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Is .380 and .38spl gone too?

Discussion in 'Handguns: General Discussion' started by CoyoteSix, Feb 1, 2013.

  1. CoyoteSix

    CoyoteSix Well-Known Member

    Just curious if .380ACP and .38spl are scarce lately as well.

    The info I get is gonna influence a future purchase. I don't wanna buy a gun and not be able to run 2-300 rounds through it.

  2. Grassman

    Grassman Well-Known Member

    I know .380 was non existent at Cabela's today. Havn't seen it around here in weeks.
  3. Newcatwalt

    Newcatwalt Well-Known Member

    .380 is still available around here.
  4. UKWildcatFan

    UKWildcatFan Well-Known Member

    .380 has been non-existent at St. Louis Cabelas and Bass Pro for weeks.
  5. silicosys4

    silicosys4 Well-Known Member

    .38 spcl will usually be on the shelves around here after .380 is gone.
    .38 spcl is easier to reload for as well, imo.
    .38 spcl has many more load combinations, from 125gr. to 170gr.
    Last edited: Feb 1, 2013
  6. hso

    hso Moderator Staff Member

    Plenty of .380 at the local Gander. Not much else, though.
  7. Sauer Grapes

    Sauer Grapes Well-Known Member

    380 and 38spl are the only thing on the shelves around me. Although I almost gaged when I looked at the price of .380. :eek:
  8. soonerfan85

    soonerfan85 Well-Known Member

    At $26 per box of 50 ($18 for same ammo prior to the craziness), the 38spl on the shelf around here might as well not be.
  9. rcmodel

    rcmodel Member in memoriam

    I saw one box of .380 and one box of .45 Colt the last time I was at Walmart.

  10. Zeke/PA

    Zeke/PA Well-Known Member

    My local FFL has a TON of .38 Special !
    No 9MM stuff though.
  11. NHCraigT

    NHCraigT Well-Known Member

    Scarce at some online stores and LGS's.

    However, saw it at a LGS today, also; Natchez and Palmetto had them them this morning online.
  12. KenW.

    KenW. Well-Known Member

    My LGS has been running VERY low on ALL autoloading ammo.
  13. Slotback

    Slotback Well-Known Member

    Not seeing much of anything in my neck of the woods.
  14. BYJO4

    BYJO4 Well-Known Member

    I can find both at this time although price is up. You might also consider a 357so you can buy 38 Spl or 357 which might make it easier to get ammo.
  15. Deaf Smith

    Deaf Smith Well-Known Member

    I would have thought after BILL 'Monica Missiles' Clinton and Janet 'Babykiller' Reno people here would have put away a modest stock of ammo. Not saying 1000s of rounds but hey, I do have at least a couple hundred rounds for each type of round I use!

    Not to long ago Wal-Mart had 400 round machinegun boxes full of 5.56 FMJ 55gr for decent prices. All you had to do was buy ONE.

    And surely the more intrepid folks would have learned to reload their own ammo!

    Anyway, once this scare is over, guys buy a modest amount of good ammo and pick it up just in case.

  16. ArchAngelCD

    ArchAngelCD Well-Known Member

    My local gun shop has most calibers on the shelf although not a lot at one time. The distributor is only supplying 1 case of each at a time.

    He has 25 Auto, 380 Auto, 9mm, 45 Auto but no 40 S&W.
    He has 38 S&W, .38 Special, .357 Magnum, 44 Special, 45 Colt but no 44 Magnum.
    Actually, he has 5 different .38 Special/Special +P loads including the FBI Load.

    BUT, powder and primers, not a chance!
  17. maxyedor

    maxyedor Well-Known Member

    Around here .38spl has been virtually nonexistent for years, at most I see 2-3 boxes on the shelf at a time. .380 was worse, until all the nonsense started. Now it seems like the only caliber you can always find a lot of.
  18. tarosean

    tarosean Well-Known Member

    midway has 380 wwb for 17.99 right now.. (assuming I didnt just order it all :) )
  19. CoyoteSix

    CoyoteSix Well-Known Member

    I'm really leaning towards Ruger's LCR...

    I really just gotta run down to my LGS's when I'm ready to buy something. The ammo stock keeps fluctuating.

    Is it easier to carry a revolver or a small Semi Auto?
  20. EchoZebra

    EchoZebra Member

    .32 acp is scarce as well...and that includes online sources. At Wal-Mart I saw three boxes of .380 on the shelf, a ton of 30-06 and .270 Win, and NOTHING else...must have just come in.

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