I went gun stuff shopping yesterday in Oregon. Cabela's had a surprisingly good selection of long arms, some pistols and ammunition. Same story at a Portland area place called Fisherman's Supply.
Self-defense ammo is very scarce. Remington Golden Saber seemed the most available with some HydraShok, CorBon and Hornady. Speer Gold Dot and Winchester PDX11/Ranger is non-existent. These larger sporting goods places had limits on number of boxes of ammo permitted per purchase. There was bulk ammo in everything EXCEPT .223 of course. Fisherman's had some AE223 lac box for $13/20. About twice what it was in October. Cabela's was even selling primers (mostly Federal) with a limit if 2,000. Hardly any .224" bullets except the 40 gr variety. Did not see any 12 ga buckshot or slugs, and very limited .22LR.
Both places had at least a couple of XD, M&P, HK, and SIGs, and LOTS of 1911s at only slightly elevated prices. Fisherman's actually had the only Glock I have seen for a while, a Gen3 G22 still at $519. Now is a great time to buy a 1911.
DA Revolvers are as scarce as pistols. Every place has a couple of .357 and snub-nosed .38, and black powder or Single actions. But you can;t be too choosey on the DA revolver front. I MADE A HUGE SCORE at Cabela's finding a nice S&W Model 29 Mountain gun (Cabela's "Outfitter" special) with both rounded wood and Hogue grips, 4" barrel. A beauty and it was less than other places for the regular M29 at $859. Just as I was finishing up deciding to get it another clerk was helping a customer who wanted that exact gun and it was their last one. This is a beauty and is well balanced. It replaces the Redhawk 4" custom I traded away years ago, and as much as I loved that Redhawk, this M29 Mountain Gun is even better in the hand. The Redhawks and M629s I have seen on the shelves before were all in the $900-$1050 range.
I was surprised at all the rifles available at both large sporting goods stores. The smaller shops were cleaned out of all rifles in general but especially in .223, .308, and .30-06. Both of these larger stores had rifles in abundance and Cabelas had a Clearance rack with some good deals. I found a Sako A7 in .30-06 synthetic/stainless for $700, which is the same price as the Tikka T3 (not on clearance). I had never considered Sako, though a friend really likes them and the Tikkas as being very lightweight and accurate. When I held the Sako I knew this was the rifle. Trim, excellent handling, super smooth bolt and only 60 degree bolt lift. I had an extra scope with me just in case so had them mount it. All of the rifle prices look maybe only $50 higher than in October, whereas at the smaller shops they were sometimes grossly inflated. Cabela's had a pretty full rack of new and used rifles as well.
All stores I have visited this week had at least 3-4 AR15 or AK style rifles, but at $1,500 - $3,000. If you really want one, they are out there.
Every place was crawling with guys and gals buying ANYTHING gun related. ANYTHING and EVERYTHING. Cabela's had three people running background checks and they were swamped. This was mid-day during the week, when folks ought to be at work! I took the day off just to jump on the M29 deal I saw on line (2 hr drive).
Overall, stores like Cabela's and Fisherman's are offering broader selection at near normal prices and smaller gun stores have less selection at higher prices. In the Portland area one of the largest gun shops, Keith's normally has good prices but they are just insane on everything. A small local chain, The Gun Broker, had near normal prices and friendly staff.