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Best prices for 9mm ammo?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by TFin04, Oct 31, 2006.

  1. TFin04

    TFin04 Member

    Oct 30, 2006
    The thread about the .40 S&W ammo got me thinking.

    My local range sells FMJ Winchester as a range round for $20 for 100 rounds. Doable, but not great.

    Where can I find a good FMJ range round for cheap? I don't need anything spactacular, light weight is fine. Also, I will not shop at Wal-Mart. I don't have an issue shopping online.

    Any recommendations?
  2. gudel

    gudel Participating Member

    Mar 18, 2003
    United States
    I guess that eliminates the best prices for 9mm ammo.
  3. wally

    wally Elder

    Jan 2, 2004
    Houston, Tx
    www.sportsmansguide.com has had .40S&W Fiocchi 170gr FMJ on sale for about $165/1000. Don't know if they still have it.

    If there is an Academy store in your area they will almost for sure have the best price on 9mm FMJ, prices beat Wal-Mart and you can get more then 10 boxes wihtout buying all they have.

  4. Ricebrnr

    Ricebrnr New Member

    Jun 17, 2006
    Ann Arbor
    You don't mention where you are. Here in MI there are quite a few local stores besides Waly World that sell ammunition.

    I've gotten WWB 9mm FMJ 100 rdboxes at Meijers in the $15-17/box range. Cabelas is only about 20-25 mins from me and I can get it about the same there or Remmington UMC for a couple bucks more. Bass Pro Shops is further but once in a while I get by there and prices are in roughly the same range (a little higher). Also if I definitely want to pay a little more then Dunham's has quite a few stores around.
  5. strat81

    strat81 Senior Member

    Oct 6, 2006
    Well, I buy WWB and Rem UMC JHP from Wal-mart. For $7.17/50 of WWB and $16.98 for the Rem, they're great prices. Since it's on my way to the range, it's a good stop. Plus I can get some Guinness on the way home!

    But since you won't shop there... I just purchased 1000 rounds from www.natchezss.com. Cabela's also has bulk 9mm reloaded ammo for decent prices. www.Cheaperthandirt.com has good prices too. Don't forget to factor in shipping!!! There are a ton of ammo sites out there, but once you add in shipping, the great prices disappear. IIRC, shipping weight on the 1000 rounds I ordered was 28 lbs. Half of it was CCI Aluminum, so that might shave some weight, I don't know.

    However, now that I have a good handle on ammo prices, I'll probably try to negotiate with my local gun shop next time I need ammo. I'd rather throw the business his way, and if he can match those prices and still make some money, we all win. Half of something is better than all of nothing.
  6. Kankujoe

    Kankujoe New Member

    Sep 13, 2006
    Out in the Woods, West Central Missouri
    I just bought a few boxes of Rem UMC 9mm at Dick's for $6.98.
  7. Confederate

    Confederate Senior Member

    Feb 19, 2005
    Bethesda, MD
    Just a note regarding Wal*Mart.

    If we don't support stores that sell ammo and shooting supplies, you'll soon have to do all your shopping via the Internet. And that may not be legal in a few years, especially if the Democrats get in.

    I have mixed feelings about Wal*Mart, but they're one of the few stores around that still even bothers catering to shooters in any way, shape or form.

    They also have good prices, which you won't get at most gun stores.
  8. 3 gun

    3 gun Active Member

    Dec 24, 2002
    N 041 24.000 W 081 43.000 N.E.Ohio
    I picked up a 1000rds of 9mm at Dicks for $109.60 plus tax. If you can find a better price let me know. They also have 250rd cases of 12ga for $28, again I can't find better right now.
  9. Freedom in theSkies

    Freedom in theSkies Member

    Jan 9, 2003
    Helping to stop Terrorism...One day at a time...
    Qoute: "Just a note regarding Wal*Mart.

    If we don't support stores that sell ammo and shooting supplies, you'll soon have to do all your shopping via the Internet. And that may not be legal in a few years, especially if the Democrats get in.

    I have mixed feelings about Wal*Mart, but they're one of the few stores around that still even bothers catering to shooters in any way, shape or form.

    They also have good prices, which you won't get at most gun stores."

    Alright... I gotta vent!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WAL MART is out to make small businesses extinct, by taking advantage to their huge buying power and lack of ethical fibre!
    Who supports and sponsors your local kids sports teams? Wal Mart? Not likely... It's the small time business that has the decency to provide uniforms and cost-cutting benefits to parents. So if you have to go to your local shop for...whatever..., might you not find it OK to spend a wee bit more? At least your dollars are being spent locally and they just might keep our kids from becoming people who we have to buy guns to protect ourselves from...

    I can see that you have mixed feelings about dealing with Wal MArt for your ammo purchases, but in many cases, the small shops are driven out of the market by the lack of support from the every day consumer.
    Alright... Rant mode off...:cuss:
  10. sig228

    sig228 Active Member

    Sep 24, 2006
    South Florida
    Range Rip Off

    So I decide to stop by the range one day, unplanned. I had my 9mm with me, but only one mag loaded with ammo. I figure "the range cant charge that much more" than Walmart. Boy, was I wrong!!! Range ammo (no name brand) was $13.50 for a box of 50. WWB at Walmart is $12.88 for a box of 100. Lesson learned.

    As to supporting my local gun shop, I do so by buying my guns and accessories there. I enjoy talking to the owners and value their input. I know that I pay more for a gun at the shop than online, but that's an informed decision. Getting hit braodside on the ammo...well...lets just say that won't happen again.
  11. Gary G23

    Gary G23 Participating Member

    Jan 1, 2003
    Corvette City
    Where I'm at Academy Sports has three different 9mm loads for less than $6 a box.
  12. kirkcdl

    kirkcdl Active Member

    Jan 4, 2004
  13. crazed_ss

    crazed_ss Participating Member

    Dec 27, 2005
    Sunny San Diego
    lol.. I was gonna say the same thing. 9mm ammo at local shops doesnt cost a "wee bit more".. It literally costs TWICE as much for the same ammo :(
    When the local shops have sales, their prices are still $3 higher than Wal-Mart's everday price.

    I made the mistake of buying a box of American Eagle .308 at the local range.. 20 bucks!!! $1 per round :(
  14. possum

    possum Mentor

    Oct 12, 2005
    Concord, N.C.
    +1 well we tried, wal-mart does have the best deal going, enev with the prices going up, on ammo all the time. last time i looked it was still 12.88 for 100rd wwb. but i guess since you don't shop there you will pay way to much, but if it gives you satisfaction knowing that you didn't buy it from wal-mart, and you have the money to blow then, just buy it at the range. :rolleyes:

    BTW welcome to THR.
  15. JDGray

    JDGray Mentor

    Sep 16, 2005
    SW MI.
    Walmart for factory ammo, my basement for reloads at 90.00/ 1000. Dont save much on 9mm reloading, but my loads are way cleaner than WWB, and as accurate as Federal Eagle, which is clover leaf accurate at 25yrds, out of my CZ:)
  16. OH25shooter

    OH25shooter Participating Member

    Nov 10, 2003
    I don't know this for fact, but I'll bet many of the "larger" local gunstores could match the Wal*Mart price on 9mm ammo alone, but choose not to. All my gun "stuff" was purchased at my local gunstores or the internet, including larger caliber ammo. But it pains me to admit, for 9mm ammo, Wal*Mart prices are cheaper, especially the 100 round boxes. One has to wonder why only 9mm ammo is cheaper. Someone must be doing price research and demand for that particular brand caliber. And that's bringing in the firearm customers to Wal*Mart.
  17. Just_a_dude_with_a_gun

    Just_a_dude_with_a_gun Active Member

    Feb 14, 2006
    Peoples Republik of Neu Jersey
    The best part about being an american, is that short of breaking rule of law,
    Anything in moderation is good for you :)

    I occasionally buy from Walmart when I'm in a state that has ammo on the shelves. Otherwise, I buy it online/out-of-state when shipping is cheap, and I buy locally to promote good will, keep a peer in business, and have the product in hand that same day.

    This way, I feel I'm serving my self, the gun community simultaneously, and I'm probably spending as little, or less per round, than a person that buys only one of these three ways.
  18. MD_Willington

    MD_Willington Senior Member

    Oct 13, 2005
    Canuck in SE WA State.
    Well on the other side of the same coin, I locally have 1 overpriced shop that sells ammunition along with their overpriced firearms (new Saiga for $400 + tax :scrutiny: ), it's either Walmart, online, trades or freebies to get my ammo.
  19. spankaveli

    spankaveli Member

    Feb 21, 2003
    Gonzales, LA
    here, cci blazer is cheapest. just under $5 for 50 at academy sports

    walmart is second at 12.88 for 100 WWB.
  20. Desperado

    Desperado New Member

    Aug 17, 2006

    Academy Sports does have good prices on ammo. Ive seen a couple brands there for $6 a box. My range isnt too outragous, I get a box for $8.99 Winchester

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