Here in the Southeast the availability of ammunition – and firearms – is about back to normal. If you want to buy guns online check out my local shop Nichol’s Store. With the exception of .22LR most ammunition can be bought pretty much whenever needed. After .22LR, 9mm is the most difficult to get. Wal-Mart is generally sold out of .223/5.56 as well as 7.62x39mm. I have heard from friends that they are finding ALL calibers at Wal-Mart more often – but I have not had the same luck.
Gun shops in my area have everything – at a price. While availability is ABOUT back to normal – price is not. Federal XM— 5.56 is running around $12.00 a box for 20, and even steel-cased Russian is at .50 cents-a-round. Fairly disappointing. CCI Mini-Mag .22LR 100 round plastic boxes – my favorite round – is costing me $10.99. 9mm is around .50 cents a round. Limits in gun shops on ammo still exist – but mostly on .22 and 9mm.
Local Academy Sports has all the 7.62x39mm and .223/5.56 you could want. AR calibers are running at least .50 cents a round – unless its steel cased Tula or Monarch – which is less than $6.00 a box. Tons of 45ACP and other calibers available as well as 12 gauge. Still no .22LR and limits exist on 9mm.
Overall – things are much better than just a few months ago. Prices are a little higher but after the shortage we all experienced – I am just glad to see things getting better.
Something to remember: If you found yourself short on ammo during the shortage wishing that you had stocked up when you had the chance….do it now! You never know when the next shortage will occur.
Speaking of stocking up now while you still can….Brownell’s has Magpul PMAG’s for only $12.99.
Click HERE to visit Brownell’s Magpul PMAG webpage….and check out what else they have in stock (for now).