Where do you buy a lot of Ammunition from?


October 21, 2007, 12:32 AM
I am looking for a good place to buy around 250 to 1000 rounds of .40 handgun ammunition. Should I try to buy it online or go to my next gun show, and see if i can pick any up there? this will be Practice Ammo.

Thanks for any help you can give me.

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October 21, 2007, 12:36 AM
Wal-Mart has the best prices. I have not found cheaper 9 mm ammo any where else. I assume it's the same case for .40SW.

October 21, 2007, 12:38 AM
I thought you said a "lot" of ammo. . .
Winchester White Box at wally world comes out ahead for small orders like you are looking for.

October 21, 2007, 12:39 AM
walmart nice prices

October 21, 2007, 01:11 AM
Farm And Fleet, amazingly enough.


October 21, 2007, 02:38 AM
walmart has the best price. tried all the online ammo seller, and still walmart beats it.

October 21, 2007, 03:11 AM
Online prices look appealing.... till you add shipping! As much as I hate to support the plague against american business, Wal-Mart has the volume buying power and comes out on top again.

October 21, 2007, 03:14 AM
Wow, I did not even think of WalMart but I will be checking them out monday. Thanks for pointing me in the right direction. Do you know if you can just buy one big box rounds? or is it 10/20 boxes of 50 rounds and the savings just add up.

The Lone Haranguer
October 21, 2007, 03:32 AM
I buy most of my "blastin'" ammo from Wal-Mart as well. I don't usually buy a lot at one time, however, just what I need for that day's shooting.

If yours has Blazer Brass, that is cheaper than WWB.

October 21, 2007, 08:27 AM
I don't know what part of the country you are from, but if you have access to an Academy store, their prices are very good. I shoot 9mm's, and buy 1000 rounds at a time of the CCI Blazer aluminum stuff for $6.77 per 50 round box. Not all guns tolerate the aluminum stuff, and I have found the CCI Blazer Brass at Wally World for $1.00 per box more. The .40 will be a little more than the 9mm.

October 21, 2007, 09:45 AM
Wally World... but a word of caution: The Winchester white box stuff is VERY dirty. It likes to foul my autos -- and I hate to take the cleaning equipment to the range.

October 21, 2007, 09:48 AM
Cabelas has a pretty good bulk sale going on right now.

600 rnds -$134
1200rnds - $259

October 21, 2007, 11:57 AM
Farm & Fleet can occasionally beat Wal-Mart on some things, when they go on sale. Plus they have the ammo in the open and you just take it to the register. No need to find a blue-vested minion to open the ammo case for you.

October 21, 2007, 01:33 PM
Keep your eyes open; I find deals at shows as well as various stores. If you think it's a good price, then buy some. It will be only more expensive tomorrow.

October 21, 2007, 02:20 PM
I've spent too much time looking for cheap 9mm to shoot, and Walmart always comes out on top. $15.47 for 100 rounds of WWB. Add tax (6%) and you're getting a case for $163.99. The closest I've seen to that is a seller on Gunbroker, who'll do a case of Blazer Brass for $172.00.

October 22, 2007, 06:00 PM
Buy ammo?

From AIM Surplus, Cheaper than Dirt, Natchez Shooter's Supply, Southern Ammo, Collector Rifle, etc. Good results and customer service were received at all. I've also bought from Ammoman, with okay service, but I've read many horror stories about them.

The only ammo I buy at Wallyworld is clearance bargains.

You can shop many of the online merchants and check prices at



October 22, 2007, 06:02 PM
Midway, Natchez, Northwest Loading, Ammoman and AIM Surplus in that order almost always.

If one doesn't have it I move to the next.

October 22, 2007, 06:03 PM

Some locally

October 22, 2007, 06:09 PM
I wait until Bass Pro has it on sale. When they do, it is quite a bit less than Wally World. That may change, however, as I was in Bass Pro this weekend and they said that they are going to have a price increase again:cuss::cuss: (second one in a couple of months). I may have to look into reloading.


"Phydeaux, bad dog....no biscuit!"

October 22, 2007, 06:11 PM
Gun show, in bulk. I drop a couple grand maybe twice a year on bulk factory-new ammo.

I saw someone mention Cabela's. For my part of the woods, Cabela's is silly expensive by gun show comparison. And we have the Cross Roads show here so often I never really have to buy ammo elsewhere.

Defense ammo I get wherever I happen to be.


October 22, 2007, 06:16 PM
Wally World for me too, although for smaller amounts I support the few local dealers we have left!

Grandpa Shooter
October 22, 2007, 06:20 PM
Termark is Nov 17-18 at the Fairgrounds
Cross Roads is Nov 30 Dec 1,2

Miwal Corp will be at both. Can't beat the deals. But the loaded rounds, then reload the brass.

October 22, 2007, 07:12 PM

But until then, get Blazer Brass. At our local walmart it used to be less than the Winchester White Box. And as a bonus, I found I really liked the Blazer Brass for reloading, it seems every bit as good to me as the WWB for reloading.

Has anyone else noticed the brass in those Remington yellow "mega packs" doesn't reload as well as the WWB or Blazer Brass? Mine (with R-P headstamp) feels "looser" when I seat and crimp the bullet. Still shoots ok but I like the WWB and Blazer Brass the best of the brass from my own store-bought ammo.

Jeff F
October 22, 2007, 07:56 PM
Another vote for Wal Mart. Best every day prices. Some times you can find a better deal or a good sale elsewhere.

October 22, 2007, 08:02 PM
I like to buy from Eric at Ammoman.com. They have CCI Lawman .40 caliber TMJ in several bullet weights for $249/1000 now. That includes shipping.
.40 caliber Federal Classic HiShock 155 grain JHP for $269/1000, including shipping.
Hornady 180 grain XTP/JHP for $375/1000, again shipping included.

can't beat that with a stick :)

October 22, 2007, 08:04 PM
Wally and Bass Pro Shop (when I get there - it's a 4 or 5 hour round trip). SD ammo I usually buy either at my small local gun shop or over the 'net.

October 22, 2007, 10:11 PM
I'm all for reloading but with the price of bullets, powder and primers. I can buy factory 9mm for about the same price... I'm not setup to use cast bullets. I guess for other calibers there's more leeway. I mostly shoot .22 and 9mm though.

evan price
October 23, 2007, 03:52 AM
IIRC Dicks' Sporting Goods has Remington UMC green box 9mm 115gr FMJ for $6.98/50 if you buy 500 round case. .40 and .45 were IIRC $10.98/50 when you buy a case, about the same as Wal*Mart Blazer Brass.

Right now that makes them cheaper than Wal*Mart Blazer Brass by about 50 cents or so per box of 9mm; as long as 9mm stays under $7 a box it is cheaper for me to buy than reload 9mm when I factor in my time.

October 23, 2007, 04:15 AM




Dysfunctional Individual
October 23, 2007, 04:22 AM
Sportsman's Guide with the Buyer's Club (5% off ammo), their Visa (additional 2.5% off) and any available coupons (free shipping or between $5-$25 off, depending on phase of moon and amount you purchase).

October 24, 2007, 12:39 AM
You guys keep saying Walmart but I`m here to tell you that I`m not a supporter of wally ching chang. I`m not giving China any more of my money than I can absolutely get out of and there are far better deals on ammo than at walchang cahin. Some of them are listed here already and others can be found if you just look.

Cavalier Knight
October 24, 2007, 01:22 AM
I am looking for a good place to buy around 250 to 1000 rounds of .40 handgun ammunition. Should I try to buy it online or go to my next gun show, and see if i can pick any up there? this will be Practice Ammo.

Check my site under Manufacturers > Mail Order

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