380 availability

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    380 availability

    With the lack of 380 ammo, is anyone selling their 380s because of a lack of Ammo? I was thinking about getting a 380 seecamp, but now I am wondering whether or not it's even worth it. Seems like the ammo issue on a whole has improved but 380 ammo still seems to be MIA. Is anyone selling or thinking about selling their 380s??


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    I don't have a .380, but the current ammo shortage shoots a big hole in the supply and demand theory, doesn't it. You'd think the ammo companies would be cranking it out.
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    My local shop has had .380 in FMJ and hollow points the last few times I was in. I have 2 .380's and I have always managed to find ammo for them, just have been dilligent in checking places whenever I was there.
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    its available...you just have to look for it...ammototgo has blazer right now for $16.95 a box of 50 fmj's right now...

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    It's the reason I'm not buying the girlfriend a pocket pistol (in .380) right now.

    I've heard that major manufactures are using the machines to produce 9mm instead of .380. I guess since they're so close in size, they just require some adjustments or something along those lines.

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    Just ordered a box of Hyrda Shok for my Seecamp and arrived yesterday. It is out there...maybe will increase in the days ahead.
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    I've had no problems at all stocking up on .380. Like others have said, it's out there. Ammo engine, gunbroker, etc..
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    They manufacture .380 on the same dies as 9mm, so with the demand for 9mm being so high there is not a lot of time to make .380 on the manufacturing floor right now. It will come around. I am seeing more .380 than say 6 months ago...in fact, I just bought a new .380.
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    Walmart had...

    WWB 100 packs for $34.

    I picked up 4 of them!
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    Gun shops ain't the best place to buy ammo, especially if you don't want a particular brand and bullet weight. Mail order, I think, is the way to go. I get most all of mine from Midway USA.

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    Cabelas has had alot the past few times i've been in there.
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    I did exactly the same thing at Wally World a couple weeks ago -- 4 100 round boxes of Win White .380. It always seems they have a lot of only one caliber each time I visit. This was the first time I had seem .380 there in a long time. Today they had .45ACP 100 round boxes, but I limited myself to only two of those.

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    You can thank Ruger for some of the problem..when the LCP came out, .380s became a hot item. If you find a good deal on that Seecamp, scarf it up. Thats a good pocket gun and the .380 shortage will eventually become history. Afterall, the ammo companies make money by selling what shooters want. Its all just supply and demand right now.

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    Buy online and have it shipped to you.

    However, that Seecamp isn't going to use up a lot of ammo. (not exactly a range gun).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Guns and more View Post
    Buy online and have it shipped to you.

    However, that Seecamp isn't going to use up a lot of ammo. (not exactly a range gun).
    Guns&more makes an excellent point here. My LCP ain't no range gun either. I don't shoot it because it's fun, I shoot it just often enough to stay proficient. Otherwise it's laying in wait in my rear pocket holster for a bad day.

    I just did a quick calculation: I put about 1000 rounds thru it last year, because it was new. I'm tracking to put about half that much thru it this year.
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