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Where has all the 9mm surplus brass gone?

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by bernie, Jun 29, 2007.

  1. bernie

    bernie Well-Known Member

    I recently picked up a 9mm after not having one in the safe for several years. The last time I had one, you could pick up surplus 9mm brasss anywhere and cheap! Where has it all gone? I will buy new if I have to, but there is just something cool about shooting the cheap surplus stuff.
  2. BruceB

    BruceB Well-Known Member

    There's no shortage.

    Just go to eBay.com and search for "9mm reloading brass" and you'll find thousands of rounds available. It seems to be selling in the region of $20-$30 per thousand, which is pretty inexpensive shooting.

    Check out the "Buy It Now" items, to eliminate the uncertainty of bidding and waiting. Keep watching for newly-listed "Buy It Now" lots, meaning, check FREQUENTLY, and be ready to jump on anything that looks reasonable. Watch out for rip-off shipping charges, and check the seller's feedback rating. If the feedback is good, buy without worry.
  3. wally

    wally Well-Known Member

    At our range you can pick up all the 9mm and .40S&W brass you want off the ground as long as you don't let the scroungers for recycling beat you too it, they provide a good service of cleaning up all the rimfire empties.

  4. Noxx

    Noxx Well-Known Member

    I've got about 40lbs of it in my garage. Have a quick hunt around the internet.
  5. Walkalong

    Walkalong Moderator

    I have NEVER purchased 9MM brass and I supply myself and my brother who shoots occaisionally. People at the range are so generous. They leave it laying around all the time. :D

    That said. It is available cheap many places. $30 per 1000 right now at Brassman Brass. I have seen it cheaper than that.
  6. ilbob

    ilbob Well-Known Member

    You can get all the 40SW and (mm you want for about $25/1000. Many people who shoot it do not reload and just leave it at the range. I could have 1000 or more cases a month of each from the range I belong to if I wanted it.
  7. Zippy06

    Zippy06 Well-Known Member

  8. NVMM

    NVMM Well-Known Member

    Try brassmanbrass.com
  9. RichardInFlorida

    RichardInFlorida Well-Known Member

  10. rcmodel

    rcmodel Member in memoriam

    I'm not understanding any of this.

    There has been a demil brass order since Slick Willie was president.

    Same for surplus ammo, empty ammo cans, and components like bullets & primers.

    Anyone else remember when the DCM / CMP sold surplus GI ammo & components for peanuts?

    Well, they haven't for some years now, and it isn't just because there isn't any! It is because it is being distroyed.

    As for empty 9mm & .40 S&W brass? Unless the cops stop shooting it, there will always be surplus brass from civilian law enforcement ranges.


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