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GunDog
07-25-2009, 10:52 AM
Cruising the Walmart ammo counter this morning and happened upon 4 boxes of Winchester 225 grain .45 Colt. This being the only handgun ammo available. The .45 ACP, 9mm, and supply of most other popular cartridges are about as rare as hen's teeth. Anyway, I do have a couple SAA's that I have never fired and I purchased the 4 boxes of .45 Colt without hesitation. The current ammo shortage is thus giving me a reason to dust off my SAA's and begin shooting them. For what it's worth, the guy behind the counter did say that he is seeing more ammo coming thru lately.

Greg-Dawg
07-25-2009, 10:59 AM
Another good thing...more .40S&W for me!

chefdude
07-25-2009, 11:02 AM
you are lucky my local wally world only has .17hmr..thats all they have had for months...it is making me consider buying a .17hmr rifle

GunDog
07-25-2009, 11:06 AM
Another good thing...more .40S&W for me!

Been a long time since I've seen an adequate supply of .40 S&W ammo available. You may want to consider alternative calibers as well.

yasushi
07-25-2009, 11:10 AM
I've switched from shooting 45's & 38's to 9mm's & 22's and I'm finding that I rather enjoy shooting 22's. In addition to the obvious cost & availability factor of the ammo, I'm really liking to shoot again. I've started to dig out some of my neglected guns buried at the back of the safe and remembered why I got them in the first place.

punisheryayarea
07-25-2009, 11:47 AM
:thumbsup:you are lucky my local wally world only has .17hmr..thats all they have had for months...it is making me consider buying a .17hmr rifle

Do it.... Its nice having a .17HMR there great..... At 50yards I'm hitting just a hair out side of a dime with no wind and with in a quarter with no wind at 100yards..... Mossberg 817 :thumbsup:

Vin496
07-25-2009, 12:04 PM
Been a long time since I've seen an adequate supply of .40 S&W ammo available. You may want to consider alternative calibers as well.

Everywhere I went .40 is usually the only caliber that's was there.

GunDog
07-25-2009, 12:05 PM
I've switched from shooting 45's & 38's to 9mm's & 22's and I'm finding that I rather enjoy shooting 22's. In addition to the obvious cost & availability factor of the ammo, I'm really liking to shoot again. I've started to dig out some of my neglected guns buried at the back of the safe and remembered why I got them in the first place.

Exactly my point! The ammo shortage is making us look at and shoot some of the less popular calibers that we wouldn't normally otherwise shoot. And yes, my Smith Model 617 .22 has been getting a good workout this year as well.