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radioactivelego
03-17-2009, 12:22 AM
I helped a friend out and he repaid me in cash. I figure I'll put the money towards some 9mm fun for the weekend and begin my searching...

3 Wal-Marts: Hollowpoints only
2 Big 5's: One 50rd box of UMC at $18 and hollowpoints
MidwayUSA: No bullets to reload whatsoever
Ammoman: Closed for the day, can't order, Wolf Polymer only
AIMSurplus: As of today they are catching up to March 5th shipping orders...
Grafs: I saw a solid page of out-of-stock and grabbed some whiskey...

All I wanted to do is shoot my CZ-75. :(

thefifthspeed
03-17-2009, 12:58 AM
Where are you located? If you are near Modesto, CA I can sell you some 9mm WWB for what I paid for them. I'm shifting away from factory ammo and trying my hand at reloading.

eccvets
03-17-2009, 1:19 AM
good luck finding cheap 9mm anywhere

Bryan16
03-17-2009, 8:54 AM
Wildsports has plenty of 9mm. About $4 more per hundred rounds than Walmart, but if you need to shoot it's worth it to me.

Of course this only helps if you are in the Sac area.

vantage
03-17-2009, 7:11 PM
I just bought a case of reasonably price Federal 9mm from Ammo2go. They've really been great since they came on the scene.

gdr_11
03-17-2009, 7:50 PM
Wildsports has plenty of 9mm. About $4 more per hundred rounds than Walmart, but if you need to shoot it's worth it to me.

Of course this only helps if you are in the Sac area.

Is their weekly ad available on the Sac Bee web site? I have tried several times to find it with no luck.

pingpong
03-17-2009, 7:53 PM
http://palmettostatearmory.com/9mm-ammo.php.

The Federal isn't too badly priced (though it was a bit cheaper last month). Still, after factoring tax and gas, it's not that much more than Wally World.

ETD1010
03-17-2009, 8:19 PM
Our shop just got in 3 or 4 cases of PMC bronze 9mm, and few cases of PMC bronze .223. . . i have no idea what we will price them at, but it's the first batch of 9mm I've seen in a month or so :D

MAC USMC
03-17-2009, 9:39 PM
Try California Police Equipment (619) 280-1199 in San Diego. They have 9mm and most other handgun calibers on hand. Just bought 9mm (Federal FMJ) for $13.00.

acegunnr
03-17-2009, 9:53 PM
Aim Surplus has 9mm Wolf FMJ for $185 1000rd

http://www.aimsurplus.com/acatalog/9mm.html

eccvets
03-18-2009, 1:05 AM
Try California Police Equipment (619) 280-1199 in San Diego. They have 9mm and most other handgun calibers on hand. Just bought 9mm (Federal FMJ) for $13.00.


is that for 50 rounds?

Pvt. Cowboy
03-18-2009, 7:52 AM
Try finding 147gr 9mm anymore. It just doesn't seem to exist. A year ago this time, you couldn't give it away.

SDgarrick
03-18-2009, 1:55 PM
So... What's wrong with hollowpoints?

I seem to remember something about beggers not being choosy :hide:

Norcalkid
03-18-2009, 2:18 PM
Just call Wal-Mart each morning. I stocked up on 9mm twice in the last 10 days. First time 12 boxes second time 4 boxes 9mm +2boxes357 +2 .40 cal. (I went to the calguns norcal shoot so that spent a few of the first 12.) I bought a Glock 23 this morning. Hit Wallyworld on the way home. Picked up 10 boxes of 40cal. Its not that they aren’t getting ammo. It just goes super fast. I saw a few .223 bulk packs last week. Wish I picked some up now. The one thing I have had trouble getting is 38 sp.

I’m going to keep calling and try to get 10 boxes 38 and 5 bulk packs .223 in the near future. I have no doubt I will get it eventually it just takes some time. Just keep trying.

Bizcuits
03-18-2009, 5:56 PM
Aim Surplus has 9mm Wolf FMJ for $185 1000rd

http://www.aimsurplus.com/acatalog/9mm.html


Thank you!

duck814
03-18-2009, 6:01 PM
Ammo is out there you just gotta put in the effort now. Can't be deterred from 1, 2, or even 3 tries of it being sold out.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v224/1300defender/IMG_2577.jpg

numerous phone calls to Wally and two trips later this is what I have so far.

dwtt
03-18-2009, 10:08 PM
If you guys are shooting that much, wouldn't it be better to reload? You wouldn't have to worry about Walmart or any local store being out of ammo.

Bryan16
03-19-2009, 8:17 AM
Reloading 9mm seems like a waste of time to me.

SCMA-1
03-19-2009, 8:27 AM
Reloading 9mm seems like a waste of time to me.

At today's retail ammo prices, the cost savings makes it worth it to me. I was reloading 9mm even back when a box of 50 cost $6-$8. Of course, you have to factor in the increase in component prices.

SCMA-1

radioactivelego
03-27-2009, 11:29 PM
At today's retail ammo prices, the cost savings makes it worth it to me. I was reloading 9mm even back when a box of 50 cost $6-$8. Of course, you have to factor in the increase in component prices.

SCMA-1I resorted to a 500 box of Lazer Cast 9mm lead 115's.

$54 for bullets
$10 in powder
$14 in primers
$5 in lube and tumbling media
$0 brass from other people at the range/recycled ones I shot and swept

$83 for a box of 500 plinkers.

I will gladly buy locally made lead cast bullets and deal with any lead than put my CZ anywhere near some shady Wolf 9mm.

Beelzy
03-28-2009, 8:38 AM
Reloading 9mm seems like a waste of time to me.

Give it a little time....you'll come around. :rolleyes:

To the OP......At least you got to SEE 9mm ammo.

Some of us haven't seen so much as a box, anywhere, for months. ;)

rtlltj
03-28-2009, 12:31 PM
The last time I went to walmart "I hit the ammo lottery" according to the sales clerk :D

Randomly calling on a friday after work ftw.

bohoki
03-28-2009, 2:41 PM
Reloading 9mm seems like a waste of time to me.

thats what i thought i used to buy the 100 pack for 10.97 i still have about 7 boxes but now ive been reloading and casting my own bullets

when 9mm costs what 45acp did when i was reloading 45 what am i crazy

this is 800 rounds i put about 300 in a freezer bag but i ran out of bullets

http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e366/bohoki/DCP_6975.jpg
thats the thing about reloading you always run out of something

good thing about 9mm lots of people let you pick up their brass

Steve O
03-28-2009, 2:59 PM
jgsales.com