Back in March of this year I wrote about how an election year drives up demand and prices for firearms and ammunition. We’ve been training a lot this year, and have been shooting a lot of ammunition, especially 9mm.
I bought some Wolf Performance Ammunition (WPA) on sale and in bulk last spring from local farm supply chain Fleet Farm. I bought the same ammo last week, except that it was $0.48 more expensive per box of 50.
This may not seem like a lot, but when you buy in mass quantities it adds up. Worse yet, the retail price for the ammunition was up over $1.10 per box from the spring.
The least expensive of ammunition choices may not be inexpensive for very long.
Some of the companies I buy from online are already low on stock on common loads, or sold out. SGAmmo.com is a great company (more on them another time) and they are routinely sold out of practice ammunition in 9mm. I have purchased (and fired) thousands of rounds from them and are a great source for ammunition. Look to AIM Surplus for great deals and service as well.
Make sure you have your ammunition needs sorted out as soon as possible. Every delay may cost you.