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G19noob
01-17-2012, 20:16
I've never been to a gun show, but a lot of friends are saying that bulk ammo is cheaper? What are your guy's experiences?

I can buy 9mm 100rds at Walmart for $20...500rd $100

Thoughts?

DannyR
01-17-2012, 20:20
Stick with Walmart.

CheddarB
01-17-2012, 20:30
my personal experience is that you might be able to find some sort of deal on ammo at a gun show but they are few and far between, usually the only deals worth having are at the Ga-Arms booth.

TxGlock9
01-17-2012, 20:37
It's nothing you can't buy bulk online...

moishlashen
01-17-2012, 20:49
It's nothing you can't buy bulk online...


My thoughts exactly. Now ammo cans-thats the place to get em :supergrin:

bustedknee
01-17-2012, 20:49
A lot of the sellers will have the 100-rd boxes they bought at Walmart - - - marked $32!

People thinking they can get better deals at gun shows buy it.

You know anyone like that? :animlol:

It is a sad fact but many people go there with money in their pockets and they are going to buy something!

If we all did our research and only made offers on things we knew the true value of, gun shows would be a thing of the past.

TxGlock9
01-17-2012, 20:53
My thoughts exactly. Now ammo cans-thats the place to get em :supergrin:

did someone say ammo can?

357sig glory droooool

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a160/kappaball/357sigammo.jpg

michael e
01-17-2012, 20:53
Some times you can find ammo for good prices. It is hit or miss. We usually have one company that has good deals but they run out early on saturday, and remember when you buy 5 or 10 cases of ammo that crap gets heavy fast. During the ammo shortage I bought 10 cases, luckly they let me use the dolly for a few mins.

unit1069
01-17-2012, 20:55
I've found that Internet ammo sources are cheaper than gun show dealers, even when shipping costs are figured. If buying in sufficient quantity some Internet deals offer free shipping.

I bought ammo only one time at a gun show, when a factory rep working for a boutique manufacturer was selling product at a price I couldn't find anywhere else.

The premium JHP self-defense ammo I picked up at the show has shot just fine so I count myself lucky, although I haven't seen the rep in the last three shows that have come through my area. I think that was a promotional visit and I'm glad I took advantage of it; but aside from that one time I buy all my JHP self-defense ammo (and a lot of bargain FMJ range ammo) online. In a pinch the local Wal-Mart prices are not too bad for range ammo.

Chuche2
01-17-2012, 20:57
At the New Years show in Knoxville I found 1200 round crates of IMI 55gr fmj 5.56 for $310 otd. I bought 2.

Anthony.L
01-17-2012, 20:59
I've never been to a gun show, but a lot of friends are saying that bulk ammo is cheaper? What are your guy's experiences?

I can buy 9mm 100rds at Walmart for $20...500rd $100

Thoughts?

100rds of 9mm for $20 is pretty damn good for factory loaded ammo. The only way you are going to beat that is factory reloads (BVAC, etc). Personally I don't trust reloads and pay a little more for factory loads.

Agreed, online is going to be the best price. The only caveat is your need to buy enough bulk to offset the shipping costs.

Here in the PNW we have a pretty steady gun show calendar. To be completely honest ammo at the gun show is more expensive than local shops. Reason being is they have to transport the ammo to the show, and in our case include sales tax in the price.

cadillacguns
01-18-2012, 04:06
You get what you pay for, if you get factory loads at the GS, fine. However, if you are saving a buck or two buying re-loads, you have to worry more about Quality control.

LovinGlocks
01-18-2012, 04:27
Just had the indy 1500 gun show this past weekend and the ONLY decent deals were on ammo. And even then online prices beat the show prices. I picked up 500 rounds of 9mm steel cased fmj for 90$. Put 350 rounds down range the next day with my g19 and 26. After about 100 rounds the mags were so gunked up I could only load half mags. Do your research and pay a little extra for quality brass ammo. It saves time and effort in the long run. As far as gun prices at a gun show... BS! A new g26 was 489.99 + tax. There wasn't a single booth that had a used g26 for less than $550

Quarter Tank
01-18-2012, 05:50
stick with the Federal Champion at $20 per 100 rounds. Its good shooting range ammo and its widely available at Wally World

IT0
01-18-2012, 06:10
I am done with gun shows.

Not only no deals, but rip-offs and I had to pay to get in the door.

Ford302Glock21
01-18-2012, 07:48
I am done with gun shows.

Not only no deals, but rip-offs and I had to pay to get in the door.

Yea I think I'm subscribing to this...Only ammo bulk I would look at as mentioned above is GA arms and mostly just for harder to find stuff like 357 sig or 10mm.

frontier2011
01-28-2012, 13:32
Oh I dont know. I have had pretty good luck at GS.
No tax helps a lot on price.

ratf51
01-28-2012, 13:41
The closest gun shows around here have become really lame. They are not worth it for the "gun" part. But there is always a Ga. Arms booth and it is worth the cost of admission to pick up ammo from them. (I actually live within driving distance of their facility, but that is still an hour drive.) Also, I find ammo cans cost less at gun shows.

MinnesnowtaWild
01-28-2012, 13:56
The two gun shows I have been to recently were filled wall to wall with junk. Nothing special at all. The ammo was all reloaded stuff for the same price I get factory ammo for. I'm sorry but I wouldn't trust reloads from some goober at a gun show.

SARDG
01-28-2012, 14:05
I've never been to a gun show, but a lot of friends are saying that bulk ammo is cheaper? What are your guy's experiences?

I can buy 9mm 100rds at Walmart for $20...500rd $100

Thoughts?
My Wal-Mart is $22.97 for WWB 100s, and then there is $1.61 in tax on top of that. Federal is $9.97 for 50, but...

Online is always cheaper - but I buy 3K-5K rounds (or more) at a time.

By this time next month I should be reloading and the only reloads I would EVER trust are my own.

mdsn969
01-28-2012, 14:12
Rarely do you get a good deal on anything at a gun show. They are fun and entertaining, but that is about it :supergrin:

I occasionally find brass Blazers for $9/50 at Blain's Farm & Fleet (it is regional) so I usually buy all they have which is never more than 6 or 8 boxes :crying:

IMHO

mdsn969
01-28-2012, 14:12
The two gun shows I have been to recently were filled wall to wall with junk. Nothing special at all. The ammo was all reloaded stuff for the same price I get factory ammo for. I'm sorry but I wouldn't trust reloads from some goober at a gun show.

+1000 :wavey:

ghr1142
01-28-2012, 14:26
Some times you can find ammo for good prices. It is hit or miss. We usually have one company that has good deals but they run out early on saturday, and remember when you buy 5 or 10 cases of ammo that crap gets heavy fast. During the ammo shortage I bought 10 cases, luckly they let me use the dolly for a few mins.

Just make sure at gun shows your not buying "RELOADS" even though they maybe in factory boxes ! I had a bad experience with that and will not by unless I ask questions to the seller ! Good luck.
GHR1142

random southpaw
01-28-2012, 14:40
Wally World usually does not carry JHP ammo.

I can reliably get my JHP topped off at a gun show.

SARDG
01-28-2012, 15:10
Wally World usually does not carry JHP ammo.

I can reliably get my JHP topped off at a gun show.
I've gotten a lot of JHP over the years at Wal-Mart. and lately they seem to carry more.

frontier2011
01-28-2012, 16:08
Prices from WW today:

Rem 40 180gr JHP $37/100
Winch 40 180gr JHP $25/50
Fed 40 180gr FMJ $17/50

Of course I wanted Rem 40 FMJ which they dont carry..............

Javelin
01-28-2012, 16:15
Yeah I agree with the no gunshow ammo purchasing. Too many people buying presses and then trying to make a buck turning ammo. Some do ok but the one's who do not blow up your gun & you are SOL.

No thank you. I will stick with factory ammo where at least I have some recourse should my gun blow up in my face instead of trying to find a guy in a red hat named 'Frank' that had a booth at some gun show two months ago.

IT0
01-28-2012, 16:17
Just got back from the Saxet Gun Show and they were no cheaper on 9mm ammo that Wallmart. I even saw one guy selling WWB for $23/100 when Wally has them for $21.

kashdaddy
01-28-2012, 16:21
You can get some good deals online. Its really a coin toss, because it depends on the location of the gun show and what vendors are there. The North Atlantic Trade Center in Gwinnett has one of the largest shows in Jan/Feb and it generally has Georgia Arms, Atlanta Arms, etc.............they usually have some good prices and you can save on shipping cost, which can be high.
Definitely worth checking out the gun show for $5 though, you might get other deals.

jack76590
01-28-2012, 16:35
Gunshows sometimes have factory ammo at good prices, but beware as others have said. And it costs money to go to gunshows, which is ok if going for reasons other than buying ammo.

But free just to keep track of online sales and sales at LGS and be prepared to buy a few cases when price is right. Good idea to have drivers license on file with online dealers so you can move, when good deals appears, as they can go fast.

Never used these guys, but prices good, when they have stuff in stock. Especially when you consider they provide free shipping on cases. Anyone, ever order from them and if so were they ok?

http://www.targetsportsusa.com/default.aspx

SARDG
01-28-2012, 17:06
...Good idea to have drivers license on file with online dealers so you can move, when good deals appears, as they can go fast.

Anyone, ever order from them and if so were they ok?

http://www.targetsportsusa.com/default.aspx
I've never purchased from any online dealer who requires a copy of a driver's license. If they want to add that hassle to the scheme, I pass.

I've ordered from Target Sports and have never had a problem.

Itchy Finger
01-28-2012, 18:28
Stick with Walmart.

Yep! Good ol' Wally is the cheapest I've found for ammo...9mm at least, and they will price match in case you run into a sale somewhere else.

Itchy Finger
01-28-2012, 18:41
Just make sure at gun shows your not buying "RELOADS" even though they maybe in factory boxes ! I had a bad experience with that and will not by unless I ask questions to the seller ! Good luck.
GHR1142

IF...you can trust them to give ya a truthful answer.

Itchy Finger
01-28-2012, 18:42
Wally World usually does not carry JHP ammo.

I can reliably get my JHP topped off at a gun show.

My Wally has some Winchester JHP's 25 per box.

AgentM79
01-28-2012, 18:56
You need to know the price of ammo in your area to know whether or not you will save money at a gun show. Then, there are variables of time and gas money - plus the show's admission fee. I only buy ammo at gun shows when I can't get a better deal elsewhere.

Scoob
01-29-2012, 01:56
I can remember when you could get better deals at gunshows once in a while but for whatever reason that seems to have changed.

MinnesnowtaWild
01-29-2012, 02:30
I will probably never bother going back to another gun show. The guns were all the same or more than any other place, and the ammo was a bunch of overpriced reloads. The rest of the stuff (95% of the place) was filled with junky trinkets.

I did find a nice .50 cal ammo can though in almost brand new condition for $8 so that's cool.

frontier2011
01-29-2012, 14:12
Is $495+tax a good deal on new Gen4G27?

MadMonkey
01-29-2012, 14:27
I tend to buy online for the most part, partly because I buy in bulk and partly because local places are either overpriced or don't carry what I want. Last gun shop I went to wanted $25-26 (plus tax) for a box of 5.7X28 SS197... I got it online for under $20 with cheap shipping.

The only thing I buy at WalMart is cheap 9MM and other VERY common and inexpensive calibers. I try to grab a box or two whenever I'm shopping, it piles up fast.

ColdSteelNail
01-29-2012, 14:33
I've about quit going to gun shows. The bargains are so few and far between it's just not worth the time and the cost to get in.

SARDG
01-29-2012, 21:16
Is $495+tax a good deal on new Gen4G27?
Yes...

Roering
01-30-2012, 13:59
I picked up 500rds. of factory new WWB 180 grain for $110.

I'd say that was a decent price.

frontier2011
01-30-2012, 16:19
I picked up 500rds. of factory new WWB 180 grain for $110.

I'd say that was a decent price.

what caliber? gr? tax? shipping? b&M?

Spiffums
01-30-2012, 20:48
I've never been to a gun show, but a lot of friends are saying that bulk ammo is cheaper? What are your guy's experiences?

I can buy 9mm 100rds at Walmart for $20...500rd $100

Thoughts?

100rds of 9mm for $20 is pretty damn good for factory loaded ammo. The only way you are going to beat that is factory reloads (BVAC, etc). Personally I don't trust reloads and pay a little more for factory loads.

Agreed, online is going to be the best price. The only caveat is your need to buy enough bulk to offset the shipping costs.

Here in the PNW we have a pretty steady gun show calendar. To be completely honest ammo at the gun show is more expensive than local shops. Reason being is they have to transport the ammo to the show, and in our case include sales tax in the price.

Is it Winchester or Federal? The Federal here is less than $10 per 50.

JBD
02-05-2012, 07:48
I am done with gun shows.

Not only no deals, but rip-offs and I had to pay to get in the door.

X 2. Me too

Buy online. You can Use lucky gunner. Just click on the link at the top right on this page that says in stock ammo.

ustate
02-06-2012, 15:57
IF you really want to buy reloads from a gun show the only ones I'd trust are the Georgia Arms on the east coast and out here towards the west a company called Miwall. Georgia Arms has a website you can order from, Miwall used to but they don't anymore and if you want their ammo you need to catch them at a gunshow.

But like others have said if it is just some guy sitting at a table with piles of ammo wrapped in sandwich bags I wouldn't touch them.

Roering
02-08-2012, 13:56
what caliber? gr? tax? shipping? b&M?

WWB New factory ammo.
.40 S&W
180 grain
0 tax
No shipping. I carried it out.

fredj338
02-08-2012, 17:58
Buying bulk gunshow or ammo from an unkown manuf is playing Russian Roulette IMO. You have no idea if they are loading using SAAMI specs or on propre equip that veriyies powder charges. Are they insured, licensed? If your gun goe B who is paying the mediacl bill & replacing the gun? Nope, never sleep w/ a prostitute w/o duble gloves & never shoot reloaded ammo that is not yours. Good advice to keep you safe either way.

tall terry
02-08-2012, 18:16
Gun shows are fun. But go well informed or you may get burned. Know what you are looking for ant its current market price there are many great deals for the informed buyer. And have fun

frontier2011
02-09-2012, 11:28
last show i was at was selling silencers/suppressors

mdsn969
02-09-2012, 12:10
last show i was at was selling silencers/suppressors

It was most likely a compensator that looked like a suppressor. It is a felony to sell one to anyone who does not have a stamp to own one. One stamp one suppressor. It takes 3 to 6 months to get a stamp.

frontier2011
02-09-2012, 16:08
It was most likely a compensator that looked like a suppressor. It is a felony to sell one to anyone who does not have a stamp to own one. One stamp one suppressor. It takes 3 to 6 months to get a stamp.

stamp from who? state?


i will have to see if i still have any documentation from them
pretty sure it was a suppressor

NG VI
02-09-2012, 16:30
Federal

brianfede
02-09-2012, 16:50
100rds of 9mm for $20 is pretty damn good for factory loaded ammo. The only way you are going to beat that is factory reloads (BVAC, etc). Personally I don't trust reloads and pay a little more for factory loads.

Agreed, online is going to be the best price. The only caveat is your need to buy enough bulk to offset the shipping costs.

Here in the PNW we have a pretty steady gun show calendar. To be completely honest ammo at the gun show is more expensive than local shops. Reason being is they have to transport the ammo to the show, and in our case include sales tax in the price.

Surplus ammo has sellier bellot 9mm ammo 1000 rnds for $189 plus shipping ($22 for me). Best deal on decent 9mm I have seen. I agree I don't trust reloads either


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brianfede
02-09-2012, 16:54
Natchezs had federal 45 acp on sale $315 for 1000 rnds


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frontier2011
02-09-2012, 17:54
WWB New factory ammo.
.40 S&W
180 grain
0 tax
No shipping. I carried it out.

22 cents/round is not too bad. Was that at B&M or gunshow?

Two_Clicks
02-09-2012, 18:22
A few years ago a guy used to be at a local show with like 6 tables of reloads in ziplock bags. He had great prices and the ammo was great for plinking or the range never had an issue with it operating. He hasn't been around for a while not sure what happened to him but now its the same as others have said the prices are insane. I stick to ordering large quantities at good prices online. Even with the shipping its cheaper than the shows

MinnesnowtaWild
02-09-2012, 21:02
Surplus ammo has sellier bellot 9mm ammo 1000 rnds for $189 plus shipping ($22 for me). Best deal on decent 9mm I have seen. I agree I don't trust reloads either


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That's actually pretty good. Only like $10 more than buying 1,000 rounds of Federal 9mm at Wal-Mart, however I like S&B cause it feels much more like actual self defense ammo.

MadMonkey
02-09-2012, 21:17
It was most likely a compensator that looked like a suppressor. It is a felony to sell one to anyone who does not have a stamp to own one. One stamp one suppressor. It takes 3 to 6 months to get a stamp.

Probably half of the gun shows I've been to in Texas have at least one Class III dealer with FA weapons and suppressors on display.

mdsn969
02-09-2012, 23:40
Probably half of the gun shows I've been to in Texas have at least one Class III dealer with FA weapons and suppressors on display.

Good point, you can display just cannot sell to any schmow, that would require the $200 ATF Stamp...