Training and Ammo

Safety Solutions Academy

One of the toughest things I’ve had to do recently is to shoot 500 rounds of 9mm in a handgun class.  The training was great, but I knew I would have a tough time replacing every round that went down range.  Considering I’ve seen FMJ going for $1/round and more, I knew the cost of this class was much more than just the tuition.

I got an e-mail yesterday about a training class being offered by Safety Solutions Academy that allows participants to purchase ammo for the class and up to an additional 1000 rounds at reasonable pricing (by today’s standard anyway.)  $375 gets you a two-day Combat Focus Shooting class, and for each additional $375 you get 1000 rounds of 9mm ammo.  Not a bad deal.

Disclosure:  I took a CFS class with Safety Solutions Academy last month (no ammo deal then, unfortunately) and found the instructors to be very professional and knowledgeable.

Richard Johnson

An advocate of gun proliferation zones, Richard is a long time shooter, former cop and internet entrepreneur. Among the many places he calls home is


  • Josh

    That’s not really a deal…

    • How so Josh? The ammo certainly isn’t the same price as what I was paying in November of 2012, but I am having a difficult time finding 9mm anywhere let alone in quantities of 1000 rounds. If you have a source that is lower than this cost, please let me know and I will get the ammo from my students from you, pass on the savings, and be happy helping people to get good training.

      • Eric Murray is a good place. Every few days they update in stock inventory between 9 and 11 am pacific time. Yesterday they had 75,000 rounds of 9mm for sale at 33 cents per round. Sure it was sold out in 5 minutes and limited to 500 round purchase/order, but I got some. No 9mm today but they had 45, 44mag, 357, 40SW and a few others. About 10,000 rounds each that sold out within 30 minutes. Tomorrow or the next day they will have more posted.

        If you are quick or have a website monitor you can snag some.

      • HSR47

        I bought two cases (2,000 rounds) of 9mm going on a month ago. The total, all taxes included, came to about $510 (Tax at 6%, figure on about $30 in taxes). In all, it was more than I wanted to spend, but given that it was 147 grain (which tends to run 15-25 more per case than the same brand loaded with 115 grain projectiles) it actually wasn’t all that bad.

        So far, I really haven’t had an issue sourcing ammunition in large quantities for reasonable prices. It’s all about where you look.

  • I pick up ammo when I can and will sell it to students of my shooting school if they can’t find any or don’t want to use their own.

  • Nicks87

    Anybody else train with SSA? I would like to hear some more opinions on them. Since I am a firearms instructor I’m always checking out new/different places to train. Any feedback would be great.

  • Jay jay

    You can find 100 round bulk packs at walmart for like $22 if you look around.

  • Zane

    Thanks for the product placement/advertisement. I’m sure everyone in Ohio who does not know how to use Google is happy that you posted this information, but to the other 99.9999% of the population this post is totally worthless.

  • JT

    At least until 3D printable ammo. But that will probably look like a revolver cylander from a muzzle loading revolver. Replace, when done if they can stand the tolerance. PCP ammo looks promising though

  • ChuckyTee

    Anyone that pays these inflated prices is causing these inflated prices. And I hate you for it. I hate you for it and I hope you fall down and skin your knee up.

  • Welp, I’m probably going to just sit on my ammo pile and just play airsoft this year…

    • JDub

      I’m surprised there hasn’t been a run on 6mm plastic BBs!!

  • Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

    Can we make the disclosure a “full disclosure”? Did the writer pay Combat Solutions for the training a month ago? “No ammo deal then, unfortunately” implies that money was exchanged, but I wonder if future services from Safety Solutions Academy will be waived for the author. Seriously, this is grim times for gun owners, stop shying away from the politics.

    • TacosTacosTacos

      Stop shying away from politics? Do you know the subtitle of this blog?