Bought a couple of boxes of this 9MM ammo today.

Discussion in 'Handguns: General Discussion' started by Jasper Mcgee, Feb 6, 2021.

  1. FFGColorado

    FFGColorado Member

    Mar 2, 2020
    My son got the very same thing at the Bass Pro up here, Denver..
  2. CDW4ME

    CDW4ME Member

    Mar 15, 2009
    FL USA
    Given current supply vs demand, price was alright.
    Performance of that bullet in gel, tested here: (Spoiler, it does okay)
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  3. lsudave

    lsudave Member

    Feb 10, 2007
    I normally never bought any SD ammo in bulk, preferring to buy it a box at a time, and replacing it annually.
    This year a series of events changed that.

    We had the spring Covid (think it was still called coronavirus then) panic, where range ammo jumped a bit in price, availability thinned out, and you could no longer shop by brand; I preferred buying Sellier & Bellot 124gr FMJ for around $170 a case, shipped. My 2nd choice had been Fiocchi at that price, only if S&B wasn't available. I bought from either Targetsports or Brownells with free shipping, or from sgammo with a slightly lower price but added shipping- basically one of those 3 would be the cheapest.
    By March, I understood the new dynamics of the market- if you could find brass FMJ from any known brand (including Herters or Monarch) at $200, with or without shipping, it was a good deal. Heck, if you could find good aluminum cased (Blazer or Federal) at that price, it was worth getting. If you could find steel under $175 a case, worth a try. I might be an ammo snob, but I know my guns won't explode just because I put Tula in it.

    So, in other words, I was primed as a consumer. I was open to more options, and to higher prices than I normally paid, because I felt things were going to get crazy.

    It was in late May, when a happy circumstance occurred. I was browsing another site, looking at their ammo board (people were bemoaning prices and backorders on range stuff), and someone posted- Targetsports was running a deal on Gold Dots. There hadn't yet been a run on SD ammo, and I guess both Speer and Targetsports had not yet anticipated what would happen... so they were selling cases 50% off. 9mm, 40, 45... Gold Dot in regular, +P, etc. I bought a case of Speer Gold Dot LE Duty 9mm Luger Ammo 124 Grain Jacketed Hollow Point (copy-pasted from my order list) for $399.90. I normally wouldn't have spent "that much" :rofl:, but just felt like I needed to go ahead and stock up on some good SD ammo, and this seemed as good a price as any.

    Thank God I did; the whole world went insane right afterwards. Like, I followed the tracking, and it was delayed a day or two outside Chicago, because of riots in that city. By the time my case was delivered, prices were beginning to skyrocket.
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  4. Pistolay

    Pistolay Member

    Oct 19, 2016
    New Hampshire
    I carry American Gunner in my .380s because the ballistics tests I've seen seem to show that Hornady's previous generation XTP bullet is the best performer in that caliber. In 9mm, I prefer Gold Dots.
  5. NuShootr

    NuShootr member

    Jan 7, 2021
    Cherry Hill, NJ
    Not a bad price at all. Just paid $41 for a box of 50.
  6. dcloco

    dcloco Member

    Jan 31, 2006
    Is your intended item PLUS P rated??
  7. Shootrj2003

    Shootrj2003 Member

    Aug 10, 2007
    I don’t need to buy ammo but if I see it being sold and I can use it and I have money I will buy a little I do try to leave some for others if possible ,if say there is 2 bricks I buy 1.12 boxes I’ll buy 6 I guess it works,ammo and karma.
  8. Armybrat

    Armybrat Member

    Jun 17, 2009
    Central Texas
    Same here.
  9. Brubz

    Brubz Member

    Feb 2, 2021
    I had a chance to buy some in +9. not sure if my Kimber Micro 9 can handle +9. Anyone know?
  10. fxvr5

    fxvr5 Member

    May 26, 2017
    What does your Owner's Manual say? Always check the manufacturer's manual.
  11. DustyGmt

    DustyGmt Member

    Nov 7, 2016
    Green Mountains Vermont
    I carry the Hornady CD stuff often and especially in the winter. It penetrates really well and doesn't have quite as good expanded diameter as the other higher end stuff, but I got it in my head that during winters here in the northeast, any would be bad guy is likely going to be wearing multiple layers, Carhartt and other heavy layers, where the CD stuff performs really well.
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