57 votes

Update on Ammo at Walmart

I was just at a Phoenix area Walmart today and noted that they had received a substantial shipment of 9mm ammo. After the uproar at reports that they wouldn't be ordering more ammo, a report that they denied, I felt it was necessary to post this. No matter what people think of Walmart's business practices, we need to be on the side of truth, not rumor.

Trending on the Web

Comment viewing options

Select your preferred way to display the comments and click "Save settings" to activate your changes.

We need to burn up Diane Dicksteen's phone lines today.

Throw together enough money to present her sorry ass with a plane ticket straight to hell, or China..which ever might take her sorry ass. It's an honor to represent in the US Senate and most of these Senators act like it's their birthright, let's remind her at least that she will be replaced. She belongs in prison.

Just one last kick in the nuts, then a final deathblow


...at WalMart, and Gander Mountain has high-priced ammo that's not commonplace...not the usual you'd be buying.

Note that this is NY area, and they are in the middle of an uncertain situation.

For an interesting commentary on today's situation:

YouTube: The Hickok45 Radio Show...put it on while you're working around the house, office, etc.
He's made some good suggestions, proposed some alternate ammo to consider....and how long this might go on.

"Beyond the blackened skyline, beyond the smoky rain, dreams never turned to ashes up until.........
...Everything CHANGED !!

Gander Mountain

Confirming that they're overpriced here. Sports Authority had cheap steel-cased--$11 for 20 rounds of .308. I don't know how well that'll cycle in every rifle, but it may be worth a try. I've heard that people have had great success mixing ammo--alternating steel & brass on finicky rifles. Some rifles only need brass every 10th or the like. I'm going to give it a try--anything to reduce practicing costs.

i always run steel ammo

i always run steel ammo through my guns, if they are to picky and wont run steel i trade/sale them. just a personal preference

I visited 2 WalMarts...

One in TN and one in VA last weekend...probably 20 boxes of ammo between the 2 stores!! That includes shotgun shells...no 22, no 9mm, no 308, just some 30-30 and 270 stuff...I did find ammo at a small gun store (saw a billboard on the interstate and decided to stop). I was able to get a couple boxes, but the limit was one box per person, per caliber. Hey, at least he had some!!

Silence isn't always golden....sometimes it's yellow.

"The liberties of a people never were, nor ever will be, secure, when the transactions of their rulers may be concealed from them." - Patrick Henry

I Was At Walmart

2 days ago and the cabinet where the ammo is kept was almost totally empty. Kid working there said the warehouse was totally out and they were waiting for the warehouse to receive more from the companies which were backed up. Wonder if Obama has a lot of stock in the gun companies. HAH!


Plenty of

9mm, 30.06, and .40/.45 ammo here in WA state.

What I do see is that the actual gun-oriented stores (i.e. Federal Way Discount Guns, Cabella's, etc) raising their prices on most ammo. Places like Walmart are keeping their prices where they are.

I'm not defending Walmart, but in my opinion, the "mom and pop" stores are either raising their prices because they can't get deals like Walmart on bulk or they're taking advantage of the consumer.

Lima-1, out.

If you don't know your rights, you don't have any.

its because 'mom and pop'

its because 'mom and pop' stores don't have alot of buying power, distributors give much better deals when they buy more like anything else, so it makes sense, i know a gun shop i frequent went to walmart and bought ammo so they could have something on their shelves

Are you seriously suggesting

Are you seriously suggesting that a company raising prices on a high demand, low supply item is a bad thing?

You missed the point

Good try, though. You got +2 votes, assuming you're not one of them.

Lima-1, out.

If you don't know your rights, you don't have any.

Hays, Kansas

You can still buy ammo in Hays and they have signs posted that all guns and ammo are on backorder. This is a huge gun rights area where open carry is welcomed by all, even law enforcement.

Debbie's picture

Awesome. You have a great history there.

Keep it up!


Up in Syracuse, NY...

I have been shopping around. Walmart was out of .22LR, .223, .308, 5.56 NATO, and 7.62 NATO. Plenty of places have .308 in stock, but very few have 7.62 NATO or .22LR. Same thing with .223--only really odd loads are still on shelves. Otherwise, I was still able to find .308 steel case rounds at Sports Authority for $11 for 20 rounds. I don't know how well my rifle cycles with it, so I only bought 40 rounds of that. At Dick's Sporting Goods, I found .308 brass for $20 per 20 (steel for $14 per 20) and, at a local gun store, found surplus .308 brass for $45 per 50. Picked up a box of each brass too. Nobody had .22LR in boxes bigger than 50, and they wanted $4 for that--two to four times more expensive than normal. Even the .308 is pricey, but it's nearly unheard of to have no .22LR on shelves.

I'm guessing they just can't keep up with demand

Fortunately, there are small gun shops that still sell a variety of ammo, so you may have to look around.

The only thing new that they had

was the 9mm. They still had a little .380, and some hunting rifle calibers, a box of .357 Sig, various shot shells, not much else. It's not that they are well stocked, no one is right now. I was just observing that they actually got something new in.

Store to store basis

I read on another forum that it isn't a franchise/corporate decision, but many store managers have halted ordering more ammunition.

It makes sense

If a store can't get ammo, empty shelves just waste space (which costs money). I could see a store deciding to use the space for something else until they know they can get a good supply.

Cabela's in East Hartford, CT

I was there Sunday. No ammo: 22LR, 223, 556. We got the last box of 9mm, one of the last of 38 sp and one box of 20 gauge shotgun.
Local Walmart has discontinued selling ammo altogether. very dry here.

Colchester, New London County, Connecticut

.223? 45ACP?

.223? 45ACP?

"When the people fear their government, there is tyranny; when the government fears the people, there is liberty."

Thanks for checking.

I was about to go there to investigate the status.

What about

.223 and .556?

“When a well-packaged web of lies has been sold gradually to the masses over generations, the truth will seem utterly preposterous and its speaker a raving lunatic.” – Dresden James

Try to find local gun shops,

Try to find local gun shops, I found a couple near me that are pretty well stocked on ammo. More popular shops and bigger places like Wal-Mart and Cabela's are going to have empty shelves 9/10 times.

Walmart does not

sell anything firearm related in my state, so no worries for me on that front. I just thought that the Walmart ammo ordeal only pertained to those specific cartridges.

“When a well-packaged web of lies has been sold gradually to the masses over generations, the truth will seem utterly preposterous and its speaker a raving lunatic.” – Dresden James