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    I've been scowering the Norfolk area looking for some .45 ACP ammo and I finally found a bunch over at Superior Pawn & Gun on Virginia Beach Blvd. Decent prices (considering) with both practice and self defense loads in stock. Check their website for directions: http://www.superiorpawn.com/

    Don't buy their stripped AR-15 lowers tho! Their S&W M&P-15 stripped lowers were listed at $300 while A&P Arms over on Lynnhaven has the same at only $170!

    Just thought some of you might be interested since The Armory, Bob's Guns and even the Bass Pro Shop were out of .45 ACP of all types.

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    On the way now...

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    Just left. Brought 100 rounds as for now. Nice place will visit alot more now.

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    Glad my running around helped more than just me. I blew that place off for a long time since I'm a little biased against pawn shops, but this place is very well done. Just gotta do a little homework on prices before you go.

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    NavyBlue99TA wrote:
    Glad my running around helped more than just me.Â* Â* I blew that place off for a long time since I'm a little biased against pawn shops, but this place is very well done.Â* Just gotta do a little homework on prices before you go.
    Oh Thanks You Much I was losing my mind on where and how to get ammo. Hopfully they stay in stock I will get more next week as well its a great place to be a pawn shop really.

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    I'm sitting on a big fat stock of reloading supplies. I'm only a little low on powder and perhaps primers. Anyone know the stock status of these items? Perhaps I should be looking for some additional for myself....

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    Is it too gauche simply say what the price is?

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    ...the ammo that is.

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    Neplusultra wrote:
    I'm sitting on a big fat stock of reloading supplies. I'm only a little low on powder and perhaps primers. Anyone know the stock status of these items? Perhaps I should be looking for some additional for myself....
    I just got another 2 lbs of Unique locally, I use Unique for .38, .357mag (now that 2400 is nowhere to be found and I'm saving the remaining bit for .44mag), .45acp, and 9mm. I have about 2K primers put away and enough bullets to last me hopefully until this rush is over.

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    nova wrote:
    until this rush is over.
    I almost just fell on the floor laughing!

    Yes I'm laughing at you not with you haha

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    nova wrote:
    Neplusultra wrote:
    I'm sitting on a big fat stock of reloading supplies. I'm only a little low on powder and perhaps primers. Anyone know the stock status of these items? Perhaps I should be looking for some additional for myself....
    I just got another 2 lbs of Unique locally, I use Unique for .38, .357mag (now that 2400 is nowhere to be found and I'm saving the remaining bit for .44mag), .45acp, and 9mm. I have about 2K primers put away and enough bullets to last me hopefully until this rush is over.
    I have plenty of powder for .45, I'm more concerned for the .223. I usually use reloader 15 but am down to one pound, thought I had another one but can't find it..... Do you have a favorite for .223? I might look around to see if they have that if the don't have the 15. How much were you paying? I imagine prices have gone up on powder and primers too. Oh, I usually shoot 62 and 75 grain bullets in the .223.

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    CRF250rider1000 wrote:
    nova wrote:
    until this rush is over.
    I almost just fell on the floor laughing!

    Yes I'm laughing at you not with you haha
    Sadly I think you're right! I don't see it ending anytime soon!

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    Neplusultra wrote:
    nova wrote:
    Neplusultra wrote:
    I'm sitting on a big fat stock of reloading supplies. I'm only a little low on powder and perhaps primers. Anyone know the stock status of these items? Perhaps I should be looking for some additional for myself....
    I just got another 2 lbs of Unique locally, I use Unique for .38, .357mag (now that 2400 is nowhere to be found and I'm saving the remaining bit for .44mag), .45acp, and 9mm. I have about 2K primers put away and enough bullets to last me hopefully until this rush is over.
    I have plenty of powder for .45, I'm more concerned for the .223. I usually use reloader 15 but am down to one pound, thought I had another one but can't find it..... Do you have a favorite for .223? I might look around to see if they have that if the don't have the 15. How much were you paying? I imagine prices have gone up on powder and primers too. Oh, I usually shoot 62 and 75 grain bullets in the .223.
    I don't reload .223, but I have the dies for .30-06. No powder or bullets though! Needless to say I've been shooting my 7.62x54R more than my .30-06 as I have a limited supply of CMP .30-06 left :?

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    Here's what I would be doing this weekend... If I could find any primers.



    Anyone know how/where to get some? There's only one non-big-box store near me that carries reloading supplies, and they haven't had any in ages. I call the Bass Pro in Ashland every once in a while and they laugh at me.

    The reloading dealer at the Dulles gun show sold out of primers in the first few hours. He was down to his last case of large pistol magnum when I got there about 6 PM Friday.

    I'm planning on being there when the doors open for the Richmond show... anybody else got ideas? I'm down to my last 100 small pistol primers, and I've been out of large for a while now.

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    I sent my dad to Walmart today. They were sold out as usual. The guy at the counter said that they have already sold $12,000 in ammo today:what:They get shipments in every day of ammo but they are gone within a couple hours and he sees the SAME FREAKING HOARDERS EVERY NIGHT! Please your hoarders allow the rest of us to get some ammo

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    What a bunch of !#@$^%^!@#$%@#%$#$% hoarding ammo like that!

    I think I need to shoot some of my hardball cause its kinda old. Its some of my old practice ammo from my match days with an "86" headstamp. I always shoot my oldest stuff first at the range. it still works.
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    Let's see, the practice range ammo (cheapest avail) was 25.99 per 50 and the Golden Sabers were 31.99 per 25 rounds. Not bad considering. They alsohad not so cheap practice ammo as well. Unfortunately I forgot to look for reloading materials.

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    I didn't know they still sold Golden Sabres. I have some really old ones in my carry mags now. I think I need to shoot them and get some fresh ones.
    "If I know that I am headed for a fight, I want something larger with more power, preferably crew-served.
    However, like most of us, as I go through my daily life, I carry something a bit more compact, with a lot less power."
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    Neplusultra wrote:
    I have plenty of powder for .45, I'm more concerned for the .223. I usually use reloader 15 but am down to one pound, thought I had another one but can't find it..... Do you have a favorite for .223? I might look around to see if they have that if the don't have the 15. How much were you paying? I imagine prices have gone up on powder and primers too. Oh, I usually shoot 62 and 75 grain bullets in the .223.
    I usually shoot the 69 grain Sierra HPBT and normally use Varget, but have used H4895 or IMR4895 in a pinch. I tend to have more of the 4895 on hand for 7.62x51 and .30-06 use. Afraid I can't comment on current prices as most of my stuff is left over from a couple years ago before my work schedule put most of my reloading on hold.


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    I didn't know they still sold Golden Sabres. I have some really old ones in my carry mags now. I think I need to shoot them and get some fresh ones.
    I know appearances don't mean much to terminal performance, but I have to say the Golden Sabers are a damn good looking round. The Hydra-shoks have that impressive looking center post, but the Sabers are just striking. Granted, I normally carry some boring old Black Hills, but like I said, looks aren't everything.

    Yeah, I know I'm a nut. :celebrate

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    You aren't a nut, really. I've carried Goldern Sabres since I asked my old family doctor (who was Ship's Surgeon aboard USS IOWA during Korea) what he thought about different rounds.

    He had experience in Korea and into private practice in Norfolk at DePaul until he retired in the early 80's. He had performed surgery on many gunshot victims over the years. When I showed him a Golden Sabre and asked what he thought about them, he told me he had taken two of them out of a guy that tried to rob the Tinee Giant convenience store on Thole (near Tidewater Dr). he said they had done so much damage inside the guy it looked like "a bomb had gone off inside him". he couldn't save the guy because the rounds had "grabbed" stuff during expansion and pulled them right through the exit point. There was no chance of repairing the guy's intestines because so much was MISSING from the area. You can't fix what isn't there anymore. That gave me a warm fuzzy about carrying them...
    "If I know that I am headed for a fight, I want something larger with more power, preferably crew-served.
    However, like most of us, as I go through my daily life, I carry something a bit more compact, with a lot less power."
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    That brings me back to this past Sunday when I was teaching my friend Lauren how to shoot. I held up a 115gr CCI 9mm round and a 124gr Speer Gold Dot +P next to each other and told her that she wanted to get hit with the FMJ target round if she ever got shot and wanted to shoot BG's with the Gold Dot. Then I explained why and she gave me the :shock: face when I was talking about the Gold Dot. :P

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    CRF250rider1000 wrote:
    That brings me back to this past Sunday when I was teaching my friend Lauren how to shoot. I held up a 115gr CCI 9mm round and a 124gr Speer Gold Dot +P next to each other and told her that she wanted to get hit with the FMJ target round if she ever got shot and wanted to shoot BG's with the Gold Dot. Then I explained why and she gave me the :shock: face when I was talking about the Gold Dot. :P
    So *this* is how you get the women....

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    Neplusultra wrote:
    CRF250rider1000 wrote:
    That brings me back to this past Sunday when I was teaching my friend Lauren how to shoot. I held up a 115gr CCI 9mm round and a 124gr Speer Gold Dot +P next to each other and told her that she wanted to get hit with the FMJ target round if she ever got shot and wanted to shoot BG's with the Gold Dot. Then I explained why and she gave me the :shock: face when I was talking about the Gold Dot. :P
    So *this* is how you get the women....
    She actually disagrees with me that I should carry and was skeptical about shooting. She did very well I was happy with her shooting. Lauren is one of my best girl friends I need to get my friend Taylor shooting now! She wants to get her CHP when she turns 21 and wants to carry something in her purse. :celebrateMy friends don't like the fact that I carry, but know that it's me and I think that is why they are not against it.

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    CRF250rider1000 wrote:
    Neplusultra wrote:
    CRF250rider1000 wrote:
    That brings me back to this past Sunday when I was teaching my friend Lauren how to shoot. I held up a 115gr CCI 9mm round and a 124gr Speer Gold Dot +P next to each other and told her that she wanted to get hit with the FMJ target round if she ever got shot and wanted to shoot BG's with the Gold Dot. Then I explained why and she gave me the :shock: face when I was talking about the Gold Dot. :P
    So *this* is how you get the women....
    She actually disagrees with me that I should carry and was skeptical about shooting. She did very well I was happy with her shooting. Lauren is one of my best girl friends I need to get my friend Taylor shooting now! She wants to get her CHP when she turns 21 and wants to carry something in her purse. :celebrateMy friends don't like the fact that I carry, but know that it's me and I think that is why they are not against it.
    Tell Taylor she doesn't have to wait until she's 21, she can OC now :^). Then tell her about OCDO..

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