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Ammo Prices Have Doubled Since December At ‘America’s Largest Gun Shop’

Hyatt says the talk around his shop these days is that, next week, it’ll cut the number of rounds allowed per purchase in half – and the week after that, they’ll just show their customers a picture of a box of ammo.

In the Wonderful, Magical Store last week, I paid (sob) $50 for a box of CCI Blazer – and you can’t even reload the brass on those. Yeah, .44 Special is hard to find under any circumstances and I prefer to reload. But I let myself run out of cast bullets, and the ammo was there, and I muttered and paid up.

Sigh. Better in my ammo cabinet than on some dumb store’s endcap…

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8 Responses to Weep. Wail. Pony up.

  1. Robert says:

    Yep. I live in the Charlotte area, and recently bought an old S&W .32 Hand Ejector from Hyatt. Asked if they had ammo for the revolver and they brought me a box of 20 Federal cartridges priced at $32 and change. Jeebus.

  2. KA9VSZ says:

    The only upside for me is that my itty-bitty safe is full of hollow points and target ammo, so I can’t buy any more until I shoot more. The down side is, I can’t afford to shoot hardly at all even if the ammo were available, which it ain’t. Dammit. I just realized a bottle of quality gin is less than a box of 100 9mm and THAT’S a reason to go have a drink. I think.

  3. Kel says:

    A buck a round? Holy cow, you could have bought .22lr for that! Maybe even 5.56 if you found a deal!

    Stupid panic. 🙁

    I have some 290gr cast .429 bullets around here somewhere……Don’t fit nothin’ I got…..better than throwing rocks….


  4. Matt, another says:

    Loose powder and ball is starting to look better.

  5. MamaLiberty says:

    I suspect the prices will ease eventually, just as they did last time. My shooting habits have certainly changed in the meantime – sob – though I do have enough for the essentials. But I had to cancel my plans to attend classes to be held nearby this summer. I just can’t see using up the 500 rounds of 9mm that would be required. So far, they don’t offer the training using .22lr. RATS.

  6. Geoff Ross says:

    This article from Rawle’s blog says it all: http://newsok.com/oklahoma-city-business-offering-cash-for-bullets-amid-gun-craze/article/3757153.

    Ammo is the new junk silver. Hang on to what you have and it will grow in value.

    And 22lr will become the rule for training classes, some are allowing it already.

  7. MamaLiberty says:

    I’ve never limited my students to any particular gun or ammunition. They shoot whatever they bring, though handloads are not allowed for the indoor range. Most novices shoot the Ruger MK II until they are comfortable with it, often very quickly, and then they can try some of the other guns. I’d hate like heck to have to get to the point where .22 was all we could shoot.

  8. Mr Galt says:

    Took a trip to Ontario last weekend and their shelves are well-stocked with all sorts of ammo. Got a relative to buy me some (I didn’t have the proper permit to do it myself) and took it on home. 100 round boxes of CCI mini-mags for $8. Ah, the good old days!

To the stake with the heretic!