Your local Wal mart limiting ammo yet?


January 17, 2013, 06:41 AM
All of mine are. Both of them are limiting to no more than 2 boxes per person.

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January 17, 2013, 07:07 AM
My local Walmart doesn't have any ammo to limit sales on so it's a relatively moot point. Oddly enough the one caliber that they still had a pretty good supply of, .380ACP, was the most sought after ammo just a few years ago. You couldn't find it anywhere and when you did people were paying over $50 a box at the local gunshows.

January 17, 2013, 07:12 AM
Yup limit here in Missouri.

January 17, 2013, 07:27 AM
The Wal-mart here had some 9mm last week. No limit at that time. Of course all they have now to limit is #71/2 and #8 shot shells.

Lex Luthier
January 17, 2013, 07:31 AM
Grateful to have stocked up. Haven't spent a nickel on hardware or supplies since before the SHTF. Avoiding the crazy is a wonderful thing.

January 17, 2013, 07:41 AM
Local Walmarts have no restrictions, but we have competition - apparently the Sheriff's Dept buys their 9mm from Walmart.

January 17, 2013, 07:50 AM
In Oklahoma, they've been limiting it ever since the election. They did the same thing back in 2009 when they first began to re-stock after the 2008 election panic.

2 boxes per customer (regardless of the quantity in that box).

January 17, 2013, 08:21 AM
Yeah, and I can't find any 22 long rifle bullets anywhere. I'm stocked up on everything else.

January 17, 2013, 08:24 AM
Been to two local Walmarts in the last week and they didn't have much ammo to limit. Of course something could have changed.

January 17, 2013, 09:00 AM
Are they keeping their prices reasonable as a result (that is, are they imposing limits instead of panic pricing)?

I doubt I'll ever see a brick of .22 for less then $10 again, but is it 18-ish or much more?

I'm not running short, but I typically throw a brick of .22 in the cart when I'm getting other stuff at Walmart, figuring their computer algorithms will notice that gun-owners buy other stuff also.

I guess I don't have a problem with them limiting for stock reasons when they are running short, if they keep prices reasonable as a result. The obvious free market solution is for them to jack up prices till it stops selling too fast, and I suspect we'd get more complaints on that.

January 17, 2013, 10:22 AM
The only ammo my local Walmart has is some fudd rifle hunting ammo and some 22 rat shot.......plenty of shotgun ammo though....chris3

Carne Frio
January 17, 2013, 12:13 PM
Mine has lots of ammo with no limits on purchase.
They are out of 9mm, 40 S&W. They have some
22lr, 45acp, .223. Plenty of the hunting calibers, like
243, 300WM, 30-30, 3006. Tons of shotgun ammo.

January 17, 2013, 12:43 PM
Moot point, no limits because no ammo

January 17, 2013, 12:52 PM
My buddy behind the counter limits it depending on the person standing at the counter. If they walk up and ask for .223 7.62 etc and follow with gimmie all you have the ammo magically if someone ask or a couple of boxes they get it and I've seen ppl leave with as many as six when they ask but if you ask for it all you get NONE. He told me the store doesn't have a limit but he is as ticked about folks clearing shelves and reselling at triple as the rest of us so he does what he can to prevent that.

January 17, 2013, 12:54 PM
Our local one is out of all the most common sizes...the manager told me that they don't expect any more to come in. Guess I HAVE to drive 50 miles to the nearest Cabela's....

Thank goodness my sis-in-law works for Hornady......

January 17, 2013, 01:00 PM
Two box limit!!...thats pretty tight. Bring a non shooting friend with you so you'll be able to get more. My Wal-mart is basically out of ammo, just a couple boxes of 7mm mag. and some .22 mag. The limit is 5 boxes per customer.

January 17, 2013, 01:19 PM
no limit at the one in my small town. Won't tell you where it is. :neener:

January 17, 2013, 01:24 PM
I never asked because they never seem to have what I need in stock!

January 17, 2013, 01:26 PM
Moot point, no limits because no ammo

January 17, 2013, 01:29 PM
Moot point, no limits because no ammo


January 17, 2013, 02:16 PM
Two box limit on specific calibers in most NE Arkansas stores. The store manager says that demand is outstripping the supply.

In the three stores I've visited in the area there is simply not enough inventory to make the trip worthwhile. All were out of .223, 9mm, 45 ACP, and .22 LR.

January 17, 2013, 03:37 PM
No limit here.

Not that it really matters when they're out of stock on almost everything.

January 17, 2013, 06:01 PM
Very limiting...they don't have any..popular calibers and little of any others.

January 17, 2013, 06:07 PM
3 out of 4 within 15 miles of home have limit 2, none of them have much stock.

January 17, 2013, 07:32 PM
This panic makes me very glad I picked up 250rnds of shotgun ammo at a yard sale for 10 bucks. Never thought id see buying like this.

Oh and that ten bucks also included a new 26" barrel for my !ossberg!
Gotta love when tennants move out and leave stuff behind.

January 17, 2013, 07:40 PM
No limit, but they've been sold out of all almost everything since the Connecticut shooting. Last year when I was trying to buy .223 or 5.56 ammo, they sold out quickly. This was before any of the tragic murders. I was lucky enough to lay up a supply so that I'd have some for shooting and cases for reloading. Wish I had bought more.

January 17, 2013, 07:51 PM
Fortunately not yet. I bought more than 1000rds of 22lr, a few boxes of shotgun and 9mm yesterday.

January 17, 2013, 08:24 PM
Mine has. No more than six boxes of any ammo in any combination. :confused:

January 17, 2013, 09:17 PM
Nothing to limit. They have plenty of 12 gauge, but nothing else.

Our WalMart has never had much in the way of ammo, kind of surprising given the high percentage of firearm ownership around here.

January 17, 2013, 09:20 PM

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January 17, 2013, 09:28 PM
My local WM is out. In going to the mountains this weekend and will pass through some small towns Hopefully I can find something...anything. Need 308 223 40 45 357 9. Ball or hp.

January 17, 2013, 09:30 PM
same no ammo except 270 and 380.

January 17, 2013, 09:41 PM
Mine is 6 boxes per caliber. Not like they have any lol.

January 18, 2013, 12:52 AM
I think all Walmarts within an hour have been out of common ammo(except 40, 45, 30-06) for a month...

January 18, 2013, 06:33 AM
wow Colorado handgunner, I thought we had it bad. At least we have some stuff on the shelves. It does appear that you have some federal bulk shotgun loads though down on the left.

January 18, 2013, 06:34 AM
Nope... all the .270, .243, 30/30 and 30.06 you want.

Nothing else except the odd box of 20g or 17HMR

January 18, 2013, 07:06 AM
I'm very glad that I stocked up over the past few years. I had a feeling something was coming down the line. Here in Idaho the gunstores and at least my local Wal-Mart have vast stretches of empty shelves. Ammo and guns. Doesn't matter.

January 18, 2013, 07:32 AM
Checkman... stockpiling is fine and all but if you actually use your stock you need to restock... So, depending on how big your horde is you may feel the pain...

January 18, 2013, 07:41 AM
No limits here and you can still get everything. You may have to go to a few different stores to get every type but there are five within ten miles of me. Now Cabela's is limiting purchases. I forget the ammo limit. But primers were 2k, powder is 2#s and brass is limited to 200 cases.

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Sav .250
January 18, 2013, 07:42 AM
At my local W/M, if they have any,it`s yours to but. No limit.

January 18, 2013, 09:45 AM
Talked to a friend that works in a Wally World Dist. Center yesterday. There is ammo stacked to the hills in their warehouse. They ship it same as always wil no shortages or interrruptions in their supply:neener:. Catch is though they are not shipping any extra to stores just pre panic size orders. It's not that they ain't getting it it's just getting gobbled up as soon as it hits the shelves:banghead:. Well in some instances it never makes it to the shelf cause the dang employees set it to the side, purchase it themselves with their employee discount then sell it privately at uber inflated prices.:fire:

January 18, 2013, 01:40 PM
The situation's a little better here.

Ammo for all the usual hunting calibers (.243, .270, 30-30, 30-6), 12 Ga. birdshot, .22 Short, .22 Mag, .32 ACP, defensive ammo for .380, .40 S&W and .45 ACP (no FMJ for the above pistol calibers) is in stock.

Nothing at all in .22LR, 9mm, .223 or 7.62x39.

Blue Line
January 18, 2013, 02:02 PM
went to the local gander mtn to buy some 22 ammo. they wouldn't sell me a brick or 10 boxes. They said thier not allowed to sell a brick, but it was on the shelf that way. I could buy individual boxes but not 10. I was so confused by that time I just picked some bulk ammo that still amounted to 1,000 rounds. Go figure?

Doc Savage
January 18, 2013, 09:42 PM
Not limiting it here, but then the shelves are about bare (22shorts, 17HMR, and bird shot is all that's left).

January 19, 2013, 01:41 AM
Was in the local WalMart, Central Arizona, a few days ago. They had some ammo, but not a lot. They also had a new sign taped to the ammo case limiting ammo sales to one box per customer, They did have some ammo of various calibers in stock, including 4 or 5 boxes of 9MM. They allowed me to purchase one box of 9MM...

January 19, 2013, 03:08 AM
I actually support them limiting boxes right now. I was at a wal mart before they started limiting the ammo and saw a guy I know who works for a local gun shop buy ALL of their 9mm, x39, and what was left of the .223 the Day of the tragedy. I know for a fact he went and sold it on gunbroker for probably 3x what it is worth. At least with the limit, we have a fighting chance to buy some before the vendors do.

January 19, 2013, 05:24 AM
Went to the other Walmart in town, the one without guns, and they had a little .380, decent amount of shotgun ammo, and less common rifle ammo, but no .22 or handgun ammo other than a few boxes of Russian .380.

Stopped at Gander, no .22 LR other than ratshot. They did have some bulk boxes of .38 SPL target ammo with a discount for 3, so I bought 3.

Decided, what the heck, I'll put a few well placed shots through the .300 Win Mag and .454 Casull this weekend. At least I can find ammo for them. Also picked up some .177 pellets for my air rifle - shooting is shooting after all, right?

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