by rifle standards, especially when you are talking +p+ carbine loads is not exactly bullshit. Other builds to consider are AR10 stuff which is a growing market.
From what I can tell, the ban is not legally affecting the 55 grain m193 equivalent loads, soft points (which are more deadly) or the 72gr sniper/match loads. It is not even affecting the non-AP 62gr stuff. That is so far. There is talk they could expand the banned ammo definition, but that's not confirmed yet.
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