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This is a discussion on 380 Ammo So Hard to Find within the Defensive Ammunition & Ballistics forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Try using AmmoEngine: .38 Special it is a great online resource. I think the link is titled .38 special but they have most pistol calibers....

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    Try using AmmoEngine: .38 Special it is a great online resource.

    I think the link is titled .38 special but they have most pistol calibers.


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    Tactical Gun Armory - Guns, Holsters, Mags, Optics and Much More. has Corbon Pow`Rball 380. for $21.00 per box of 20, these is one of the best carry rounds you can get from what i understand. i just ordered 10 boxes, thats the best price i have seen since nov. 5th

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    I found .380 today!

    I got 4 Boxes of .380 Ammo today at Gander MT. I been looking now for over 3 months. $24.00 for fifty rds.


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    I think I posted last week in a thread about my conversation with a local pawn shop owner when I went in looking at guns (nice AMD-65 caught my eye) and bought some Blazer Brass 45acp. We talked about a lot of things, and what he told me about the seeming rarity of .380 ammo these days made sense to me. The manufacturers make approximately $4 profit off each box of 9mm sold compared to $1 profit off each box of .380 sold. If you were a manufacturer, which would you choose to produce? Thing is, this may also be a domino effect. See.....380 ammo didn't used to be real popular on the market until the 9mm and other ammo got hard to find. Manufacturing facilities take some time to gear up and fix equipment in order to meet current demands, and there is most always a lag time before production can catch up. I figure they look at trends on a quarterly basis, and that means three months. Add another three months to verify the previous quarter trend, and then you're talking six months. Also, with the state of the current economy, it's also difficult to project sales into the future where before, a slight to moderate risk was acceptable. Does any of this make any sense as to the why?

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    They have it at my Walmart for the first time in about 2 months. I bought 2 boxes of WWB 100 count value pack .380. For $31/box

    They had about six boxes after I left.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MSGTLEGO View Post
    I been looking for some .380 ammo now for over two months, with no luck. I went to Gander Mt. today and they had one box and wanted $50.00, unreal! I have a Bersa Thunder 380 and Ruger LCP, and I am down to 1 1/2 boxes, I love to put "Hot Steel on Target" but I have only been shooting 22 ammo because of the rise in ammo prices. With summer just a flash away I want to ensure I get some practice with my LCP. I also checked online with all the popular sites " OUT OF STOCK." I was told by a friend that some dealers won't sell 380 unless you purchase a hand gun. BLUF does anyone know where to get 380 ammo at a good price!

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    wow!! you must have gone in there late cause i went in at 1 and the guy said they had 20 boxes!!
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    Had a limit of 4 boxes per person, and 5 left after I departed.


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    Quote Originally Posted by MSGTLEGO View Post
    I also checked online with all the popular sites " OUT OF STOCK."
    Check GunBroker.com. At any given time, there will be thousands of rounds for sale. The going rate over the past 30 days seems to be somewhere between $0.55 - $0.85 per round. Smaller lots and JHP/defensive ammo will price a bit higher. You're right, though, that .380 ACP seems to be a bit harder to find, right now.

    ... where to get 380 ammo at a good price
    For immediate availability, I've found GunBroker to be highly reliable. You don't always pay the best price as compared to how we once thought pricing should be, but since it's an auction site you won't get screwed due to that lot of ammo being the only choice on "the shelf."

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    Another "Book Mark" great page, Thanks ccw9mm


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    17.95 per 50 rd box here for the AE brand FMJ.
    For carry I use the Buffalo Bore +P HCFN at about $25 for 25 rounds.
    PC has become the term for Political Cowardice.

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    380 Ammo is coming back I got 2 boxes of .380 Auto Hornady Critical Defense Handgun Cartridge, 90-Grain FTX Bullet, 1000 fps, 25 Rounds per Box Cost $24.99 at Dicks


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