Where has all the 9mm surplus brass gone?


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bernie
June 29, 2007, 10:00 PM
I recently picked up a 9mm after not having one in the safe for several years. The last time I had one, you could pick up surplus 9mm brasss anywhere and cheap! Where has it all gone? I will buy new if I have to, but there is just something cool about shooting the cheap surplus stuff.

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BruceB
June 29, 2007, 10:21 PM
There's no shortage.

Just go to eBay.com and search for "9mm reloading brass" and you'll find thousands of rounds available. It seems to be selling in the region of $20-$30 per thousand, which is pretty inexpensive shooting.

Check out the "Buy It Now" items, to eliminate the uncertainty of bidding and waiting. Keep watching for newly-listed "Buy It Now" lots, meaning, check FREQUENTLY, and be ready to jump on anything that looks reasonable. Watch out for rip-off shipping charges, and check the seller's feedback rating. If the feedback is good, buy without worry.

wally
June 29, 2007, 10:48 PM
At our range you can pick up all the 9mm and .40S&W brass you want off the ground as long as you don't let the scroungers for recycling beat you too it, they provide a good service of cleaning up all the rimfire empties.

--wally.

Noxx
June 29, 2007, 11:10 PM
I've got about 40lbs of it in my garage. Have a quick hunt around the internet.

Walkalong
June 30, 2007, 11:39 AM
I have NEVER purchased 9MM brass and I supply myself and my brother who shoots occaisionally. People at the range are so generous. They leave it laying around all the time. :D

That said. It is available cheap many places. $30 per 1000 right now at Brassman Brass (http://www.brassmanbrass.com/inventory-002.html). I have seen it cheaper than that.

ilbob
June 30, 2007, 11:49 AM
You can get all the 40SW and (mm you want for about $25/1000. Many people who shoot it do not reload and just leave it at the range. I could have 1000 or more cases a month of each from the range I belong to if I wanted it.

Zippy06
June 30, 2007, 12:39 PM
E-bay.
http://cgi.ebay.com/3-000-Pieces-of-9mm-Commercial-Brass_W0QQitemZ170125044606QQihZ007QQcategoryZ31824QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

NVMM
June 30, 2007, 01:36 PM
Try brassmanbrass.com

RichardInFlorida
March 17, 2009, 10:19 AM
I know this thread is pretty old, but the surplus brass is now a thing of the past:

Surplus Brass Case Ban: Ammunition Prices Will Go Up (http://www.gunsholstersandgear.com/2009/03/16/surplus-brass-case-ban-ammunition-prices-will-go-up/)

The next best thing is scrounging range brass or trading for it here.

rcmodel
March 17, 2009, 12:26 PM
I'm not understanding any of this.

There has been a demil brass order since Slick Willie was president.

Same for surplus ammo, empty ammo cans, and components like bullets & primers.

Anyone else remember when the DCM / CMP sold surplus GI ammo & components for peanuts?

Well, they haven't for some years now, and it isn't just because there isn't any! It is because it is being distroyed.

As for empty 9mm & .40 S&W brass? Unless the cops stop shooting it, there will always be surplus brass from civilian law enforcement ranges.

rc

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