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    Early this afternoon, they had some 9mm, .40 S&W, .38spl, .45 and some other oddball calibers. Prices were decent.

    No .380's though...
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    ProShooter wrote:
    Early this afternoon, they had some 9mm, .40 S&W, .38spl, .45 and some other oddball calibers. Prices were decent.

    No .380's though...
    Operative word: had.

    Thanks for the tip.

    BTW, I did not get any of the .38rimless, so if anybody wants to treck out there.....

    stay safe.

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    They were almost completely out of .38 spl ammo on Monday.

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    skidmark wrote:
    ProShooter wrote:
    Early this afternoon, they had some 9mm, .40 S&W, .38spl, .45 and some other oddball calibers. Prices were decent.

    No .380's though...
    Operative word: had.

    Thanks for the tip.

    BTW, I did not get any of the .38rimless, so if anybody wants to treck out there.....

    stay safe.

    skidmark
    .38 rimless? Do you have a S&W Mod 52? That's the only one I know of that shoots those. I'm not an expert by any means, but I know the 52 from a few folks that use them for Centerfire portion ofa 900 or 2700National Match Course. I think they can also shoot .38 rimmed cartridges, too.
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    I have yet to see any .380 in the local Wally world... I wonder why it's taking this caliber so long to start showing back up on the shelves?

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    The clown in the booth to the left of mine had no trouble finding it somewhere... He bounced at least a box (maybe 2) off my skull when he was shooting his peashooter yesterday at the range.
    "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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    I have heard a nasty rumor that they are going to stop making .40 S&W because of its popularity or lack of. I guess that's why I haven't seen a box of it in almost a month at the stores.

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    crazydude6030 wrote:
    I have heard a nasty rumor that they are going to stop making .40 S&W because of its popularity or lack of. I guess that's why I haven't seen a box of it in almost a month at the stores.
    .40 S&W is just about the ONLY caliber of pistol ammo that is regularly in stock at the Suffolk Walmart! I always see it there in large numbers!
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    ODA 226 wrote:
    crazydude6030 wrote:
    I have heard a nasty rumor that they are going to stop making .40 S&W because of its popularity or lack of. I guess that's why I haven't seen a box of it in almost a month at the stores.
    .40 S&W is just about the ONLY caliber of pistol ammo that is regularly in stock at the Suffolk Walmart! I always see it there in large numbers!
    Yes, this is what I have observed as well. It was the first to start showing up, and is consistently the most available at all of my local Walmart stores.

    Of course, that could mean that it is not popular, since it is not immediately bought.

    I don't put much stock in rumors without a published source. It would not seem to make much sense, business wise, there are a lot of .40 caliber guns out there, they aren't going to just disappear.

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    I don't "buy" the rumor about .40 cal going away. It isn't so "rare" they are going to stop making the stuff. As mentioned above, there have been a LOT of .40 cal pistols sold over the years, including to many LE agencies. I've seen some boxes of high power rifle rounds on the shelf at Bass Pro that would have a LOT of dust on them if they didn't do regular dusting of the shelves. Same boxes have been there for a LONG time. .40 cal is just more popular in some areas than others.
    "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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    Given that it seems a majority of law enforcement as well as large number of armed citizens carry .40 caliber guns, there is no way they are going to stop producing it any time soon.

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    Virginian683 wrote:
    Given that it seems a majority of law enforcement as well as large number of armed citizens carry .40 caliber guns, there is no way they are going to stop producing it any time soon.
    +1

    Inmy mind, there is no better cartridge than .40 S&Wfor self-defense.
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    ProShooter wrote:
    Virginian683 wrote:
    Given that it seems a majority of law enforcement as well as large number of armed citizens carry .40 caliber guns, there is no way they are going to stop producing it any time soon.
    +1

    Inmy mind, there is no better cartridge than .40 S&Wfor self-defense.
    I some what agree.
    IMHO,a .40 cal is the best Defensive caliber but it isn't the 40S&W.
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    I don't care what your books andcalculators say...
    .45ACP still gives me a warm & fuzzy feeling inside...
    "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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    MSC 45ACP wrote:
    I don't care what your books andcalculators say...
    .45ACP still gives me a warm & fuzzy feeling inside...
    45 = dead criminal (best option)
    40 = wounded criminal
    10 = what was your backstop? (bullet passed through criminal)
    9 = pissed off criminal
    380 = did someone just drop a carboard box on the floor?


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    nakedshoplifter wrote:
    MSC 45ACP wrote:
    I don't care what your books andcalculators say...
    .45ACP still gives me a warm & fuzzy feeling inside...
    45 = dead criminal (best option)
    40 = wounded criminal
    10 = what was your backstop? (bullet passed through criminal)
    9 = pissed off criminal
    380 = did someone just drop a carboard box on the floor?
    What we need is a good caliber debate. You know what's best. Maybe even talk about shot placement vs. caliber. There is a lack of good caliber debate on any shooting sports forum.:quirky
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    T Dubya wrote:
    nakedshoplifter wrote:
    MSC 45ACP wrote:
    I don't care what your books andcalculators say...
    .45ACP still gives me a warm & fuzzy feeling inside...
    45 = dead criminal (best option)
    40 = wounded criminal
    10 = what was your backstop? (bullet passed through criminal)
    9 = pissed off criminal
    380 = did someone just drop a carboard box on the floor?
    What we need is a good caliber debate. You know what's best. Maybe even talk about shot placement vs. caliber. There is a lack of good caliber debate on any shooting sports forum.:quirky
    Actually, I find the 40 S&W's make great primers for my BFR:celebrate:celebrate:celebrate:celebrate

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    Oh...Is there an ammo shortage?







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    peter nap wrote:
    Oh...Is there an ammo shortage?





    Peter, those are quite lovely. I'm guilty of coveting my neighbor's boolits... :?
    "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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    I was in Bass Pro in Ashland a couple hours ago and noticed a sign posted that customers are limited to no more than 2 boxes per caliber of handgun ammunition. There seems to have been a run on ammo lately, but that doesn't surprise me with the current political and economic climate.

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    n4mgr wrote:
    I was in Bass Pro in Ashland a couple hours ago and noticed a sign posted that customers are limited to no more than 2 boxes per caliber of handgun ammunition. There seems to have been a run on ammo lately, but that doesn't surprise me with the current political and economic climate.
    Well, that certainly limits one's options, doesn't it?

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