Ammo Prices: 01/02/2014 –

    Week 40.

    We’re back! We figured that a couple of weeks off was okay since we’d be flooded with SHOT posts and it would be lost in the shuffle. We are in the last quarter of this experiment and overall the response has been pretty supportive. Hopefully the concept and data is a useful look into a longer view of the prices of ammo.

    We do appreciate the support and constructive comments and will continue this article series as long as it is productive.

    As always, if you have comment or witticisms, please leave them below. And if you find that some of the items are now out of stock or the prices have significantly changed, please let the other readers know. Also, if you know of any vendors that are not represented here and you have had a good experience with, comment below and we will see about adding them.

    We have included the raw data so you can run your own trends: Weekly Ammo – 20150130


    Best Prices

      500 rounds 1000 rounds
    .22 LR Ammo Fast
    $0.09 (ppr)
    FG Ammo
    $0.12 (ppr)
    .223 Rem BulkAmmo
    $0.22 (ppr)
    BulkAmmo
    $0.22 (ppr)
    .308 Win Surplus Ammo
    $0.41 (ppr)
    BulkAmmo
    $0.64 (ppr)
    .38 Special LAX Ammunition
    $0.28 (ppr)
    BulkAmmo
    $0.31 (ppr)
    .380 ACP Alamo Ammo
    $0.34 (ppr)
    Ammunitionstore
    $0.28 (ppr)
    .40 S&W BulkAmmo
    $0.25 (ppr)
    AmmoForSale.com
    $0.26 (ppr)
    .45 ACP Ammunitionstore
    $0.28 (ppr)
    Ammo Fast
    $0.33 (ppr)
    300 BLK BulkAmmo
    $0.64 (ppr)
    Tombstone Tactical
    $0.79 (ppr)
    7.62x39mm LuckyGunner
    $0.22 (ppr)
    Cheaper Than Dirt!
    $0.22 (ppr)
    9mm SGAmmo
    $0.20 (ppr)
    SGAmmo
    $0.20 (ppr)

    Pistol Ammo

    1000 rounds

      .38 Special .380 ACP .40 S&W .45 ACP 9mm
    Alamo Ammo $320.00 ($0.32) $330.00 ($0.33)

    ↓ -0.04
    $310.00 ($0.31)

    ↓ -0.02
    N/A $208.95 ($0.21)

    ↓ -0.041
    Ammo Fast $329.00 ($0.33) $359.00 ($0.36) $379.00 ($0.38) $329.00 ($0.33)

    ↓ -0.09
    $249.00 ($0.25)
    Ammo Sale N/A N/A $388.05 ($0.39) $404.60 ($0.40)

    ↓ -0.063
    $271.63 ($0.27)

    ↓ -0.008
    Ammo.net $325.00 ($0.33) $385.00 ($0.39)

    ↑ +0.015
    $370.00 ($0.37) $350.00 ($0.35)

    ↓ -0.015
    $211.00 ($0.21)

    ↓ -0.009
    AmmoForSale.com $315.00 ($0.32) $319.00 ($0.32) $260.00 ($0.26) $420.00 ($0.42) $220.00 ($0.22)
    Ammunition To Go $679.95 ($0.68) $379.95 ($0.38)

    ↑ +0.02
    $329.95 ($0.33)

    ↑ +0.025
    $344.95 ($0.34)

    ↓ -0.031
    $224.00 ($0.22)

    ↓ -0.016
    Ammunitionstore $375.99 ($0.38) $275.99 ($0.28)

    ↓ -0.014
    $319.99 ($0.32) $475.99 ($0.48) N/A
    Brownells N/A N/A N/A $459.99 ($0.46) N/A
    BulkAmmo $310.00 ($0.31)

    ↓ -0.015
    $315.00 ($0.32) $285.00 ($0.29) $345.00 ($0.35) $199.00 ($0.20)

    ↓ -0.005
    Cheaper Than Dirt! N/A N/A $371.74 ($0.37)

    ↓ -0.015
    $433.69 ($0.43) N/A
    Cobra Tactical N/A $296.40 ($0.30) N/A $626.03 ($0.63) N/A
    Cope’s Distributing N/A N/A $259.99 ($0.26) N/A N/A
    DSG Arms N/A N/A $419.00 ($0.42) N/A N/A
    Dunn’s Sporting Goods N/A N/A N/A N/A $239.99 ($0.24)
    Freedom Munitions N/A $294.82 ($0.29)

    ↓ -0.008
    $381.44 ($0.38)

    ↑ +0.128
    $333.09 ($0.33) $202.65 ($0.20)

    ↓ -0.152
    Gilberts Guns N/A N/A N/A N/A $239.00 ($0.24)
    Guns and Ammo Superstore N/A N/A N/A $359.99 ($0.36) $299.99 ($0.30)
    Joe Bob Outfitters N/A N/A $379.95 ($0.38) N/A N/A
    K-Var Corporation N/A $369.99 ($0.37) N/A N/A N/A
    LAX Ammunition $319.99 ($0.32)

    ↑ +0.04
    N/A N/A N/A $215.00 ($0.22)

    ↑ +0.023
    LuckyGunner $319.00 ($0.32) $385.00 ($0.39)

    ↑ +0.015
    $285.00 ($0.29)

    ↓ -0.014
    $339.00 ($0.34)

    ↓ -0.016
    $200.00 ($0.20)

    ↓ -0.02
    S.F. Armory N/A N/A $305.00 ($0.31) $360.00 ($0.36) N/A
    SGAmmo $379.00 ($0.38) $279.00 ($0.28) $579.00 ($0.58) $359.00 ($0.36) $195.00 ($0.20)
    Sunflower Outdoor Sports N/A N/A N/A N/A $275.86 ($0.28)

    ↑ +0.04
    Surplus Ammo N/A N/A N/A $359.99 ($0.36) $229.99 ($0.23)
    Todays Ammo N/A N/A N/A N/A $489.99 ($0.49)
    US Armorment $339.95 ($0.34) N/A $299.95 ($0.30) $374.95 ($0.37) $254.95 ($0.25)

    ↓ -0.005
    Wholesale Hunter N/A N/A $391.31 ($0.39)

    ↑ +0.036
    $456.52 ($0.46)

    ↓ -0.029
    $273.91 ($0.27)

    ↑ +0.004
    Wideners N/A N/A N/A N/A $284.95 ($0.28)

    ↑ +0.025
    iAmmo N/A $421.28 ($0.42) N/A N/A N/A

    500 rounds

      .38 Special .380 ACP .40 S&W .45 ACP 9mm
    Alamo Ammo $165.00 ($0.33) $170.00 ($0.34)

    ↓ -0.035
    $154.95 ($0.31)

    ↓ -0.025
    $185.00 ($0.37)

    ↓ -0.025
    $104.90 ($0.21)

    ↓ -0.025
    Ammo Fast N/A N/A N/A N/A $129.00 ($0.26)

    ↓ -0.01
    Ammo.net $230.00 ($0.46) $225.00 ($0.45)

    ↓ -0.01
    N/A $165.00 ($0.33) $117.00 ($0.23)
    AmmoForSale.com $165.00 ($0.33) $220.00 ($0.44)

    ↓ -0.02
    $165.00 ($0.33) $159.00 ($0.32) $130.00 ($0.26)
    Ammunition To Go $229.95 ($0.46) $355.95 ($0.71)

    ↑ +0.234
    $164.95 ($0.33) $169.00 ($0.34)

    ↑ +0.018
    $119.95 ($0.24)

    ↑ +0.01
    Ammunitionstore $179.99 ($0.36)

    ↓ -0.072
    $179.99 ($0.36)

    ↓ -0.112
    $189.99 ($0.38) $139.99 ($0.28) $195.99 ($0.39)
    Brownells N/A N/A $189.99 ($0.38)

    ↓ -0.02
    $249.99 ($0.50) $159.99 ($0.32)
    Browning Ammo and More Store $155.00 ($0.31) N/A N/A N/A N/A
    BulkAmmo $164.00 ($0.33) $194.00 ($0.39) $127.00 ($0.25)

    ↓ -0.006
    $158.00 ($0.32) $114.00 ($0.23)
    Cheaper Than Dirt! N/A N/A N/A $163.59 ($0.33)

    ↓ -0.119
    N/A
    Cobra Tactical N/A N/A N/A N/A $125.40 ($0.25)
    Cope’s Distributing N/A N/A N/A $179.99 ($0.36) $99.99 ($0.20)

    ↓ -0.14
    DoubleTap Ammunition $395.00 ($0.79) $415.00 ($0.83) $440.00 ($0.88) $475.00 ($0.95)

    ↑ +0.01
    N/A
    Eagle Eye Guns LLC $172.45 ($0.34) N/A N/A N/A N/A
    Freedom Munitions N/A N/A $190.72 ($0.38) $166.54 ($0.33) $114.16 ($0.23)

    ↑ +0.026
    Gilberts Guns N/A N/A N/A N/A $150.00 ($0.30)
    GunBuyer N/A N/A N/A $169.19 ($0.34)

    ↓ -0.029
    N/A
    Guns and Ammo Superstore N/A N/A N/A $279.99 ($0.56) N/A
    HiTek Firearms N/A N/A N/A $236.56 ($0.47)

    ↑ +0.001
    N/A
    Iron Sights Guns, LLC N/A N/A N/A $236.56 ($0.47)

    ↑ +0.001
    N/A
    K-Var Corporation N/A N/A N/A $164.99 ($0.33) $169.99 ($0.34)
    LAX Ammunition $139.99 ($0.28) N/A $152.99 ($0.31)

    ↑ +0.028
    $169.99 ($0.34) $110.00 ($0.22)
    LuckyGunner $230.00 ($0.46) $220.00 ($0.44)

    ↓ -0.02
    $139.00 ($0.28)

    ↑ +0.008
    $165.00 ($0.33)

    ↑ +0.012
    $115.00 ($0.23)
    Premier Tactical N/A N/A N/A $181.99 ($0.36)

    ↓ -0.04
    N/A
    SGAmmo $179.50 ($0.36)

    ↓ -0.12
    $179.50 ($0.36) N/A $144.90 ($0.29) $97.50 ($0.20)
    Surplus Ammo N/A N/A $164.99 ($0.33) $156.99 ($0.31) $119.99 ($0.24)

    ↑ +0.002
    Todays Ammo N/A N/A $214.99 ($0.43) N/A $164.99 ($0.33)
    US Armorment $199.95 ($0.40) N/A $224.95 ($0.45) $279.95 ($0.56)

    ↑ +0.02
    N/A
    Wholesale Hunter N/A N/A N/A $176.49 ($0.35)

    ↓ -0.038
    N/A
    iAmmo N/A N/A N/A $247.61 ($0.50) $138.99 ($0.28)


    Rifle Ammo

    1000 rounds

      .22 LR .223 Rem .308 Win 300 BLK 7.62x39mm
    AGS Armament N/A $312.95 ($0.31) N/A N/A $226.95 ($0.23)
    Alamo Ammo N/A $249.95 ($0.25)

    ↓ -0.05
    N/A N/A $245.00 ($0.25)

    ↑ +0.008
    Ammo Brothers N/A $559.99 ($0.56) N/A N/A N/A
    Ammo Fast N/A $299.00 ($0.30) N/A N/A $249.00 ($0.25)
    Ammo Sale N/A $466.10 ($0.47) N/A N/A N/A
    Ammo.net N/A $255.00 ($0.26)

    ↓ -0.06
    N/A N/A $230.00 ($0.23)
    AmmoForSale.com $179.00 ($0.18) $315.00 ($0.32) N/A N/A $225.00 ($0.23)

    ↓ -0.005
    Ammunition Depot N/A N/A N/A N/A $244.97 ($0.24)
    Ammunition To Go N/A $324.49 ($0.32)

    ↑ +0.004
    $899.95 ($0.90)

    ↓ -0.275
    $1,250.00 ($1.25) $239.95 ($0.24)

    ↑ +0.005
    Ammunitionstore N/A $219.99 ($0.22) N/A N/A $219.99 ($0.22)
    Brownells N/A $259.99 ($0.26)

    ↓ -0.09
    N/A N/A N/A
    Bud’s Gun Shop N/A $371.00 ($0.37)

    ↓ -0.043
    N/A N/A N/A
    BulkAmmo $185.00 ($0.19) $219.00 ($0.22)

    ↓ -0.011
    $635.00 ($0.64) N/A $222.00 ($0.22)

    ↓ -0.006
    Bullets.com N/A N/A N/A N/A $275.00 ($0.28)
    Cheaper Than Dirt! N/A $235.29 ($0.24)

    ↑ +0.013
    N/A N/A $215.00 ($0.22)
    Cobra Tactical N/A $734.46 ($0.73) N/A N/A $291.08 ($0.29)
    Cope’s Distributing N/A $450.00 ($0.45) N/A N/A $249.99 ($0.25)
    DSG Arms N/A $440.00 ($0.44) N/A N/A N/A
    FG Ammo $114.90 ($0.11)

    ↓ -0.005
    N/A N/A N/A N/A
    Freedom Munitions N/A $300.60 ($0.30)

    ↓ -0.183
    N/A N/A N/A
    Great Lakes Shooters Supply N/A $450.00 ($0.45) N/A N/A N/A
    Guns and Ammo Superstore N/A $349.99 ($0.35) N/A N/A N/A
    Joe Bob Outfitters N/A $309.95 ($0.31) N/A N/A N/A
    LuckyGunner N/A $230.00 ($0.23)

    ↓ -0.079
    N/A N/A $230.00 ($0.23)
    SGAmmo N/A $229.90 ($0.23)

    ↑ +0.005
    N/A N/A N/A
    Sunflower Outdoor Sports N/A N/A $687.27 ($0.69) N/A N/A
    Surplus Ammo N/A $239.99 ($0.24) $729.99 ($0.73) N/A $229.99 ($0.23)
    The Ammo Bank N/A N/A N/A N/A $321.50 ($0.32)
    Todays Ammo N/A $379.99 ($0.38) N/A N/A N/A
    Tombstone Tactical N/A N/A N/A $794.04 ($0.79)

    ↑ +0.042
    $249.64 ($0.25)

    ↓ -0.027
    US Armorment N/A $322.00 ($0.32) N/A N/A N/A
    Ventura Munitions N/A N/A N/A N/A $232.00 ($0.23)
    iAmmo N/A $425.75 ($0.43) N/A N/A $286.59 ($0.29)

    500 rounds

      .22 LR .223 Rem .308 Win 300 BLK 7.62x39mm
    AGS Armament N/A $130.95 ($0.26) N/A N/A N/A
    Alamo Ammo $48.95 ($0.10)

    ↓ -0.022
    $129.95 ($0.26)

    ↓ -0.06
    $575.00 ($1.15)

    ↑ +0.463
    N/A $123.75 ($0.25)
    Ammo Fast $47.00 ($0.09)

    ↓ -0.02
    N/A $359.00 ($0.72) N/A N/A
    Ammo Sale N/A $162.36 ($0.32) N/A N/A $155.58 ($0.31)
    Ammo.net N/A $130.00 ($0.26) $220.00 ($0.44)

    ↓ -0.04
    $345.00 ($0.69) $133.00 ($0.27)

    ↑ +0.016
    AmmoForSale.com $65.00 ($0.13) $125.00 ($0.25) $225.00 ($0.45)

    ↓ -0.05
    N/A $135.00 ($0.27)
    Ammunition Depot N/A N/A $319.97 ($0.64) N/A N/A
    Ammunition To Go $69.95 ($0.14)

    ↓ -0.05
    $129.95 ($0.26) $224.95 ($0.45)

    ↓ -0.03
    $324.95 ($0.65) $125.95 ($0.25)
    Ammunitionstore N/A $110.99 ($0.22) $219.99 ($0.44) N/A N/A
    Brownells N/A $139.99 ($0.28) N/A $359.99 ($0.72) N/A
    Browning Ammo and More Store $50.00 ($0.10) N/A $357.50 ($0.72) N/A N/A
    Bud’s Gun Shop N/A N/A $265.00 ($0.53)

    ↓ -0.202
    N/A N/A
    BulkAmmo $64.75 ($0.13) $109.95 ($0.22)

    ↓ -0.016
    $210.00 ($0.42)

    ↓ -0.07
    $320.00 ($0.64)

    ↑ +0.05
    $112.50 ($0.23)

    ↓ -0.003
    Bullets.com N/A $149.95 ($0.30) N/A N/A N/A
    Centerfire Systems N/A N/A N/A N/A $134.99 ($0.27)
    Cheaper Than Dirt! N/A $112.19 ($0.22) $291.19 ($0.58)

    ↑ +0.112
    N/A $262.68 ($0.53)

    ↑ +0.305
    Cobra Tactical N/A $144.40 ($0.29) $247.00 ($0.49) N/A N/A
    Cope’s Distributing N/A $139.99 ($0.28) $254.99 ($0.51) N/A $124.99 ($0.25)
    DSG Arms N/A N/A N/A $625.00 ($1.25) N/A
    Eagle Eye Guns LLC N/A N/A $372.45 ($0.74) N/A N/A
    FG Ammo $56.95 ($0.11)

    ↑ +0.002
    N/A N/A N/A N/A
    Freedom Munitions N/A $150.30 ($0.30)

    ↓ -0.062
    N/A N/A N/A
    Gilberts Guns $58.50 ($0.12)

    ↓ -0.063
    N/A N/A N/A N/A
    Joe Bob Outfitters N/A $209.95 ($0.42) N/A N/A N/A
    LuckyGunner $65.00 ($0.13)

    ↓ -0.01
    $127.00 ($0.25)

    ↑ +0.02
    $215.00 ($0.43)

    ↓ -0.05
    $325.00 ($0.65)

    ↑ +0.05
    $109.95 ($0.22)

    ↓ -0.008
    Premier Tactical N/A $139.99 ($0.28)

    ↓ -0.07
    N/A N/A N/A
    Prime Club $50.93 ($0.10) N/A N/A N/A N/A
    Raleigh Tactical Supply N/A N/A $341.43 ($0.68) N/A N/A
    SGAmmo N/A $117.50 ($0.24)

    ↑ +0.006
    $224.75 ($0.45) N/A $129.95 ($0.26)
    Smokey Mountain Munitions $56.99 ($0.11)

    ↑ +0.009
    N/A N/A N/A N/A
    Sunflower Outdoor Sports N/A $246.61 ($0.49) N/A N/A N/A
    Surplus Ammo N/A $159.99 ($0.32)

    ↑ +0.04
    $206.99 ($0.41) N/A $119.99 ($0.24)
    Tombstone Tactical N/A N/A N/A N/A $178.92 ($0.36)

    ↑ +0.028
    US Armorment N/A N/A $344.95 ($0.69) N/A N/A
    Ventura Munitions N/A $149.00 ($0.30) N/A N/A N/A
    Wholesale Hunter N/A $166.42 ($0.33) N/A N/A $186.38 ($0.37)
    Zx Guns N/A N/A N/A N/A $198.76 ($0.40)
    iAmmo N/A N/A $285.39 ($0.57) N/A $305.50 ($0.61)


    Tom is a former Navy Corpsman that spent some time bumbling around the deserts of Iraq with a Marine Recon unit, kicking in tent flaps and harassing sheep. Prior to that he was a paramedic somewhere in DFW, also doing some Executive Protection work between shifts. Now that those exciting days are behind him, he teaches wilderness medicine and writes for a number of publications, including The Prepared, a site devoted to self-preparedness. He hopes that his posts will help you find solid gear that will survive whatever you can throw at it–he is known (in certain circles) for his curse…ahem, ability…to find the breaking point of anything.

    You can reach him at tom.r AT thefirearmblog.com


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