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Old 05-15-2013, 03:15 PM   #1
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Where to buy ammo

Looking for places to buy ammo in the Vancouver, Clark County, NE Portland areas. Ive been to Bi-Mart, Sportsmans Wharehouse, Big 5, Fishermans Marine, and Wal Mart and had some luck. But obviously the supply vs the demand is not in my favor right now when it comes to 9mm. Is there anywhere else that I should be checking. Big box store or small shop. I'm new to firearms ownership and not familiar with everywhere in the area that I can go.

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Daryl
 
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Old 05-15-2013, 03:28 PM   #2
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Ammo
 
Old 05-15-2013, 07:28 PM   #3
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I thought that you were just F*%#ing with me at first. I didnt realize that your post was a link. LOL
 
Old 05-16-2013, 12:03 AM   #4
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I just hit up Cabela's on Monday and they had some stuff, but not much. Plenty of 30-06, but no decent .308 or .223/5.56.

At least some stuff is indeed popping up from time to time now.
 
Old 05-16-2013, 08:04 AM   #5
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Yep. The Walmart by my house had about 10 boxes of 9mm last night for 10.39.
 
Old 05-16-2013, 11:14 AM   #6
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Sold Out of everything it seems. Damn DHS! This crap has GOT to STOP!
 
Old 05-16-2013, 11:15 AM   #7
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Oh and I've called several shops in my area...nothing here either.
 
Old 05-16-2013, 03:55 PM   #8
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Sold Out of everything it seems. Damn DHS! This crap has GOT to STOP!
Ya, but they have been getting it in on a regular basis. I have gunbot running all of the time in recent months looking for .223/5.56 & I have picked up about 3000rds from AIM since February. I coulda gotten a lot more from them, but I ain't got that much money!

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Old 05-16-2013, 09:15 PM   #9
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I like this gunbot. Ill have to start watching it for good deals.
 
Old 05-16-2013, 09:28 PM   #10
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Sold Out of everything it seems. Damn DHS! This crap has GOT to STOP!
What does DHS have to do with anything?

Or do you seriously think DHS is stopping by your local Walmart buying up the ammo as it hits the shelf?
 
Old 05-17-2013, 02:53 AM   #11
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Aimsurplus is a good place to check, AmmunitionToGo Freedom Munitions has been getting stuff occasionally. I've been getting e-mails from CTD but their stuff is ridiculously expensive.
 
Old 05-17-2013, 06:11 PM   #12
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So what everyone is saying is that the internet is the best place to find ammo.
 
Old 05-17-2013, 07:56 PM   #13
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Gunbot should have you shooting soon. Where'd you find the Glock?
 
Old 05-17-2013, 09:47 PM   #14
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So what everyone is saying is that the internet is the best place to find ammo.
Not the best deal when you include shipping, but it is currently available.

http://www.midwayusa.com/product/893...cket-box-of-50

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Old 05-18-2013, 08:41 PM   #15
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Gunbot should have you shooting soon. Where'd you find the Glock?
Brightwater Ventures had a couple Glock 19's in last week. And on Tuesday I saw a nice Glock 17 at Fishermans Marine in Delta Park.
 
Old 05-22-2013, 10:51 PM   #16
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What are people's thoughts on remanufactured ammo? I see remanufactured and all I think of is recapped tires. I drive truck and there is a night and day between the safety and reliability of new and recapped tires. Just wondering if the remanufactured ammo is the same thing?
 
Old 05-23-2013, 08:12 AM   #17
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I like this gunbot. Ill have to start watching it for good deals.
Just leave a browser window open for each caliber you want to shoot and set the price you're willing to pay, per round. It'll alert you when they hit -- but you need to be quick about it. Any dilly dallying and you'll very likely miss the price.

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What does DHS have to do with anything?

Or do you seriously think DHS is stopping by your local Walmart buying up the ammo as it hits the shelf?
I don't think that's what he's saying. The idea isn't that the civilian ammo is being gobbled up -- it's that their orders are massive and are consuming the manufacturing companies resources. They're so buy making it for the gov't that can't keep up with demand for civilians...

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So what everyone is saying is that the internet is the best place to find ammo.
Best place to find it if you're looking for decent quantities. But you have to consider shipping in your price...

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What are people's thoughts on remanufactured ammo? I see remanufactured and all I think of is recapped tires. I drive truck and there is a night and day between the safety and reliability of new and recapped tires. Just wondering if the remanufactured ammo is the same thing?
Everyone's got their opinion. I personally don't mind shooting it when it comes from a reputable source. I've bought and shot many thousands with little to no trouble at all...
 
Old 05-25-2013, 11:52 PM   #18
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All in a nutshell here.

http://www.gunbot.net/
 
Old 10-23-2013, 07:09 AM   #19
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keith's sporting goods in gresham is well stocked. Not as cheap as online, but if you need something quick, I would check there.
 
Old 10-24-2013, 11:25 AM   #20
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Remanufactured is great for cheap plinking ammo, and if you just want to run off a bunch of rounds. I would not use it for defensive purposes though. Stick with premium self-defense stuff for that.

It won't hurt your gun at all to shoot the remanufactured stuff. Just be aware that it might not function as reliably as brand new ammo.
 
Old 10-24-2013, 05:34 PM   #21
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I don't think that's what he's saying. The idea isn't that the civilian ammo is being gobbled up -- it's that their orders are massive and are consuming the manufacturing companies resources. They're so buy making it for the gov't that can't keep up with demand for civilians...
the government isn't buying any more ammo then they normally do. EVERY SINGLE BIT OF THE problem in as soon as anything hits the shelf some dude is buying it.

Watch the video of Steve Hornady explaining the current mess we have gotten our selves into.

Steve Hornady Explains the Ammunition Shortage - YouTube

And all the imported ammo has nothing to do with DHS

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Old 10-24-2013, 05:35 PM   #22
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I don't think that's what he's saying. The idea isn't that the civilian ammo is being gobbled up -- it's that their orders are massive and are consuming the manufacturing companies resources. They're so buy making it for the gov't that can't keep up with demand for civilians...
the government isn't buying any more ammo then they normally do. EVERY SINGLE BIT OF THE problem is as soon as anything hits the shelf some dude is buying it.

Watch the video of Steve Hornady explaining the current mess we have gotten our selves into.

Steve Hornady Explains the Ammunition Shortage - YouTube

And all the imported ammo has nothing to do with DHS
 
Old 10-24-2013, 06:57 PM   #23
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the government isn't buying any more ammo then they normally do. EVERY SINGLE BIT OF THE problem is as soon as anything hits the shelf some dude is buying it.

Watch the video of Steve Hornady explaining the current mess we have gotten our selves into.

Steve Hornady Explains the Ammunition Shortage - YouTube

And all the imported ammo has nothing to do with DHS

From what I have seen the demand is really low... Everywhere I go people have ammo out the butt hole, but prices are still triple what they normally are and they still have buy limits. Personally I just wont buy ammo for triple the price and be limited to one box.....

I have found some decent prices online and in stock.


(Dick's Sporting Goods is a flippin joke!)
 
Old 10-25-2013, 06:35 AM   #24
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.....

(Dick's Sporting Goods is a flippin joke!)
Dick's prices were always terrible. Same with Big 5. I don't expect that to ever change.

Walmart did seem to raise their prices a little bit, and the gun stores certainly did. Online seems to be the way to go, as long as you are buying in sufficient quantity to offset the shipping costs.
 
Old 10-28-2013, 09:02 PM   #25
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Dick's prices were always terrible. Same with Big 5. I don't expect that to ever change.

Walmart did seem to raise their prices a little bit, and the gun stores certainly did. Online seems to be the way to go, as long as you are buying in sufficient quantity to offset the shipping costs.
The last ammo buy I did got held up... Took 3 weeks to arrive. I ordered around 1000 rounds and 500 rounds of .45ACP. Kind of wonder why it got "held up" by UPS. I called them and they wouldn't give me an answer. I really think they are watching the amount of ammo people are purchasing now.

I could just be using my conspiracy theory side of my brain haha. Maybe I need to drink more of my shine and relax...........


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Old 10-29-2013, 05:08 PM   #26
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CCI makes Approx 4 million rounds of .22 rimfire a day in Lewiston.

If we just go back to the first of the year Jan 1 since then they have made 1,208,000,000

that's 1 BILLION TWO HUNDRED AND EIGHT million rounds of .22 rimfire ammo

Now how much .22LR was DHS buying? Cause no other ammo production has anything to do with the dedicated rimfire line in Lewiston, ID.

Now add in Winchester, Remington, Wolf, etc, etc.

And the Idea that DHS has anything to do with our current mess is a joke.

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Old 10-30-2013, 06:42 AM   #27
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1.2 Billion rounds seems like a ton of ammo, but when you think about relative numbers, it isn't that much. ~300 million poeple in this country, lets say generously 150 Mil own guns. A good majority of those people own .22s, but let's just say 50 Mil.

1.2 Billion / 50 Million = 24 rounds per .22 owner. How many of you have shot more than 24 rounds of .22 this year.

Granted, not this is all ballpark, and most of the people who "own" guns probably don't ever shoot them, at least not regularly, but with everything else being so expensive, more and more people turn to .22lr for practice, so it is not really all that surprising that it is still the hardest to find. It does suck though.
 
Old 02-24-2014, 05:39 AM   #28
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Where ever the ammo is going it is not to the local sporting goods stores. I have two friends that own shops. They repeatedly order and do not get ammo delivered. One local shop has not seen a single round of CCI mini-mags or Singers in nearly two years, even though they have a standing order. It is impossible to purchase to hoard if the product never makes it to retail. I have seen the ammo makers videos and read their responses to the problem but the fact is, at least in my area, they are not delivering the product to the retail outlets.
 
Old 02-24-2014, 09:20 AM   #29
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I can't speak for all gun shows, but the Puyallup gun show always has ammo, tons of it, and decent prices. Well except .22 that's still in short supply. Some of the small booths are still trying to charge outrageous prices, but the bulk places are where it's at.

Saturday I picked up a 1000 rounds of S&B 115gn 9mm for $274. That works out to $13.75 a box. Most gun stores around here are charging $15 a box, IF they even have any, and then there is typically a limit or 1 or 2 boxes per customer.

They had pallets of the most common pistol & rifle cables. IIRC .223 was about $400/1000 for 55gn FMJ.
 
Old 02-24-2014, 10:24 AM   #30
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I can't speak for all gun shows, but the Puyallup gun show always has ammo, tons of it, and decent prices. Well except .22 that's still in short supply. Some of the small booths are still trying to charge outrageous prices, but the bulk places are where it's at.

Saturday I picked up a 1000 rounds of S&B 115gn 9mm for $274. That works out to $13.75 a box. Most gun stores around here are charging $15 a box, IF they even have any, and then there is typically a limit or 1 or 2 boxes per customer.

They had pallets of the most common pistol & rifle cables. IIRC .223 was about $400/1000 for 55gn FMJ.
I need to make it to these gun shows... Haven't been to one in Puyallup yet.
 
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