Save Big on Ammo
Ammunition represents the largest ongoing cost to regularly practicing with your firearms and enjoying shooting sports. Fortunately, there are ways to save big, by buying bulk ammo online. Not only is it cheaper, but for residents of most states, it will be delivered right to your door.
Example of Savings
I frequently shoot Blazer Brass at the range for my 9mm pistols. At my local gun range, it currently costs about $14.03 after tax for a box of 50 rounds. At Ammo.com, it cost me $201.92 for 1,000 rounds of the same ammo including tax and shipping.
If I go to the range twice a week and shoot 200 rounds each day I go (400 rounds per week), it would cost me $5,836.48 per year buying ammo at the range. If I bought all my ammo at Ammo.com, it would only cost $4,199.94, a savings of $1,636.54.
I purposely went with a rather modest example of savings, but you can do the math to see how much you'd save personally for your calibers and frequency of shooting. For many of you, you'll probably find that you'll save far more than that.
Best Places to Buy Cheap Ammo Online
It's not just Ammo.com that has great deals; there are multiple great places to buy cheap ammo online. Below I've covered some of our favorite, most trusted options. I'd recommend comparing prices among sites if looking to find the best deal.
Unlike some other firearm related websites, Ammo.com specializes entirely on selling ammunition. My favorite thing about their website is that they outline the key information of each ammunition choice (see the picture below for an example). They also offer a variety of filters, to help you quickly find the best option for what you're looking for.
The first time I made a purchase, they promptly called to clarify something, and I've never had any issues with them. They clearly list their available stock and seem to manage it efficiently, as I've never had any issues with cancelled orders or delays.
Another great feature of Ammo.com is that they donate 1% of all orders, at no cost to the consumer, to a variety of firearm charities. You can choose which charity to support at check out.
Lucky Gunner is another great option that primarily sells bulk ammo, though they do also sell a handful firearms accessories. The website is more frequently trafficked than Ammo.com, leading me to suspect they have a larger customer base.
I've had nothing but good experiences with Lucky Gunner and haven't heard anyone else saying the opposite. Order processing and shipping has also seemed incredibly fast. They typically offer prices very similar to Ammo.com. In other words: they have great deals.
The layout of their website offers many of the same filtering options as their aforementioned competitor, though I wish they had better details for easily comparing options. Check out the image below for a look or go to Lucky Gunner now.
Brownells is one of the most popular websites for purchasing firearms and ammunition. Unlike the first two sites on this list, they offer just about anything firearm related that you'd want to purchase, including firearms themselves.
In my experience, their prices have not been up to par with the other competitors. With that said, you may find it convenient to buy your ammo at the same place you buy your other gun and shooting-related items.
Can You Buy Ammo Online Where You Live?
Note: As always, the responsibility is on you to obey all federal, state, and local laws. If you have any questions whether a website can ship ammo to you, contact them directly for information.
Those not living in the United States are unfortunately out of luck. Within the States, there are also some areas and addresses that many companies cannot or will not ship to.
These typically include:
- New York City
- Washington, D.C.
- U.S. Territories
- P.O. Boxes
- APO/FPO Addresses
Additionally, those living in California, Connecticut, Illinois, New Jersey, and New York will have to jump through some additional hoops or may have to have their ammo shipped to a licensed location to pick up from.
Again, this is not an exhaustive list, so please do your own research.