Wednesday, August 14, 2013 Review - There is ammo out there and its reasonably priced Review - There is ammo out there and its reasonably priced


Yes, I will admit it. I am a recovering ammo purchaser and was one of those guys who would purchase a case of .22LR ammo at a time.  Note that I still will when given the chance again. Unfortunately the horde of ammo I did have was damaged in a basement flood and now find myself like anyone else out there begging, bartering and trading for a few boxes of ammo; on occasion maxing out my two box daily purchase limit from my gun dealer. My new pastime seems to be placing orders for out of stock ammo.

Generally the way this self-inflicted torture process works, is after hours of exhaustive searching, I find someone who actually has ammo listed as “In Stock” and I place my order.  Usually 3-10 days later after my hopes have peaked, the email from the company reads “the bastard who placed the order before you took all your ammo”. I am probably paraphrasing and embellishing their words, but I think you get the idea... no ammo.

Several weeks ago, I was again cruising the world wide inter-web for .22LR ammo and there before me was this company call who listed .22LR CCI Standard Velocity ammo as “in stock” for a reasonable price.  They even had a “Warning” on their front page which noted that if a product/ammo is listed in stock, it is actually physically “in stock” and that their system would not let you buy more than they had. They even had no purchase limits. OK, I’ll bite. I whipped out my theft-protected Life-Locked low limit credit card and decided to give it a go by adding a reasonable amount of .22LR CCI SV boxes and a couple boxes of .223 to kill the $100 of credit limit on the card.

The reality though is that there was none of the expected drama typical of my previous ammo purchase attempts. This time I received a couple emails thanking me for my account registration and order placement.  As is typical these days for online ammo orders, they required a state issued ID with my name, address and date of birth to verify age. The request this time was a bit different. BangItAmmo asked they asked that I cover my photo, ID#, and any other non-pertinent information before sending in a copy.  I covered the non-necessary info on my ID with tape, snapped a picture and emailed it right from my smart phone.  I had been this far with other retailers to still be told the ammo was out of stock, so I was not holding my breath yet.  

The next set of emails confirmed my age verification and shipping information... wow, I may even get the ammo. How exciting!  I kept tabs on the UPS tracking info to the day of delivery where a very nice man in a brown UPS truck delivered my ammo.  What is more amazing was that all the ammo was there physically in the box. A few times, I have expectantly opened a box only to find there was one box of ammo in the shipment where there should have been ten with a note that said “sorry sucker we are now following a socialist mentality of even distribution of ammo.”  Nope, everything I ordered from was in the box.  

I did actually read the “About” section of their website before ordering which was truly enlightening. is run by just one guy, out of his home... often on his kitchen table. So how does this ammo madman founder of do it and still offer decent prices? Simple he is both a licensed FFL dealer and a ammo scrounger just like me. Sometimes he gets the ammo wholesale, and sometimes he is the guy buying out the latest flash sales by being the first guy in line or online at 3AM. When he has something in stock, he marks it up from what he paid for it, adds shipping and then sells it to desperate ammo deprived individuals like myself.  This means that sometimes my beloved CCI Standard Velocity ammo is $5 a box and sometimes in this situation is $6.99.  Oddly enough being the little guy has its advantages of smaller overhead cost so instead of having to double his cost, he can add a smaller markup. The reality is that I need ammo and he has it at a reasonable price that is not gouging me and allows me to buy all he has in stock without limits, without a maximum, or without stupid socialist ammo distribution rules.

My suggestion is to give them a try for ammo and look around a bit on their site, as they even had Magpul PMAGs for under $13 each which is a great price.  They will not have everything all the time, however did allow me to buy just under 10 boxes of CCI SV ammo in a time when I cannot even find one box.

Update - Obviously times have changed a little and there is ammo. Bang it Ammo has kept pace and grown to now offer a wider array of products as of 2016.


1 comment:

Claudy's Corner said...

Much better deals and great customer service a Midway USA.