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7 Best Places to Buy Ammo Online [2022]

So many online ammo sites! We've bought from them all and these are the best. Plus specific recommendations of the best ammo for your caliber and possible shipping restrictions.

So many online ammo websites, right?

Find out the best places to buy ammunition online from our own positive experiences and fails.

.357 Magnum, anyone? (I’ll answer for you: yes, please!)
.357 Magnum, anyone? (I’ll answer for you: yes, please!)

We’ll also cover recommended brands, types of bullets to buy, what is a “good” price, and unfortunately…restrictions based on your state.

Different Bullet Tips (FMJ, Soft, Open, Ballistic)
Different Bullet Tips (L TO R: FMJ, Soft, Open, Ballistic)

May 2022 Update: Ammo prices are stabilizing for popular cartridges but the Ukrainian and Russian war is pushing buying lately. AAC and Blazer seem to be the most in-stock varieties.

PSA AK74 Ammo Pile
Steel Ammo

Here’s some stuff that’s in stock but apologies in advance if it’s sold out…it’s reality 🙁

9mm

5.56/.223

Shotgun

Other

Summary of Our Top Picks

  1. Bulk Ammo Pick

    Palmetto State Armory Ammo

    Lots of in-stock bulk ammo for popular calibers.

  2. Live Inventory Pick

    Lucky Gunner Ammo

    Good selection, real-time inventory, and fast shipping.

  3. Great Deals Pick

    Bereli Ammo

    Best deals for certain calibers and brands.

  4. In Stock Ammo Pick

    True Shot Ammo

    Great selection of in-stock popular calibers with fast shipping.

  5. Decent Selection

    Brownells Ammo

    Decent selection that you can pair with EDGE shipping.

  6. Also Good

    Cabela's Ammo

    Great selection of hunting and other popular calibers.

  7. Also Good

    Sportsman's Guide Ammo

    Good selection and decent deals when paired with their membership.

Why Buy Ammo Online?

A survey of gun owners conducted by the NSSF found that 53% of gun owners bought ammo online and that 86% of those cited lower prices and quantity discounts.

Lots of Ammo
Lots of Ammo

I’ve only bought ammo a couple of times at gun stores or the range because I forgot to bring my online bought ammo.

But every time I go, it’s not surprising to see prices 50% higher than what you’ll find online…even after factoring in shipping!

Made a Huge Mistake

I’d like to also add in variety and tax savings.

Without the restraint of a physical location, online sellers can have tons of selection.

Some guns just like different ammo better than others.  I like to order a couple of types to see what shoots best in a new gun, and then later put in a bulk order.  Plus, our suggestions will likely be out of state for you…so no sales tax!

Why Is There No Ammo?

Short answer is supply and demand.

People started hoarding during the start of the pandemic in March 2020 along with millions of new gun owners who also needed ammo.

Popular 5.56 and .223 Ammo
Popular 5.56 and .223 Ammo

Then came the protests and civil unrest in June which further depleted sales.

Retailers and suppliers are unsure when supply will return as COVID has disrupted global supply chains for ammo components and raw materials. Plus social distancing has slowed down packing operations.

One thing is for sure…if ammo is in stock it’s likely a higher price than before.

Best Places to Buy Ammo Online

1. Palmetto State Armory (PSA)

http://www.pewpewtactical.com/go/psa/ammo-home/

My go-to online place for buying BULK ammo is Palmetto State Armory.

Bulk Ammo Pick
1
at Palmetto State Armory

Prices accurate at time of writing

Prices accurate at time of writing

Bulk Ammo Pick
Palmetto State Armory Ammo
$1 at Palmetto State Armory

Prices accurate at time of writing

They will usually be one of the best prices for cases (1,000) rounds of popular calibers…like .223/5.56, 9mm, and .45 ACP.

Green Tip M855
Green Tip 5.56 XM855 Penetrator Rounds

And sometimes you’ll even find free shipping for cases…otherwise, it may be about $20 to 30 bucks.

Their shipping used to be excruciating slow about ~5 years ago, but now with their in-house firearms selling like hotcakes…they’ve got their ammo shipping down as well.

Speaking of their firearms…they get my stamp of approval for the best entry-level AR-15.

See all our reviews of their guns.

PSA 5.56 & .223 Wylde
PSA 5.56 & .223 Wylde

What’s your take on PSA for ammo and guns?

Readers' Ratings

4.78/5 (3282)

Your Rating?

2. LuckyGunner

Lucky Gunner
Lucky Gunner

My go-to place to buy ammo online is Lucky Gunner for their selection, real-time inventory, and fast shipping, and shipping estimator.  I’ve been a customer of theirs for over 6 years.

XM193 Rounds
XM193 Rounds

I find a lot of other retailers skimp in website tech or their shipping departments. There have been too many times where the following has happened:

  • I find a great price, order, my credit card is charged, and then I get an email a couple days later that they are out of stock. Now I can either wait for a backorder or get a refund which ties up my credit card for a week.
  • I order and it takes a week or two to ship out my order.
  • I try to see my shipping costs and I have to create a login and enter all my details first.
Live Inventory Pick
1
at Lucky Gunner

Prices accurate at time of writing

Prices accurate at time of writing

Live Inventory Pick
Lucky Gunner Ammo
$1 at Lucky Gunner

Prices accurate at time of writing

LuckyGunner is great since they take care of the three problems above. You get to see their live inventory next to each product, they have a 110% guarantee that your stuff will be shipped the next business day, and you can easily calculate shipping without creating a login.

3. Bereli

My go-to for 9mm for the past few months. Bereli has some GREAT deals for some items such as their Blazer Brass 9mm with free shipping and tax only if you’re from Florida.

They’ve shipped out within 24 hours for all my orders but then it’s down to whatever ground transportation does.

Check out all their ammo deals.

Great Deals Pick
1
at Bereli

Prices accurate at time of writing

Prices accurate at time of writing

Great Deals Pick
Bereli Ammo
$1 at Bereli

Prices accurate at time of writing

4. True Shot Gun Club

A relative newcomer to the list…but in the most recent dark times of ammo (2020 onwards), True Shot Gun Club has been steadily stocking 9mm and more.

True Shot Gun Club
True Shot Gun Club

Their claim to fame is being the largest ammo dealer in Arizona and top 10 in the entire US. I’ve been ordering from them steadily this past year and it always arrives.

And often at the best price too.

In Stock Ammo Pick
1
at True Shot Ammo

Prices accurate at time of writing

Prices accurate at time of writing

In Stock Ammo Pick
True Shot Ammo
$1 at True Shot Ammo

Prices accurate at time of writing

5. Brownells

Brownells

Brownells is where I get most of my specialty tools and gun parts. They also have unparalleled customer service, reasonable shipping, and some good ammo deals.

They are caught up in all the website technology which I love, so you can add all the ammo to your cart, input your zip code, and see the shipping. Makes it much easier to compare across websites.

They stand behind their products and I’ve found it really easy to return stuff. However, I’m pretty sure you can’t return ammo for safety reasons.  But for parts and tools, they are the best!

See their All Ammo In Stock section.

Decent Selection
1
at Brownells

Prices accurate at time of writing

Prices accurate at time of writing

Decent Selection
Brownells Ammo
$1 at Brownells

Prices accurate at time of writing

6. Cabela’s
Cabela's Logo

Hunters and fishermen know and love their local Cabela’s and since their acquisition by Bass Pro, Cabela’s ammo prices have dropped even further!

Best of all, they almost always have the best hunting ammo you can find in almost every caliber you can think of.

Don’t forget to look at the Cabela’s branded gear also, everything from optics to rifle bags to jackets can be found with their brand name on it and so far I’ve never been disappointed with the quality or price!

Also Good
1
at Cabela's

Prices accurate at time of writing

Prices accurate at time of writing

Also Good
Cabela's Ammo
$1 at Cabela's

Prices accurate at time of writing

7. Sportsman’s Guide

Sportsmens Guide Logo (2)

From power tools to guns and ammo, Sportsman’s Guide has almost everything under their roof – kind of like a Cabela’s and Harbor freight mixed into one!

While their standard deals are good, their deals with a Sportsmen’s Guide membership are even better! 10% off of gear and 5% off of guns and ammo, those savings can add up huge in a year of shooting.

Plus they offer ammo back-ordering.

Also Good
1
at Sportsman's Guide

Prices accurate at time of writing

Prices accurate at time of writing

Also Good
Sportsman's Guide Ammo
$1 at Sportsman's Guide

Prices accurate at time of writing

Other Suggestions

These didn’t make our regular list but desperate times call for desperate measures and they might have some stuff left…

These are just my recommended ammo brands based on price, availability, and what worked in my guns. 

I shoot a decent amount so I usually go for the budget brands. I haven’t had a problem with any of the below.

Popular Pistol Calibers
Popular Pistol Calibers
  • PMC: Cheap and plentiful rounds that I have used in almost all my calibers. Made in South Korea.
  • Federal/American Eagle: Also cheap and plentiful rounds made in the USA. I use them interchangeably but word on the street is that AE is Federal’s line that is sold online and in gunshops. Federal Champion is their budget line usually found at Walmart.
  • Blazer: Another budget brand that sometimes seems too good to be true. Be aware that the super cheap one might be aluminum cased instead of regular brass. I’ve never tried aluminum casings in pistols since I wanted to keep my brass for eventual reloading, but my buddies and I have had no problems in handguns running Blazer Brass.
  • Tula: My go-to AK round brand. Super cheap with polymer coated steel cases.  Who cares…it’s an AK!
  • Lake City: While US government-owned, Lake City also sells surplus ammo and brass through a lot of vendors. They also sell parts and supplies to other brands so it’s not uncommon to find ammo from Federal with brass or bullets made by Lake City. All of it is quality stuff!
  • Others: I’ve also had good success with Sellier & Bellot, and Fiocchi, but they are normally a little higher in price. And if in doubt, just Google the brand and caliber to see if there’s any complains in online gun forums.

A quick overview of the different calibers and types of bullets out there so you’ll know all the useful acronyms such as FMJ for full metal jacket or JHP for jacket hollow point. 

More Popular Ammo Brands
More Popular Ammo Brands

We’ll also have some suggestions for choosing a self-defense gun as well.

Common Rifle Calibers
Common Rifle Calibers

Even though we go through 18 calibers in the article above, you’ll probably only see/need a handful of the most common ones. So we’ll start with those first.

223/5.56 Ammo

Daniel Defense AR-15
Daniel Defense AR-15

The round of the super-popular AR-15.

Haven’t gotten one yet? Check out our Definitive Guide to the AR-15.

You can shoot .223 ammo in a 5.56 barrel, but since 5.56 may have higher pressures, you should not shoot them in a .223 barrel.

Popular 5.56 and .223 Ammo
Popular 5.56 and .223 Ammo

I always get my barrels in 5.56 so there is no problem. Ammo is around 25-40 cents each at the most standard 55 gr bullet.

You’ll also see some designations of XM and M followed by 193 or 855 for Federal & American Eagle.

XM means it was rejected from military use for some reason but still meets commercial specifications. M means it meets mil-spec. 193 means it is a 55-grain FMJ-BT (boat tail) while 855 is 62-grain FMJ-BT with a steel penetrator for added penetration against hardened targets.

M855 Cutaway, Bearingarms.com
M855 Cutaway, Bearingarms.com

We cover everything in even more detail in Best AR-15 Ammo for Self-Defense & Range. But here are some of our picks.

Our favorite XM193 and XM855 ammo!

Best 5.56 XM193 55 gr
16
at Palmetto State Armory

Prices accurate at time of writing

Prices accurate at time of writing

Best 5.56 XM193 55 gr
Best 5.56 XM855 (Green Tip)
399
at Palmetto State Armory

Prices accurate at time of writing

Prices accurate at time of writing

Best 5.56 XM855 (Green Tip)

And our favorite range plinking round goes to PMC Bronze since the brass is great for reloading and it’s a little softer shooting than the others (perfect for competition).

9.99
at Palmetto State Armory

Prices accurate at time of writing

Prices accurate at time of writing

If you don’t care about reloading…Wolf Gold is the best bang-for-the-buck .223 ammo.

Best .223 Bang-for-the-Buck
18
at Brownells

Prices accurate at time of writing

Prices accurate at time of writing

Best .223 Bang-for-the-Buck
Wolf Gold .223 55 gr
$18 at Brownells

Prices accurate at time of writing

9mm Ammo

9mm 147 Federal Hydrashok HST
9mm 147 Federal Hydrashok HST

I’ve shot over 5,000 rounds of 9mm before I started reloading for competitions.  

Price is around 25 cents a round. I prefer 124-grain instead of 115-grain which seems snappier in recoil, but I recommend trying out both to see which one you like better.

9mm (115gr vs 124gr vs 147gr)
9mm (115gr vs 124gr vs 147gr)

I also recommend sticking with brass cartridges instead of cheaper aluminum/steel.

We cover everything in Best 9mm Ammo for Self-Defense & Range. But here’s a couple of our favorites…

Popular 9mm Ammo
Popular 9mm Ammo

For general purpose self-defense…we like the 124-grain Federal HST.

Best 9mm Self-Defense (124 gr)
25.75
at Lucky Gunner

Prices accurate at time of writing

Prices accurate at time of writing

Best 9mm Self-Defense (124 gr)
Federal HST 9mm 124 gr
$25.75 at Lucky Gunner

Prices accurate at time of writing

And for those who like heavier bullets…

Best 9mm Self-Defense (147 gr)
22
at Palmetto State Armory

Prices accurate at time of writing

Prices accurate at time of writing

Best 9mm Self-Defense (147 gr)
Federal HST 9mm 147 gr
$22 at Palmetto State Armory

Prices accurate at time of writing

For plinking…go with CCI Blazer 9mm that is brass cased.

.45 ACP Ammo

.45 ACP Ball vs Hollowpoint
.45 ACP Ball vs Hollowpoint

I’ve shot over 2,500 rounds of 45 ACP and also go with my standard budget list of manufacturers. Price is around 40-50 cents a round. 

There’s not too much variation in weight so I stick with the standard 230-grain.

The extensive list is at Best .45 ACP Ammo for Home Defense & Target Practice but here is our main pick.

Popular .45 ACP Ammo
Popular .45 ACP Ammo

For self-defense, the HST passed the FBI ballistics gelatin test with flying colors…dominating in penetration and expansion.

Best .45 ACP Self-Defense
40
at Brownells

Prices accurate at time of writing

Prices accurate at time of writing

Best .45 ACP Self-Defense
Federal .45 ACP 230 gr HST
$40 at Brownells

Prices accurate at time of writing

.22 LR Ammo

Reasonably priced .22 LR ammo is getting easier to find at <8 cents a round.

.22LR (CCI vs Winchester vs Super Colibri)
.22LR (CCI vs Winchester vs Super Colibri)

So what is out there (and in stock) is much more expensive. 

We’ve compiled an extensive list in Best .22 LR Ammo for Accuracy, Plinking, & Hunting.

Popular .22LR Ammo
Popular .22LR Ammo

But…the CCI at 40-grain is my go-to for .22 LR in my Ruger 10/22.

7.62×39 Ammo

Assorted 7.62x39 (FMJ, Open, Soft, FMJ)
Assorted 7.62×39 (FMJ, Open, Soft, FMJ)

The good ole AK-47 rounds. My rule is to go with ammo from countries that used the AK but to watch out for corrosive ammunition (which is pretty good shooting stuff, you just need to put more effort in cleaning afterward).

You also need to check with your shooting range rules to see if they allow magnetic (bi-metal) or non-brass ammunition such as Wolf/Tula.

Popular 7.62x39 Ammo
Popular 7.62×39 Ammo

If they don’t, you will have to go with more expensive brands or corrosive ammunition.  The general weight is around 122-grain and costs from 25 to 35 cents each. Brass cartridges will be more.

 7.62×39 Self Defense Ammo

.308/7.62x51mm Ammo

Assorted 7.62x51mm (MEN 147gr, PPU 165gr, PPU 180gr, Gold Medal 168gr
Assorted 7.62x51mm (MEN 147gr, PPU 165gr, PPU 180gr, Gold Medal 168gr

Another of those rounds that are almost identical but with some differences in pressure and dimensions. 

Unless you really know what you are doing, keep using the round intended for your rifle.

Popular .308 Winchester and 7.62x51mm Ammo
Popular .308 Winchester and 7.62x51mm Ammo

Since most 308/7.62x51mm ammo will be in long-range (sniper) rifles, we’ll also include some Match ammo.

Most commercial ammo will be around 147-grains and around 60 to 70 cents each while match ammo is around 168-grains and $1.50 per round. I went almost straight into reloading to get the max accuracy out of my guns so take my suggestions with a grain of salt.

All .308/7.62 ammo (Lucky, Brownells).

.308 Ammo

7.62x51mm Ammo

308/7.62x51mm Self Defense

Shotgun Ammo

12ga Shotgun Shells, Opened (L to R: Bird, Buck, Slug)
12ga Shotgun Shells, Opened (L to R: Bird, Buck, Slug)

The shotgun is unique since there are so many different types of ammunition.

We’ll cover basic target birdshot (#8-#9 is great for clay shooting), buckshot, and slugs.  Remember for birdshot, the larger the #, the smaller the pellets. And that 00 (double-aught) buckshot is great for self-defense while slugs are one solid piece of lead.

Popular 12ga Shotgun Ammo
Popular 12ga Shotgun Ammo

2-3/4 inch refers to the length of the shell which will fit almost all 12ga shotguns. The problem arises from 3 inch magnum shells.

Prices will vary from 25 cents for target shots to around 50 cents — $1 for buckshot and slugs.  I’ve shot tons of Fiocchi and Estate birdshot, and love the Winchester Military Buckshot.

Winchester 12ga 00 Buckshot
Winchester 12ga 00 Buckshot

Check out the full list at Best Shotgun Ammo for Home Defense & Range Shooting. But here are some of our picks:

Birdshot

Buckshot

Slugs

Self-Defense Shotgun Rounds

Want to see more of our favorite ammo, guns, and gear?  Check out Editor’s Picks.

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    MD

    I've been using supplymunitions dot com for around 1.5 years now. They send very regular emails with their current stock and prices, which have been some of the lowest prices I've found. Hence the reason I buy probably 80% of my ammo from them. Quick delivery, and have never had any issues. I've purchased CCI Blazer, Winchester, Remington, PMC, Hornady, and others from them.

    May 10, 2022 4:42 pm
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    Muhammed

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    May 4, 2022 9:02 pm
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    TJ

    I use onlineammo com, prices are fair and they have a good selection of odd ammo that I look for from time to time

    April 15, 2022 7:45 am
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    Red CA

    I live in CA and it's always tough buying ammo. Palmetto State Armory has good prices, the ammo I receive is always packed well, in perfect condition, and ships out in a reasonable time. It's no Amazon 2 day Prime, but they beat their own 3 weeks they give themselves for CA FFL shipments.

    It's amazing how many places like ammo_com don't sell to CA. CA is second only to Texas for the number of registered gun owners.

    March 31, 2022 4:44 pm
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    Douglas Conrad

    You should add a couple of more online ammo dealers to this list. They offer bulk ammo at very reasonable prices with no shipping charges if ordering over 100.00. Please see these websites for some excellent prices. As any other dealer, stock varies but excellent prices. Velocity Ammo and Ammoman. These are my go to ammo dealers.

    March 11, 2022 3:12 pm
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    Gruffmk

    Gunbroker dot com can lead to the best prices. Never buy that Russian or former Soviet block countries ammo. Garbage. Hornady, Federal, Winchester for me. And 556 and 308 primarily from the Lake City plant. Special calibers you probably have to buy that foreign crap, but we're only using it on the range, right? Buffalo Bore is by far some of the best. Pricey, but worth every penny.

    March 10, 2022 8:10 pm
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    Joe Bob

    If you order ammo from Bereli, be aware that their "free shipping" is probably free because you'll NEVER GET YOUR ORDER. You also won't get any support - after one message saying, "Yeah we'll check on it", they will totally ghost you. Nobody answers at the phone number. I don't care if it's their fault, or FedEx's fault - not my problem. I've ordered A LOT of ammo online in the past 2 years, and with one exception (other than Bereli) it's arrived in less than a week, properly packaged. Even the one problem shipment in that time got here, and their Support folks were very helpful. If something sounds too good to be true, it usually is - avoid Bereli for Ammo.

    March 8, 2022 11:53 am
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      36stude

      i've placed my order with them on the same day [03/08] you've posted this comment, regrettably i never saw it... i'm in the same situation... ordered 500 rds of 5.56 win green tipped fmj in 62gr and 500 rds of 9mm cc blazer brass 115gr ammo, altogether paid $535...placed my order, got a confirmation and nothing...after 7 days e-mailed them and that's when the runaround began... today is march 23rd so 15 days since i placed my order with bereli and just found out from fedex [using a tracking number bereli sent me last week which has a 'pending' status] that fedex is STILL awaiting that parcel from bereli... the 'customer service' is downright rude, each reply is a short single - or half - sentence, no apology, no useful info, no name signature of whom i'm dealing with, not even a 'hi'... this ammo vendor must be nixed from this list... i gave them a chance because of this bloody article above which made me think bereli's a trusted, honest vendor...

      March 23, 2022 8:23 am
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        Joe Bob

        I have an update for you. I sent them a message via every support email address I could find (3, I think) and was contacted by a VP, who made it right (they had run out of the brand of 9 mm I ordered, so he sent another (comparable) brand, at no charge to me. FYI, my order was for 1000 rounds. Needless to say, I was shocked, but pleased with that. I don't want to put his email address out on a public forum, though. One more thing you might try, if you use Twitter (my wife does - I don't touch it ;-) - when you put a comment out there on a company's channel, good things tend to happen fast. maybe Facebook too? (I don't use that either ;-). I bought due to the review in this article as well, BTW. Good luck - I feel your pain.

        March 23, 2022 9:01 am
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          36stude

          hey, thanks for that very prompt reply... i don't even have a twitter acct [and never will]... i log into my facebook acct these days only to call a couple of friends overseas from my laptop via messenger 1-2 monthly but maybe i could try their facebook page; although i suspect it'll be answered by the same rude customer svc person who answers e-mails...

          i don't want to post my e-mail here in public either because i'd be crushed by resulting spam but maybe i could post my facebook's profile page and you could then send me that vp's e-mail address via messenger?... you'd first have to send me a friend request i think... i don't know if posting one's facebook profile here is even allowed or it might be deleted automatically but it could be worth a try... i don't care much about sharing my fb profile, my name's there but so what, at least i'd still be safe from spam hehe... please let me know if you'd be willing to pass that bereli vp's e-mailin such a manner... if i could reach a vp i'm sure he'd want to make things right...

          March 23, 2022 9:26 am
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          36stude

          btw, i'm not expecting this vp to send me free ammo like he did for you [if i understood correctly]... just want to reach out and ask that i'll either get my order asap or get a quick refund...right now my money's paid to them and have nothing to show for it nor any sign of when i might get my order... thanks...

          March 23, 2022 9:32 am
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          36stude

          last addendum to my 2 comments...sorry, i just realized that you stated that you don't have a facebook acct as well as twitter... however, perhaps your wife does and you could contact me through her acct... if not, i'll understand and i'll just try to post something on their facebook page and send them a message there...

          March 23, 2022 9:39 am
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            Joe Bob

            The VP just sent me what I was owed - 1000 rounds 9 mm FMJ - it was a replacement with a comparable brand - they had run out of the Magtech by that point. So he "made it right". I would try FB and the following email addresses (redacted because this board removes emails and URLs):
            orders (at Bereli-dot-com)
            support (at Bereli-dot-com)
            admin (at Bereli-dot-com)
            If you set up an account with them, you can go to the Account page and click on the "Messages" tab - you can send a message from there as well. If no luck, I'd dispute the charge on my CC, and start over :-(.

            March 23, 2022 12:09 pm
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            36stude

            ok, i misunderstood, i thought he actually gifted you that order... instead, he did the basic decent thing and that's all i want of course...

            until i'll get my refund i can't put any more charges on any of my c/cards so it's like they took my money and ripped e off for that amount as things stand at present... i'm severely disabled [c6 quad] in a wheelchair for the past 32 years so living off a fixed monthly disability income doesn't allow me to have much 'reserve' in my budget...

            i did both of those addresses except for the last one [admin] because at first i sent my e-mail using the order confirmation e-mail notice, then followed up with sending them another message 2 hours later via their contact us webpage, just in case the e-mail was blocked at their server [no reply address , etc]... but thanks for the suggestions and trying to help out nevertheless...

            after i called fedex earlier today and found out that my 'outgoing shipment' is still not even in fedex' possession, i sent bereli another e-mail requesting that my order e immediately canceled and i'd receive my refund by the week's end... i then logged into my acct at bereli and - because the order's status there has been stuck on 'shipped' since last friday - i couldn't cancel it so i used the 'order return' function and included a message explaining that my order has been severely botched on bereli's end and fedex inforrmed me it hasnt even made it to them yet so that i was requesting an immediate cancellation and refund... no reply, confirmation or any response on their part regarding that request...

            yeah, i'm saving that credit card dispute as a last resort for another week or so... i've had to do this once 4-5 years ago and it was akin to a a major bummer emergency visit to a dentist when the anesthesia didn't work for sh.t and a nasty multiple extraction was involved [also speaking from experience here hehe]...
            the painful process seemed to last forever and it never fully solved the issue...plus i wanted to punch the dentist [errr... i mean the c/card customer svc] very hard in the face at least thrice...

            in light of all of this, i think that bereli and any 'aammo deal' links should be deleted from this list of vendors... how does one even logs in here to make a new comment to the unfortunate article?...al i'm able to do is to reply directly to others' comments but unable to post my own...i think i'll have tto send an e-mil to pewpew itself and request this; we can't be the only ones that were treated thus by this vendor...

            anyway, thank you for the reply and trying to help out man... all the best...

            March 23, 2022 3:29 pm
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    Joey

    I have no problem at all finding ammo, whether at local stores or on line. It sounds to me like someone is trying to keep the prices up, by scaring everyone to horde in mass quantities.

    March 2, 2022 4:47 am
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    Redtail

    I'm a little shocked not to see SGAmmo or bulkammo here.
    Cabelas doesn't even sell ammo online and hasn't for as long as I can remember. PSA is decent, Lucky Gunner is decent. Sportsman's Guide goes from below the curve if you don't have their membership, to above the curve if you do, but their inventory is a little screwy from time to time.

    February 27, 2022 4:56 pm
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      Joey

      Locally(Red States))we have no problem finding ammo, much less have to buy on line. People buying in mass quantities is only helps fuel the high prices, and the so called shortage. Every time Media says Ammo Shortage gunners or(those who want to price gouge)panic and start buying again allowing prices jump.

      March 2, 2022 4:57 am
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        Joe Bob

        If you're also finding it at a half-decent price (say 30-35 cents per round for 9 mm, 50 cents/round or less for 5.56 - both BRASS casing - consider yourself fortunate, Sir ;-). Also note that some of us buy in bulk, due to the desire to stock up in case SHTF. That's challenging for me to do locally.

        March 23, 2022 9:09 am
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      Brian Hershey

      Yeah they absolutely do, I just ordered ammo online from Cabelas 5 minutes ago, I've learned that if you normally use their app you won't be able to buy guns or ammo, BUT, if you use their website online, not the app, you can, their selection isn't the greatest but they have what I needed

      March 6, 2022 8:15 pm
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    Daniel mccaleb

    Cabelas is a waste of time and makes me wonder if the author has ever even used them. They don’t sell ammo online and they don’t give you inventory levels. They carry about 5% of there online listed inventory in store. So it honestly is the biggest waste of time one could ask for…. Yet it’s listed here. Makes all the other suggestions questionable.

    February 12, 2022 9:31 am
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    dannyo66

    I have fairly good luck buying from MidwayUSA, they are my go-to for a lot of gun related purchases.
    As far as locally, don't forget your local farm and fleet store, in my area we have Runnings Farm and Fleet. Also, Dunhams Sports is another good local retailer with ammo. In my area, both are starting to get ammo stocks back in.
    Even though Walmart no longer carries 223/5.56 or 9mm, they do still stock .22, 12 guage and 308/7.62x51, since each of these are also considered hunting rounds. I've been picking up white box Winchester 308 for around $20.00/box, but at least it's available. I'm also a Walmart employee so I can also get my employee discount.

    January 17, 2022 6:05 am
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    Bearsky

    Just an FYI about Cabelas/Bass Pro Shop, they are not selling ammo online. It's "in-store" only.

    January 15, 2022 1:26 am
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    John

    Recently I've found that Buds Gun Shop has had the lowest ammo prices and the lowest shipping prices. They don't always have the exact brand I'm looking for, but they usually have a good substitute. Every time I've checked their prices against the best prices on AmmoSeek, Buds has been within $0.01/round of the lowest prices. Shipping for a small order is $10. For a medium-sized order, it's $12.

    January 3, 2022 10:47 am
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    ShamelessOne

    Use AmmoSeek to find the lowest prices on available ammo. You can even set alerts for when what you're looking hits a preset price point.

    December 5, 2021 7:19 pm
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    RB

    SGAmm and Ableammo and 2 places I've used this past year. Pretty good prices, fast shipping. PSA is good too, especially if you can catch free shipping.

    December 4, 2021 9:06 pm
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      John

      SGAmmo is one of my favorites too.

      January 3, 2022 10:37 am
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        Rick D Murillo

        Use them alot but they are more expensive then other places in every instance. They have more "varieties" in stock though

        February 11, 2022 4:54 am
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    Alan

    Also check out Outdoor Limited for ammo & accessories. I have ordered from them twice (9mm and 12ga). Prompt shipping. Prices and service are good. You can get a freebie if you spend a certain amount ($250- 300) I also use True Shot (thank you PewPew) and Lucky Gunner

    December 2, 2021 8:28 am
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    Troy

    California residents should avoid 2A warehouse. They are impossible to get in contact with, both via phone and email. They refused to ship my order of reloading parts because the CA address. I kept getting the auto email requiring a FFL to ship my brass. They then want to charge a 10% restocking fee. Do not buy from them if you live in CA.

    December 1, 2021 3:49 pm
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    Jerry

    Great article, thanks!

    November 18, 2021 1:04 pm
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    harry hopson

    Where is the best place to buy 300 blackout ammo and best

    November 5, 2021 6:48 am
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    Lars Blomqvist Sweden

    Hallo, I am just wondering, do You all Americans expect a new war civil war, somethings like that. Why is everybody make up their own mass of ammo ??

    September 19, 2021 7:33 pm
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      Tony

      You would not understand.

      November 2, 2021 9:15 am
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      John Petermann

      lars,
      Generally, Democrat states and city governments (usually in heavily populated urban areas) have conducted an on going war on gun ownership in the US for decades. Ironically, those areas that have the most restrictive ownership laws have generally had the most violent history of weapons abuse. The vast majority of LEGAL gun owners in the US do not abuse their right to own and bear arms.

      December 8, 2021 6:58 pm
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    John

    I've found that SGAmmo.com has the best prices and low shipping. They don't always have what I'm looking for, but when they do, they are my number one preference.

    August 21, 2021 12:41 pm
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    Brian Edgett

    This reprint is getting old. And the no sales tax, if I buy from a shop in Missouri I'm charged TX sales tax +shipping.
    I am not sure if you have done all of the research.

    August 21, 2021 5:50 am
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    Morty katz

    Interested in .38 special FMJ, 500/1000 rounds-cost- including shipping-30024 zip

    July 24, 2021 9:38 am
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    Ethan Wall

    No sgammo.com? Prices have been competitive and they have worked with foreign ammunition manufacturers to bring some interesting offerings to our shores. I have never had any issues with shipping or quality of product. Been using them for nearly a decade.

    July 10, 2021 6:53 am
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      Buck Kidder

      I second that. I've been using them for about 6 years and have bought more ammo from them and Freedom Munitions, than anyone else. Both have fast secure shipping, and both have competitive prices, on what they have in stock.

      September 27, 2021 9:51 pm
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    Robert Sorrell

    I just Bought a m-1 carbine. I am having a lot of trouble even finding ammo can anyone help please

    July 9, 2021 9:44 am
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    Storr

    Looking for a few boxes of 6.5 PRC . . . anyone?

    May 30, 2021 3:37 am
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    Hayden Durham

    People just need to stop panic buying ammo. Once companies see that we won't take overpriced ammo, this will slow down

    May 13, 2021 9:32 pm
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    david james

    buying ammo in today's market is insane. time looking for "in stock" items only to find out when you go to place your order and the item is surprise, on back order with no eta. also the ammo prices are ridiculous, 2,3,4 times the msrp. and as long as the shooting public are willing to pay these highly inflated prices they will keep charging them. does anyone really think the pricing will come down when product is available? i refuse to be blackmailed into paying these prices and if that means i quit shooting, so be it. i don't like being treated like a fool!

    May 10, 2021 3:24 pm
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      douglas c fullerton

      i agree. ill practice in my mind.lock and load and wait for home invaders.....

      June 20, 2021 4:08 pm
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    kenley cordts

    looking for 9mm birdshot bullets or 40 cal birdshot bullets

    May 9, 2021 6:22 pm
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      Jarred Garcia

      Hey I have a few extra
      boxes I can sell u. I have 9mm 40cal lmk my name is Jarred, you can call me or text at 726-300-1933

      May 16, 2021 5:40 am
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    Amy

    I'm looking for .40 caliber bullets. For the most part I have shot 165 grain, but not to sure how the grain weight affects my shooting if I was to change to something different. Any suggestions where to find it?

    May 6, 2021 8:48 pm
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      Jarred R Garcia

      Hey name is Jarred I hv a few boxes of
      .40 caliber. You can text or call me at 726-300-1933 or email me at jarredg77@gmail.com

      May 16, 2021 5:43 am
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    Cs

    Screw palmetto now, no free shipping on ammo or most items now, by the time they tax tennessee now and shipping charges if ammo was 75 cents a round it's now 110. Tn used not be taxed, but they could at least do free shipping like other stores. Not only that all their prices are outrages now. Cheap pal. Lower used to be 30 bucks now a 100 nty, I'll get a better brand for that.

    May 6, 2021 8:28 am
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    Frank Stadelmann

    In my experience online is more expensive these days. When my local Bi-Mart has ammo in stock it becomes clear just how much online retailers price gouge. Online 9mm is $0.60 at best, locally I spend $0.20-0.30.

    April 9, 2021 5:46 pm
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    Dee mil

    DO NOT Buy from Lucky Gunner!!! they are picking and choosing what states to sell to!! last week of March we tried to buy 22lr ammo from Lucky Gunner at the end of the order they came back with a message that said We Can NOt sell to customers in the state of Oklahoma.. when calling and asking why we got several answers one, your state laws..( Bullshit there) ask your Governor it is his fault... Bull shit again we are conservative state and have no such laws.. then covid was the reason... SO do not buy from Lucky Gunner... Crappy Ass company

    April 1, 2021 8:12 am
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    Clyde Sanford

    Looking for 380 ACP (9MM Short) sources & brand recommendations to buy?

    March 8, 2021 1:00 pm
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    gerald willette

    Looking for reloading Supplies

    June 28, 2017 2:29 am
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    Quig

    I looked at prices on the sites you mentioned, bu found that the prices, with shipping added in, were no better that I can get locally. Looks like they aren't so competitive after all.

    May 2, 2017 10:41 am
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      Quig

      Although, in all fairness, I have to say that I went back and discovered that the S/H stayed constant, even though the number of rounds went up. This greatly improved the cost per round. Bottom line, if you want a couple hundred rounds, you can probably match or beat the prices locally, but if you are willing to buy in lots of 500 rounds or more, you can make some significant savings.

      May 2, 2017 12:31 pm
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    Jeff

    Eric,
    I reload most of my ammunition, except .22's of course, but do make frequent purchases of .22 LR & 9mm for my pistols. I do price comparison shopping on line. 9 out of 10 times I purchase from "Cabela's" when they have a sale and are offering free S/H on $99 orders. My last order was for 300 rds. of PMC 62 gr. 5,56mm green tipped ammo. $119 delivered (zero sales taxes in my state) and it comes with a $15 dollar "Plano" (with Cabela's name on it) 50 cal. plastic storage box. Now that's a good deal on some very good ammo. .33 cents a round when one removes my Cabela's discount and cost of storage box. Sportsman's Guide also offers some great prices on ammo (not always though) with frequent free S/H offers on orders as low as $45. Best if you join their shopping club to receive the best discounts, price and free S/H. I've been with them over 4 years now.

    April 25, 2017 4:17 am
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    Steve

    Watch out for the shady tactics of FREEDOM MUNITIONS. They offer free shipping and then jack up the ammo price to cover it. In my case, my total bill with "free shipping" as a new customer, was more than if I had just bought it outright! They offered to give me 5% off on my next purchase... Seriously? Why would I ever deal with these clowns again?

    April 14, 2017 6:25 am
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    Bill

    where I'm getting confused is where I just bought a Salvage F62. Planned on using both FMJ for target and HP for self defense, but have been advised by various references - including Salvage - not to use Hollow Points in this rifle, as have tendency to jam. Ofcourse there if nothing in the owners manual that mentions this. So when someone goes to buy a 22 cal,- regardless of brand - how are they to know this.

    April 10, 2017 6:46 am
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    Malcolm Jones

    Hi Eric,

    Love your site and articles. I recently decided to buy a firearm for the first time for home defense and chose the S&W M&P M2.0 9mm. My question is, what is the best brands of ammo to buy for the gun whether FMJ or Hollow Point. Your insight is greatly appreciated.

    -Malcolm

    April 5, 2017 8:13 pm
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      Tony

      I personally use Hornady Critical Defense. They might be a bit pricey depending on where you go but you get what you pay for.

      April 9, 2017 1:40 pm
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        Malcolm

        Thanks. I went with AE FMJ and Federal JHP....From LuckyGunner.com....great prices...

        April 26, 2017 9:46 pm
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      Eric Hung

      Hey Malcolm, I'd get a bunch of FMJ for practice and some hollow points for defense. Also make sure to actually shoot those HP's to make sure they run smoothly in your gun. This article should help: https://www.pewpewtactical.com/best-9mm-ammo-self-defense-range/

      June 5, 2017 12:08 pm
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      Jimbo

      Speer Gold Dot hollow points. All I ever buy

      July 27, 2021 6:06 pm
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    Christopher Scott

    Love to buy from y'all!

    March 15, 2017 7:59 pm
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    MikeM

    I'm a little surprised not to see Midway on here as it ticks a lot of the boxes for me - good prices, accurate inventory, usually next day shipping. Granted, I've not tried the other sites (probably will try at least a couple to compare) and YMMV but so far so good for me with them.

    March 14, 2017 6:57 am
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      Eric Hung

      I like Midway for the really hard to get small parts. But for ammo I still like the ones I rec.

      March 14, 2017 11:24 am
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    Dean Thomas

    Hi Eric,

    very informative. I have a small online ammo company named Hyperion Munitions Inc. was founded and is still run 100% by Veterans in Tampa, Florida. Our goal is to provide recreational shooters and local law enforcement with low cost reliable training ammunition.We are doing great ,providing all type of ammo with best quality with lowest cost

    March 11, 2017 10:12 pm
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      Quig

      Hi Dean. I Checked out your site and the prices look good - until I added shipping. What started out as a very competitive $.40/rd turned into $.73/rd after shipping. I'd love to support your site, but I can't justify the nearly double price. I'd have to buy 500 rds to make it worth while.

      May 2, 2017 10:58 am
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    raymond

    Eric, i purchase a used 38 special and just when to the indoor range. Can please tell me the right FMJ bullets you recommend and JHP and also where to buy it, if possible?

    thanx
    ray

    March 3, 2017 4:48 pm
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      Eric Hung

      As you know, I'm a fan of lucky gunner. I prefer the slightly heavier 158 gr rounds compared to the 128 gr rounds. I'll have a specific article regarding 38/357 up soon.

      March 7, 2017 6:23 pm
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    Richard Castellanos

    Cool

    January 27, 2017 4:22 pm
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    Jim

    This is a quite a professional looking site. Writing style is concise but thorough and gramatically correct. Love your efforts man.

    January 20, 2017 4:33 pm
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      Eric Hung

      Thanks so much Jim!

      January 25, 2017 10:07 am
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    Allen Cooper

    Hi Eric,

    I inherited a S&W .44 Spl from a relative. Can you please tell me about what type of cartridges to buy for practice and for home defense? Also, what do I need to know about the grains?
    Can you recommend an on-line site to purchase the cartridges?

    October 6, 2016 7:08 pm
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      Allen Cooper

      Also, I was told there are restrictions on the type of cartridges that can be used for indoor ranges. Can you provide info?

      October 6, 2016 7:11 pm
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        ehung

        You'll have to call the range in question since I've seen rules all over the place.

        October 7, 2016 1:50 am
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      ehung

      Hi Allen, I would recommend Lucky Gunner which is linked first in this article. I actually don't have any experience with the .44 Spl but I usually go with whatever is cheapest for practice and then a well-reviewed JHP (jacketed hollow point) round for defense.

      October 7, 2016 1:50 am
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        Allen Cooper

        Thanks Eric. I noticed that their are different grains for each caliber. What do I need to know about grain when selecting the right cartridge?

        Thank you.

        Allen.

        October 15, 2016 5:59 pm
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          ehung

          Hi Allen, my general recommendation is to go with the grain you like shooting plinking ammo with.

          October 15, 2016 8:25 pm
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    Roaster

    OK How come the makers of Xtac 5.56 went from m193 to mx 193 to xp193 now . whats the difference in the ammo ? I know what the m stood for whats xp mean ?

    October 6, 2016 12:28 pm
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      ehung

      As far as I know, XP is their brand's designation of ammo that mimics the military version.

      October 7, 2016 1:53 am
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    Oliver lynch

    Looking for 220 swift bullets hoping to get Remington bullets 2000 for first order can simply licence and papers to ship and import them to Ireland

    September 30, 2016 8:28 pm
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      ehung

      Hi Oliver, wish I could help you but not sure about those bullets and export laws!

      October 2, 2016 10:25 am
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    David A Matz

    Hi Eric,
    Really enjoy your insights and valuable information. I'm a geriatric greenhorn, and recently qualified for CC. Bought a Glock 19, Gen 4, and spend considerable time soaking up articles and YouTube tutorials. Also do a lot of dry practice/fire 3-5 times weekly. Appreciate that you provide a great deal of useful information to new enthusiasts.

    My experience with the couple of local gun shops has not been positive. Seems that all the ostensible friendliness and willingness to help ended when the receipt was handed to me. I now need to buy a quality IWB holster and gun belt. I'm clueless, and have been all over the internet as well as YouTube.

    Would greatly appreciate your input on what products/makers I should rely upon for quality, durability, comfort, and affordability regarding the holster and gun belt.

    My apologies in advance for the length of this post.

    Thank you, and wishing your continued success.
    David

    September 10, 2016 6:33 pm
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      ehung

      Hi David, thanks so much for the comments and glad I've helped you out a little.

      However, I might be in the same boat as you for IWB holsters since I don't have a CCW license yet. But for belts I've always been a fan of Uncle Mike's and regular non-IWB holsters I've always like Safariland.

      September 11, 2016 11:07 am
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      Mike

      A good gun holster is made by Crossbreed for IWB carry. I have three of them. I have seen reviews on Alienware holsters that they are extremely comfortable so you might want to check those out.

      March 8, 2017 5:36 am
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        Tony

        Alien gear holsters are great. Not only are they comfortable but they have a lifetime warranty. Plus if you ever switch to another gun, you just contact them and tell them what new gun you have and they'll swap out the shell for the new gun at no charge. You just pay the shipping. I've been using their holsters for years and I have about 7 handguns. Every time I get rid of one and get a new one they just replace the shell for my new gun.

        Plus they always have sales on combos if you buy more than one holster. No I don't work for them, I'm just a loyal customer. Lol

        April 9, 2017 1:36 pm
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          Susie F.

          Thanks for the info on Alien holsters. Will give them a try.

          March 17, 2022 8:59 pm
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      Holli

      I got an awesome at cabelas. Not bad priced either. It goes over one should and straps around you middle. They come complete apart so you can decide where to position gun shoulder support everything. Very comfortable and cool looking too.

      March 31, 2017 4:41 pm
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    Vinay

    Hi Eric ... I am new to guns and recently purchased my first hand gun - a .357 magnum revolver. Any suggestions for practice and home defense rounds for this caliber? I really enjoyed the simple yet in-depth articles. Bookmarked for repeat reading and reference, thanks much! - Best, Vinay

    August 1, 2016 6:38 pm
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      ehung

      Hi Vinay, thanks for the question! I don't have a .357 magnum myself yet (on the list!) but have shot several of my friends'. For practice rounds I would go with .38 special since those will most likely fit in your revolver. They are much cheaper and you can get used to the reduced recoil too. Home defense rounds just get something hollow point. The sheer power of the .357 will take care of the rest! I would recommend Gold Dot or Federal.

      August 2, 2016 9:54 pm
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