Let’s talk about something everybody needs, cheap 9mm ammo. Why focus on 9mm ammo in particular? Basically, it’s 2019, and if you aren’t shooting 9mm as a primary pistol cartridge, you need to re-evaluate your life choices. It’s now an undisptued fact that modern 9mm ammo can give ballistic performance on par with 40 S&W, 45 Auto, and pretty much every other handgun cartridge. 9mm ammo can easily be 30-40% cheaper than 45 ammo, especially when you’re buying in bulk, and all of this before you add in the fact that 9mm is easier to shoot, gives you more capacity, is lighter to carry, but I digress. Anyway, here are the Top 5 places in our opinion to make your next order for 9mm ammo.
Our #1 pick for 9mm ammo is actually a relative newcomer to the online retail space. Though the store itself is new, Short Round Supply Co. is run by World Champion Steel Challenge Shooty Boi B.J. Norris, who is no stranger to Gun Nuts readers or the shooting industry as a whole. Their prices are pretty damn good to begin with, but where they really shine is shipping. Not only do they charge a pretty fair flat rate for any size order (ammo is stupid heavy) Short Round Supply has a “SuperSonic Shipping Guarantee”, so if your order takes more than 2 business days to ship, it’s free. Yep, your order up to $500 could be free if they screw up, so I’d imagine they have a pretty high degree of confidence. They also claim that most orders only have a 2 day transit time, though I’m sure that mostly depends on where you are since ammo has to go by ground shipping.
It’s hard to have a list of places to buy stuff and not include Palmetto State Armory. PSA is a perennial favorite for people looking for low-cost AR parts, but they turn out some great freakin deals on other stuff, like bulk 9mm ammo. That being said, they aren’t known for super fast shipping, so make sure to order in advance.
If you’ve bought ammo online, you’ve probably heard of Luck Gunner. They’re doing a lot of things right, with an easy to navigate website, and solid selection of the main offerings you’ll need. They also offer an awesome knowledge base have done EXTENSIVE ballistic testing on most every defensive ammo offering on the market. They ship fast, but do charge closer to actual rates, so if you’re ordering a lot of bulk 9mm ammo, it can add up.
Midway USA often isn’t the very cheapest option to buy 9mm ammo, but you can buy with peace of mind that you’re buying from a super-well established business with a great reputation. They have a huge selection of 9mm ammo to order online, and were one of the first to push the envelope on shipping speeds in our industry. I’ve placed an order the morning of Cyber Monday, potentially the most backed-up someone will ever be on the shipping side, and still had my order ship within a few hours. So, even if you end up paying a couple more bucks per thousand for 9mm ammo, you’ll know it’s on the way quick.
#5: Your Local Big Box
Have a Cabelas, Bass Pro Shop, Academy Sports, or any number of big box stores around? Take a look for bulk 9mm ammo there. Especially during holiday sales, they can sling some incredible deals, and most offer an in-store pick-up option, so if you’re in a hurry to hit the range with your 9mm, you can get ammo in a hurry.