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Ammo prices

At Wal-Mart yesterday, the .380 ammo was $32 for 100. 9MM was $22 per 100. I thought it odd. I thought I took a pic but apparently the internet ate it.

15 Responses to “Ammo prices”

  1. Sapper3Delta Says:

    Yup, that’s right. I miss the days when 100 rnds of 9mm was only $15.

  2. Mad Saint Jack Says:

    I just dug up a 2003 catalog. .380 ammo was $6.24/50, and 9mm was $4.92/50.

  3. aeronathan Says:

    Geez, during my college years in 02 or 03 I can remember paying $15/50 for .45ACP and thinking that was outrageous….

  4. Bob H Says:

    Why is that odd? .380 ACP is higher than 9mm for roughly equivalent ammo everywhere I look.

  5. Paul B Says:

    Every one is carrying 380 and 9mm. Those are the most common, best guns to carry or for defense. Supply and demand at it most basic. For a time (18 months or so) you could not even find 380 or 9mm for sale.

  6. Chris Says:

    The relative price of the two really comes down to volume at the manufacturers. I don’t have the numbers, but I’d be willing to guess that 9mm production vastly outstrips .380 probably by an order of magnitude or two, even with all the recent interest. Therefore, the high-speed, high-efficiency machines are what run 9mm. I doubt the manufacturers have geared up to meet the .380 bubble. And probably won’t until it proves to be more than a bubble which would take years.

  7. Paul Says:

    .38 Spl. is about like .380 also.

    The prices reflect supply and demand. 9mm is so popular it is produced in HUGE quantites. .380s and .38s are not produced so much. Neither is .45 ACP.

  8. Newbius Says:

    I just bought 6 boxes of WWB 230gr FMJ .45ACP. Paid $33/box and was happy to be able to get it. Also picked up 3 cartons of Federal .22LR @ $19/550. It looks like I am set for another week or two… 😉

  9. Bryan S. Says:

    Easy, no military is using .380, at least that i know of. Ours especially. So production rates for 9mm will be much higher as they burn through it.

  10. Laughingdog Says:

    You know, they cost about the same per round if you reload. 🙂

  11. Gunmart Says:

    Ummmm… I think the more pertinent question that no one is addressing here is this:

    Why did Wal-Mart delete his pictures? 😀

  12. MJM Says:

    I gave up on Wal-Mart for ammo long ago, when I had to get on the intercom myself and plead, “Customer service representative needed in sporting goods; customer services representative needed in sporting goods!” and the perplexed person who finally came could not tell me when the next ammo shipment would come.
    “We’re expecting a truck Tuesday.”
    “Great. A truck. Will there be any ammo on it?”
    “We don’t know.”
    “Who does know?”
    “I don’t know.”
    “No one knows whether ammo will be on the truck? Will the truck have the usual shipment of colored sweat pants and Whoppers?”
    (Blank look)

  13. hellferbreakfast Says:

    Don’t shop @ wally world anymore. Even though the ammo is about the only thing they sell made in the U.S. I’ve had several misfire problems with it. Switch to ammo bought elsewhere, problem goes away. Try wally world ammo again, same problem.

  14. boB m Says:

    If I was a mfg or seller of Ammunition, I would be selling or producing all the volume I could -right about now.. I think wholesale supplies have been stockpiled waiting for this other shoe to fall; the upcoming Ban on Evil Things speech.

    also to report was the highest level of ammo buying ever at the last gun show in s. California this past weekend.

  15. aeronathan Says:

    @ Chris

    As far as volume of production, the way I’ve understood it is that its the same equipment that produces 9mm and .380. The manufacturers produce 9mm 8-10 months out of the year and then convert over the last 1-2 months to produce all the .380 for the next year.

    That setup may no longer be sufficient driving up prices somewhat…