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Bust luck for a couple boxes of 9mm

Discussion in 'Handguns: General Discussion' started by hcker2000, Mar 11, 2013.

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  1. Just One Shot

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    Doesn't cost me any extra time or money. The wife shops there every week. I also have a buddy that I've partnered up with so that when either he or I find ammo for a decent price we call the other and let them know.

    I found some Hornady Critical Duty at the monthly gun show for a decent price ($40.00-50rd. box) and purchased some for myself and some for him. He returned the favor when he found the ammo I mentioned in my original post and purchased some for me.

    I don't know about your LGS but around here getting ammo from them is as hard or harder than it is at the local Wally World and I even know the owner. :D
     
  2. hcker2000

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    Well I managed to find some winchester value packs at walmart yesterday. So I'm set for a little while any way.
     
  3. Certaindeaf

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    Well don't shoot all of it and buy more so you don't have any more bust luck.
     
  4. hcker2000

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    Yea I plan to make this last for this year if I have to but I think in another 3 months or so ammo will be a bit easier to get.
     
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  6. RetiredUSNChief

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    Heh!

    The problem here is in the supposition that he, like me and everybody else, either has an existing stash of reloading equipment and supplies or has ready access to them on the market.

    I, for one, am a late comer to the reloading scene, having just started buying equipment and supplies last year. Currently, I have only enough supplies to load maybe a couple hundred .45 acp and nothing for my 9mm. Getting the bullets, primers, and powder right now is just as problematic as buying ammunition outright.

    I'm building up my reloading capabilities...however, it's pretty slow going right now.


    Too bad I didn't know of this problem by the OP a couple weeks ago, when I was in Indiana and getting ready to drive back to the east coast...I would have swung by and sold him a few boxes of my 9mm at cost ($10 a box of 50) as one shooter to another. (A couple thousand rounds will hold me for a quite a while, since I'm not going to be able to go shooting for a while with my current work load and what-not.)

    Ah, well...guess it'll just sit in my ammo cans for now.

    :):)
     
  7. hcker2000

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    I actually have read some very interesting articles are reloading primers as that seems to be the major hold up for reloading at this point.
     
  8. Certaindeaf

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    It's really great you got some fmj's.. they're the best thing to send through some paper or so. Only. Now to get some actually effective ammo. Don't worry, I've got a bucket of poppity corn. you can do it!
     
  9. TheDaywalkersDad

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    I know a lot of gun owners and we've started a phone tree when we find ammo. Everyone gets a text when you run across it and someone will usually buy a box or two for others if there's not a limit in place. I've decided that I'm only doing this with those that vote the right way or at least join the NRA. I'm not hooking up those that helped cause this mess.
     
  10. smalls

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    Walmart is still my best option. You just have to be there at the right time. The only times I've even bought ammo, it was Walmart's last few boxes.

    But other than that, and your other local sporting good stores, Gunbroker (and it's ridiculous prices) are your best bet.
     
  11. Fishslayer

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    ^^^ This. Location would be a big help.
     
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