Ammunition Distributor

Discussion in 'NFA/Class 3 & FFL Discussion' started by atsi, May 8, 2011.

  1. atsi

    atsi New Member

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    I recently received my FFL and am trying to determine the best distributor to go through to purchase ammo. for my store. Thx. in advance

    Jeff
     
  2. KeithB

    KeithB New Member

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    Ammo is a hard thing to buy right
     

  3. MrM4

    MrM4 New Member

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    The key is LARGE amounts. If your a small time FFL you can forget about "smokin" deals on ammo, the mark up just isnt there.
     
  4. Troy Michalik

    Troy Michalik Is it Friday yet? Supporter

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    Which is VERY sad and unfortunately VERY true.

    The other best bet if you are a small quantity seller is to hope you are within driving distance to a/any distributor, that will at least save you the shipping. The real plus in this case is selling powder and primers which, in addition to the shipping charges, also carry a $25 hazmat fee that will flat out eat your lunch.
     
  5. KeithB

    KeithB New Member

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    I am 30 miles from Walmart etc, i try and keep a couple boxes each of what my local hunters and target shooters use. I only mark it up 2 to 3 dollars a box. I have a place where i can mix cases to get full 1000 round cases to get better prices and flat rate shipping.
     
  6. Ilv4xn

    Ilv4xn New Member

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    I found an FFL06 holder ammo manufacturer about 25min away I buy re-manufactured ammo from them and sell it 9mm-$10 .45-$15 plus they will make any ammo I ask
     
  7. FaTmAn

    FaTmAn New Member

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    Something a friend found helpful when selling ammo is if you have a range either by your store or you have your own. The ranges around here are far and few so the places with the ranges seem to mark up there ammo a little more then other places.
     
  8. Troy Michalik

    Troy Michalik Is it Friday yet? Supporter

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    "Captive audience" I believe is what they call that. Just don't get too greedy.
     
  9. KeithB

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    I once went to a range where you had top buy ammo fropm them, and were not allowed to pick up your brass that you just paid for, as the ammo was full price :D
     
  10. Davo45

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    As a couple of others have said already, unless you're buying a trailer load like Wal-Mart you just can't buy it for what they do, but they don't carry very much variety, especially not in defensive ammo.

    Unless things have changed drastically post 9/11 one doesn't have to have an FFL to purchase ammo, only firearms. I used to sell ammo along with U.S.G.I. Military surplus as a part-time business. I dealt with Bangers in Birmingham, don't have any of their contact info anymore, but know they're still in business.