Best prices for 9mm ammo?


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TFin04
October 31, 2006, 10:23 PM
The thread about the .40 S&W ammo got me thinking.

My local range sells FMJ Winchester as a range round for $20 for 100 rounds. Doable, but not great.

Where can I find a good FMJ range round for cheap? I don't need anything spactacular, light weight is fine. Also, I will not shop at Wal-Mart. I don't have an issue shopping online.

Any recommendations?

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gudel
October 31, 2006, 10:41 PM
Also, I will not shop at Wal-Mart

I guess that eliminates the best prices for 9mm ammo.

wally
October 31, 2006, 10:49 PM
www.sportsmansguide.com has had .40S&W Fiocchi 170gr FMJ on sale for about $165/1000. Don't know if they still have it.

If there is an Academy store in your area they will almost for sure have the best price on 9mm FMJ, prices beat Wal-Mart and you can get more then 10 boxes wihtout buying all they have.

--wally.

Ricebrnr
October 31, 2006, 11:01 PM
You don't mention where you are. Here in MI there are quite a few local stores besides Waly World that sell ammunition.

I've gotten WWB 9mm FMJ 100 rdboxes at Meijers in the $15-17/box range. Cabelas is only about 20-25 mins from me and I can get it about the same there or Remmington UMC for a couple bucks more. Bass Pro Shops is further but once in a while I get by there and prices are in roughly the same range (a little higher). Also if I definitely want to pay a little more then Dunham's has quite a few stores around.

strat81
October 31, 2006, 11:26 PM
Well, I buy WWB and Rem UMC JHP from Wal-mart. For $7.17/50 of WWB and $16.98 for the Rem, they're great prices. Since it's on my way to the range, it's a good stop. Plus I can get some Guinness on the way home!

But since you won't shop there... I just purchased 1000 rounds from www.natchezss.com. Cabela's also has bulk 9mm reloaded ammo for decent prices. www.Cheaperthandirt.com has good prices too. Don't forget to factor in shipping!!! There are a ton of ammo sites out there, but once you add in shipping, the great prices disappear. IIRC, shipping weight on the 1000 rounds I ordered was 28 lbs. Half of it was CCI Aluminum, so that might shave some weight, I don't know.

However, now that I have a good handle on ammo prices, I'll probably try to negotiate with my local gun shop next time I need ammo. I'd rather throw the business his way, and if he can match those prices and still make some money, we all win. Half of something is better than all of nothing.

Kankujoe
October 31, 2006, 11:28 PM
I just bought a few boxes of Rem UMC 9mm at Dick's for $6.98.

Confederate
October 31, 2006, 11:56 PM
Just a note regarding Wal*Mart.

If we don't support stores that sell ammo and shooting supplies, you'll soon have to do all your shopping via the Internet. And that may not be legal in a few years, especially if the Democrats get in.

I have mixed feelings about Wal*Mart, but they're one of the few stores around that still even bothers catering to shooters in any way, shape or form.

They also have good prices, which you won't get at most gun stores.

3 gun
November 1, 2006, 12:35 AM
I picked up a 1000rds of 9mm at Dicks for $109.60 plus tax. If you can find a better price let me know. They also have 250rd cases of 12ga for $28, again I can't find better right now.

Freedom in theSkies
November 1, 2006, 01:05 AM
Qoute: "Just a note regarding Wal*Mart.

If we don't support stores that sell ammo and shooting supplies, you'll soon have to do all your shopping via the Internet. And that may not be legal in a few years, especially if the Democrats get in.

I have mixed feelings about Wal*Mart, but they're one of the few stores around that still even bothers catering to shooters in any way, shape or form.

They also have good prices, which you won't get at most gun stores."

Alright... I gotta vent!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WAL MART is out to make small businesses extinct, by taking advantage to their huge buying power and lack of ethical fibre!
Who supports and sponsors your local kids sports teams? Wal Mart? Not likely... It's the small time business that has the decency to provide uniforms and cost-cutting benefits to parents. So if you have to go to your local shop for...whatever..., might you not find it OK to spend a wee bit more? At least your dollars are being spent locally and they just might keep our kids from becoming people who we have to buy guns to protect ourselves from...

I can see that you have mixed feelings about dealing with Wal MArt for your ammo purchases, but in many cases, the small shops are driven out of the market by the lack of support from the every day consumer.
Alright... Rant mode off...:cuss:

sig228
November 1, 2006, 07:24 AM
So I decide to stop by the range one day, unplanned. I had my 9mm with me, but only one mag loaded with ammo. I figure "the range cant charge that much more" than Walmart. Boy, was I wrong!!! Range ammo (no name brand) was $13.50 for a box of 50. WWB at Walmart is $12.88 for a box of 100. Lesson learned.

As to supporting my local gun shop, I do so by buying my guns and accessories there. I enjoy talking to the owners and value their input. I know that I pay more for a gun at the shop than online, but that's an informed decision. Getting hit braodside on the ammo...well...lets just say that won't happen again.

Gary G23
November 1, 2006, 08:24 AM
Where I'm at Academy Sports has three different 9mm loads for less than $6 a box.

kirkcdl
November 1, 2006, 08:39 AM
www.outdoormarksman.com Check out the Miwall brands,both reload and new ammo...

crazed_ss
November 1, 2006, 08:54 AM
So I decide to stop by the range one day, unplanned. I had my 9mm with me, but only one mag loaded with ammo. I figure "the range cant charge that much more" than Walmart. Boy, was I wrong!!! Range ammo (no name brand) was $13.50 for a box of 50. WWB at Walmart is $12.88 for a box of 100. Lesson learned

lol.. I was gonna say the same thing. 9mm ammo at local shops doesnt cost a "wee bit more".. It literally costs TWICE as much for the same ammo :(
When the local shops have sales, their prices are still $3 higher than Wal-Mart's everday price.

I made the mistake of buying a box of American Eagle .308 at the local range.. 20 bucks!!! $1 per round :(

possum
November 1, 2006, 09:08 AM
I guess that eliminates the best prices for 9mm ammo.
:scrutiny:
+1 well we tried, wal-mart does have the best deal going, enev with the prices going up, on ammo all the time. last time i looked it was still 12.88 for 100rd wwb. but i guess since you don't shop there you will pay way to much, but if it gives you satisfaction knowing that you didn't buy it from wal-mart, and you have the money to blow then, just buy it at the range. :rolleyes:

BTW welcome to THR.

JDGray
November 1, 2006, 09:19 AM
Walmart for factory ammo, my basement for reloads at 90.00/ 1000. Dont save much on 9mm reloading, but my loads are way cleaner than WWB, and as accurate as Federal Eagle, which is clover leaf accurate at 25yrds, out of my CZ:)

OH25shooter
November 1, 2006, 10:31 AM
I don't know this for fact, but I'll bet many of the "larger" local gunstores could match the Wal*Mart price on 9mm ammo alone, but choose not to. All my gun "stuff" was purchased at my local gunstores or the internet, including larger caliber ammo. But it pains me to admit, for 9mm ammo, Wal*Mart prices are cheaper, especially the 100 round boxes. One has to wonder why only 9mm ammo is cheaper. Someone must be doing price research and demand for that particular brand caliber. And that's bringing in the firearm customers to Wal*Mart.

Just_a_dude_with_a_gun
November 1, 2006, 11:12 AM
The best part about being an american, is that short of breaking rule of law,
Anything in moderation is good for you :)

I occasionally buy from Walmart when I'm in a state that has ammo on the shelves. Otherwise, I buy it online/out-of-state when shipping is cheap, and I buy locally to promote good will, keep a peer in business, and have the product in hand that same day.

This way, I feel I'm serving my self, the gun community simultaneously, and I'm probably spending as little, or less per round, than a person that buys only one of these three ways.

MD_Willington
November 1, 2006, 01:48 PM
Well on the other side of the same coin, I locally have 1 overpriced shop that sells ammunition along with their overpriced firearms (new Saiga for $400 + tax :scrutiny: ), it's either Walmart, online, trades or freebies to get my ammo.

spankaveli
November 1, 2006, 02:05 PM
here, cci blazer is cheapest. just under $5 for 50 at academy sports

walmart is second at 12.88 for 100 WWB.

Desperado
November 1, 2006, 02:09 PM
Academy Sports does have good prices on ammo. Ive seen a couple brands there for $6 a box. My range isnt too outragous, I get a box for $8.99 Winchester

hso
November 1, 2006, 03:18 PM
Just got Blazer Brass .40 for $180/1,000 at Knob Creek and you can get Wolf FMJ for $150/1,000 from Ammunitionstore.com.

bb21
November 1, 2006, 03:42 PM
I have looked all over the net to try to find prices that beat Wal Mart, it is pretty hard unless you shoot steel cased ammunition. Reloading can be cheaper, but you have to have a little extra time and patience.
Just my opinion but Wal Mart is a great example of Capitalism. What's wrong with Capitalism? It doesn't please everyone and if you don't like it don't go there.
Just my 2 cents!
Thanks for the post we should all be better consumers for it and I hope we call all get better prices on ammo.

jlbraun
November 1, 2006, 03:49 PM
9mm FMJ is $12.88 per 100 at Wallyworld.

TFin04
November 1, 2006, 06:26 PM
Good info guys, thanks.

I am in Michigan, by the way.

I'll gladly pay more for ammo to not shop at Wal-Mart, Meijer is a good Michigan based store who I will gladly give my money to.

treymenger
November 1, 2006, 06:50 PM
5.99 a box if you buy 10 or more at dicks. Its remington UMC, works fine in my sig. They have had the sale the last couple weeks, not sure if its still goin on. I picked up 1400 rounds.

TFin04
November 1, 2006, 07:04 PM
There is a new Dick's near me in Brighton, I may go check it out.

dhoomonyou
November 2, 2006, 11:00 AM
Try www.Natchezss.com

Crazy John
November 2, 2006, 01:55 PM
Just a few facts to ponder: Current distributor prices for 9MM ammunition are higher than Wally World's everyday price. The problem with Wally World is that they take a very large percentage of Winchesters production and only offer about a dozen low priced products. What happens when you need the odd box of let's say 30 Luger or 45 Win. Mag. that Wal Mart doesn't carry. The dealer that used to be profitable with ammunition no longer stocks much and will most likely not have what you need. And for the reloaders out there that don't have a store that stocks powder you'll have the Haz-Mat charge on each shipment of powder or primers you wish to try. Want to try a pound of new powder? BAM! $ 20.00 Haz-Mat fee. Kinda makes the higher prices of your local dealer look cheap doesn't it. The loss of distribution is of major concern to all manufacturers in the firearms industry and their alliances with Wal-Mart will come back to haunt them if it hasn't already. Lots of ways to make $ : One online/mail order/walk in operation mails over 2 million catalogs a year to potential buyers and generates about a 30% order rate on those mailings. They sell products at distributor cost or maybe a little over which your local dealer can't match but then they add handling fees which average about $6.00 per order. The bottom line is $ 6.00 times 600,000 orders is 3,600,000 bucks and is actually more than the profit they made on the merchandise you bought. This operation claims to be a distributor but sells to the public at the same price as they sell to dealers thereby protecting their business which in reality is selling order fees to mail order or on-line customers. Continued consolidation of the firearms industry puts more pressure on the small dealer who tries to serve your needs by having product on hand for you to peruse and in most cases will provide good information for you to base your buying decisions on. If you continue to support Wal-Mart and at cost on-line distributors that earn income with service fees, that decision will eventually come back to haunt you too.

MrPoker
November 2, 2006, 06:11 PM
Yup, Dicks has a sale this week, $5.98 here is case lots and $6.98 in smaller orders. The Rem/UMC isn't bad, a little dirtier than some but for the price it's pretty cheap plinking ammo.

NeveraVictimAgain
December 19, 2006, 02:33 PM
Confederate X2 on Wal-Mart (tm). NONE of my local gun shops can compare on prices. NONE of the mail order/Net ammo suppliers can compare WHEN you figure in the awful shipping rates. The only exception I know of might be dansammo.com, which features free shipping East of the Miss. River, but then you still have to buy at least 500 rounds, simply impossible on my budget. :cuss:

Two Pistol Packer, considered the venerable old man at ktog.org, says the Win white box "Personal Protection" 115 grn. JHPs expand much better than Rem/UMC's 115 grn. JHPs in his wetpack tests. Sadly, "Wally" is cutting down on inventory and the 115 WWB PPs are getting hard to find. I don't want the 147 grn. alternative, which is subsonic. :banghead:

-terry
December 19, 2006, 02:53 PM
I'm generally willing to pay up to 15% more for ammo to support my local gun dealers. More than that and I look to the Internet. Rarely buy at Wal-Mart but have purchased some bulk .22 there on occasion.
-terry

yongxingfreesty
December 19, 2006, 03:03 PM
is there a Dicks in Houston TX? 5.99 a box if you buy 10 or more is a damn good deal.

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