Finding Ways To Reduce The Cost Of The Ammunition You Use
Buying 9mm ammunition can be expensive, and if you use a lot of it, you may want to explore some options that can reduce the cost. Some things take a little planning to make work for you, but if you are going through a lot of 9mm ammo and paying full price for it, it can get expensive very quickly.
One of the easiest ways to reduce the cost of your ammo purchases is to find a gun shop or outdoor outfitter with a good sale on the ammo you need. Often lesser-known brands of ammo will be lower priced to start with, and if the dealer puts the boxes on sale, you may be able to get an excellent deal on a few boxes or buy an entire case if they let you.
If you buy ammo from the same shop all the time, you might be able to get them to give you a call when there is a deal running or a sale about to happen. Be aware of the brand you buy if you can not inspect the boxes ahead of time, and check reviews from other buyers to ensure you are getting quality ammo when you make a purchase. You can also often find sales online that will allow you to purchase 9mm ammo at a lower price and send it directly to your home.
Buying In Bulk
You may want to consider purchasing ammo in bulk from a supplier that can offer you a large supply if you spend a lot of time on the range. Buying bulk lots of ammunition often allows you to get it at a better price, but you may find that the dealer selling it will only allow you so much at a time unless you hold a federal firearms license to buy and sell guns and ammunition.
Some gun shops will make the purchase for you and then transfer it, but unless the price is significantly lower by buying this way, going through the shop can add to the cost and may not be worth it for many people.
Reducing the cost of your 9mm ammo may come in the form of recycling the brass when you are shooting. Scrap brass has some value and can be sold by weight to many local recycling centers and scrap yards.
You may also be able to sell the brass as once-fired casings to reloaders that can use them to create custom rounds for their own use. If the brass was new when you fired it, the cartridges should have at least one more, if not several, reload when they are cleaned up, and shooters who reload their ammo are often looking to purchase casings.