Honey-do’s can be beneficial. I was asked to grab some nasal spray on my way home from work this afternoon so I swung into Walmart. Like many, I don’t necessarily like shopping at big blue, but in my town it’s between this place and Walgreens and, if anything this place still sells guns. Even if they’ve gone full Fudd.
Anywho, I decided to grab some 12 gauge sports loads and clay pigeons when I saw a familiar yellow price tag. Clearance tags covered the ammo section.
Admittedly ammo had been “rolled back,” weeks ago, but it was only a few bucks per box. Now Walmart has hog wild.
They cut boxes of 500 rounds of 9mm to $45. I purchases as much as I could and left with 4,250 rounds for less a pre-theft price of $358. Some of the ammo was as low as 7.4 cents per round.
Handgun ammo seemed to be the cheapest with everything from .25 ACP to .44 Magnum rolled back significantly. I mostly use 9mm so I stocked up on that. I saw steep discounts on every caliber available. Defensive ammo from Federal was going for $5 a box.
What About Rifles?
Rifle ammo was cheaper, but at this time the savings were between about $1 and $5 dollars a box depending on the box size. Large bulk packs hadn’t hit clearance yet. I imagine in the coming weeks I’ll be keeping an eye on ammo prices and diving headfirst into rifle ammo as well.
As we all know, Walmart announced that they would no longer sell handgun and small caliber rifle ammunition months ago, but the policy didn’t seem to be taking effect quickly. I spoke with the Sporting Goods guy and he said they’ve still been getting shipments of ammo in every night.
But he said corporate sent out a note this morning telling the stores to get rid of it all.
I’ve never seen ammo this cheap, and as someone who makes a part of their living shooting guns I felt required to invest in as much as I comfortably could. If you need Christmas gift ideas, consider getting some ammo from Walmart on the cheap.