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Where to get "cheap" .40 ammo these days?

Discussion in 'General Firearms Forum' started by RutgersGrad, Mar 5, 2012.

  1. RutgersGrad


    Jan 22, 2003
    New Jersey
    Hello. I need to get some .40 cal ammo and it's been a few years since I needed to buy some. My supply is almost up... Is there any place in particular these days that is best for selling plinking ammo?
  2. Paul53

    Paul53 Geezer Boomer

    Nov 27, 2011
    Been paying near $80 for 250 rounds UMC at Wally World. Not my idea of cheap, though. Ordered a conversion barrel because same in 9mm is $55. Shopped around but with travel, or shipping, and bulk purchase I can't do a whole lot better.

  3. svtpwnz


    Nov 19, 2010
    I always bought mine from Wally World until a few months ago. I sold off all of my .40 cal guns for the simple fact it is just as much as .45 ammo. If I'm gonna spend that much on hand gun ammo, it's gonna be .45 or 10mm.
  4. TN.Frank

    TN.Frank Glock4Life

    Oct 11, 2004
    Avondale, AZ.
    I load my own for about $2.80/50 but then I've been handloading for most of my life so it's not an issue for me. Just buy dies, bullet mold and bullet sizing die from Lee and I'm good to go. has had some pretty good prices and there's a place that I recently ordered some grips for my J-Frame from that has $8 buck shipping on ALL orders, even ammo.
    Guess if you really want to save you need to get into handloading though.
  5. Whenever I buy 500 rounds or more of plinking ammo I seem to go to "Cheaper than Dirt". However I just order one type of ammo at a time, otherwise they nail you for shipping and handling if it comes from more then one warehouse!!:upeyes:

    I like Tulamo, some don't but it works fine for me out of my two Glocks. And the price is about the best I have found!

    As above "Ammunition to Go" is also good.
    Last edited: Mar 5, 2012
  6. ScrappyDoo

    ScrappyDoo Tacticool brah!

    Jan 16, 2010
    Walmart for me for my 9mm and .40. I have a G23 and a 40-9 conversion bbl. And when I , maybe not anyone else, but for me, when I calculate Walmart prices of ammos vs. Internet, and also shopping at my local across the river in PA Walmart won't charge shipping, and less sales tax than here too, it's always cheaper than most net prices because of the shipping charge.

    CTD is famous for that. You add all these cheap ammos into your cart, then you see you need to add $50 bucks for shipping. The price per round goes through the roof.

    between dirt cheap and cool Walmart value packs I'm happy buying 40 and 9 their, esp they have a 100rd JHP .40 Remington pack I've never seen anywhere else and it's only like 30 bucks.
  7. G31

    G31 Millennium Member

    Jun 27, 1999
    NE FL
    Cheap .40? no such thing anymore. It was cheap 10 years ago, but now even 9mm costs now what .45 auto did back then ($250 a case). I started reloading about 10 years ago simply because I used so much ammo in a year, and it was getting expensive. Now, you need a second job to shoot any significant quantity. At $14+ for 50 rounds of factory ammo, it costs nearly $100 just to shoot for 1 hour without worrying about pacing yourself.

    Seriously, you should consider doing the math and reloading. You will pay off the machine very fast. I saved more money reloading a single case of .300 Win Mag than my Dillon 550B cost new. Not trying to be pushy, reloading is the 1st thing that pops in my head when people start looking for cheap ammo.
  8. No such thing anymore.
  9. ZekerMan

    ZekerMan ZekerMan

    Feb 21, 2010
    I agree.....If you shoot alot a reloader (Dillon 550) is the way to go.

    You can probably do some quantity shopping online and beat prices at WalMart if thats what you want to do for now.
  10. Mystic Knight

    Mystic Knight Mystic Knight

    Aug 7, 2009
    Aiken, SC
    I like the looks of USA Ammo
  11. Andy W

    Andy W

    Dec 4, 2006
    Around here you can get Tulammo in .40 S&W for around $13/50. Cheapest I've seen.
  12. Glock21Owner

    Glock21Owner NRA Life Member

    Dec 27, 2001
    Isle of Lucy
  13. When I bought my first 40S&W in the early 90's there was no difference in price between it and 9mm ammo. Now all my 40S&W pistols are gone but one, and it has a conversion barrel.
    Reloading is the way to go. My problem is every time I save the money to get started I buy another gun!
  14. birda40

    birda40 Woody

    Nov 19, 2011
    Chicago, Ill.
  15. Z71bill


    Feb 19, 2007
    Buy a .22 caliber pistol - Ruger makes several that are good.

    Go to range - shoot some 40 - then shoot .22 until your trigger finger gets tired.
  16. last time I checked walmart has Federal Champion .40S&W 100/box for $25. my reloads are less than $10 per 100 rounds :)
  17. In Canada, .40 is about a buck cheaper per box than .45. I bought some from a professional reloader (he's been doing it for decades and selling all his stuff, automated setup in his house) for 14 a box all in, and 18 a box for .45 all in. Stuff in Canada's woefully expensive
  18. TN.Frank

    TN.Frank Glock4Life

    Oct 11, 2004
    Avondale, AZ.
  19. Cambo


    Jun 19, 2006
    Sent you a PM.