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Old July 11, 2009, 08:42 PM   #326
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Checked 3 local walmarts in CO (Lafayette, Longmont, Broomfield), as well as 4 sporting good stores and 2 gunshops for 357mag and 45acp hardball, everyone is sold out of everything but shotgun shells, 22lr, and a very small handful of assorted rifle rounds.

Sport's Authority in Boulder has a lot of shotgun shells (slugs, bird and buck), no handgun ammo at all. Gunsport is the only place that had any .45 or .357 ammo at all, and only a couple boxes of premium defense ammo at that.

Found the hardball I was after on cheaperthandirt, got 200 rounds, but still nothing for my 357 on CTD, Midway, Cabella's, or anywhere for that matter
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Old July 12, 2009, 11:03 PM   #327
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Hi Anticonn,

Here in CO too, and it is hard finding handgun ammo for me as well. I'm pretty much looking for the same rounds you are, tho' I'm also shopping for 9mm and .38 too. You never know when you may strike paydirt, so be persistent. I walked into the Dick's Sporting Goods in Lakewood a couple of weeks ago and they had 6 boxes of .45ACP target stuff, $20 each. I bought 2. The funny thing is, Dick's doesn't even sell handguns anymore at that location. Sports Authority over at Colorado Mills no longer sells pistols either. Weird...
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Old July 13, 2009, 07:03 AM   #328
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Sports Authority over at Colorado Mills no longer sells pistols either. Weird...
That may have to do with Colorado Mills policy, moreso than SA.
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Old July 14, 2009, 08:42 AM   #329
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Here in Northern Virginia I had a run of good luck over this past weekend. At the local Wal*Mart I stopped in three days in a row with my wife and was able to find 9mm each time. The Wal*Mart here has a 3 box limit (total ammo purchase), so my wife and I each purchased 2 boxes of Federal (50 ct) at $8.97 and 1 box of WWB (100 ct) $21.97. I was able to do this three days in a row. Each time there was plenty of ammo left for others and each time that we stopped in, it looked as if they had replenished the shelves. On my way home this evening I may stop in not to buy any (as this should give me enouch to practice with at the range for a little while), but just to see if it's still available. Hopefully this is a trend that will continue!
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Old July 14, 2009, 08:46 AM   #330
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Just wondering, is the Federal stuff the American Eagle brand? If not, could you post up the item number? Thanks.
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Old July 15, 2009, 08:44 AM   #331
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Just wondering, is the Federal stuff the American Eagle brand? If not, could you post up the item number? Thanks.
It's not the American Eagle Brand. It comes in a burgandy and black box. Ran through two boxes last evening and it shot great. I'll be sure to post the item number tonight.
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Old July 15, 2009, 10:28 AM   #332
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Empty isn't the word to describe the shelves

Each time I've gone to Walmarts in the Central Florida area the shelves are as empty as Al Capone's safe on the night Huraldo opened it live on national T.V.

I have noticed that sporting goods stores and gun shops do have a reasonable steady supply to sell, usually limit one or two boxes per customer.
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Old July 15, 2009, 11:09 AM   #333
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9mm at a Wal-Mart in RI several days in a row. Too bad I don't have anything that shoots 9mm.
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Old July 15, 2009, 04:35 PM   #334
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I was in the local Wally World on Monday and was surprised to finally see some WWB in 9mm. That's about all the handgun ammo they had, tho...
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Old July 15, 2009, 11:09 PM   #335
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Wal-Marts in central IL are low on ammo, but I was able to find some 100 round Win white box .40 S&W FMJ loads for $27.00 each. Gander Mountain wants $29 for one box of 50. What a joke.
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Old July 15, 2009, 11:27 PM   #336
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Stopped in at Wal-Mart last week and they had WWB 9mm 100 packs. Went by another gun shop in the area and they also had WWB 9mm in the 100 packs as well as a few other kinds of 9mm.

Looks like things are beginning to ease a bit.
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Old July 16, 2009, 08:39 AM   #337
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Colorado Ammo

Colorado Guys-you may want to go to the Tanner gun show Aug 1 (dont wait for the 2nd), there are some guys from Wyoming that sell pistol ammo fairly reasonably. Seems to shoot well. Sells out pretty quick. I think they had .357 for $17 a box.
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Old July 16, 2009, 11:05 AM   #338
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Hi Anticonn,

Here in CO too, and it is hard finding handgun ammo for me as well. I'm pretty much looking for the same rounds you are, tho' I'm also shopping for 9mm and .38 too. You never know when you may strike paydirt, so be persistent. I walked into the Dick's Sporting Goods in Lakewood a couple of weeks ago and they had 6 boxes of .45ACP target stuff, $20 each. I bought 2. The funny thing is, Dick's doesn't even sell handguns anymore at that location. Sports Authority over at Colorado Mills no longer sells pistols either. Weird...
I've increased my search to another 2 walmarts, Gander and Sportsman's, over the past few days, still no 357mag. The Walmart on 84th and Sheridan (I think it's 84th...) had some 10 minutes before I walked in, the gentleman at the counter said they sell out by about 10am when they get a shipment in. They had some .223rem and 9mm Luger on the shelf, though probably long gone by this point.

I paid entirely too much for the 45ACP (rem/umc FMJ hardball) I got off CTD, at $29/50rd, but I'd rather pay that than $0/0rd

glencal1 - that's a great idea, I'll have to check it out. Never actually been to that show, an older fellow I used to work with said he works one of the booths there, I'll have to call him up and see if he can't grab me a couple boxes if I can't make it.

PS: yay colorado people \o/
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Old July 16, 2009, 11:30 AM   #339
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Just wondering, is the Federal stuff the American Eagle brand? If not, could you post up the item number? Thanks.

It's not the American Eagle Brand. It comes in a burgandy and black box. Ran through two boxes last evening and it shot great. I'll be sure to post the item number tonight.
It's actually the new Federal Champion 9mm 115gr FMJ, which seems to have replaced the Blazer Brass in our local WM. It's WM Item #002946506087 at $8.97 per box of 50, similar to BB.
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Old July 16, 2009, 01:02 PM   #340
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Another Colorado guy

The WalMart on Sheridan is just north of 92nd. I spoke to Tom, the guy in Sporting Goods there, last week and he said that he had gotten shipments for a couple of days in a row. I went in last Thursday and they had 9mm, .40s&w, .45acp, .223, and 7.62x39mm! I could hardly contain my joy!! You are limited to six boxes so I bought 1 of each.

Be persistent. During times when I need ammo, I get a list of all WalMarts on my way to work. I then call each up individually and ask them if they have received any ammo. If so, I stop by and pick up a box or two. I have been fortunate to find ammo when I am starting to run low.

I also second the Tanner show; however, during the last show they were still gouging.

I will remember who's prices stayed reasonable (WalMart, 5280 Armory, Sportsman's) and who didn't (Gander, Dick's, Sports Authority) when this thing turns around.
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Old July 16, 2009, 01:26 PM   #341
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I'm from Wyoming; but I go to Colorado a lot. DIA, Denver, Ft Collins, etc... 2 weeks ago, went to Ft Collins (JAX). 45acp for $75 for 250 count. That's $15 per box of 50. 40sw for $13.95. Also Dick's in Loveland had plenty of 45acp and 9mm. Walmart definitely is the cheapest, but there are still plenty of places with <$20 a box for ammo. There's also another JAX in loveland. Right next door to Sam's Club.
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Old July 16, 2009, 03:50 PM   #342
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My local Walmart has had the same 4 boxes of .357 Sig since around Dec. Other than that, there's nothing. All of the local gun shops are pretty well stocked though, you can find anything you need.
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Old July 16, 2009, 03:56 PM   #343
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W00t!!! Wally World had Federal 9mm, tons!!!! Some 38 JHP's had a box of .45ACP (gone now lol) But im seeing a change, cept .22, its kinda weird there were no value packs there.... but w/e
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Old July 16, 2009, 04:52 PM   #344
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It's actually the new Federal Champion 9mm 115gr FMJ, which seems to have replaced the Blazer Brass in our local WM. It's WM Item #002946506087 at $8.97 per box of 50, similar to BB.
Thanks! Seems this might be a slight downgrade from the American Eagle line, if price provides any indication. I don't know...
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Old July 16, 2009, 08:30 PM   #345
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My local Walmart has had the same 4 boxes of .357 Sig since around Dec.
And that is a good reason if you have a Glock in .40, get the .357 sig barrel and a Lone Wolf 9mm (plus some 9mm mags.)

That way, if all the ammo there is to be found is .40s or .357 sigs, you are still good to go.
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Old July 16, 2009, 10:41 PM   #346
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Walmart at 1171 and 35 in Lewisville, TX had 9mm, .40 and .45 tonight. They're remodeling so they don't have a glass cabinet right now but there was a case of each caliber sitting on the floor.

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Old July 16, 2009, 10:57 PM   #347
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come on now you have to love how certain employees go to great lengths to hide ammo coming off the truck for there friends!!!!had a chance employee find a cse of 9mm stashed very neatly behind a pallet one day few days later he was laughing telling me another employee was asking about it hmmmmmmmmmmmm!! wonder how he knew it was there?
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Old July 17, 2009, 01:49 AM   #348
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Two box's of WWB 44mag, bought one, and left one for the next guy. The lady said that was nice of me.
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Old July 17, 2009, 11:52 AM   #349
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Walmart in cinci

stopped by today...20 boxes of .40 and 65 boxes on 9mm :O


to bad i as looking for .45
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Old July 17, 2009, 06:54 PM   #350
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I can find everything but 9mm now at our wallyworlds (3 within 15 minutes) 223 easy....7.62 really easy considering their crazy price, 40 all three every day it seems. 44 never out....357 sig at least once a week. 22 here yonder and there..... however.com 9mm.....once every 6 months.
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