My wife surprised me at Christmas with a brand new Glock 17 9mm handgun. Needless to say I was shocked (my wife is terrified of handguns).
I have only fired a handgun a few times but I was excited to get to the range and try it out.
I ran into one major snag though…
Sorry… we’re all out of ammo.
That is the phrase I heard at 9 different stores over the holiday weekend, while I was trying to buy ammunition.
And looking online yielded no better results ( see the picture above).
Any time I asked my friends where I should go to get ammo, I heard the same thing;
“Head to Wal-mart, you can get cheap rounds there for target practice”.
After going to 5 Wal-marts, 2 Academy Sports & Outdoors, and even 2 local gun ranges, I had absolutely zero ammunition for my new gun and I was a bit frustrated.
It wasn’t just the 9mm that was wiped out either. .308’s were sold out, there were only a few boxes of .40 left on the shelf, and the majority of the other ammunition was down to only a couple of cases left.
I finally had to break down and take a 30 mile drive out to Cabela’s. 200 rounds and $70 later I finally had my ammunition.
Unfortunately the gun ranges were closed and I still have not been able to go out and fire my new handgun.
I know that I will go through these first 200 rounds fairly quickly, so I wanted to ask for your help.
Do you know of any good places either online or brick and mortar stores to purchase ammunition?
How long is this shortage of ammunition going to last?
Is it just the result of a Christmas rush on ammo, or is this a sign of things to come?
I’d like to hear your opinion in the comments below.
P.S. I’d also like to know if anyone else carries a Glock 17 and if they have any tips or tricks that they think I should know about the gun.
Any help would be appreciated.
P.S. It might not scare off an intruder but with ammo being in high demand and short supply you may be interested in looking for a new high powered pellet gun… These are not your average Daisy Pellet guns.