Black Friday: Ammo By The Pound

H/t to TSM for this h/u on an ammo deal that goes live at 0000 est Friday:

What’s Ammo by the Pound?

Our customer service team has been getting a ton of calls from folks asking for Black Friday deals. Well, we can’t blame anybody looking to save a few bucks. The problem is, the way this year’s ammo market has gone, there isn’t much out there we can offer a steep discount on when it comes to ammo.

Then, it hit us: A way for us to offer ammo at a steep discount for shooters and not have to fight off debt collectors to do it.

More often than we’d like, we pull ammo off the delivery truck from a manufacturer and we find blemishes or damage to the packaging itself. Often, it’s nothing major. Maybe the corner of the box was torn or the logo of the ammunition maker was scraped so it’s just not as pretty as what you’d expect.

The rounds are good, the cases are undamaged, and the rounds will function properly but nobody wants to get a banged up box of ammo when they’re paying full price. So, we’re generally forced to scrap the ammo. Our guys take it out of the box, toss the rounds into a barrel, and pile up in the corner calling it “waste”.

We don’t have a ton of it, but it’s been collecting in our warehouse for years and it could be making somebody’s guns really happy. These rounds need a home.

While it would take us years to separate the full metal jacket range rounds from the hollow-point self-defense rounds but we could easily find a way to sort the calibers.

The boys in the warehouse went to work and found a solution.

They bought a few shell sorters and separated out all the calibers and then hand-checked to ensure the sort was done properly. Combined, it’s a lot of ammo in a wide range of calibers. We’re talking thousands of rounds ranging from 9mm to .22 long rifle, to 5.56×45 NATO.

What that means is we have bins of various known calibers unsorted by grain or bullet type. For example, our 9mm round bins contain rounds ranging from full metal jacket to jacketed hollow point, 115 grain to 147 grain, all mixed together in a bit of a hodge-podge. To sort it would cost thousands of dollars but we’d rather pass the savings on to shooters.

From there, each caliber was bagged and placed inside a 30 Cal Plano or 50 Cal ammo can. Now, we have a limited inventory of these rounds available for a price that’s extremely competitive and likely better than what you’ll find anywhere else.

7 responses to “Black Friday: Ammo By The Pound

  1. Ha ha. What a circle jerk. Ammoman’s site crashed about a minute before midnight. I just sat here refreshing the bulk .22lr page came up again about 13-14 minutes after midnight. Tried to add it to my cart, site down again. A minute or two later, back up. Add to my cart again (says there are 4 left in stock at this point). But by the time I finally get the checkout page to open, it’s gone. It’s all gone. Oh well, win some, lose some. Hopefully some liberty minded folks ended up with some cheap .22lr. Or whatever their flavor is.

  2. Yeah, what a fricking joke. I was on at exactly 2100 PST and all I could get was a 404 error message. They sold all the inventory to a small number of people behind the scenes IMHO. It was probably not really available. I send them an email expressing my disdain for that kind of practice.

  3. Same here, all ready, signed in, page set as home page, the whole nine yards, but right by 0000EST, 404s, site maintenance, no fate, and other error messages. I kept reloading and refreshing the screen. At some point shortly after, was able to place 1 box of 5.56 in the shopping cart, went through checkout, and while I was entering my CC number, got a warning stating that the product in my cart was sold out (?). Don’t you hate when someone fishes into your shopping cart right when you’re trying to place your items on the checkout conveyor belt at the grocery store?

  4. Bummer, I didn’t mange to get any.

    But on the plus side…It’s nice to know that there are enough fellow threepers out there to buy up that much ammo that quickly. 🙂

  5. If they had been smart about it, they would have placed quantity limits on the cases as well limiting the number calibers for one purchaser. Then more people would have been able to get something for a good price and come back as repeat business. Alternatively, a very few got a lot and won’t likely come back. Not a good business strategy frankly.

  6. Bob Peterson

    It looks like they created a public relations nightmare when they only pleased a few customers. Sometimes good intention don’t work out so well. I never try to get in on these “good deals” as they are like fighting a crowd in a store and generally not worth your sanity. I am lucky to have found some good local suppliers that now know me and I let them find the deals and they usually pass them along. Like a 30 gallon barrel of 5.56 NATO loose, things like that friends and good customers usually get in on. Support your local dealers when they treat you right.

  7. “So, we’re generally forced to scrap the ammo.”

    These idiots are “scrapping” ammo because the boxes are bad ??? These are either the stupidest morons ever born, or it’s BS.