Online Ammunition Shopping Made Easy

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Let’s face it- sometimes, the local WalMart isn’t going to have the ammunition you need, especially with the current shortage we’ve got going on.  Even when the local big-box store is in stock, you’re normally subject to purchase limits, either on certain calibers (.22lr comes to mind), or on total.  So off we go, to the internets, to find the cartridges we crave.

There are a couple of old standbys I used to use quite a bit, like Ammunition-to-go (still a pretty good choice), and of course Cabela’s / Bass Pro / Academy’s online stores are usually pretty well stocked, if pricier.

But, a few months ago, I found the ultimate place to find the best deals on ammunition, and a new go-to even if just to see what a particular cartridge is going for at the moment.

Seriously, Gunbot is where it’s at.  It’s not a store, but rather an aggregator, whose creater I would like to buy several beers (though he can likely afford his own through the money I’m sure he raked in on affiliate deals).  Basically, you go there, choose your caliber, and you’ll get lists that you can sort by price-per-round, age of offer, brand, and store.  The site will link you to the website making the offer, and you go there to do the buying.

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They have some additional features if you create an account and donate ($20/yr at the moment) such as email alerts based on price thresholds you can set.  THIS feature, wins.  Back during the darkest months of the current shortage, when .22lr was impossible to find anywhere besides price gougers on gunbroker, you could set email alerts when it was available.  More than a few times, I’d get a ping, get online ASAP, see a few boxes available somewhere, add to cart, and it would be gone in mere minutes of being listed in stock, so apparently I wasn’t the only one using this feature.

Things have calmed down a bit since then, and by watching trends on here, much like watching stocks, you can see the prices slowly settling back down.

Anyhow, just wanted to share this tool, hope it helps!  Next week, I’ll try to have an introduction to cleaning post that’ll help the newbies know what their bare bones cleaning kit should look like.

Getting Started!

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Welcome to Grey Arsenal

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Right, so I’m new at blogging- cut me some slack for the first little bit while I get things up and running here.  First order of business, getting myself a decent set up for taking pictures.  This I promise:  No more terrible on-the-bed or carpet pictures like the ones I’ve taken above.

I also promise that I don’t even own that comforter any longer.  Not sure what I was thinking there.   Anyway- as soon as I’m good to go with getting some non-distracting pictures on here, I’ll probably kick this thing off with some quick ‘n dirty takedown guides.  Honestly, all of these will be available elsewhere, but as mentioned on the About page, these will be partially existing as guides by me for my friends and family, and I’ll try to make them as clear and detailed as possible.

Later on, I’ll get into some slightly more exotic ones that may not be as easy to find, ones I know I had to dig around for a bit to find (anyone in the audience need to know how how to disassemble their FN Model 1922 or DWM P08 Luger?  Stay tuned.)

Disclaimer: I’ll be handling some fun stuff here, and as much as I’d like to laugh evilly whilst twirling my waxed mustache and claim that everything you see belongs to me, I’ll likely be showing firearms belonging to friends/family here too, generally for the purposes of doing a tear down guide or review on something to which I wouldn’t otherwise have access.  Also, the information here is for, well, information purposes only, don’t rely solely on what’s posted here, especially if you’re having an issue with your firearm, and especially ESPECIALLY if it’s an immediate safety issue.  I’m just giving a guiding hand, and am not liable for you ruining your brand new boomstick.  For any problems/issues that can’t be addressed by a basic strip-n-clean, it’s always best to either contact the manufacturer to check for warranty, or a local well-reviewed gunsmith.

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