.380 ammo and the hopeful settler

.380 ammo and the hopeful settler

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    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 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?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Carson256 View Post

    Layer 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 Reigate 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?
    Yeah, when it's hard to find the folks who have it can pretty much charge what they want...I hand load and buy all my components online. Before beginning hand loading again I purchased all my ammunition online. Otherwise I was at the mercy of what was available locally and didn't get much choice.

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    Sounds like, Ace is not the place for your helpful ammo source.
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    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
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    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.

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    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.
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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Carson256 View Post
    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 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?
    There are some folks on this forum (and others) that dislike the convenience of home delivery and prefer to limit themselves to local availability.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hdhnict View Post
    $15 per box is a memory.
    Quote Originally Posted by CDW4ME View Post
    380 Auto | SGAmmo.com (1,000 rounds PMC FMJ $319 - 18 left at this time)
    That price is about $17 per 50 round box delivered. Close enough?
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    It is not going to any better, haven't you heard? There is an all out war against ammo.

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    I bought a batch of Fiocchi for a good price from Midway and Graf&Son

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    Quote Originally Posted by NickBurkhardt View Post
    As good of a price as I've seen on the PMC since like before I bought my .380 pistols. The free shipping makes it an extremely competitive price (31.9 cpr) without having to order bulk of 1000 rounds. Order placed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gottabkiddin View Post
    Sounds like, Ace is not the place for your helpful ammo source.
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