Is anyone seeing much .380 ammo?


February 26, 2014, 09:47 AM
I know that a lot of the ammo situation is regional but I can't find target 380 anywhere. I picked up a box from an LGS yesterday that was higher than I want to pay but I am seriously low on range ammo. Even my local reloader doesn't have any. I have shopped online for it but I don't want to buy any of the "re-manufactured" ammo from an online retailer if I can avoid it and $.40 per round delivered is more than I want to pay. I found some Magtech from Sportsman's Guide for $.36 delivered and I may buy that to keep me shooting.

Other than 380 and 22 I am seeing plenty of handgun ammo in big box retailers and LGS.

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February 26, 2014, 10:21 AM
I still see 380 on occasion at Walmart. Mainly Wolf. See plenty at the shows, GA arms table always has some. Don't recall the exact price but believe it was $19/50.

Ranger Roberts
February 26, 2014, 10:35 AM
I live in PA and I don't really have a problem finding it. Wally World still has it and all of my LGS's still have it at about "normal" prices.

February 26, 2014, 10:48 AM
I rarely see it here too. A friend just bought a 380 and the only box he found was a box of 20 Winchester JHP's at Walmart or $20. He asked me to keep an eye out. I know of one local gun shop that has a few boxes that I saw the other day. Walmart gets it ocasionally and I found some 2 weeks ago there and grabbed him a box. However, it doesn't last long when it comes in stock.

February 26, 2014, 10:51 AM
No problem finding .380 at Walmart and my LGS. Prices are a tad bit higher than before but nothing like the time it was going for $1+ a round.

February 26, 2014, 11:09 AM
Around here .380 seems to come and go in waves. One week you can find all you can afford at Wal-Mart and the LGS, then it is gone for weeks.

February 26, 2014, 11:11 AM
Tough to find here, there are a few lgs that have it, some i will buy from, some i won't.

February 26, 2014, 11:33 AM
No, and I too have been looking. Seems to be hiding out with the .22lr. :)

February 26, 2014, 12:38 PM
WWB at WW $22.00 a box, yeah I've seen it but not buying it.

February 26, 2014, 01:32 PM
Plenty at the Gander here; everything (except 22) in stock in large quantities

February 26, 2014, 01:47 PM
Just bought a 380 last week, so I have only recently been paying close attention to the ammo, but is easy to get around here right now.

Shanghai McCoy
February 26, 2014, 02:01 PM
I have seen it at wallywerlds from time to time around here.

February 26, 2014, 02:52 PM
It's as rare as 38 special in my neck of the woods.

February 26, 2014, 04:49 PM
I see tons of .380. In my reloading room. :neener: Guys you really need to start reloading!

February 26, 2014, 07:09 PM
Plenty of 380 here in CT...same goes for 38 spcl

The new norm for 380 FMJ is around $20/50

February 26, 2014, 07:14 PM
Walmarts around west ky keep 380 here. The thing that's hard to find is 9mm here.

February 26, 2014, 07:16 PM
My LGS has four kinds of FMJ, and several types of JHP. Walmart had the 100rd WWB "value pack" of flat nosed FMJ.
I recently bought a used Beretta 84F, so I have been checking.

February 26, 2014, 07:45 PM
Found some remington at Walmart last Saturday. They had one box left at $25/50

February 26, 2014, 07:54 PM
It's terrible around here (St. Louis). I have yet to find a box of FMJs after purchasing a .380 six or seven months ago. Every now and then, I see a box of HPs around, but at $1 per round, I'm not buying those to use at the range.

I do reload, but I shoot .380 in such low numbers that switching over to it is kind of a pain. Plus, I am not sure if I'm going to stick with my LCP yet.

Ignition Override
February 26, 2014, 09:20 PM
"...seeing much .380 ammo"?
Gunbot has it.
There must be search engines other than Ammoseek which also list many sellers. Right now all sellers on Gunbot list .380 acp as "available".
I see it there quite often.

So what exactly is the problem?

February 26, 2014, 09:39 PM
So what exactly is the problem?

As the OP said the issue is availability of FMJ 380 on a local level. Even online sellers are not showing much 380. Plenty of re-manufactured (love the terminology) but I don't want to buy reloads online. Most of what is showing as "available" is HP at $1 or more per round or reloads.

The lowest on Wikiarms right now is Silver Bear for $.58 per round or Blazer for $.61 and that is if you buy 1,000 rounds.
The lowest on Ammoseek is $.53 delivered but they only show 3 boxes on hand so it's probably not in stock.
I looked at the three lowest priced places on Gunbot that showed it as "in stock" and none of them actually have it in stock. The one I did see in stock was something called "hyperclean" from a place called 3rd generation. No picture of the ammo and I have never used the company.

A set of 380 dies is about $30. I have powder and primers so bullets and dies and I will try my hand at reloading a new caliber.

February 26, 2014, 09:48 PM
Today, at Bass Pro in Cucamonga(that's in Kali.) they had .380 for $94 for 250 rds. I forget the brand. They even had some .22 but you could only get 2 boxes of 50.

February 26, 2014, 09:56 PM
I just bought a 350 pack at Sportsmans Guide online today at 31 cents/round delivered.

February 27, 2014, 02:13 AM
I concur with medalguy above.

I have this funny red device at home. It has this lever, and you pull it up and down a bunch of times and guess what?? A box of 380 pops out!

It is also able to perform the same magic for 9mm or 38special, or .223.

Beside it sits a slightly less rounded similar device that also has that lever thingey. It seems to be slightly slower, but it can produce a box of 7mm08, .308 or even 7.62x54R -- and it also knows how to make Rem6.8SPC show up!

Amazing. I don't need to drive to Wallyworld any more. I can make more accurate ammo and even cheaper prices without even getting into my car. And I learned things about accuracy and kinetic energy and what not that I would never have learned otherwise.

February 27, 2014, 04:35 AM
Am I seeing much 0.380 ammo? I just reloaded 500 rounds, last week. I have four Sig 232's, that just love range time.

February 27, 2014, 05:48 AM
Between SC and VA, I'm not seeing too much of it. Almost as hard to find as .22LR.

I can fairly readily get it at the LGS at home in SC. I've found it at Walmart occasionally (TUL Brass Maxx). I've gotten a few boxes from friends who had some on hand.

February 27, 2014, 05:53 AM
Me too I have 1200 rounds ready to go plinking if you aint reloading then you are pissing and moaning.

February 27, 2014, 12:38 PM
.380 is always scarce down here on the border. Most of it goes to Mexico, as it is one of the less illegal calibers over there.

I've just reloaded the last of my .380 brass with the last of my Berry's plated bullets. Time to start casting.

Ignition Override
February 27, 2014, 05:48 PM
Why must ammo be purchased on a local level, other than to save on (retail) shipping costs, or help support local gun shops?

TMJ Hyperclean and CCI are listed this minute on Gunbot, at .40-.45/rd.
My apology, I should have read the OP's fine print.

February 27, 2014, 06:56 PM
still all you want here in CT...

February 27, 2014, 11:00 PM
It seemed rare and overpriced, so I gave up and bought the dies. Extreme bullets for
The 380 semes like a deal.

February 28, 2014, 02:02 AM
Why must ammo be purchased on a local level, other than to save on (retail) shipping costs, or help support local gun shops?

TMJ Hyperclean and CCI are listed this minute on Gunbot, at .40-.45/rd.
My apology, I should have read the OP's fine print.

Interesting. That's about the price I can buy it for from my LGS.

February 28, 2014, 12:19 PM
Just left my local Bass Pro, and they were shelving a case of Winchester SXZ (whatever that is) .380 ammo. Two of the guys working there were talking about how they had had several cases of Remington-UMC ammo also in .380 in the back, apparently for some time, and no one had bothered to put it out. I have plenty of .380 for my limited use of that caliber, but grabbed one of the Winchester boxes.

What I was glad to find in there was some just-stocked Remington-UMC ammo in .32ACP. Took two boxes of that, and 100 rounds (the limit) of Federal Champion .22LR.

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