Yesterday, I went in search of a nearly mythical creature, namely 200 grain semi-wadcutter ammo. I would have been content with finding some none-plus P 185 grain ammo as well, as my goal was to find a light target load that would effectively cycle my .45 ACP 1911s. The goal here is to find a lead bullet that I can use “across the board” – in IDPA for CDP, USPSA for L10/Single Stack, and in SASS for Wild Bunch Division.
I kept my search yesterday to the major outlets, Gander Mountain, Dick’s Sporting Goods, etc – I even included Meier and Wal-Mart on my stops just to see if they had anything. Unfortunately for me, it was like looking for water in Lake Los Angeles – you heard there used to be a lake there, but you’ve never seen it, and neither has anyone you know. There was literally no .45 ACP ammo around. 230 grain hardball? Gone. 185 grain +p+ Deathray? Gone. Someone had even bought up all of the Glaser safety slugs at Gander Mtn.
However, my search doesn’t end there. Today, I’m expanding to hit up the local gun shops. I’ll hit three of them today, Beech Grove Firearms, KS&E Sports, and Wyatt’s Sporting Goods up in Cicero. If between those three places I can’t find what I’m looking for, then tomorrow I’m going to make the drive out to Bob’s place in Plainfield and see if they have anything. While I’m at it, I’ll also be looking for a target stand and some NRA Action Pistol targets for a little bit of Bianchi Cup practice.