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Old 11-16-2020, 10:20 AM
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I can only shop on-line but it looks like 45ACP is getting hard to come by too. When you do find it, what kind of prices are they getting? Just wondering if has gone crazy like 9mm.
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Old 11-16-2020, 10:28 AM
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Finding any ammo anywhere these days is a hit-or-miss proposition, and prices are high. One fellow was positively jubilant the other day on a Facebook S&W page because he was able to buy 200 rounds of 9mm Blazer 115-gr. FMJ for "only" $100!
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Old 11-16-2020, 11:08 AM
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Saw some the other day for $75.00. Crazy times, glad I reload.
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Saw some the other day for $75.00. Crazy times, glad I reload.
I hear that. I still have several hundred but all of my reloading equipment is now at my sons in another state and he doesn't have it set up yet. While not an emergency that's my weak link in the ammo department. At $75 I'll either wait, or look for a trade.
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In just the last week Iíve run across a fair amount of 45acp ammo. One LGS has 10+ boxes of surplus GI ammo as well as several boxes of commercial 45acp. Although none of this is marketed with cool names denoting super-duper sd ammo, itís all just fine for sd or anything else youíd like to do with it. (They also had a bunch of old 190 gr hollow point Super Vel which I bought.)

Another LGS had several boxes of Remington 45acp 185gr target ammo.

Thereís ammo out there, just not on the internet. You have to get out of the house and on the road to find it. The big box stores arenít the place to look: small, obscure shops are the honey holes.
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In just the last week Iíve run across a fair amount of 45acp ammo. One LGS has 10+ boxes of surplus GI ammo as well as several boxes of commercial 45acp. Although none of this is marketed with cool names denoting super-duper sd ammo, itís all just fine for sd or anything else youíd like to do with it. (They also had a bunch of old 190 gr hollow point Super Vel which I bought.)

Another LGS had several boxes of Remington 45acp 185gr target ammo.

Thereís ammo out there, just not on the internet. You have to get out of the house and on the road to find it. The big box stores arenít the place to look: small, obscure shops are the honey holes.
Yes, I understand that but unfortunately I live on a small island, no ammo here.
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I've used ammoseek.com, and the cheapest I found was $0.79/round for steel case ammo. Brass started in the $0.80s/round and up. Most of this was by the case.

I looked at my usual online source, SGAmmo, and they didn't have any .45ACP in stock listed.
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Just a crazy old mans wondering about which is cheaper. Pay the current market price for ammo or spend hours, days riding around burning gas and wearing out a vehicle looking for cheaper ammo. Larry
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Old 11-16-2020, 01:53 PM
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.60 cents a round seems to be the current price .
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Old 11-16-2020, 04:07 PM
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.45 ACP and .38 S&W Special were the first to finally disappear around here, but itís only been the last month or so. 9mm and .223/5.56 still show up sporadically. .40 S&W and everything else is just hit or miss . . .
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Old 11-16-2020, 04:28 PM
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Itís hard to come by in these parts. I have only found FMJ range ammo once in the last couple of months and was able to buy one 200 round box of WWB FMJ for $70($0.35/round). 9mm FMJ is still available for $0.24- $0.30/round in stores every few weeks.

Most online ammo flippers in these parts are asking $0.50/round for 9mm FMJ and $0.80/round for .45 FMJ. I wonít pay inflated prices....

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I've only ever seen 9MM regularly restocked online. I've found sparing boxes of 38 special and 45ACP locally, but not much. Hopefully this shortage comes to pass in the foreseeable future.
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Old 11-16-2020, 08:04 PM
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I was at our indoor range a couple weeks back. They had just gotten 10 cases of 9mm. But they had zero .45acp. At our bit of everything store I got 2 50rd. boxes of 9mm for $12.97 each. They had no .45acp, but said a sister store 25 miles up the road did have some. Hit and miss seems to be the "new normal".
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Old 11-16-2020, 08:11 PM
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Not shortge here. I load my own, $ is about $3.50 A box. I just dont look for ammo any more when I go out.
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Old 11-16-2020, 08:35 PM
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With 9mm going for .50 cents each, .60 cents a round for 45APC actually sounds pretty good. Maybe I'll post a WTT in the classifieds after I check with someone locally.
Thanks for the replies.
The prices are all over. Right now on ammoseek.com you can find 10mm cheaper than 9mm, 40 S&W or 45 ACP. The prices vary every day but they are all usually surprisingly close.
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Old 11-16-2020, 08:36 PM
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Just a crazy old mans wondering about which is cheaper. Pay the current market price for ammo or spend hours, days riding around burning gas and wearing out a vehicle looking for cheaper ammo. Larry
Do you have a phone? Spending 10 minutes on the phone will save an hour of driving around.
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Old 11-16-2020, 08:57 PM
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If you are shooting a .45 ACP revolver, you are in luck. Go to Ammoseek and look for .45 GAP . Works fine in my S&W using moon clips, it is available from many sources, and is cheaper than ACP.
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The only quality current production pistol ammo I can routinely find in quantity is current PPU and S&B, 7.62X25 Tokarev.

Funny, the store currently has a policy of one box of handgun ammo per caliber/per day.

I can buy all the Tok ammo I want..... According to them, I am the only one who has bought any Tokarev ammo since the crisis began.

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Lately have seen None around here.
A while back before it went completely off the track I bought 2 Boxes of 45ACP at NRA Whittington for my SIL.
Itís his Christmas Present!
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A fellow marine from another forum has agreed to swap some 9mm for his 45 ACP so I'm good to go.

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My wife sent me a FB screenshot yesterday of a local gun shop north of home that specializes in black rifles celebrating a big shipment of ammunition which they have for sale at "more reasonable" prices. I had some business in the area, and the place is sorta on my way home. "More reasonable" was $0.83 cents a round for bulk off brand 9mm FMJ. I didn't buy any, but the train of cars rolling in and out left a dust cloud in the gravel parking lot like the cavalry was coming . . .

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Do you have a phone? Spending 10 minutes on the phone will save an hour of driving around.
Phone calls I've eavesdropped on at the LGS go something like this
"Hello, Joe Gun"
"Do you have any X?"
"No"

I've got 3000 coated cast on the way. I'm set for a while with 38 and 9 mm.
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I got in line before Academy Sports opened about a month ago, line about 50yds long on truck day. I was near the end of the line but was still able to get 3 boxes of 9mm that day (limit 2 boxes, my wife got one). (I was doing this for friend, I didn't need ammo, but my friend works at that time in the morning) But talking to people in line they said that they have been seeing 45acp at Academy, (my place in line, there wasn't any) but the prices are pre election standard big box retail prices.
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I thought I might be a little crazy for stocking up over the last couple of years.
Who’s crazy now?
It has become very dry and expensive these days and I hope things eventually return to ‘normal’ but who knows?
Just keep surfing the Net and be prepared to spend a little more.
Get what you need now and grin&bear the price while you’re looking for better deals down the road.
It used to be buy in quantity saves, and I guess it still does, but you’ll almost need a second mortgage to do so.
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I have been through a couple shortages and it seems to me that when inventories return to normal levels quantity wise, the prices never get back down to pre shortage levels. I don't know that for a fact because I don't save receipts and maybe it's just inflation but that's when I notice it because that's when I restock.
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