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Old March 22, 2011, 11:38 PM   #1
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What is the price difference in 9mm vs .40s&w?

What is the price difference in 9mm vs .40s&w (per box of 100, 500, 1000)? i am looking at getting a xdm 3.8" compact.
p.s. i can buyin bulk if it is cheaper

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Old March 22, 2011, 11:44 PM   #2
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9mm will be about 5-10 cents cheaper per round.
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Old March 23, 2011, 12:24 AM   #3
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usaammo.com is about the cheapest you're going to find...

9mm - 1,000rd case - $169.00 + shipping

40S&W - 1,000rd case - $275.00 + shipping

The price can be significant. I own guns in both. Obviously, I shoot the 9mm's more.
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Old March 23, 2011, 07:08 AM   #4
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I can appreciate cheaper ammo but I wish that USA Ammo would list the ballistics of their once fired or new ammo....muzzle velocity at least.
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Old March 23, 2011, 07:40 AM   #5
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Anybody here use this (USA) ammo? I've never heard of them until today and they are awfully cheap. Is it worth trying?
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Old March 23, 2011, 09:03 AM   #6
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Depends on the source. From several places (including my Wal-Mart) .40 is often cheaper.

Lucky Gunner ammo:

1000 rounds 9mm Federal FMJ - $225
1000 rounds .40 Magtech FMJ - $280

Not a substantial difference for me. Fifty bucks for high levels of practice with a round I consider superior.
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Old March 23, 2011, 11:37 AM   #7
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In my area .40S&W is about $ 5 - $ 6 more for a 50 rd box than 9mm ... but it'll also depend on what kind of bullets you're shooting ( in 9mm 115gr, 124gr, 147gr ) --- and as you go up in grain, the box is typically more expensive.

The solution is to learn to reload / invest in some equipment ( and save at least $ 5 on a box of 9mm ) ....and shoot twice as much for the same amount of money ...but I like reloading. Its a great part of our hobby...
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Old March 23, 2011, 06:21 PM   #8
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$5-10 bucks more per box of 50....
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Old March 24, 2011, 06:30 AM   #9
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Depends on the source. From several places (including my Wal-Mart) .40 is often cheaper.
I have never seen .40 cheaper than 9mm at Walmart if you compare brand to brand.
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Old March 24, 2011, 06:43 AM   #10
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Just purchased a few days ago at Walmart (Tulsa, OK area):

Winchester White Box, 9mm, 115gr FMJ, $19.99 for box of 100 (20 cents each)

Winchester White Box, .40 cal, 165 gr FMJ, $27.99 for box of 100 (28 cents each)
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Old March 24, 2011, 09:18 AM   #11
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NOT counting steel case ammo, in general 9MM is $2-$3 a box of 50 cheaper than .40 S&W. A box of federal FMJ "plinking" ammo at my LGS costs aroung $20.00 before tax, if memory serves the 9MM FMJ "plinking" ammo is about $17.50 or so.
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Old March 24, 2011, 10:16 AM   #12
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I didn't consider price of ammo when I bought my G23, although I should have. Not as readily available as 9mm.
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Old March 25, 2011, 05:08 PM   #13
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coryrichter94,

Welcome to the forum and welcome to the internet! There is a good deal on information available to you on the internet including at places like this...

http://www.midwayusa.com/browse/Brow...g=653***691***

http://www.cheaperthandirt.com/ItemL...aspx?catid=647

At sites like these, and others, you can see first hand the answer to your questions. The internet may seem, at first, like a strange and foreign place to you but in time you will see that ...it is.

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Old March 25, 2011, 05:38 PM   #14
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Local Wal-Mart, Winchester USA 100-round value packs:

9mm -- $18.87

.40 S&W == $28.97

.45 ACP -- $32.97
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Old March 25, 2011, 05:51 PM   #15
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In my area, depending on where you get it, 9mm ammo typically runs $10-15/50 rounds and .40 S&W runs $14-18/50 rounds. These prices are for U.S. made FMJ range ammo (JHP's and el cheapo steel-case stuff may vary in price a bit more). I don't own a .40 so I don't really pay particularly close attention to who has the best price, but locally Wal-Mart has the best price on 9mm with Federal Champion 115grn FMJ running about $10/50 rounds. I could probably get ammo cheaper by ordering in bulk, but I don't shoot enough 9mm for that to be worth the trouble (I mainly shoot handloads in my revolvers).
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Old March 25, 2011, 06:09 PM   #16
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I just went through this, (picking a caliber for a new purchase.) I love the 357Sig and 45 acp, but the ammo price kills me. I purchased a 9mm. I almost got the 40 S&W because it's not that much of a difference but for a shooting gun the three or four dollars a box adds up. For my area the Win white box is ok price but I've been buying Federal cheaper at Wally World, $10.47 for fifty. When you look at the difference in price after 5,000 rounds it makes a difference.
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Old March 25, 2011, 06:13 PM   #17
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i believe $2 a 50rd box @ walmart
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Old March 25, 2011, 06:28 PM   #18
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I didn't consider price of ammo when I bought my G23, although I should have. Not as readily available as 9mm.
A drop in $100 Lone Wolf 9mm barrel and a couple of 19 mags will soon pay for themselves in that respect.
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Old March 26, 2011, 02:40 AM   #19
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I can appreciate cheaper ammo but I wish that USA Ammo would list the ballistics of their once fired or new ammo....muzzle velocity at least.
For the commercial reloads, they can't list the muzzle velocity, without a big disclaimer. Using mixed brass for the ammo means the velocity will vary, depending on which brand of case you are looking at, at the time.
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Old March 26, 2011, 08:05 AM   #20
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At my walmart, the difference between a 50rd box of 9mm Federal, and the same box of .40 is $2. Its the 45acp that's way more expensive.
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Old March 26, 2011, 09:12 AM   #21
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For the commercial reloads, they can't list the muzzle velocity, without a big disclaimer. Using mixed brass for the ammo means the velocity will vary, depending on which brand of case you are looking at, at the time.
Then has anyone Chrony'd these? Again - it would be nice to know.

What about their Non Reloads-virgin brass? Why don't they have MV on those?
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Old March 26, 2011, 01:08 PM   #22
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I have never seen .40 cheaper than 9mm at Walmart if you compare brand to brand.
It may have been an overstock at my local Wal-Mart, because I've never seen it at any other Wal-Marts (in my brother's or parents' town, for instance). It seems to be ending, since I just went back after I posted this and it was marked about $2 higher like several people here posted, but for a while I was able to get 50-rd boxes of .40 FMJ (I think Federal Champion) a bit cheaper than the same ammo in 9.
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Old March 26, 2011, 04:26 PM   #23
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During the "Great Ammo Draught" of '08-'09, .40s&w was cheaper and much more readily available than 9mm.
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Old March 26, 2011, 04:32 PM   #24
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Not around here, and 357SIG was actually easier to find than either 9mm or .40.

Walmarts here were selling 100 round value packs of 9mm at case lot prices.

I usually buy by the case, and 9mm has always been the cheapest.
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