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Old 01-07-2017, 10:24 PM
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Hey all. This is my very first thread of my own at Calguns. I've recently started shooting and will be picking up my S&W Shield 9mm in a few days. I've been going to a local gun range, took lessons, and tried different handguns before settling on this one.

The reason for this post is to figure out how to save money on ammo. I buy a bag of 50 rounds for $20 at the range. I've search this forum for "cheap ammo" posts, and after doing research, I've found a few different options for 9mm. They are:


1. AMERICAN STEEL - 9MM 115 GR RN NEW: https://www.freedommunitions.com/amm...steel-new.html



2. 9mm Tulammo 115gr, FMJ Ammo, 1000rd Case: http://www.jgsales.com/9mm-tulammo-1...e.-p-5579.html



3. LAX Ammunition Factory New 9 MM 115 GR 1500 RDS: https://www.laxammo.com/lax-factory-...man-can-detail



Ammo rules at my local range are:

1. Semi-jacketed soft or hollow point & exposed lead rounds are not permitted.

2. Ammunition with cases other than brass are not permitted.


I'm hoping experienced shooters here can point me in the right direction. I don't want to go too cheap where the ammo breaks my gun or get ammo that most ranges won't accept. I just want to be able to go to the range more often. And I don't think I want to get into reloading yet because my whole place is carpeted.

Thanks in advance for all of your replies.
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The American Steel and Tula are out. It is a steel case and does not comply with rule number 2
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Winchester white box fmj?

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http://www.targetsportsusa.com/cci-b...00-p-1008.aspx

http://www.targetsportsusa.com/selli...9a-p-3541.aspx

order case of 1000 get free shipping.
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The price difference between cheap and quality ammo in this current market is too slim for me to want to buy cheap ammo. My preference is buy quality 9mm ammo.

I am a big fan of CCI Lawman and Blazer Brass ammo. PMC is good too. When you factor in shipping and handling, you are looking at ~$12.00 a box. I also like Selleer &Bellot mainly because the boxes are so small I can store more in a smaller amount of space

http://www.sgammo.com/catalog/pistol...9mm-luger-ammo

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The price difference between cheap and quality ammo in this current market is too slim for me to want to buy cheap ammo. My preference is buy quality 9mm ammo.

I am a big fan of CCI Lawman and Blazer Brass ammo. PMC is good too. When you factor in shipping and handling, you are looking at ~$12.00 a box.

http://www.sgammo.com/catalog/pistol...9mm-luger-ammo
no tax if you order at targetsportsusa. $10.99 a box and if you buy a case of 1000 rds. no tax free shipping = $219.80

also, brand is cci blazers and or pmc
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The price difference between cheap and quality ammo in this current market is too slim for me to want to buy cheap ammo. My preference is buy quality 9mm ammo.

I am a big fan of CCI Lawman and Blazer Brass ammo. PMC is good too. When you factor in shipping and handling, you are looking at ~$12.00 a box. I also like Selleer &Bellot mainly because the boxes are so small I can store more in a smaller amount of space

http://www.sgammo.com/catalog/pistol...9mm-luger-ammo
Another for Blazer Brass or Speer Lawman. Good quality American made ammo that fits the rules and is cheap through sgammo our other online stores.

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Www.targetsportsusa.com is where i find all the cheapest ammo. Love to buy in bulk with free shipping.

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Thank you all for your replies. I'm glad I made this post because I didn't realize that two of the three links I posted were against the rules of my gun range. You guys saved me.

I'm going to give the ammo in the above link a try.
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Save your brass and sell it in the reloading section.
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Target Sports is good but since you're somewhere in the LA area be careful about ordering because LA City has online ammo restrictions. County does not, but not every mail order shop in the country can differentiate between county & city. An easy method is having it delivered to a UPS store in outlying areas, Burbank, Anaheim, W. Covina etc.
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Www.targetsportsusa.com is where i find all the cheapest ammo. Love to buy in bulk with free shipping.
Agreed. I have completed several bulk ammo transactions online from targetsportsusa. I haven't had any problems or delays whatsoever. Highly recommended.
As always, shop around. I have several out of state online retailers in my favorites list that I routinely check. I stock up during sales and use discount/ promo codes, free shipping, etc.
There are search bots you can use to help you find good deals - such as ammo grab, ammo spy, gunbot, and wiki arms.
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Head to Turners this week

350 rounds of Blazer Brass for $80.
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If you can swing it, check out bitethebullet.co. $9.00/50 - 0.18 PER ROUND COST (no tax, no freight) for 115gr Hornady reman'd rounds, CCI primers, brass cases. You do have to buy 5000 to get the free freight though.

Have several friends who shoot these, they say they're solid.

http://bitethebullet.co/5000-rounds-of-9mm
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$20.00 for 50 rounds is way to much for probably reloads in a bag.. Blazer brass,, Rem umc 250 packs,, Win white box ect all cheaper at wallys,, dicks,, ect.. Brass cased new ammo... Shop around local if you can't get ammo shipped to your home or business address... SGAmmo a good value and resonable shipping.. Get on their e-mail list.... Cheers..
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Hey all. This is my very first thread of my own at Calguns. I've recently started shooting and will be picking up my S&W Shield 9mm in a few days. I've been going to a local gun range, took lessons, and tried different handguns before settling on this one.

3. LAX Ammunition Factory New 9 MM 115 GR 1500 RDS: https://www.laxammo.com/lax-factory-...man-can-detail


LAX Ammo is good people in Inglewood. My brother gives them 5 stars!

If I need 9mm I go to Walmart and buy a box or three.
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LAX Ammo is good people in Inglewood. My brother gives them 5 stars!

If I need 9mm I go to Walmart and buy a box or three.
I'm 40 minutes from LAX. Not too far. Is there a Walmart that sells ammo in/around LA County?
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The LAX ammo is terrific and reasonably priced. I have shot through multiple boxes in multiple calibers and have yet to have a malf in 6000+ rounds.
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i buy new. and i reload. when purchased new i only buy if the price is near 22cents per round shipped including any tax. so thats 1000 under 220$ . or 100 for under 22$ or 50 for 11$ ish.
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$20.00 for 50 rounds is way to much for probably reloads in a bag..
Buying ammo at the range is like buying tackle at the pier or candy at the theater.

PMC is my favorite brass to find at the range. It's thicker than most.
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buy better grade ammo. IN bulk. (1K up to 5K lots).
the cheap stuff. can hurt your gun. (steel case) and can be very dirty.

some reloading company's go cheap on the loading's so you will get,
failures to go bang, (bad primers/no powder),
failures to eject correctly,(stove piping),
failures to load up,(brass does not fit chamber),
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and if lucky no stuck bullets. (squibs).

i shoot new or my reloads only.
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Looks like another good deal at $0.21:



https://www.targetsportsusa.com/fioc...ap-p-2959.aspx
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How much are you planning on shooting? I ask because next year the prices may go up and reloading will become popular which will drive those cost up so you may want to invest in reloading now. I reload for about 4.12 per 50 cnt when i buy components in bulk, if i buy from local store them probably around 6.50.

I know yoi asked about loaded ammo, but reloading is the cheapest way if you shoot alot
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LAX Ammo is good people in Inglewood. My brother gives them 5 stars!

If I need 9mm I go to Walmart and buy a box or three.
Exactly what I would say about both!
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How much are you planning on shooting? I ask because next year the prices may go up and reloading will become popular which will drive those cost up so you may want to invest in reloading now. I reload for about 4.12 per 50 cnt when i buy components in bulk, if i buy from local store them probably around 6.50.

I know yoi asked about loaded ammo, but reloading is the cheapest way if you shoot alot
I'm thinking probably 100 rounds a week. Why do you believe prices will go up next year?

How much is initial investment into reloading by the way? Bench, tools, etc.
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I'm thinking probably 100 rounds a week. Why do you believe prices will go up next year?

How much is initial investment into reloading by the way? Bench, tools, etc.
Have you not heard about needing a permit to buy ammo next year???
You will also be limited to 50 rounds per month. The brilliant voters of this state think this is a good idea.
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Have you not heard about needing a permit to buy ammo next year???
You will also be limited to 50 rounds per month. The brilliant voters of this state think this is a good idea.
Wow. 600 rounds a year? Would you please cite the law or at least post a link?
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Wow. 600 rounds a year? Would you please cite the law or at least post a link?
Get your voters pamphlet and read it there.
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https://ballotpedia.org/California_P...zine_Ban_(2016)

Here is a little reading material for anyone who voted and wasn't paying attention to what it meant...
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I'm thinking probably 100 rounds a week. Why do you believe prices will go up next year?

How much is initial investment into reloading by the way? Bench, tools, etc.
buy by the thousands
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Get your voters pamphlet and read it there.
So you're one of those Fake News guys that everyone's talking about, right?
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Hey Mayor, look up prop 63 anywhere you like. I can see you didn't read any voting material.
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[QUOTE=KT16;19463568]http://www.targetsportsusa.com/cci-b...00-p-1008.aspx

I use this ammo deal before reloading with excellent performance
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Have you not heard about needing a permit to buy ammo next year???
You will also be limited to 50 rounds per month. The brilliant voters of this state think this is a good idea.

I believe it bringing back into the state carries a 50 round limit. If you went out of state and purchased without the background check.
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Be nice mayor...don't go fouling up the new guys very first thread.

Cheep, your link was broken. Voter guides are a poor substitute for the very well informed. I sincerely believe you are mistaken. I have seen NO limit on quantity of ammunition purchases for commercial purposes (say walking into the shop and buying 5,000 rounds) via Prop 63 and or SB 1235

Here's your full link: https://ballotpedia.org/California_P...zine_Ban_(2016)

The only mention of "50 round limit" is:
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Licenses to sell ammo

In July 2016, California enacted legislation to regulate the sale of ammunition. The legislation required individuals and businesses to obtain a one-year license from the California Department of Justice to sell ammunition. Hunters selling 50 rounds or less of ammunition per month for hunting trips were not required to obtain a license.

Proposition 63 established a misdemeanor penalty for failing to follow these dealer licensing requirements
As you can see, this bit is under a sub title of "Licenses to sell ammo" and the reference is actually to an exemption, that is, if you were to SELL you would not have to obtain a license under certain circumstances.

OP, take some of that savings with all these good deals posted for you and join CRPA.org.

It's only $35 and money well spent for the news service and magazine alone. Plus you'll be locking arms with other California 2a advocates to keep the 2a alive and healthy in CA.
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