This is a discussion on Who is buying up all the hand gun ammo? within the Defensive Ammunition & Ballistics forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by Ram Rod I've been seeing more of it on the shelves here lately....the Wal Marts, and the local hardware store. Bought a ...
RR, i think your on to something. if you look @ things chips and soda are up more than ammo over the same 2 year period.
seems we where so worried about the guy smoking in the bank lobby they cleaned out the safe on us.
but dont worrie inflation is well contained!
my advice, keep stocking up when you find it, looks like you may need it!
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It took me more than a month to collect 1000 rounds of 9MM WWB to take a Gunfighting course last month. In that time I did not see any .357mag, no 45ACP and very few 40S&W at the WW I was staking out. The WWB was $19.95 per box of 100. The federal was $10.50 for box of 50. Naturally I took 6 of the WWB when I could get it. The course said bring 500 rounds, we shot 700 and I had one FTF out of the batch. I chamber checked all 1000 and was glad I took extra. Just got a shipment of 1500 147GR JHP bullets in 9MM today. There is ammo out there in loaded or component pieces, you need to let the Google Search engine find it.
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Maybe it's my retail background, but I tend to keep some of everything on the shelf....I don't let myself run out, ever. Ammoman.com has been very good with everything except the 38 supers.
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I had a lousy time getting ammo for the range, forget about quality SD ammo. I would go to Walmart 20 times to buy maybe 2 boxes of WWB in .45 that would last me about 15 min at the range.
I decided to reload and now I shoot about 200 rounds a week and all I have to do is crank the press in my gargage every time I need ammo. I also keep about 2k worth of components.
I am a different guy now, I'm relaxed, I just smile as I go by the empty ammo shelves at WM. Life is good!
And if the Mexicans decide to invade the country or Zombies come out, I could probably load enough ammo to repel several waves.... So I only keep a couple of boxes of SD ammo for carry. Did I tell you that I am happy now?
I think the problem with walmart is that their ammo was too cheap. In a market sense that is. Other places usually had some ammo on the shelf but it was so much higher than Wm that it stayed there and people waited to get the cheap stuff at wm. everybody did that and kept the shelves stripped bare when it came in.
I noticed that since the Wm prices have increased (unfortunately) the ammo is on the shelf a lot more than it used to be. Likely becuase the profit margin for the people who were buying it all and then reselling it has become much smaller these days. Basically, for a while there wal mart was wholesaling ammo to the gun stores, ranges and gun shows. I dont like the price increases, in fact I dont buy from the stores anymore, but I have to say that the increase in prices seems to be helping the market reach a tenuous equilibrium.
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there is plenty of ammo around ya just gottas know where to look!
click pistol ammo -hollow points they have hard to find ranger +p 124 gr talons in stock
i just ordered a box of corbon 125gr +p JHP from there
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I was me. I bought it all. I apologize.
There wasn't, other than being overpriced.
Standard load, FMJ? I told him I'd wait for the WWB to come back.
I hope you were refering instead to 147gr JHP Winchesters. I caught 3 boxes one time.
I believe they were $17/box also.
I went to the local indoor range this Monday afternoon to zero my new optics (since usually its pretty empty before 5pm on weekdays) and boy was I surprised.
The place was packed with a whole bunch of people in their 20s (lots of ladies). Judging by their questions and gun handling they were completely new to guns. They were buying guns, renting guns and learning to shoot them.
I mean this is Austin, the socialist mecca of Texas and these folks looked like the usual green sheep (liberal T shirts and all), except they were buying/shooting guns.
So at least some of the handgun ammo shortage has to be from all the new folks buying it.
Probably a lot of people like me as well...I wander by the sporting goods department whenever I'm in there, and if they have something in stock in 9/.38/.45/.357, I buy 2 boxes. I figure the price is never going to go down, and two boxes at a time isn't going to deprive anyone else...but enough people 'just grabbing a couple boxes' can really make an impact at a place like WalMart.