Bust luck for a couple boxes of 9mm


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hcker2000
March 11, 2013, 03:47 PM
I just got my XD sub-compact and would really like to give it a try to make sure every thing is working as should and start to get a feel for it.

Any advice on buying a box(50 rounds) or two would be great.

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Coyote3855
March 11, 2013, 07:24 PM
Ya just gotta keep looking.

browningguy
March 11, 2013, 10:24 PM
Get on gunbroker and pay the piper. Alternativly you just have to go by the local shops every day and hope someone gets some in while you are there.

bigdogpete
March 11, 2013, 10:41 PM
I just got my XD sub-compact and would really like to give it a try to make sure every thing is working as should and start to get a feel for it.

Any advice on buying a box(50 rounds) or two would be great.
Where do you live?

herkyguy
March 12, 2013, 09:16 AM
I'm paying $20 a box (50 rounds) and that seems to be the current standard on the LGS circuit. I don't even waste my time with wallyworld for handgun ammo and have ruled out the pawn shops that are gouging like there is no tomorrow.

ID-shooting
March 12, 2013, 09:24 AM
I'm paying $20 a box (50 rounds) and that seems to be the current standard on the LGS circuit. I don't even waste my time with wallyworld for handgun ammo and have ruled out the pawn shops that are gouging like there is no tomorrow.
Really, I bought 300 rounds of WWB 9mm this last Sunday ay Wally World. You just gotta get up go in the morning. Visit often and go to multiple stores. My local one even conveniently put the sporting good section next to the auto shop so I don't even have to walk through the entire store :)

hcker2000
March 12, 2013, 10:03 AM
Where do you live?
Central Ohio

hcker2000
March 12, 2013, 10:04 AM
My wife is going to do some calling for me Friday when a couple stores around here get there shipments in and then go get it if they have it.

Invisible Swordsman
March 12, 2013, 10:50 AM
Fin Feather and Fur has 9mm in stock locally, but they do have a two box limit. The main store is in Ashland on Rt 250 and they have another in the Canton area. Depending on where you live it may not be more than a 2 hour drive.

Pricing is in the $19-$22 dollar range.

hcker2000
March 12, 2013, 11:07 AM
Good to know its about 1 1/2's away from me so that could be an option.

Tallen45
March 12, 2013, 11:46 AM
You're in luck. Yesterday the new cabelas on the north side of Columbus had 9mm in stock.

Just One Shot
March 12, 2013, 12:24 PM
Walmart 100 rd. boxes of Federal $21.99 + tax when you can find it. I just got 2 bxs. last week.

medalguy
March 12, 2013, 01:12 PM
Simple answer: start reloading. I do and have about 10,00 rounds either loaded or sitting in components bought back when they were available and cheap. I haven't bought a thing since the madness began and won't. :fire:

DeadFlies
March 12, 2013, 01:38 PM
Only CHEAP ammo is hard to find. I can get 9mm for $.50/round all day long from Armslist.

PabloJ
March 12, 2013, 02:09 PM
Walmart 100 rd. boxes of Federal $21.99 + tax when you can find it. I just got 2 bxs. last week.
When one figures out time and other expenses invested in finding few boxes on the shelf it becomes Gucci-Mo purchase or worse. No thanks.
I would buy few quality 25 round JHP packs at LGS and be done with it.

SwissArmyDad
March 12, 2013, 02:11 PM
I must be lucky. My LGS have tons of ammo. I live in the Repubik of California.

It's at aforementioned gouge-happy prices but it's on the shelves if you need it/want it.

PabloJ
March 12, 2013, 02:19 PM
I must be lucky. My LGS have tons of ammo. I live in the Repubik of **********.

It's at aforementioned gouge-happy prices but it's on the shelves if you need it/want it.
Do not pay high prices on gun stuff, .... them. I actually went to local "Flea Market Gun Show". They had Gen IV G20 15 round magazines for $49+cents. I said not fhanks. I ordered four such magazines on line for $29.95/mag which is usual price at LGS except now they have empty Glock hi-cap magazine slots.

SwissArmyDad
March 12, 2013, 02:21 PM
nah, no worries. I have enough right now.

hcker2000
March 12, 2013, 02:43 PM
Reloading only works if you already have the stuff. Find me primers right now and I will change my mind :D

Even 0.50 a round is not to bad. If I had been smart I would have just bought two boxes of hornady when i bought my gun as it was like $13 or $14 for 25.

PabloJ
March 12, 2013, 02:59 PM
Reloading only works if you already have the stuff. Find me primers right now and I will change my mind :D

Even 0.50 a round is not to bad. If I had been smart I would have just bought two boxes of hornady when i bought my gun as it was like $13 or $14 for 25.
Reloading only works if you shoot enough to offset expense of buying necessary equipment and want to spend TIME reloading ammo. I do not. I would go 'Yosemite Sam' :cuss:every time I had to sit down to reload bunch of ammo. That could be dangerous to my health & well being. Thank God I do not like to make holes in paper.

Few weeks ago LGS had Hornady JHP 10mm 20 packs for $17.99 per box. That was not bad at all.

Zeke/PA
March 12, 2013, 06:52 PM
I reload for a lot of stuff but not the 9MM.
I like shooting my Ruger P95 though so it is getting very close to being an option.
As we speak,my local FFL is selling Independence stuff for $16.00/ box.
Oh Well!

JDR
March 12, 2013, 09:35 PM
Here in PA I can get .40 S&W 165 gr Blazers from Dicks Sporting Goods for $17.95, I can get .40 S&W 165 gr Winchester White Box Value Pack at Wally's for $35.88. My H&K USP 40 is getting good rangetime as long as I can get ammo for it. One gunstore upstate raised the price of PPU 9mm over the last month from $12.95 to $18.95, they can keep it at that price

doc2rn
March 12, 2013, 09:38 PM
Fin Fur and Feather in Berea, Ohio will usually have it. They also fill online orders, not to mention the pallets of the stuff you trip on as you walk in the door. Just too bad they cant seem to get very much .22 lr.

jetboater
March 12, 2013, 10:23 PM
I stopped by the Fin Fur Feather in Ashland today about 4:00 and no 9mm or 22lr left on the shelves--- plenty of virtually every other caliber. 5 box total limit.

I was on my way to Columbus so I stopped by Cabelas. The clerk said they put out ammo every morning (including 9mm) and it's usually gone by early afternoon. The only 9mm left on the shelf at 6:30 was about a dozen boxes of Winchester Ranger 147gr at $72.99 for 50. 2 box limit. No 22lr left at all.

glock40sw23
March 12, 2013, 10:40 PM
my local wallmart never has anything in ammo, i hit acadamy at 8 am and dicks spt gds at 9am also cabelas when trip waranted for reloading supply attempt also at 9am , you have to get there when they open or get in line before they open. last fri i got there a couple mins to 8 at acadamy and i was 46th in line, needless to say i did not get one of ten bricks of 22 they had gotten. could have got some 9mm am. eagle for 17 but thought too much since i got lawman there last time for 15 for neighbor. trying again in morning. joe

Just One Shot
March 13, 2013, 05:06 PM
When one figures out time and other expenses invested in finding few boxes on the shelf it becomes Gucci-Mo purchase or worse. No thanks.
I would buy few quality 25 round JHP packs at LGS and be done with it.
Doesn't cost me any extra time or money. The wife shops there every week. I also have a buddy that I've partnered up with so that when either he or I find ammo for a decent price we call the other and let them know.

I found some Hornady Critical Duty at the monthly gun show for a decent price ($40.00-50rd. box) and purchased some for myself and some for him. He returned the favor when he found the ammo I mentioned in my original post and purchased some for me.

I don't know about your LGS but around here getting ammo from them is as hard or harder than it is at the local Wally World and I even know the owner. :D

hcker2000
March 15, 2013, 09:52 AM
Well I managed to find some winchester value packs at walmart yesterday. So I'm set for a little while any way.

Certaindeaf
March 15, 2013, 09:55 AM
Well don't shoot all of it and buy more so you don't have any more bust luck.

hcker2000
March 15, 2013, 10:55 AM
Yea I plan to make this last for this year if I have to but I think in another 3 months or so ammo will be a bit easier to get.

Hapworth
March 15, 2013, 01:06 PM
http://www.gunbot.net/ammo/9mm

RetiredUSNChief
March 15, 2013, 01:24 PM
Simple answer: start reloading. I do and have about 10,00 rounds either loaded or sitting in components bought back when they were available and cheap. I haven't bought a thing since the madness began and won't. :fire:

Heh!

The problem here is in the supposition that he, like me and everybody else, either has an existing stash of reloading equipment and supplies or has ready access to them on the market.

I, for one, am a late comer to the reloading scene, having just started buying equipment and supplies last year. Currently, I have only enough supplies to load maybe a couple hundred .45 acp and nothing for my 9mm. Getting the bullets, primers, and powder right now is just as problematic as buying ammunition outright.

I'm building up my reloading capabilities...however, it's pretty slow going right now.


Too bad I didn't know of this problem by the OP a couple weeks ago, when I was in Indiana and getting ready to drive back to the east coast...I would have swung by and sold him a few boxes of my 9mm at cost ($10 a box of 50) as one shooter to another. (A couple thousand rounds will hold me for a quite a while, since I'm not going to be able to go shooting for a while with my current work load and what-not.)

Ah, well...guess it'll just sit in my ammo cans for now.

:):)

hcker2000
March 15, 2013, 02:03 PM
I actually have read some very interesting articles are reloading primers as that seems to be the major hold up for reloading at this point.

Certaindeaf
March 15, 2013, 02:56 PM
It's really great you got some fmj's.. they're the best thing to send through some paper or so. Only. Now to get some actually effective ammo. Don't worry, I've got a bucket of poppity corn. you can do it!

TheDaywalkersDad
March 16, 2013, 04:39 AM
I know a lot of gun owners and we've started a phone tree when we find ammo. Everyone gets a text when you run across it and someone will usually buy a box or two for others if there's not a limit in place. I've decided that I'm only doing this with those that vote the right way or at least join the NRA. I'm not hooking up those that helped cause this mess.

smalls
March 16, 2013, 05:07 AM
Walmart is still my best option. You just have to be there at the right time. The only times I've even bought ammo, it was Walmart's last few boxes.

But other than that, and your other local sporting good stores, Gunbroker (and it's ridiculous prices) are your best bet.

Fishslayer
March 30, 2013, 05:01 AM
Where do you live?

^^^ This. Location would be a big help.

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