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Another Walmart score!

Discussion in 'Caliber Corner' started by ashecht, Jun 6, 2013.

  1. ashecht


    Feb 10, 2010
    Charlotte NC
    Called a local Walmart tonite asking about 9mm or .45 ammo. Was told no 9 but alot of .45. Alot was an understatement. I would estimate at least 150 boxes of Winchester in the case. Since wife and son were with me I picked up 9 boxes. Clerk told me had at least 250 more boxes in the back. He also told that corporate has put a hold on any orders for 9mm. If it comes in, great, but stores cannot order it from corporate. Any day with 500 rounds of anything is a GOOD day
  2. Brucev


    Jul 19, 2009
    Excellent! Buy what you can, where you can, when you can! Buy it before the scalpers buy it, then reprice it and put it up for auction.

  3. DAIadvisor


    Apr 24, 2004
    Kettering, OH
    Wrong - that's just feeding the problem. Don't buy it just because you can, where you can as much as you can. Take a break, and chill out for a few months. Let the situation stabilize and then buy whatever you need. But hey, it's just me.
  4. G23c


    Jan 23, 2009
    houston, texas
    thats a lot of .45. good to hear.
  5. newgene


    Apr 12, 2009
    That's a very informed clerk.
  6. packeagle


    Mar 2, 2011
    Local walmart had lots of 9mm. A few cases worth.

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  7. matt_lowry123


    Nov 23, 2008
    owensboro KY
    I haven't seen ammo at walmart for a solid 6 months. I'm just glad I already had my pile of ammo.
  8. bac1023


    Sep 26, 2004
    It's very scarce in the WMs around here too.
  9. bac1023


    Sep 26, 2004
    Very cool

  10. 08Dawg


    May 15, 2013
    Had good luck with my local Wal-Mart tonight. I decided to randomly wander in around 9:15 this evening, and they had one 50 rd box of .40 WWB for $18.95 and two 250 rd boxes of .40 Remington UMC for $89.95 on the shelf. I took the .40 WWB and one of the 250s. Also saw at least one 250 pack of .45 Rem and some smaller boxes (Hornady, maybe?) of .38. Didn't see any 9mil or .22, though, but I didn't look that hard. Only problem was I had to stand around for a good fifteen to twenty minutes before somebody would actually sell me some ammo. Nobody seemed very eager to try and sell me something.
    Last edited: Jun 10, 2013
  11. WinterWizard


    Jan 17, 2012
    I agree. And not only that, people need to stop buying if the prices are stupid. If you continue to pay the inflated prices, they will continue to charge them. Just like if you continue to go to stupid movies, they will continue to make them. You can just say no, and if enough people do so, they are forced to change. Simple as that. Unfortunately, most people are dumb and can't control their buying impulses. :whistling:
  12. newgene


    Apr 12, 2009
    Last night was a good night at WM. I didn't buy anything and they only had 7 boxes of 225 ct 22LR, but it was a great night. I walked up with 3 guys already at the counter. One more came while I was standing there. They brought out the 7 boxes, but myself and one other guy walked off because we didn't need any of it. The first guy who waited 2 hours bought his 3 boxes. The second guy only bought 2 boxes, and the guy who showed up at the fifth slot, bought the last 2. Yeah, it got wiped out, but I was proud of folks for not buying 22LR just because it was there.

    I think people are getting tired of stocking up. If you truly are not going to shoot the ammo, it does not make financial sense to just buy it. First of all, you will have more opportunities by the end of the year, and why pay for something now when you can defer the cost into the future. Unless you think ammo will be outlawed or undergo some steady-state price increase, you actually lose money to buy it too soon.
  13. ShallNotBeInfringed

    ShallNotBeInfringed NRA Business Al

    Feb 2, 2013
    The ammo problem is multi fold, and complex. The short of it, is buy what you can, any way you can, if you can afford it, because tomorrow could be worse.

    In the future, if and when supplies build back strong again, every trip past a ammo display, purchase some for a rainy day. Keep it out of the reach of others, keep it dry and away from solvents, and always keep adding religiously to your stash.

    Ammo is a good bartering coin, good for buying things in a depression. One can never have enough ammo.

    How much is the amount where it starts to become a good stash? 1,000 rounds per gun Xs each family member. If you have 10 guns and five family members, the 200 rounds you now have is only 49,800 short.

    Keep buying, the gov is, that you can count on, and they are using your money.

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    Last edited: Jun 11, 2013
  14. 50k rounds? Planning on invading a small country?

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  15. Same here. Early December was last time I seen ammo at Walmart. Other that 30/30, 270 or shotgun shells.
  16. newgene


    Apr 12, 2009
    Last night was the first time I've seen 325 ct packs of 22 on the shelves at WM with no line. I actually wasn't going to buy it, but I called my brother, and he said he's still hunting it down. So, I bought 3 boxes for him. He then drove up there and bought the last 2 boxes probably about 15 minutes later. They also had 44 wwb, 9mm federal 100 ct, rem 380, and rem 38 special. I even saw some 22 magnum. The day before, I passed on the 225 ct rem 22 boxes. However, when I told my brother I passed, he said he wished he would have known. Well, now he has 1625 rounds of it. He did have to wait a day. :)

    All this, and I still can't find .223/5.56 brass case.
    Last edited: Jun 12, 2013
  17. MEspin


    Apr 16, 2013
    Anyone notice that is not giving inventory updates anymore? I've had no luck with walmart in the Baltimore area.
  18. WinterWizard


    Jan 17, 2012
    No offense, but this is exactly the mentality I speak of. This mentality and those who spread it are the reason we have an extreme ammo shortage.
  19. Glock26z


    Jul 17, 2010
    I see these at gun shows and I have to laugh at the buyers spending to much monies for their ridiculas pricings. I buy wholsale from the factories with our license. If you see to high of prices on the tables of ammo comparedto the stores,walk away. these peoples are looking to make big profits from your wallets. IT IS SAD THAT IT HAS TO COME TO THIS but,they are the ones that are going to shut down the gun shows.
  20. Tiro Fijo

    Tiro Fijo

    May 31, 2011

    Bingo. The "bunker" mentality is killing us all. Many seem to have some delusion of holing up in their "Alpine Redoubt" while holding off veritable waves of attackers bent on stealing their precious staples. :upeyes:

    Meanwhile, the ammo companies are laughing all the way to the bank. :wavey: