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Old January 12, 2013, 12:02 PM   #1
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Walmart ammo prices went up

This morning. About $1/box on 9mm. Others are also going up, of course.
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Old January 12, 2013, 12:16 PM   #2
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At least you found some. I visited three Walmarts and couldn't find any pistol ammo, (other than 40S&W.)
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Old January 12, 2013, 12:23 PM   #3
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It hasn't gone up in my neck of the woods yet. I found 2 value packs of Federal .45 yesterday that went for $29.95. Today I found some PPU .45 for $19.95. The guy at the counter told me they are getting ammo almost every day. They just aren't getting much and they have no idea what is coming.

9mm is still hard to come by, but I have plenty at the moment.
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Old January 14, 2013, 09:20 AM   #4
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I was in Walmart in Pikeville, KY this weekend and when I commented to the employee at the sporting goods counter that they should order some more ammo, he responded, "We can't." I saw elsewhere on the net that Walmart is forbidding its stores to re-order ammuntion. I'm left wondering if they are going the way of K-Mart and turning to the anti-gun side. If so, then I will be going out of my way to never shop there again, for anything.
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Old January 14, 2013, 09:32 AM   #5
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More than likely the "We can't" has more to with that there is simply not ammo in the supply chain right now.
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Old January 14, 2013, 09:34 AM   #6
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At least you found some. I visited three Walmarts and couldn't find any pistol ammo, (other than 40S&W.)
Yeah. And who wants 40?
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Old January 14, 2013, 10:22 AM   #7
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I would think the "we can't" means Walmart (the whole company) receives a finite amount of ammo and is nto going to allow one particular store to order more right now so they are the "hero" Walmart while the other locations go without.
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Old January 14, 2013, 10:44 AM   #8
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If you folks in Alabama are finding .45acp Win. white box value packs for $29 at your WalMarts. I say your very lucky, it's $42 here at my WalMart and in short supply.
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Old January 14, 2013, 10:58 AM   #9
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I got 1000 rounds of Speer lawman 45 ACP for $399 delivered recently from Ammoman and 1000 rounds of PMC 44 special for $499 in the same order-I realize 44 Special isn't a hot item but I recently got a Colt New Frontier in that caliber and that ammo is hard to find in quantity locally-and more expensive when you do-I'm waiting on 1000 rounds of 9mm from the same dealer(Speer Lawman) for $299.I figure buy now because I see shortages ahead even worse than they are today.
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Old January 14, 2013, 12:23 PM   #10
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When I go to the range to shoot my handguns, I shoot maybe 75 to 100 rounds many time's just shoot one handgun, this is about once a Month. I know others shoot a lot more but this is what I do. So if I had 1000 rounds and I don't buy in that size. I would have enough to shoot six to seven Months to a year.
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Old January 14, 2013, 12:46 PM   #11
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gun guy at walmart was stocking .223
it was from the last case they had in state, brought over by the regional manager.

guy walks over to the counter asks him what it is, tellss him, "don't bother getting it out of the box, I'll take it all"
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Old January 14, 2013, 12:59 PM   #12
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Just heard on the news that Walmart is suspending ammo orders. They will not be reordering any ammo until legislation is passed.
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Old January 14, 2013, 01:13 PM   #13
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Link for that please?

At mine they have their orders placed - everything is on backorder due to folks like the one mentioned above - going in and grabbing it all
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Old January 14, 2013, 01:17 PM   #14
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I heard it on radio news. The report was a "press release " from Walmart spokesperson. Rush Limbaugh is who reported it.

Exit: found link. http://mobile.wnd.com/2013/01/wal-ma..._orig=politics
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Old January 14, 2013, 04:01 PM   #15
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This is no surprise to me. I have been expecting some type of stop of the supply chain. Not sure WalMart is not just trying to look political correct to the Obama people. Or just protecting their stockholders if they can't sell the Ammo they order.
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Old January 14, 2013, 04:50 PM   #16
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One good thing about Wal Mart stopping selling ammo is that is will make the supply available to LGS and other outlets go up tremendously and if it become easily available at those locations prices should drop. So instead of the local sellers having to tell you "sorry our supplier doesn't have any more to send", we have 1,00 cases available, want some.

Time will tell.
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Old January 14, 2013, 08:38 PM   #17
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On Wally suspending...I believe it would be what others have suggested as "playing it safe". If there IS some kind of legislation (there won't be) Wally wants to protect their investments, their stockholders etc, as they should.

Surely the reason Wally sent a rep to meet with Joe was to get a sense of what might happen. Not to pronounce their support for closing one of their big sources of income, sale of guns and ammo.

Happy to see that some of the fever/scare is dying down. Guns are more available. Legislators and even big O seem convinced that less knee jerk reactions than violating 2A rights are more logical.

My apologies if I got a little political. I'm just happy to see people relaxing on the fear factor a bit.

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Old January 14, 2013, 09:38 PM   #18
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I think there are a lot more honest law abiding people who are shooters then the nuts we keep reading about. For them anti firearm birds to think banning things, and passing tougher background checks will rally solve anything I say dream on. I have yet to see them wanting a ban on some types of cars and trucks, because drunk drivers are killing people driving them.
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Old January 14, 2013, 09:59 PM   #19
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One good thing about Wal Mart stopping selling ammo is that is will make the supply available to LGS and other outlets
I was just at a local gun shop tonight and they said that they are having issues with distributors taking orders. Everything from guns to ammo. He said they have stock but, are not shipping until the legislation is figured out.

Take that for what it is worth? He was a bit shocked to hear Walmart was not selling ammo but, he also said that may be the reason they are not getting any in either?
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Old January 14, 2013, 10:30 PM   #20
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who and where are these distributors?
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Old January 15, 2013, 12:10 PM   #21
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If you folks in Alabama are finding .45acp Win. white box value packs for $29 at your WalMarts. I say your very lucky, it's $42 here at my WalMart and in short supply.

They did have 6 WWB value packs also but they were going for $41. I went back the next day and they were gone. It's just hit or miss at the moment.
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Old January 15, 2013, 01:16 PM   #22
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WW White Value box of .45 ACP is $45 in NC @ WM IF you can find it.
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Old January 15, 2013, 02:21 PM   #23
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Yep, shelves are bare here as well and they said some ammo went up $6/box last week, but now they seem to not be getting any.

With all of the ammo makers going 24/7 for as long as they have, where is the current production from the last several weeks?
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Old January 15, 2013, 03:19 PM   #24
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thats really bad news...

I buy ALOT of ammo from walmart... It helps keep my costs down. must local shops are 10 to 15 bucks higher per box.
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Old January 15, 2013, 03:39 PM   #25
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I've been checking my local WalMart almost daily for the last three weeks and there is NO .22LR to be had of any kind. I have about 2,500 on hand for plinking, so I'm not desperate (yet), but I like the Federal Auto Match for Bullseye and I'm down to about 250 rounds of that.
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