this is true. i have quite a bit of 9mm and .45 ACP. however, the young guy i take to the range, just started with his first Glock. i took him to the bait and tackle store that has factory fresh and they also reload ammo there. he bought some reloaded. then i took him to another store, that sells factory fresh. he bought 2 boxes of 9MM at like $30 per box. i told him to take it easy at those prices, he's better off buying reloaded at $20, then get $2.00 off when he brings back the spent casings. he said he has no real choice in buying factory as he needs it.