45 Cal Ammo Problems

Discussion in 'General Firearms & Ammo' started by Wedge, Sep 17, 2009.

  1. Wedge

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    Love my .45 XD and what the bullet can do for defense but I just bought a 40 cal XD and have to tell ya its been a blessing. I can find ammo everywhere. Im burned out trying to find 45 ammo. If you get lucky and find it you pay for it also. Just bought 15/50 rnd boxes ($13.50) Federal of 40 from 3 different stores. Was talking to a guy at the gun shop who just went to a gun show were he only found 2 people selling 45. They were asking $45.00 for a box of 50:mad0079:. Its still one of my favorite rounds but I think the XD45 is going in the gun safe until this crazy crap blows over. Until then my 40cal will work just fine.
     


  2. randmplumbingllc

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    Got ONE word for ya "RELOAD" !

    Lets do some simple math, shall we ?

    13.50 x 15 = 202.50, PLUS Tax ! Cut your ammo use down by a 3rd, for a while and you will have a reloading set up in no time. 67.50 saved in the fund EVERY time you buy .40 cal. Cant tell you how long, cuz I don't know your ammo budget for a month, but you get the idea.

    Once you OWN the equipment, you will shoot OVER TWICE as much, for the SAME dollar.

    Then, just start to stash supplies, when you find deals.

    Hell, I was just looking through some of my stuff and found 3K .223 55gn FMJ SPEER bullets. The box says they were 39.99 a K ! Only WISH I would have bought more !
     
  3. Maxpower

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    between Academy and Wal-Mart, I have no problems with 45
     
  4. Wedge

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    What Walmart are you finding 45. I go to 4 different ones every week and they never have 45. Where is Academy at? Reloading ive thought about but of course initial costs,time to do it and space to do it. How fast can you load 100 rounds? You have me interested. One more ? is it safe to reload with compresion of the powder and all. Sorry about the rookie questions just have never reloaded.
     
  5. MadMo44Mag

    MadMo44Mag TGT Addict

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    Only way to shoot IMO is reload!!!
    I shoot a lot of 44mag .
    50 rounds cost me 13.85 vs 40.00 in most stores.
    50 rounds of 9mm 5.50
    50 rounds of 45acp 10.00
    50 rounds of 357mag 7.25

    Those are basically 1970's prices!!!

    Speaking of cheap prices.
    I just last monthi bought 150 "Hustler" "Keith" 250 SWC bullets new in the box for the same price that was paid in 1973 - 4.25 per 50
    I also got primed 44 Winchester new brass for 4.75 per 50
    The old man found this stuff in a box in the back of a storage closet in his garage.
    That was a nice find!!!!
     
  6. Wedge

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    Are those jacketed bullets?
     
  7. Burt Gummer

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    Wal Mart and Gt Distributors in Austin.
     
  8. TexasRedneck

    TexasRedneck 1911 Nut Lifetime Member

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    Another vote on the "reload" side!
     
  9. Shorts

    Shorts TGT Addict TGT Supporter

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    I need me some .45acp but I never look anymore. No one ever has any anyway. It's starting to feel like waiting on my CHL again.
     
  10. TexasRedneck

    TexasRedneck 1911 Nut Lifetime Member

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    Shorts....how many and what kind? I kin keep my eyes peeled - will be in D/FW in a coupla weeks and could bring 'em with me.
     

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