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I was really suprised to find out that both Cabelas and Gander mountain are out of 9mm luger ammo. I really need some to practice for my Permit to carry in a couple of weeks. If anyone near the Twin Cities is willing to sell any let me know. I would be willing to trade some 12 G. shells if you have any interest. Email me above.
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9mm is tough to find in Texas also. Everyone is so afraid of the new administration, that when people find some, they buy the stores whole stock, even if they usually only shoot one box per year. Panic is hurting supply. The price is also through the roof. They were out of 9mm yesterday, but I paid $17 each for a 50 box of plain jane remington .38 ammo. Three years ago I would have though $10/50 was too much.
 

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FYI I did try online. For example I went to Cheaper than dirt and they were back ordered on what I wanted. Dicks here said they had some so I am going to run over and grab them up.
 

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Easier to buy a reloader than to find ammo. if only you could get powder and primers. Oh I forgot the bullets are hard to find also.

Good luck in your search.
 

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Have you look at Walmart? I buy my Blaser Brass there, when they have it.$8.97 a box of 50 is the cheapest I have found anywhere. The Winchester White Box 100 round value pack is Israeli NATO surplus and is hard to find. there is a handgun ammo shortage all over the nation. Doe the range you shoot at have reloads you can buy? That just may be you only alternative until the ammo "crisis" is relieved.

See the above site, they keep an eye no ammo and where you can buy it.


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What is it you want?

Palmetto has PMC Bronze 115 gr FMJ for $209/1000 rd case.

AmmuntionToGo has Federal AE 115 gr FMJ for $13.95/ 50 rd box. They also have a small selection of hollow points and frangible.
 

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Joe,

Wideners has South African 220 gr FMJ for $289/1000. That's about the best price I've seen. From what I've read on-line the SA stuff is OK, but I don't have any personal experience with it. For $15.95/50 rnd box it might be worth a try.
 

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haveyou tried Joes? or the wolf den in Hugo or possible St Croix outdoors in St Croix falls wisconsin?
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.38,.357 & 9 mm all hard to find around here also. Lead Man had the right idea, reloading is the way to go. I cast my own bullets also & always keep stocked on powder & primers. This eliminates a ammo shortage for me. Colonel
 

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I feel your pain.

I'd suggest you look for a gun show - arrive early and take cash - buy lots, if you can.

I have seen 223 ammo go from around 17 cents per round to well over fifty cents a round (I stopped looking in December when it hit $0.52).

This guy usually has great prices - http://www.ammoman.com/

BUT, his entire line of 9mm is sold out.

Thanks for raising the value of my investments Mr. President - your name alone brings fear to the hearts of shooters...

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Ertz--You might try Fleet Farm, I have found that they are usually cheaper and carry a good supply. A buddy of mine has found out that a number of shops are buying ammo from Fleet Farm and than marking it up and selling it because they can't get it from their suppliers.
 

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The only one I haven't tried yet is fleet farm. Nobody, nowhere has any 9mm. I really need about 250 for practice and my test so my offer of buying or trading some 12 guage shells still stands. Email me at the address above.
 

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I called Fleet Farm and they had about 50 boxes (50 shells/box) so I ran down at lunch and grabbed up 30 of them for me and a friend. They have about 20 left so you better hurry. I talked to six places yesterday and today who have no idea when they will get more in and the web sites I went to were on back order.

Thanks to everyone for your help.
 

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Ertz,

When I took my "carry-course" here in MN, I used my Ruger 22 auto. The furthest distance we shot at was about 6-7 yds. The shooting part of the course does not take into account how bad a shot you were/are. At least that was the way it was up in Walker. We had a few ladies in the course and they hit the small pie plate about 50% of the time. We all got our permit.

I thought some shooting skill was going to be involved and was used to determine whether you passed the course or not. It does not.

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The course I am taking is different. You shoot from 15, 21 and even 6 shots from 40 feet. I checked it out and it appears it is up to your instructor to a certain extent. My wife is the one who is really concerned. Some practice this weekend will tell the tale.
 
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