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Old 03-02-2012, 05:59   #1
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Where do you buy your practice Ammo?

I'm shopping different providers for practice ammo, because frankly I'm looking for a cheaper solution so I can put more rounds through.

Also, what should I avoid? Any brands to avoid? (I know about lead bullets no no)

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Old 03-02-2012, 06:09   #2
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UMC at walmart is close by and ~250 / 1000. I have run plated bullets (reloads) from people I know and trust. I watch the cheaper than dirt and similar sites for cheap bulk as well.

I avoid anything made by a past (or present) communist or Warsaw pact nation.

ON EDIT: those are 9mm prices and ammo. 45 is more and I am more likely to run reloads using cast lead.
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Old 03-02-2012, 06:12   #3
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SGAmmo online.
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Old 03-02-2012, 06:13   #4
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250 round UMC 9mm @ Walmart : $59.99
100 Round Federal .40 @ Walmart : $31.99
100 Round WWB .45 @ Walmart : $32.99
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Old 03-02-2012, 06:16   #5
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Well, it was the high cost of .45ACP that pushed me over to the dark side, and I put together a humble reloading bench to load up all the brass I've saved and collected...

Regarding factory ammo, I usually hit Academy Sports, GT Distributors, or everyone's favorite--Wal Mart. I haven't done any orders with them, but a lot of guys here like Georgia Arms for bulk ammo. You'll really save a lot if you order online.

For the cost and performance, I really like the Speer Lawman ammo, as it shoots a lot like their Gold Dot ammo. On the cheap, Tula, Monarch, and Winchester come to mind. CCI Blazer is also one of my favorites to break in new pistols.

What caliber(s) are you shooting?
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Old 03-02-2012, 06:27   #6
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Well, it was the high cost of .45ACP that pushed me over to the dark side, and I put together a humble reloading bench to load up all the brass I've saved and collected...

Regarding factory ammo, I usually hit Academy Sports, GT Distributors, or everyone's favorite--Wal Mart. I haven't done any orders with them, but a lot of guys here like Georgia Arms for bulk ammo. You'll really save a lot if you order online.

For the cost and performance, I really like the Speer Lawman ammo, as it shoots a lot like their Gold Dot ammo. On the cheap, Tula, Monarch, and Winchester come to mind. CCI Blazer is also one of my favorites to break in new pistols.

What caliber(s) are you shooting?
For now all I shoot is 9mm, but soon to be 12ga Shotgun.
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Old 03-02-2012, 06:28   #7
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SGAmmo online.
This is the cheapest I've ever seen

http://www.sgammo.com/catalog/pistol...mm-9x19?page=1

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Old 03-02-2012, 07:13   #8
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This is the cheapest I've ever seen

http://www.sgammo.com/catalog/pistol...mm-9x19?page=1
I checked this this am to see what shipping would cost and it says the 1000 pack of American Eagle is out of stock.

In my experience, and for the small quantities I buy (250 rd.), stopping by WalMart beats shipping from on-line distributors. I even get the benefit of an occasional malfunction drill, using the UMC stuff.

And Wally World always seems to have a yellow box or 2 of my ammo in the case (.40 or 9mm).
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Old 03-02-2012, 07:42   #9
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I checked this this am to see what shipping would cost and it says the 1000 pack of American Eagle is out of stock.

In my experience, and for the small quantities I buy (250 rd.), stopping by WalMart beats shipping from on-line distributors. I even get the benefit of an occasional malfunction drill, using the UMC stuff.

And Wally World always seems to have a yellow box or 2 of my ammo in the case (.40 or 9mm).
Lol @ malfunction drill. I still haven't had to clear a pistol yet... although I know how to. Guess I've been pretty lucky so far.

*dashes for some wood and knocks on it*
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Old 03-02-2012, 08:02   #10
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I buy all my postol practice ammo at Walmart. Cheapest there is.
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Old 03-02-2012, 08:16   #11
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I don't buy it. I build it.


I prefer to use ammunition for practice that equates as closely as possible to the ammunition I am going to be using should the need arise to use my handgun in defense of my life or another.

The devil is in the details.
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Old 03-02-2012, 08:28   #12
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try slickguns.com
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Old 03-02-2012, 10:05   #13
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www.luckygunner.com has good prices. I've also bought some at WallyWorld (Walmart). I found that after you add sales tax, and then compare with Luckygunner and their shipping charges that Luckygunner comes out a little cheaper.
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Old 03-02-2012, 10:26   #14
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Walmart. I've always wanted to purchase it from an online website, but Walmart's prices are extremely competitive for what I need
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Old 03-02-2012, 13:03   #15
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This is the cheapest I've ever seen

http://www.sgammo.com/catalog/pistol...mm-9x19?page=1
I usually pay around 14 to 18 in UPS shipping, depending on whether I buy 500 or 1000 rounds. Not alot of difference in the shipping of the two amounts, that's with insurance and signature confirmation. I only live 500 miles away though... might make a difference.
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Old 03-02-2012, 13:29   #16
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Old 03-02-2012, 20:04   #17
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I always wind up at Wal-Mart and Academy myself.
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Old 03-02-2012, 20:20   #18
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Either WalMart, or the old guy that has an ammo shop really close to the public range. He usually has great prices and a lot in stock.
On top of that, he stocks targets, earplugs, mags, and other last minute range gear.
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Old 03-02-2012, 20:49   #19
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Either WalMart, or the old guy that has an ammo shop really close to the public range. He usually has great prices and a lot in stock.
On top of that, he stocks targets, earplugs, mags, and other last minute range gear.
Where's this old guy =O
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Old 03-02-2012, 21:36   #20
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Old 03-03-2012, 11:54   #21
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Federal 9mm 100ct. $19.95 at Wallmart near my cabin. Tough to beat.
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Old 03-03-2012, 13:32   #22
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Federal 9mm 100ct. $19.95 at Wallmart near my cabin. Tough to beat.
Yeah.. especially since the range is chargin $15 for a box of 50.

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Old 03-03-2012, 14:45   #23
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I buy at WalMart, Cabelas and even Dicks - depends on the sale price. Usually about 10 bucks plus tax for 9mm. I reload the .38 and .45.
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Federal 9mm 100ct. $19.95 at Wallmart near my cabin. Tough to beat.
Damn near impossible to beat.
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Old 03-03-2012, 18:13   #25
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There are a number of Internet ammo dealers; some offer specials where if one orders a certain amount of ammo the shipping charges are free. These are the deals I've been taking advantage of. Even without calculating the cost of gasoline the free delivery to my door is cheaper than driving to Wal-Mart for WWB range ammo (the only FMJ range ammo the nearest Wal-Mart stocks).
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