Start Buying Ammo NOW!!!

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  1. fg17

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    Where are you looking? I can find sub $20 a box online easily, You just have to wait a couple moths to get it. If your down to your last couple hundred rounds and you need it tomorrow probably not.
     
  2. jhc37013

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    That would probably be Academy Sports is my guess. Use to could often score 9mm Fiocchi there for 7.99 and at most 10.99 per 50rds.

    Today I found some 9mm at Academy and below I've listed the now and before prices.

    Federal Champion 50rds now 13.99 before 8.99

    Blazer Brass 115gr was 9.99 now 13.99

    Hornady American Gunner 115gr before 14.99 per 25rd today it was 18.99

    Hornady Black 115gr before 12.99 per 20rd box today it was 15.99

    I just felt lucky enough to grab a few boxes but I could only buy 3 boxes of the same caliber, was unlucky I did not have another adult with me so I could have bought 3 more.

    What was curious and has anyone else noticed Glock magazines are now $32.99 at Academy and before they was 29.99, person who worked their said the price went up last week. Are Glock mags going up everywhere? Academy have shown themselves to be reliable and fair as they can be with ammo prices so I doubt the Glock magazines went up in price because Academy thought is was a good idea. I'm guessing this is something from Glock or the distributors.

    Anyway I shoot three times per week so a few months ago I had 4k rounds of 9mm FMJ and now I'm down to 500rds and this is at the same time for two months I've been going to Academy every other night without much luck, I've only been able to score a few boxes every couple of weeks.

    So now I won't be shooting 3x per week thats a given, maybe once a month for the time being. Talk about some serious withdrawals I'm going to drive my wife nuts looking for ammo like a crack head looking to score a hit.
     
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  3. Wankster

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    If you want to be sure to get ammo at academy you have to ask what days they get their deliveries and wait in line in the morning about 30 min or more before they open. When they open they call you to the register one by one and let you choose from a cart at the register. My mom does this quite often. Lol
     
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  4. sourdough44

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    This title is misleading, yes, know it’s older. Now is the time to STOP buying ammo, cuz we stocked up when it & components were cheap & plentiful.
     
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  5. tom mac

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    I had a big problem finding ammo...
    It was mixed in behind the large mortar cases that were filled, those are heavy to move !!!
     
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  6. Steel & Wood

    Steel & Wood Build the Wall

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    You would think, right?

    That's why I started this thread in August of last year, I wanted to give people plenty of time to stock up on their favorite calibers, it's a shame most did not listen to me.

    Hey, I tried.
     
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    I was just adding what I depleted, I was still good, but wanted to be better, just back to okay good now.
     
  8. ThatGuyYouKnow

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    New 9mm shooter, never got my hands on more than a few hundred rounds and only got to put 100 through the gun. I literally have 200 rounds left. So yeah, waiting a few months is just not an option. Guess I'll plunk down $100 for 150 rounds.

    Kay Sarah Sarah.
     
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  9. Steel & Wood

    Steel & Wood Build the Wall

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    Do whatever you need to do but you're going to need more than 200 rounds!

    Buy as much as you can afford!!!
     
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    That stinks, tough time to get into it. Realistically I'd rather wait before paying those prices.
     
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  11. Quijibo

    Quijibo King Doofus.

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    Just how many gun fights you guys plan on winning?
    How much ammo are you going to carry when you have to bug out?
    I'll wait untill the prices come back down.
     
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    IAhunter Venor ergo sum

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    I wish we had Academy Sports in AZ. It was CalRanch.
     
  13. ThatGuyYouKnow

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    Hopefully all of them!
     
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    It is not about how much we're going to carry like it's a zombie apocalypses well not for everyone at least a lot of us shoot a lot of rounds downrange to keep our skills sharp or just for the fun of it so we have to replenish ammo. Like I mentioned in a previous post I had 4,000 rounds of target ammo 2 months ago, now from shooting I only have 500 rounds of target ammo.

    Point is you can take precautions and stock up on ammo all you want but if you shoot often you're going to run out eventually in the environment we are in right now.
     
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    Visited big box outdoors store Monday. .223, 9mm, and .22LR on hand. Prices are high, but not absurd. And inventory isn't disappearing like I expected. I optimistically take this as a sign that the shortage has peaked out.
     
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    I think it may even get worse as the election grows nearer. There are many scenarios I can think of what will happen, but I always come back to burning cities if Trump manages to pull this one off. Ammo availability here in the Texas Hill Country is still pretty bad. I'm hoping I can go into the Academy Sports, the Outdoor World and Cabela's in my area where popular ammo is still on the shelves at the end of the day, but I still believe we're a long way from that happening.
     
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    I visit my LGSs weekly a box here a box there and it adds up as the weeks go by. The .380 SD is almost impossible to find anywhere but my .45 and 38 Special stock is looking better.
     
  18. professor kv

    professor kv Hey! Who turned out the lights?

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    professor kv Hey! Who turned out the lights?

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    I haven't read all the posts, but I just wanted to say, you were right.
     
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