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Old 01-21-2013, 9:06 PM
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I waited the 10 rediculous days to get my hands on the first gun I've bought since moving to California...stood in line for an hour just to get to the counter...and Reeds has NO AMMO!

Just my luck.

To make matters worse, the guy at the counter says they may not have more 9mm ammo until MARCH!

Anybody know where I can get some in the South Bay area?
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Old 01-21-2013, 9:07 PM
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Try big5
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Old 01-21-2013, 9:07 PM
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Wal Mart. Politely ask when the truck arrives. Usually the shelves will get stocked by first thing in the morning the next day.

What caliber?
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Old 01-21-2013, 9:09 PM
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Big 5 (as mentioned above) is a good choice. They usually have something in stock a few days a week. Just higher priced, but not more than a gun shop these days.
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Big 5 in San Jose are all sold out. They said that they get shipment every Tuesday, but there's a long line at the door before they're even open.
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Old 01-21-2013, 9:24 PM
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I'm sorry...forgot a rather important detail

9mm
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Old 01-21-2013, 9:26 PM
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Gun Shows seem to be the best bet these last couple of weeks.
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Old 01-21-2013, 9:26 PM
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Lol. Your chances just went down the toilet. Lol. Sorry I had to put it that way.
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Old 01-21-2013, 9:31 PM
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Might check this thread:

http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/s...d.php?t=397946

I know he ships, and has good quality stuff. While he is super busy, you might be able to get some eventually for a great price!
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Old 01-21-2013, 9:36 PM
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Crap, just noticed your in the South Bay (the OTHER South Bay - not San Pedro). I'd sell you a box as a favor but too far sorry!
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Old 01-21-2013, 9:42 PM
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Where are you located?
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Old 01-21-2013, 9:54 PM
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Try targetmasters...
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Old 01-21-2013, 10:05 PM
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Online is hit and miss right now
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I'm located in San Jose
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Old 01-21-2013, 10:11 PM
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Your only hope is online, although it's getting pretty bad there too.
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Old 01-21-2013, 10:26 PM
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I thought Reed's was still selling to range shooters...haven't asked specifically in the past 1-2 weeks though. I have seen 9mm in Big 5 recently as well (East Bay), but like others have mentioned their prices are higher. Haven't seen any 9mm at Wal-Mart in forever.
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Old 01-22-2013, 10:17 AM
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I'm located in San Jose
Oh okay. I am at the Walmart in Perris right now and they have a lot of the winchester 100ct. This walmart always seems to have ammo. Except of .223, I bought the last two boxes.
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Old 01-22-2013, 10:34 AM
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As of Saturday, 1/20, Reed's was permitting range shooters to buy up to 4 boxes for use on the range only. Maybe just buy 4 boxes each time you practice?
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Lol. Your chances just went down the toilet. Lol. Sorry I had to put it that way.
I assume you're talking about the latest shooting in Texas... I wish the news stop reporting so much on this and giving unstable people more ideas...
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Old 01-22-2013, 10:58 AM
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Yeah I haven't seen 9mm since last year. Oddly enough .45ACP I've run into quite a bit. I was second guessing my 1911 purchase but not anymore!
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Old 01-22-2013, 11:31 AM
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Try your local shooting range. They usually have some instock to sell if you use their range. THere might be a limit of how many box to buy, and higher price, but it's better than nothing. Just call them, tell them you want to go there and shoot but have no ammo.... THat's a start... There are a lot of ammo out there, and shipped everyday to store. The problem is a long backorder list, and huge demand that swallow ammo like a black hole. I don't see how 9mm can be banned in near future, so just buy what you shoot and wait for better time to hoard.
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It changes everyday, so you have to check daily. Not the cheapest:

http://www.bulkammo.com/handgun/bulk-9mm-ammo
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Now THOSE are some horrible prices. I'll go without for now...
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Old 01-22-2013, 11:43 AM
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snipe the marketplace here.


http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/s...d.php?t=681504
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Now THOSE are some horrible prices. I'll go without for now...
I find looking at prices of ammo on GunBroker.com really amusing these days. Prices have easily gone up $100-$150+ just in the last week for 1K boxes of 9mm ammo. Nuts.
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Old 01-22-2013, 11:58 AM
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Cabelas has some Herters for 13.99/50
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http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/s...d.php?t=683667

Edit: Oops, no shipping for this one. Sorry

Its been mentioned, but looks like wall mart and big 5 might be your best bets
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Costello's on Lincoln near Curtner in San Jose, CA. Payment is cash or check.

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Craigslist Sporting Goods
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Where do I find ammo?!?
The Future.

Seriously though, your best bet is to vigilantly scope out the deals here in the Calguns Marketplace.
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There will be some on my doorstep tomorrow... And no I'm not tell anyone where I live, it's getting way to bad out there saw one website had Tula 9mm for 20 bucks a box
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I love when people start these threads.

TLC, do you seriously think that we have some kind of secret ammo nirvana where everything is in stock and priced at deep discounts?
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I love when people start these threads.

TLC, do you seriously think that we have some kind of secret ammo nirvana where everything is in stock and priced at deep discounts?
SHHHHH!!!

First Rule of Secret Ammo Nirvana is to never talk about Secret Ammo Nirvana!!
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targetmasters in milpitas has ammo as of last night
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Check your local ranges. Many carry reloads.

My local "big box" stores (Walmart, Turners, Big5) seem to be forever out of stock. My LGS has plenty of fmj at a decent price. My local range has reloads a bit higher priced than my lgs, but available.

I guess it depends on what type you want. Target ammo (115/124 gr FMJ) is available around here. Self Defense ammo is pretty scarce.
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I waited the 10 rediculous days to get my hands on the first gun I've bought since moving to California...stood in line for an hour just to get to the counter...and Reeds has NO AMMO!

Just my luck.

To make matters worse, the guy at the counter says they may not have more 9mm ammo until MARCH!

Anybody know where I can get some in the South Bay area?
If it is truly your first gun and you want to buy some 9mm, I will sell you some at a fair price, but you have to come to the east bay to pick up 94550
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I waited 4 weeks to get my first 9mm, just picked up saturday. I'm in San Diego. Nothing at walmart, turners, big 5, duncans... just expensive paperweight at this time. I heard .22 LR are even worse, so can't feed my plinker. anybody know how long the wait is to buy at online supplier?
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Go to a range to shoot, buy their ammo, shoot only half. Take the rest home.
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Go to a range to shoot, buy their ammo, shoot only half. Take the rest home.
Reeds is not letting you take any ammo with you
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Mail order, but I'm not seeing any cheap stuff.

http://www.ammunitiontogo.com/index....er_id=&sort=3a
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