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Still new so bare with me.I have a XDM .40 cal and it looks like i'll be picking up a XD 9mm from a member this week (got the fever,lol).
I saw we are having a local gun show this weekend and i was wanting to go and stock up on some ammo.Is there anything i should look for or watch out for? Thanks for any help or pointers you guys can give.
 

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Some weapon manufactures warn against using steel cased ammo. (IE: Russian ammo such as Wolf)

Personally, I'd avoid plain lead. FMJ or JHP for me only.

Other than that, buy whatever is cheapest.

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* Avoid reloads
* Avoid mall-ninja ammo:
  • RBCD
  • Magsafe
  • Glaser
  • Extreme Shock
* Watch out for reloads hiding in factory boxes
* Watch out for HIGH prices
* Don't buy something on an impulse if you're uncertain
* Haggle for best prices
* Watch out for deals on discontinued ammo like SA .223 battle packs and Chinese steel-core 7.62x39
 

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Don't assume you are getting a better deal at the show. Check prices at the local stores before you go. WWB in .45 was $159/500 at the AZ show which is $.31 per round. I checked Walmart yesterday and its still $29.88/100 which is just under $.30. The .308 I bought at the show was just about the same price as what I found locally as well.
 

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Yup, very true. Ammo at gunshows are basically the same price sometimes higher then store prices. Theres really no "deals" at gunshows, its just a place where gun lovers meet and poker around...at least from what I saw. There are some good deals on buller components! I got .243 SPBT bullets, 500 of them for 26 bucks and 400 60grn HP HRNY 224 for 16 bucks! :D
 

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Don't buy semi-wadcutter rounds. They don't cycle reliably in most XDs.
 

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Walmart has a very limited selection around here and are sold out of many rounds they normally carry. Gun shows have folks lined up three deep at the ammo booths picking thru whatever is left. It is getting to the point that when you can find what you want, pay the price and get it. The on-line stores are sold out of a lot of ammo too.
 

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Do NOT buy reloads at gun shows from some guy who sells them loose in a box or in Ziploc bags.

He sells them at the gunshow because nobody who knows him will buy them again. This guy appears at every gunshow in the USA simultaneously like Santa Clause. There is no known reason for his existence and you rarely see the exact same guy more than 3 shows in a row because then the word is out.
 

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Ammo at Wal-Mart has beaten the prices at gun shows every time. BB and WWB both beat any prices i've seen at a gun show. Better off just buying/trading guns at the show :D
 

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Made my way to my Walmart to check out the ammo.They have both the BB and the WWB,looks like the BB is a little cheaper.What would you guys recommend out of those two?
 

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Yeah those are the only twos the Walmarts around my area have.
The WWB is pretty good $19,95 100rds, the Blazer Brass id $8.97 50rds
I purchased some of the BB, but I haven't tried yet, but a lot of people from the forums say its pretty decent
 

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I think he may have been quoting 9mm prices. That would be the reason for the lower price.

.40 is typically in between 9mm and .45 in price.
I think your right,the prices i saw were for the .40 cal.
But now i just added the XD9mm,i can be looking at those prices also.
 

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They must have bumped it up around here.It was $12 for 50 BB.I want to say $29 for 100 WWB.
Exactly....sorry the misunderstanding. My brother also purchase some BB ammo at $12.xx.
Only difference on the BB ammo is that brass on 9mm is the regular bronze color, but the .40s appear to be light gray, kinda like aluminum
 
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