The markets are an ever-changing landscape and this is certainly true in the ammunition markets. Over the last year, with the onslaught of new gun owners and the shortage of ammunition, gun-owning Americans across the United States have been left wondering where to obtain quality ammunition.
Over the past several years gun owners have been gravitating to online ammo retailers. A survey by the NSSF (National Shooting Sports Foundation) found that 53% of American gun owners have recently purchased ammo online.
What are the Benefits of Buying Online?
One of the main reasons for the increase in online ammo shoppers has been the increasing benefits. First and foremost, with the recent ammo shortages, the selection in stores has seriously suffered. Even if you are able to find ammo in-store, it is often cheaper to purchase the same ammo online, even when factoring in the shipping costs, since many stores include state and local sales tax. Buying online also allows new shooters, as well as experienced ones, to test out a wide variety of different ammo brands with their guns. Many online retailers also offer bulk packaging of ammo which can dramatically reduce the price.
Like any purchased good, supply and demand determine pricing. With the pandemic starting in 2020, combined with the enormous number of new handgun owners across the country, ammo has been increasingly hard to find and prices are sky-high. Manufacturers and retailers are working hard to replenish the supply, but ammo has been disappearing off the shelves within hours of being restocked. As a result, buyers have been flocking to online retailers.
Top 7 Online Ammo Retailers
Ammo.com supplies a variety of ammo brands and calibers from handgun ammo to rifle ammo to shotgun ammo and virtually everything in-between. Ammo.com offers live inventory, which allows customers to see exactly what is in-stock. One thing that customers love about Ammo.com is that they donate 1% of their earnings directly to pro-freedom organizations such as the NRA, Soldiers' Angels, Homes for Our Troops, Second Amendment Foundation, and more. They also offer incredibly fast shipping; orders placed before 3 pm EST ship within the next business day.
Ammoman.com, based in Newark, NJ, is one of the oldest ammo shops on the internet. Dating back to 1998, they’ve proven time and time again why they deserve to stay in business. AmmoMan.com sells virtually every type of ammo you can think of. They also offer free shipping with bulk ammo purchases. Best of all, like Ammo.com, they won’t show ammo that they do not have in-stock.
Ammunition Depot was founded by freedom-loving Americans who fully understand the responsibility of keeping their families safe. Ammunition Depot has a goal and a promise to provide American’s with access to high-quality ammunition, a low price point, and high-quality customer service. Ammunition Depot is based in Florida and donates to many charities and foundations that support our troops, shooting sports teams, as well as law enforcement.
Gorilla Ammunition builds their own ammunition and products. The team at Gorilla has a singular purpose of building great products and doing it right. They have invested heavily in the manufacturing and testing of their products. Gorilla Ammunition offers hunting, target, defense, and pistol rounds. They also sell bulk ammunition in reusable buckets.
Natchez Shooters Supply was started in 1979 by two families who began supplying outdoor products as a one-stop-shop along the path of the historical 440-mile Natchez Trace Trail. They truly are a one-stop-shop for ammunition and like some of the other retailers on this list, only show the ammunition that they have in-stock.
Nosler Ammunition has some of the best hunting ammunition on the market. Nosler offers a wide range of calibers specifically built for long-range shooting and traditional hunting. The Nosler bullet design is award-winning. Nosler only focuses on solid, quality bullets with great design.
Weatherby has long been known for building some of the most accurate hunting rifles and shotguns in the industry. The recent move to Wyoming from Paso Robles, CA, has ignited Weatherby to take some further strides, and they now offer their own Weatherby branded ammunition on their website.
We always recommend that you assess your needs, make an estimation of how much ammunition you’ll need, and then buy as much as you can afford on a regular basis. Current ammo shortages are going to ease up once the supply catches up with demand, but that doesn’t mean it’s going to be soon. Ammunition is never going to get cheaper than it is today, so it’s best to purchase before the inevitable cost increase.
We The People Holsters provides a large selection of magazine carriers once you find your perfect ammo. We also offer a wide variety of holsters. All our items are proudly and entirely made in the USA.