Handgun Ammunition and Target Sources
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Your handgun ammunition sources should be found locally because most online sources charge too much for postage and handling because of the bullet weight.
If you live in an area where you’re too far from a gun store, feed store or any store which sells the bullets you need for your handgun, look online for specials that offer bulk bullet sales with a low postage cost. These specials do exist, but you have to look for them.
I don’t recommend your purchasing more bullets than you need if you don’t have the space for it, but many people like to keep a large stockpile of bullets. There’s nothing wrong with that. It’s a personal preference and it’s a means of thinking ahead for any emergency situation. And you’ll need them eventually. But, as I’ve said, you’ll want to make sure you have a place to store them that’s safe and away from children and pets.
Don’t Overspend On Your Handgun Ammunition
If you’re on a budget and your source for bullets it expensive, you’ll avoid buying a good supply for target practice. I’ll admit sometimes it seems as if I’m shooting away money within minutes, but when I think about personal safety it all seems worth it.
Shop around your area for the lowest cost of bullets sold in a box. In my area Walmart offers the best price.
Walmart doesn’t have a good supply of accessories, but they always have a good supply of bullets, so I purchase a large amount before I go target shooting, even though I keep a good supply at home. I also purchase my targets from Walmart. But you can find them easily anywhere, print them out or purchase them online with other supplies.
I’ve never had to use my gun for defense, so I’m not sure how I’ll react. I can only prepare to be calm and prepared. What I’ve done is to purchase extra magazines and I keep them loaded by my guns when I’m home alone.
I’m not paranoid about it, but I just want to feel prepared. I also take the safety off my guns unless I have company–especially my grandchildren. They don’t even know I have guns because they’re all safely stored and hidden along with all supplies. I also keep each gun locked.
If you make target practice a hobby, purchasing bullets won’t seem like such a waste. You’ll be learning how to be proficient with your handgun while having fun at the same time.
I give the size of bullets needed for the handguns I recommend on my Recommended handgun page.
Handgun Ammunition and Shooting Targets
For Shooting targets you have many choices. You can print them out, purchase them where guns are sold and order them online. Read my article and get my Online source for targets which make shots burst into a bright fluorescent Yellow upon impact. Target Article.