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