A Nurse with a Gun

Sunday, June 14, 2009

45 Auto

I know it's greedy, but for the first time in months, I found 45 ACP in Wal-Mart. Winchester white box is my target ammo of preference. The boxes were still priced at $31.98 a box, but there were Xeroxed signs up stating there was a limit of six boxes a day per customer on ammunition. I asked the saleslady for some "45 Auto." She opened the glass case while asking how much I wanted.

"As much as you will give me," I replied. She had nine boxes on the countertop when a manager arrived and curtailed my joy. I purchased six and took them to the car. Then I put on a windbreaker and cap from the backseat, and I went back inside. She sold me the other three boxes.

Happy day!


Anonymous Jack said...

Happy Day indeed! I hate those stupid wall-e world policies.

1:35 AM  
Blogger Jonathan said...

Two out of four of the local Mall-Worts in my area had 9mm and 45 ammo. (9mm was $19.97 for 100 (Winchester white box value pack). There are no .38/.357 or .22 in yet. At least the Big Box store is not price gouging.

It seems like the the supply my be catching up with the inflated demand..or the the demand is calming down.. or both

6:04 AM  
Blogger Khoop said...

May I have your brass?

7:12 AM  
Blogger rledfordjr said...

I saw nine boxes of .45 at my local Wal-Mart, also: no restriction. I kept it to four boxes, but I'll be going back.

8:53 AM  
Blogger Owen said...

I did the exact same thing with primers, say what do you do with your shot brass?

9:32 AM  
Blogger Nick said...

Good take sir, I came in right before my local WM put them up but was informed that I would not be able to get them until the morning. Sadly I was unable to make it in to get them but I have some stock-piled already.

9:38 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for extending the ammo "shortage". The best part is where you blogged about it and contributed to the paranoia loop even more. Good job.

10:32 AM  
Anonymous Kristopher said...


4:28 PM  
Anonymous OrangeNeckInNY said...

Awesome!!! I have about 750 rounds of PMC brand of .45 ACP myself. Need to buy another 250 rounds when I have money.

5:45 PM  
Blogger Xavier said...

I don't reload. I save my brass though, and put it in water jugs (empty ones of course). At present I have about thirty full jugs in the garage awaiting a swap for something I might want.

When I go back to Cussin' Bob's place, or back to Clark's, I will likely load some up.

8:20 PM  
Blogger Xavier said...

Anonymous, you're welcome.

You might shoot fifty rounds a year, some folks shoot a bit more.

8:22 PM  
Anonymous Andy said...

Time to buy a Dillon.

9:55 PM  
Anonymous Cedric said...

Walmarts in my area (Upstate NY) have been out of .45 & .38 for months now. I check every week with no luck. Now I know where they are all going. In fact I haven't been to the range in months because I simply can not find ammo that's affordable. I will not pay $60-70 a box for 100rds of winchester white box online. There is plenty of self defense ammo, but at $1.50 a round that's too much for practice. Guess I'll have to be lucky.

1:34 AM  
Anonymous Wolfwood said...

I hate to be another to scold a gracious host on his own blog, but Wal-Mart's policy is there to give folks at least a marginal chance of getting some ammo (and they're more generous than my local gunshops, who are limiting customers to two or even one box of certain calibers).

At the point you returned to the parking lot, you had 600 rounds. If there were no ammo shortage and Wal-Mart could expect to be re-stocked within a few days then I'd be all for you buying as much as they'd sell you. That's not the situation right now, though. You used dishonesty to get what you wanted after you already had some, and now others may not be able to get any.

I'm always amazed at the disparities among shooters. The same guys who'll happily let you fire a few mags through their gun and take the time to share their expertise (with your permission, of course!) are often the same ones who hoard and make it so newer shooters are unable to find anything at all.

6:46 AM  
Anonymous Cedric said...

Checking my local Walmart today I found they had .45 in stock. The guy didn't even have time to put it on the shelf. I bought the four boxes he had. Range here I come.

10:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you don't have any ammo to shoot, you're FAR too late to the party.

If your sole source of ammo is Wal-Mart, your anger at people who buy what they can when they can is misplaced.

10:55 PM  

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