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Welcome to Armed American News’ newest feature: The Weekly Ammo Report.

It is sponsored as a public service by Lane Elkins, owner of Cheap Gun Club.com. Lane buys and sells ammunition for a living. He’s a seasoned pro who knows the ammunition marketplace better than most.

Here are his weekly observations and prognostications:

  • Given recent events, it’s probably a good time to stock up on AR mags and .556/223. If there is federal legal action or a ban coming or even discussed, prices will skyrocket. There is plenty of 5.56/223 available on the market now, but it is not cheap.
  • The market for shotgun ammo is tight, but the Cheap Gun Club is offering 12-gauge buckshot for $0.58 per round. Any shotugun ammo sold for less than $0.60 per round is a good deal.
  • .45 ACP has disappeared. Now, if you can find it you will pay more than $0.50 per round. No one knows what happened to the supply, but it might be a primer-shortage issue.
  • The only ammo around in quantity is PMC, which is made in South Korea, although they, too, do not have .45 ACP.
  • .380 and .40 continue to be available at decent prices.
  • Hunting ammo — not tactical calibers — continues to be very expensive. One customer said he just bought 20 rounds of 45-70 and paid more than $60.

Don’t forget to check out Cheap Gun Club.com’s weekly specials:

C Products 30-round AR mags: One mag, 10-pack, case of 100 mags 

Sterling 12-gauge 00-Buckshot, 10-round box, 200-round case