380 Ammo Hoarding

Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by turq, Feb 23, 2010.

  1. turq

    turq
    Molino,oregon
    Member

    Messages:
    299
    Likes Received:
    8
    I can't believe what has happened in the 380 ammo supply. Too many Kahr and LCPs I guess. However the internet broker site is listing various 380 ammo for sale(some at $2/round) ALL 5 Pages of listings. This just seems to be alot compared to what if any you find on store shelves or to order[including components.].
     
  2. JUSTIficatioN

    JUSTIficatioN
    Seattle, Wa
    Member

    Messages:
    431
    Likes Received:
    7
    the ammo supply is what has kept me from buying a gun in .380, I make it a point to check whatever shop i'm in for it, but I have never seen more than one box on the shelves at a time.
     
  3. 86-0134

    86-0134
    north willamette valley
    Member

    Messages:
    125
    Likes Received:
    2
    saw some remington UMC 95gr FMJ at the Woodburn Wal-Mart on sunday. 16.99 per box.
     
  4. matt_w

    matt_w
    Hillsboro, OR
    Active Member

    Messages:
    485
    Likes Received:
    60
  5. Phillyfan

    Phillyfan
    Oregon City, Oregon
    Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,369
    Likes Received:
    346
    I was at a local gun shop a couple weeks ago and they had just got in a shipment of
    .380 acp personal defense ammo. I asked the guy for a box, and his reply was, "Just one?! You know how hard this stuff is to get don't you? Might want to grab as much as you can." That ticked me off, because it just exacerbates the problem. I told him I would just shoot my ball ammo for practice and that a box of personal defence would last me a year, depending on when I choose to replace it. It's insane.
     
  6. Phillyfan

    Phillyfan
    Oregon City, Oregon
    Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,369
    Likes Received:
    346
    Just had to point out that I somehow spelled "exacerbates" correctly without spell check! Of course I had to look it up after the fact to be sure, but it still counts, right?
     
  7. BillM

    BillM
    Amity OR
    Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

    Messages:
    1,149
    Likes Received:
    688
    PMC and American Eagle FMJ 380 on the shelf at Newberg Fred Meyer.
     
  8. EUGENE the REALTOR

    EUGENE the REALTOR
    Portland Metro
    Active Member

    Messages:
    702
    Likes Received:
    240
    Big 5 in Hillsboro and the one across Washington Square mall always seems to have it in stock. Don't recall the price however.
     
  9. dunnghia

    dunnghia
    Milwaukie
    Active Member

    Messages:
    116
    Likes Received:
    26
    Pick up a couple of boxs at northwest armory for $20.
     
  10. simpleguy

    simpleguy
    Clackamas
    Active Member

    Messages:
    623
    Likes Received:
    109
    I was at Fisherman's in O.City, they had quite a bit a few weeks ago. Magtech, 17.99/box or so. I always look for it because I have a friend who needed 500rounds to feed his 2 LCPs.
     
  11. cyclesarge

    cyclesarge
    Eugene OR, DUH! We're ALL in the NORTHWEST
    Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,367
    Likes Received:
    77
    I keep swaying toward an LCP, then I go to BiMart, Walmart or wherever and see NO .380, and think "Oh YEAH, that's why I don't buy one!" So I was in a shop today, looking for a new C.C. gun and see they have an LCP for a good price, so I look around to see if they have any ammo, they do, Blazer Brass, for $25 bucks, I think "WOW, a different reason NOT to buy an LCP."
     
  12. simpleguy

    simpleguy
    Clackamas
    Active Member

    Messages:
    623
    Likes Received:
    109
    .38 is getting to be the same way, not the cheap plinkin' stuff, but try to get ahold of Speer Gold Dot HP's.........
     
  13. Trick

    Trick
    St Helens
    Active Member

    Messages:
    238
    Likes Received:
    79
    Same at Scappoose....picked up a couple boxes yesterday for around $18 each.
     
  14. longcolt

    longcolt
    Zephyrhills, FL
    Active Member

    Messages:
    769
    Likes Received:
    111

    Yep that is where I buy it also, and did pick up a few boxes of Magtech when they had it. The last few visits they did not have 380.

    But they had .25 and .32 magtech, which I have not seen for a year. Strange how the ammo comes and goes.

    But plenty of 9mm and 40 cal now, which is good.
     
  15. TMann

    TMann
    Washington State
    Member

    Messages:
    77
    Likes Received:
    2
    For those in East King County, I believe that both Wades in Bellevue, and West Coast Armory in Issaquah have recently had .380 in stock.

    TMann
     
  16. Partsproduction

    Partsproduction
    Tillamook Oregon
    Active Member

    Messages:
    848
    Likes Received:
    246
    16 responses (Well, 1 OP and 15 responses) and not one of you mentioned reloading. That's the answer folks, a progressive press will make you feel like the master of the shortage instead of it's victim. I have thousands of rounds of .380 that I've loaded. It's fun and it's freedom. :)
     
  17. BillM

    BillM
    Amity OR
    Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

    Messages:
    1,149
    Likes Received:
    688

    And you are getting thousands of primers WHERE?:confused:
     
  18. Dan-Dee Sales Inc

    Dan-Dee Sales Inc
    Sweet Home, Oregon, United States
    Active Member

    Messages:
    597
    Likes Received:
    60
    Primers are around. We get primers in every week or two. This week it was small rifle. Next week it will be something else.
     
  19. Partsproduction

    Partsproduction
    Tillamook Oregon
    Active Member

    Messages:
    848
    Likes Received:
    246
    Powder valley had Wolf primers last time I looked, I bought 10K. They didn't have any other brand in small or large pistol. I always buy large amounts (Well, I mean many thousands) at a time to spread out the abominable hazmat fees. I never let stocks get below 20K.
     
  20. Searcher451

    Searcher451
    Oregon
    Member

    Messages:
    248
    Likes Received:
    5
    I was in Central Oregon this weekend and stopped by the Cent Wise shop in Redmond. It's a great gun store -- visit it the next time you are in the vicinity. Set up at the front of the store, as you walked in, was a table that was filled with all manner of ammo: .22 bulk, .25, 32. .38 Special, .40 S&W, .45 -- and, no kidding, box after box of American Eagle .380 for $13.99 per 50 rounds. There was a limit of two boxes per customer, but I did leave Central Oregon this weekend with 300 rounds. It's the first time that I've seen decent .380 offered in any quantity for a long, long time. I hope that doesn't make me a hoarder.
     

Share This Page