Thought 9mm was supposed to be easy!!

Thought 9mm was supposed to be easy!!

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    Thought 9mm was supposed to be easy!!

    I bought my first 9mm after years of owning .40's because 9 is cheaper which would lead to more practice. The problem is that its hard to find decent rounds on the shelf! Stores are always back ordered and the only the cheap stuff (Monarch) is plentiful. I went to two Academy's and a Walmart with no luck. Plenty of .40's though....

    Is there an armageddon coming that I don't now about??


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    I've often said that .40 is not hard to find. Sometimes easier than 9mm. That's why I like owning both. Try Cabela's website.
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    I've never had a problem finding 9mm, seems they always have Winchester and Federal at a minimum.

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    9mm is easy to find on sale

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    Wal Mart is up to $12.00 per 50 ct box of 9mm Federal practice ammo. It was $10 a few months ago.

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    Sorry. Should have been more specific. 9mm 124-147 JHP are hard to find because thats what what I carry therefore want to practice with. Cabela's JHP's are pretty much backordered, so is Academy.

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    9mm is a NATO round. A lot of returning GI's are use to the Beretta 9mm. But... like the .38 spl, I retired the 9mm.. Use only .45acp and 40 S&W in my handguns.

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    Wal-Mart usually has the Winchester White Box 100 pack for about $24 or so. Keep checking. Occasionally you can find the UMC yellow box of 250 rounds for about $0.24 per round

    The best deal I've found is SGAMMO.COM which, including postage usually goes for about 21 or 22 cents per round in cases of 1000 for the clean burning CCI/Speer Lawman 115 gr TMJ rounds (low lead fume dispersion). They also have CCI/Speer Blazer in 45 ACP for about 30 cents per round in lots of 1000.

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    My LGS sells me a case of 1000 rounds 124 grain FMJ (practice rounds) for $220 (233.20 with tax I think) no shipping. There are times when I have a bit of trouble finding my carry ammo in the same weight but not often. Try your LGS versus big box store they may just have better than advertised deals.
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    Check some of your other smaller local gun stores for JHP. My LGS usually has plenty of SD ammo on hand.
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    Wow. I used to buy CCI 115 JHP's at Academy in Plano by the case. Very inexpensively even in those days. Are you over analyzing the need to practice with the same load you carry? Just throwing out a thought......


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    I Have not bought any practice ammo in over tweo years. I reload my practice ammo to shoot to same POA as my carry rounds, plus I'm stocked on bullets,primers&powder ; ) PS Stock up when you can
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    Georgia Arms. 500/1000 rounds loose 124/147 gr. I've blasted through at least 5K of their stuff. Great FMJ practice rounds.

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