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Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by Cold Dead Hands, Feb 20, 2013.

  1. Cold Dead Hands

    Cold Dead Hands Seattle area New Member

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    New Pistol. New to forum. No ammo. No shooting. I'm sad!

    Where's a girl to find 9mm ammo to learn to shoot? Just think! If everyone in the US sent me ONE 9mm 115 gr FMJ Good Stuff, Maynard, cartridge, I could become awesome! Just sayin...
     
  2. davef

    davef S.E. pdx Active Member

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    check the classifieds ammo section
     
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  3. Cold Dead Hands

    Cold Dead Hands Seattle area New Member

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    Thanks, Davef, I keep checking.
     
  4. charros93

    charros93 Puget Sound Active Member

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    Like when you were a kid at xmas and you got a awesome RC car but no batteries.
     
  5. Hrethgir

    Hrethgir Beaverton, OR Active Member

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    I found some 9mm at a local pawnshop, first 9mm I've seen in stock for over a month. But I wasn't willing to pay $40 for a box of 50, I still have some at home! Welcome to the forum, by the way! What did you pick up?
     
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    akmewon clackamas Active Member

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  7. Cold Dead Hands

    Cold Dead Hands Seattle area New Member

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    I picked up a Springfield XD 9mm Service Model. Sportsman's Guide is out :-( Dang!
     
  8. akmewon

    akmewon clackamas Active Member

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    I am sorry all I saw was the in stock in first page.
     
  9. lowly monk

    lowly monk Beaverton, Oregon. Just a guy. Bronze Supporter

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    gehrheart fidalgo island Well-Known Member

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    Some to be found up here in the north end..

    Seen at skagit arms
    Kessilrings
    And wholesale sports.
     
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    VancouverKid Vancouver Member

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    You're a girl so you'll have no problem finding a shooting buddy, but if you're looking for a handout.. well, ammo's expensive these days. ;)
     
  12. DoubleTapDrew

    DoubleTapDrew Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Do you have Bi-Mart in Seattle? Thought I saw a thread earlier today saying they got 9mm and .40 in.
    Don't buy from Cheaper than Dirt. They are bungholes profiteering off the crazyness.
     
  13. B Ready

    B Ready NW New Member

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    9mm is really expensive and hard to find right now. Here's one that is way up there in price, but in stock right now. Buy Bulk 9mm Ammo Online at BulkAmmo.com - Available and Ready to Ship

    Personally I would keep an eye out for local stuff. Check local shooting ranges that may sell it as well. Things seem to be getting a little better. You will have the best luck at gun shops and pawn shops in the north end would be my guess. if you can find ammunition reloaded by reputable companies don't hesitate to give it a "shot". RBS, precision delta, Freedom munitions, Reliant ammo, etc

    Just get what you think you will shoot for the moment. When things get better pounce on a case or two of 1000. Ammo won't really go bad if stored inside with little effort.

    If you want to know what target ammo was going for a 6 months ago, we can let you know. I don't want to put you in a coma though! Get what you can find to quench your thirst and go from there.
     
  14. Phillyfan

    Phillyfan Oregon City, Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    That was the second gun I ever bought. Loved it. Hope you can get some range time to bond with it soon. Good luck!
     
  15. Cold Dead Hands

    Cold Dead Hands Seattle area New Member

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    'You're a girl so you'll have no problem finding a shooting buddy, but if you're looking for a handout.. well, ammo's expensive these days. ;)'

    Ah, Vancouver Kid! Just had to go there didn't you! ;-)
     
  16. Cold Dead Hands

    Cold Dead Hands Seattle area New Member

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    Thanks, all I really appreciate the feedback and recommendations.
     
  17. Oklahomie

    Oklahomie Marysville Active Member

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    I'm in the same boat. I do have a few boxes of hollow points though. Cabelas just started to carry golden sabers but the are way expensive which is probably why they have tons of it in stock.
     
  18. Cold Dead Hands

    Cold Dead Hands Seattle area New Member

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    I have a few hollow points, but nothing else. Frustrating.
     
  19. Phillyfan

    Phillyfan Oregon City, Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Actually, that reminds me of a funny thing that happened to me the other day at the gun club.

    I was walking through Fisherman's Marine and saw two boxes that were emblazoned with the coveted 9mm luger label. They were in my hands faster than you could imagine and I hightailed it out of there feeling like I'd one the lottery! Went home and picked up my trusty XDm 9 and headed for the club.

    First shot was right where it should be, but the following were way outside what is my normal group. So I started to slow things down, really concentrate on the fundementals. It got better, but still not what I was used to. Then after each shot I noticed that the recoil was pushing my muzzle higher than normal. Couldn't figure it out. Thought maybe I had messed something up last time I cleaned it.

    Shaking my head in frustration at my lack of skill I drove away. Half way home, for some unknown reason, it clicked. In my mind I could see the side of the box of the ammo I had bought and it said "147gr." I have always shot 115 grain.

    Dumbest thing, but I can't tell you what a relief it was to have an excuse for shooting so poorly. And if any of you have something to say that would discredit that relief I want you to remember what Thumper's Mom said!
     
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  20. bikejunkie

    bikejunkie Salem Well-Known Member

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    Well here's a website I use to steer me to online caches of ammo of various calibers: http://www.gunbot.net/ammo/9mm/

    Maybe that will help. I felt like a jerk the other day when I stumbled across 3 boxes of .380 ACP at a Walmart and couldn't stop from buying all 3 even though I didn't need all 3...Not being able to find reasonable 9mm or cheap .22lr is starting to get to me...
     
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