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Yes, ammo is getting more expensive. 9mm and 556 are hard to find for any reasonable price. 45 was around but not for a good price. So, what about the red-headed step children: 40s&w and even more so 357sig.

Locally in Michigan, i just grabbed $90 in 357sig FMJ and Speer GDHP for like $30. About to order some 40s&w online for nice price. I dont even "need" it, but its nice to get some more. Its clear to me people are not really interested in these calibers if they own a 9mm or 45. Maybe they sold the 40 they owned or never wanted a 357sig. Seems like a good...no make that GREAT...time to own one of these. My M&P 40 has a storm lake 357sig barrel; its a nice and useful combination.

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So, is that the case for any 40 to 357 Sig? A barrel change?
 

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I have a gen 3 Glock 32 (357 Sig) and a Glock 23 plus a extra 357 Sig barrel for the 23.
The Glock 23 works great with the 357 Sig barrel, I either use 357 Sig mags or swap the mag followers in 40 mags, have not tried it with unaltered 40 mags.
From the 4'' barrel and 357 Sig I get about 1,350 fps or a bit more with 125 gr.
Yea, I'm glad 40 and 357 Sig were not wiped out as fast as 9mm.
Was able to get a bit more FMJ 40 S&W for .36-.38 round and .40 cents round for the 357 Sig.
 

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I’ve got three pistols in 40 and three in 357 Sig. In total, that represents only four pistols. Really like those two for one combos.
 

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While the .40 and .357SIG may not be "in vogue" currently, they remain excellent rounds.
 

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I really like 40S&W. Haven't got around to buying a 357SIG barrel yet but I will. I may need to get a Sig 1911 to get a 40 S&W 1911. I don't think D.W. or Kimber make a 40. I had an EMP in 40, first and last Springfield for me.
 

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I wanted to start experimenting with higher power 357sig offering, but i only got my storm lake barrel a month ago. Right now building up mostly FMJ and some Gold Dots. Yes, there are better HPs for the 357sig, but according to LuckyGunner labs results, its no slouch.

In any event, im pleased to have options. Options are good.
 

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The guys who own 6.5 Creedmoor rifles are apparently still in luck. That's pretty much the only caliber still readily available on the shelves of the closest Cabelas. As far as pistol ammo goes, .25ACP can still occasionally be found. Good to know that if all else fails I can still rely on my Browning Baby to ward off crowds of violent protesters.
 

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Stock-up on everything you need (not just ammo).

If there's one lesson to be learned from this year, it is to be prepared; don't presume continuity of supply with anything of importance (to yourself). Don't even rely on expecting to find whatever might be the "flavor that's left".

If one does this, short-term shortages won't be such a concern.
 

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Haven’t purchased ammo in years, can’t remember the last time. When I want more I just go to the reloading bench and pull the lever.
 

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I've owned more than one gun in each of the calibers you mention. Not a thing wrong with either, but my interests are elsewhere. Glad you were able to get deals on the cartridges you prefer.
 

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Whenever I can't find anything else I always seem to be able to round up a box or two of 40. I actually have enough of everything for now except .380. I got a S&W 380 EZ for a female family member recently. I should have known not to get into a caliber I wasn't already using during this mess.
 

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I picked up a gently used 1st gen M&P in .40 recently. I was pleasantly surprised to find ammunition readily available. I'm half scared to look now, it's been a month since I last scrounged around to see what was available in terms of ammo.

It's an awful time to be looking at a new platform or running low on supplies, that's for certain. I'm kinda glad I had enough freedom seeds for the other freedom dispensers in the stable.
 

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Clearly I fall under the “should have purchased earlier” category, but alas here i am grateful to be able to find something.

I too was thinking about a new caliber; a 10mm, and though still interesting, it would be more of an obstacle than entertainment right now.

Dsk, your comment about rifle calibers is a great point. I need to look past my large caliber rifles and 556. Hmm, maybe a fall project gun....
 

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If you have gun(s) in 40/357sig and are just now buying ammo... then I guess it's good you shoot those calibers. :rolleyes:

That's like waiting until the car dies to think about stopping for gas... we coasted into the pumps a few times in high school but we also had to push a time or two. ;) Would have been smarter to buy this year's ammo last year... or at least keep a small inventory.
 

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Just FYI not all of us have sufficient discretionary income (or a low enough balance on our credit cards) to have stockpiled thousands of rounds of ammo. Like many people I buy it a little at a time, as I can afford it. I usually buy at a rate commensurate with the rate that I expend it. When ammo is dirt cheap or I have a little more spending money the stockpile goes up slightly. During times like these it usually dwindles a bit. The problem I'm having (as with everyone else) is that the supply dried up months ago and I'm not able to find more to replace whatever I shoot up. I guess it's a bummer I wasn't spending enough money on ammo a year ago when it was plentiful and cheap, but at the time there were higher priorities.
 

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Hah, I went in Sportsman's Warehouse for the first time since this started and the shelves of ammo were all bare and the only thing I saw was two twenty rounds boxes of 357Sig :)
 

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I don’t even see that at our Sportsmans. Picked cleaner than the toilet paper isle in spring 2020. I reloaded and stock piled back before I was forced into an early retirement. I’ve had to resort to very little shooting with real guns and more with pellet and airsoft. I can’t run so no shooting sports.
 

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My siggy blew up. Corbon, the ammo that blew it up says it was barrel failure but they refuse to send my gun back. This happened in Dec. Not only the firearm but also three boxes of ammo less two rounds. Still think Sig is a good round just not Corbon.

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