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Best place to buy AR-15, 5.56, and 9mm?

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  1. ZYBORG

    ZYBORG Let's roll.. Established Member

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    I don’t have anything fancy, so I just shoot whatever... lol.

    I hear you, sucks that you can’t shoot a ton nowadays. Gotta be a bit conservative.
     
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  2. PhoenixM3

    PhoenixM3 Hello Kitty Slayer Premium Member Established Member

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    I got there at 10 and there was a few boxes of Creedmore and shot gun shells. Little else.
     
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    76IHscoutII Wut Apex!?! Established Member

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    Dang.
    A coworker of mine must’ve been lucky a couple weeks ago and hit up two Big Rs on the south side. He picked up a bunch (he bought the max, then his girlfriend did the same). I roll out to the one near me and you - nothing but a couple boxes random calibers
     
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  4. BlckBox04

    BlckBox04 I am the liquor Premium Member Established Member

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    What are reputable manufacturers of 9mm and .556? If I’m forced to spend the money I don’t want to buy cheap shit
     
  5. RedVenom48

    RedVenom48 Ghost Editor-in-Chief Premium Member Established Member Beer Money Bros.

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    9mm for general range use: Federal, American Eagle, Winchester, Remington, Prvi Partisan, CCI, Blazer, PMC. ***edit: add Fiocchi and Sellier and Bellot to this list.***

    9mm for personal defense: Speer Gold Dots (My personal fav in defensive rounds. I use them in 45ACP), Hornady Critical Defense or Critical Duty, Federal Personal Defense Hydra Shock, Federal HST.

    Typically, the smaller the bullet weight, the faster it goes, the faster and more violent the expansion for hollow points. Full Metal Jacket rounds should be last line of defense as they dont have near the destructive potential as HP rounds. Regardless, shot placement is critical in handguns as the rounds are not even close to what rifles are capable of for damage.

    5.56: Black Hills (Extremely high quality, hard to find), IMI, Prvi Partisan, Federal, American Eagle, Winchester (preferably not White Box, but its not terrible), PMC XTAC. Pretty much anything made in the Lake City Army Ammo plant. ***edit*** Add Fiocchi ans Sellier and Bellot to this as well.

    Remember: M193 is the standard you want to buy. Its got enough velocity that it can reliable run out of AR Pistols as well as Carbines and rifle length barrels. M855 shouldnt be used for short barrel pistols, as there just isnt enough velocity to cause any kind of fragmenting. 16" barrels are good with M855 out to about 100 yards, and 20" goes out to 150 yards for reliable terminal performance. SS109 is a NATO member spec, and ok but not as hot as M855.

    Anything made by IMI, M193 or M855, should be an instant purchase. Buy as much as you can. Those awesome Israeli's load all their ammo HOT.

    Stay away from remanufactured ammo if you can. Right now, demand is so ****ing high I have doubts that there's any quality control going on with reman ammunition.
     
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  6. BlckBox04

    BlckBox04 I am the liquor Premium Member Established Member

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    good deal. I appreciate the response and input.
     
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  7. CobraBob

    CobraBob Authorized Vendor Premium Member Established Member Single Barrel Sirs

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    It's going to be a long wait for ammo in general. I recommend you submit your email address with your regular suppliers and wait for a notification that it's in stock. And jump FAST!
     
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  8. BlckBox04

    BlckBox04 I am the liquor Premium Member Established Member

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    from what I’m seeing plenty of places online have stuff in stock ready to ship. You’re just going to pay a lot more than you theoretically should.
     
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  9. SHOdown220

    SHOdown220 Well-Known Member Established Member

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    Yeah if you are desperate to buy some ammo and have money to spare you can find pretty much what you need online, just expect to pay 5 times normal cost for it, (and you get to pay shipping too!). I'll keep randomly checking local spots and box stores. If I find some at reasonable prices, I buy it, if not I'll check back another day.

    Even pre covid I didn't order much ammo online, always seemed more expensive than what I could buy it at the box stores for, and buying a case netted you a very small discount, by the time you paid shipping on most of these it wasn't worth it any more.
     
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  10. BlckBox04

    BlckBox04 I am the liquor Premium Member Established Member

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    every place around me limits you to one box of anything
     
  11. ZYBORG

    ZYBORG Let's roll.. Established Member

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    I might be able to hook you up, check your PMs and let me know.
     
  12. Nukem1040

    Nukem1040 Well-Known Member Established Member

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    Nothing in my inbox


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  13. ZYBORG

    ZYBORG Let's roll.. Established Member

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    lol.... this is for a local. Sorry, mein!
     
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  14. ZYBORG

    ZYBORG Let's roll.. Established Member

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    @Captain Beyond you are in luck, my man. Still available and just sent you the info. Check your PMs and reach ASAP.
     
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    Gravik Well-Known Member Established Member

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    Simple. Walk into gun store, bend over, then walk out with one box of 9mm for $50.

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    and here I am doing that and paying 60 bucks.. so where is this other gun store you speak of;);)
     
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    Venom, you rock and love the receipt!! The gun shop loved it too!

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    Stopped in to academy before opening 2 days this week. Happened to be in the area running errands both days so I stopped in. Both days had lines waiting to get in but they received no ammo. I'm not even sure walmart is ordering ammo any more. I've checked there every time I'm in the store and they have absolutely 0 on the shelf. They don't sell much I buy any more but I would still buy 22lr and 12 gauge 00 buck from them.
     
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