Good advice IMO. Buy .380 ammo when you find it, 45acp any time you find it. WalMart is still the best on price. They carry the PD ammo as well, even if it's not considered by most to be top of the line. I have plenty of Remington PD ammo from WM in 9mm, 40S&W, and 45acp. It is what it is.First, Welcome to the forum... :wave:
For practice, buy the cheapest ammo you can find. FMJ loads are usually the cheapest around... Blazer and/or Winchester White Box are usually available in Walmart... Being in New York, I don't know how the laws are regarding selling ammo...
For defensive carry, try different brands of JHP's, if you can. In the .45, most any JHP round will do. I prefer the 230gr. loads myself. Even 230gr. FMJ will work well in the .45. :wink:
For the .380, I'm using Speer Gold Dot 90gr. JHP's. I found them online at ammunition to go. Any of the other JHP loads listed will also work fine. I even use FMJ in my .380, since penetration can be marginal. :yup: