So many online ammo websites, right?
Find out the best places to buy ammunition online from our own positive experiences.
Best Places to Buy Ammo Online
Why Buy Ammo Online?
A survey of gun owners conducted by the NSSF found that 53% of gun owners bought ammo online and that 86% of those cited lower pricesand quantity discounts.
I’ve only bought ammo a couple of times at gun stores or the range because I forgot to bring my online bought ammo. But every time I go, it’s not surprising to see prices 50% higher than what you’ll find online…even after factoring in shipping!
I’d like to also add in variety and tax savings.
Without the restraint of a physical location, online sellers can have tons of selection. Some guns just like different ammo better than others. I like to order a couple of types to see what shoots best in a new gun, and then later put in a bulk order. Plus, our suggestions will likely be out of state for you…so no sales tax!
Still with me?
Now onto the good stuff!
My go-to place to buy ammo online is Lucky Gunner for their selection, real-time inventory, and fast shipping, and shipping estimator. I’ve been a customer of theirs for over 6 years.
I find a lot of other retailers skimp in website tech or their shipping departments. There have been too many times where the following has happened:
- I find a great price, order, my credit card is charged, and then I get an email a couple days later that they are out of stock. Now I can either wait for a backorder or get a refund which ties up my credit card for a week.
- I order and it takes a week or two to ship out my order.
- I try to see my shipping costs and I have to create a login and enter all my details first.
LuckyGunner is great since they take care of the three problems above. You get to see their live inventory next to each product, they have a 110% guarantee that your stuff will be shipped the next business day, and you can easily calculate shipping without creating a login.
How about a backup if they are out?
Brownells is where I get most of my specialty tools and gun parts. They also have unparalleled customer service, reasonable shipping, and some good ammo deals.
They are caught up in all the website technology which I love, so you can add all the ammo to your cart, input your zip code, and see the shipping. Makes it much easier to compare across websites.
They stand behind their products and I’ve found it really easy to return stuff. However, I’m pretty sure you can’t return ammo for safety reasons. But for parts and tools, they are the best!
What’s your take on Brownells for ammo and parts?