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Where is the 9mm?

Discussion in 'Handguns: General Discussion' started by inkinskin, Jan 20, 2013.

  1. inkinskin

    inkinskin Well-Known Member

    Does anybody know of anywhere online to get 9mm ammo without having to give up a kidney?

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  2. JO JO

    JO JO Well-Known Member

    looks like 2008 again all shelves empty, i even see empty gun shelves,
    no ammo/reloading supply's/
    just wait it out ,
  3. greenr18

    greenr18 member

    well one of the local shops did have a shelf of it and it was 14.99, i said meh ill get some later... came back the next day shelf was empty :banghead:
  4. Patrice

    Patrice member

    Hhmmm....Online, it's available if you're not picky about what you want to shoot. I think folks need to get what they can find. Something's better than nothing--at least if you're hunkering down. If you're planning on business, as usual....Well, that's a different story.

    Try Ammunitiontogo,, Cheaperthandirt...both good companies.--Patrice
    Last edited: Jan 20, 2013
  5. InkEd

    InkEd Well-Known Member

    The way things are currently, if you find some you have to buy decent amount because it is uncertain when you'll find more of it. This leaves little to none for the next person and the cycle continues.

    For 9mm, it has been easier to find a larger LGS than big box stores in my area. The average price has been about $15 per 50rd box of FMJ ammo.
  6. glennv

    glennv Well-Known Member

    Walmart had 1800 rounds this morn. Bought it all.
  7. a51young

    a51young New Member

    I've had good luck with Sportsmans guide
  8. Jimbo53

    Jimbo53 Well-Known Member

    Was walking around Walmart yesterday and stopped to see for myself what the ammo counter had in stock. 100 round Winchester white box was about the only pistol caliber on the shelf. Had 10 boxes so I bought two for a friend who doesn't reload. The clerk mentioned that they get a little ammo everyday but never know what will be sent from the warehouse.
  9. duns

    duns Well-Known Member

    I think it is still available -- try ammoseek.com.
  10. Carne Frio

    Carne Frio Well-Known Member

  11. USAF_Vet

    USAF_Vet Well-Known Member

    The big box stores have empty shelves, but my LGS still has 9mm. The smaller one had several boxes of 9mm. All FMJ, no hollow points, though.

    They also had about a half case of 7.62x39 sitting on the shelf.

    No .22 or .223, though.
  12. Arbo

    Arbo Well-Known Member

    I haven't noticed a shortage of 9mm locally... .223 is a different story, those that have it are limiting how much you can buy at a time. But I've been buying a bit here and there for a while, a little each paycheck, so I think I'm good for a while if push comes to shove.. but I plan on getting out to shoot a lot more, so I'll need to keep refreshing as I shoot.
  13. sota

    sota Well-Known Member

    Why is the rum always gone?

    and for the record I wouldn't know about LGS shortages... I haven't set foot in one since 2009. they were always WAY overpriced compared to internet sales.
  14. jjjitters

    jjjitters Well-Known Member

    This is why I cast my own. With over a 1/2ton of lead sitting in my garage and enough powder ,from buying 2-4lbs of this and that "to try" , throughout the years, to shoot all that lead. I don't even know about shortages , till I hear people saying there is one. As long as primers hold up,(a couple K presently), I'm good. I have always just tried to buy a little more components than what I need each time I can, so I get way ahead of the game before any shortages come along. It helps that I don't shoot a couple K rounds a month though. Then it would be harder to keep a good supply.
  15. dampoo

    dampoo Well-Known Member

  16. dbp

    dbp Well-Known Member

    Have you actually gone online to Ammo To Go? If you had you would have seen that there is no 9mm available other than a frangible round.

    True that CTD has some 9mm in stock, but these brands are ones I have never before heard of. And besides, CCI Blazer 115gr for $19.19 when I bought the same round 5 weeks ago for $9.99!! I consider that to be gouging and I refuse to pay it.

    I will wait this out and just cut back on my shooting until prices come back down to a more reasonable level.
  17. mdauben

    mdauben Well-Known Member

    My best advice is to search the big online ammo retailers on a daily basis. They do seem to be getting ammo in, but it usually only stays in stock for hours or even minutes. I scored some Remington Golden Saber 124gr +P JHP just the other day at Midway. IIRC, the price was a bit higher than pre-panic but certainly not kidney level.
    Last edited: Jan 20, 2013
  18. btg3

    btg3 Well-Known Member

    Another vote to "wait it out".

    Perhaps the moral of the story is to figure what you would typically shoot over 6-9 months and plan on keeping a minimum inventory at double that level. Sure makes the waiting easier. :cool:
    Last edited: Jan 20, 2013
  19. S&Wfan

    S&Wfan Well-Known Member

    I'm not buying anything until the prices return to normal. Then again, I've got sufficient ammo for now.

    I pity the complacent shopper who always was "planning" to purchase guns and ammo.
  20. carlson1

    carlson1 Well-Known Member

    Great advice. I just posted this on the General Handguns. I took some advice from a senior citizen (which I am now close to now) and bought ammo several years back. I not only bought ammo, but also bought the guns I thought I would want or need. I still catch myself watching the case when I am going in our of Wal Mart. Academy in DFW area have placed a sign up that says, "only one box per customer."

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