This is a discussion on .380 ammo and the hopeful settler within the Defensive Ammunition & Ballistics forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Hello Everyone, I just purchased my wife a Ruger LCP.380 and she's looking forward to sorting it tomorrow for the first time. .380 ammo seems ...
I just purchased my wife a Ruger LCP.380 and she's looking forward to sorting it tomorrow for the first time. .380 ammo seems to be real scarce here, even or local Walmart hasn't had any for a while.
We ended up or getting some from the dealer we bought the gun from, a box of fmj for target practice and some hollow point rounds (drt) to carry. We only purchased one box of target ammo from the dealer as it was pricey at $20 for 50 rounds.
Later that day we went buy our Ace Hardware store and I noticed they had a box of Winchester fmj ammo so I picked it up and put it in the cart. Got to the register and it rang up at $42! That was for 50 rounds! Of course I didn't purchase it, but it got me wondering, is. 380 ammo more expensive than I'm used to with 9mm? Or did I just run across a dealer going to score a big profit?
Last edited by Carson256; March 8th, 2015 at 10:53 AM.
Yes, .380 tends to run more than 9mm. There are any number of on line merchants that sell ammo. I get on their mailing lists for their sales. Check out GunBot availability. GunBot 380acp pistol ammo
I'm in central Texas and while .380 is fairly available, it's certainly above 9mm prices. Most FMJ are around $20-$25/50 and defensive is $15-$20/20. I usually just get steel FMJ ammo for practice and that can usually be had for about $13/50.
9mm is a higher volume item. .380 ammo has become a specialty item.
Any ammo at less than $25/50 rounds is a good deal right now.
The hardware store is charging so much because they don't sell much.
$15 per box is a memory.
I don't carry to deter crime. I carry to defend myself!
Wait till you buy Buffalo Bore or Corbon Then you will have a heart attack . I shoot a lot of ball Not so much my BB or Corbon. At mouse gun distance. They pretty much hit same place . And over years Before the price gouging I shot a lot of Corbon.
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No internal lock or magazine disconnect on my pistols!
It is not going to any better, haven't you heard? There is an all out war against ammo.
I bought a batch of Fiocchi for a good price from Midway and Graf&Son