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What handgun ammo is NOT in short supply?

Discussion in 'Handguns: General Discussion' started by jpruitt, May 8, 2013.

  1. jpruitt

    jpruitt Well-Known Member

    Since word of this ammo shortage first started I haven't even bothered trying to get out and get any (I figure you guys'll let me know when it's over :D). But man, it's been a while. I'm almost to the point where I'm ready to go buy another gun that ammo is available for just so I can get out and shoot (plus my birthday is coming up next month).

    So is any handgun ammo available in decent quantities? The local Dick's had .357 magnum last time I was up there, but nothing else.
  2. InkEd

    InkEd Well-Known Member

    There really isn't much out there in any caliber. You may as well just order stuff for whatever caliber you already own and enjoy.
  3. zxcvbob

    zxcvbob Well-Known Member

    I've seen .38 Special FMJ's (or maybe it was LRN) and .380's. And a little .44 Magnum. Haven't really been looking tho'. I have plenty of everything I shoot *except* .22LR; that's the one I'm looking for.

    BADUNAME30 Well-Known Member

    One of our local stores has plenty .32 Short.
  5. anothernewb

    anothernewb Well-Known Member

    38/357 and 44mag is on the shelves here, some ere even dusty
  6. Potatohead

    Potatohead Well-Known Member

    im seeing 40s and 45s in a couple places everyday around here...my gander has had bookoos of 40s for over a week now (250 for 109$) i dont know if thats a good price because i dont shoot 40
  7. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf member

    When I bought my first handgun at age sixteen or so, pre-internet, I did a zennish thing to see what was the most viable/common handgun/cartridge available.. worldwide. I bought me a sweet Hi-Power. The 9mm is still the most common centerfire handgun cartridge on the planet by far.
  8. GCBurner

    GCBurner Well-Known Member

    I've seen .25ACP and .32 Short on the shelves, when everthing else was gone.
  9. blueskyjaunte

    blueskyjaunte Well-Known Member

    Last time I was there, Cabela's in Glendale, AZ had several shelves full of 7.62 Nagant. :)
  10. Bobson

    Bobson Well-Known Member

    No kidding lol. I couldn't believe how much there was last time I was by.

    The closest walmart to me always has combination boxes of .410 and .45 Colt. Idk if that counts... must not be as many Judge fans as they thought.
  11. frankenstein406

    frankenstein406 Well-Known Member

    40sw and sometimes 45
  12. xxjumbojimboxx

    xxjumbojimboxx Well-Known Member

    .40, ive seen it everywhere.
  13. Lj1941

    Lj1941 Well-Known Member


    I haven't even checked on availabilty of ammo. Handloads are my thing and I am in good shape since last panic in 08 & 09!:)
  14. I reload for all my calibers. And I have 6k of 22lr in the vault. And 1000k of 12ga stashed away also. So for me it is more about keeping my reloading supplies stocked up. And i am pretty good in that dept also.
    There is nothing at any Wally worlds here in the KC MO area. The gun stores have there usual odd ball ammo still setting collecting dust. But the gun stores are looking like ghost towns. Very little weapons in thier show cases, no real ammo to speak of. So if and when the run on ammo slows up. My advice is to go stock up and get set for the next run on ammo and supplies.
  15. tarosean

    tarosean Well-Known Member

    10mm is about the only handgun cartridge that was always in stock around here..

    I was just in my local Wally World and passed on Tula 9mm and 45
  16. LeonCarr

    LeonCarr Well-Known Member

    The big boomer handguns (.454, .460, .475, 500)

    Just my .02,
  17. PabloJ

    PabloJ Well-Known Member

    .25ACP at Walmart and 10x25 at local gun stores plus large caliber revolver stuff designed for hunting.
  18. Jim K

    Jim K Well-Known Member

    The ammo companies responded to the increased demand for some calibers in the way you would expect - they shifted production capacity to the more popular calibers to meet the demand. That meant that less popular calibers, like .32 S&W Long or .44 Special, were dropped from production, at least temporarily. As long as panic buying of 9mm and other calibers continues, calibers in less demand will continue to be put on the back burner.

  19. BSA1

    BSA1 Well-Known Member

    By far the most easy to obtain and most affordable ammunition is black powder and caps. It gets even easier if you cast your own round balls and make your own wads.

    In regards to cartridge ammo Hornady and Federal 32 magnum is available,
  20. TanklessPro

    TanklessPro Well-Known Member

    I was at on of the LGS last week and they had everything including 22. Prices were a little high, 9mm was $18, 40 was $19,45 was $22 and 22 was $34 a brick.
    Before then the only thing local was 357 sig.

    I did pick up a case of 45 gap during the rush, just be size it was $14 a box.

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