Right now my only main shortage issue is trying to find parts for an old discontinued Thompson Center muzzleloader. You know the kind, the ones that they sold back in the 80s with that "Lifetime Warranty". Ha.
I am currently using a spring out of a ball point pen inside the rear sight. It works, but man is that a cornbread fix after a notorious sproing incident. And, what kind of idiot puts a spring inside a rear sight when the later models have a simple worm screw for adjustment.?
For TC factory and aftermarket products get a hold of Ed Kirkpatrick of Ed's Contenders in OKC......he's more into the Encores and Contenders (you wouldn't believe his inventory) but I have seen the occasional muzzle loader in his shop so I'm not sure if he'd have just the spring but he may have a complete rear sight assy.
Ed is good people but in all honesty he's not all that good about returning calls or answering emails......just keeping calling, any day and any time of the day, till he actually answers the phone 405-879-0879.
I just checked, and the SSDs we use are quantity-limited, but they're actually $10ea. cheaper than when I bought them back in February. Unfortunately, SSDs can't touch the capacities we need (yesterday I shipped almost 15TB of data to our CR office), so we're stuck using spin drives.https://www.tomshardware.com/news/hard-drive-ssd-shortages-imminent-if-new-cryptocurrency-blooms
You can think crypto idiots stocking up for a new crypto that isn’t even being mined yet.
Do it now, before it fails. Crucial and Samsung both give you software to clone your existing drive, so it's super easy, and Samsung's 870 Evo is $115 at Amazon. If you're using a laptop you might need a USB adapter to use for the cloning process, but those are cheap--if you buy directly from Crucial (their direct prices are usually the same as their prices at Amazon), they'll even sell you a kit with everything you need for the process.I have to upgrade to an SSD or a new hard drive. My current HD is in the process of failing.