December 13, 2010

Anybody Bought Ammo Here?

The Sportsman's Guide has been used by my family over the years for stuff like hunting boots and camping gear, but I also noticed they seem to have a decent selection of ammunition, at what seems to be reasonable prices.

I'm getting low on 9mm practice ammo, and am due for a carry ammo refresh as well.

Has anyone bought from them before? Are their shipping rates and shipping times as reasonable as their prices seem to be?

Posted by Confederate Yankee at December 13, 2010 10:04 PM

I've bought non ammo products thru them and been satisfied. With my .44 coming i'll be looking at them for round too. Also check out CHEAPER THAN DIRT and AMMO TO GO

Posted by: Richard mcenroe at December 13, 2010 10:12 PM

Well Sportsmans Guide is ok. and are pretty good on prices.

Posted by: Lweson at December 13, 2010 10:41 PM

Yes, I've bought a lot from both Sportsman's Guide and Cheaper Than Dirt. Prices are close to each other- bulk is a bit cheaper at CTD, I think, but it depends on the current sales.

Posted by: JimShyWolf at December 13, 2010 10:42 PM

I've bought from them when times were tough(local WalMart was on speed dial, so I could check for supply daily) and they are decent both in terms of price and delivery. They give out a lot of coupons to ease the cost of delivery.

Also check Alamo Ammo, they comparable prices and good delivery.

Posted by: Earl T at December 13, 2010 11:46 PM

I ordered some ammo from them back during the shortage when it was hard to find. They offered some 7.62x39mm ammo at a good price and claimed the ammo would ship quickly. It didn't. After a few weeks they cancelled my order. Shortly thereafter, they started selling the same ammo at a higher price than I had ordered it at.

As far as I'm concerned they're a bunch of cheats and liars. I'll never buy from them again.

Posted by: Chris at December 14, 2010 12:50 AM

I have bought from them numerous times. Never had an issue and shipping ammo is always a bit pricey. weighs a good bit and is an ORMD item limiting how it is able to get from A to B. I also get boots and some work clothes from them, so I joined the Club and will often get the bill pulled over 4 months time, and I spend enough to save more than the yearly fee. Getting good boots is a must for my bad joints, and I stand most of the day on concrete in slick and wet conditions. I keep an eye out for deals on Bates or Wolverines in safety toe and waterproof.

Posted by: JP at December 14, 2010 06:13 AM

Join their club and the discounts are very good-- coupons are always available for easing the shipping costs. Shop around for the best deal though cause some of their offers are not good. But I've bought .223 and AK spam cans from then at about 20 cents a round-- not bad if you buy in bulk.

Posted by: redleg at December 14, 2010 02:44 PM

During the shortage, I use to order ammo from them all the time. I think the trick is to buy as much as possible on your first order when you join the club, because shipping is free for that order.

They also seem to consistently sell 5.7x28 lower than anybody else, though I haven't had to restock my cache with that lately.

Make sure what you want is backordered and you should be fine.

Posted by: Andy at December 14, 2010 02:46 PM

CTD is waaaaay better. You will have your ammo within 3 days. I ordered from the uide, and my ammo arrived 3 days AFTER my trip to VT to teach my 10 yr old how to handle the AR. And this was two weeks after ordering "in stock" 556. Would never use them again.

Posted by: DaveJ at December 14, 2010 10:57 PM

I've bought enough stuff from
Sportsmans Guide to have a wing of
their warehouse named after me. Ammo is
often a good price with decent shipping from
them. camping gear and clothing are
pretty decent also.

Posted by: John Cunningham at December 15, 2010 12:11 AM