I have been seriously looking at getting a carbine of some type but have been discouraged but the lack of ammo available. I really would like an AR-15. Maybe the war is causing a shortage of all the .223 / 5.56 ammo. I have to say that I have never bought ammo online. Even many of the online ammo stores are out of stock. Gallensons, Sportsmans, and Cabelas have very little of the cheap practice rounds. Maybe I should consider an AK-47 since the ammo is more accessible. Where is everyone getting hold of .223 ammo and how much are you paying for it?