Handgun Ammo

Ammunition Depot carries more than 25 calibers of ammunition that fit not only the mainstream collection of popular calibers but any caliber suitable for mainstream use cases, from hunting to the range and competition to personal protection – even cowboy action shooting and specialty competition rounds. You can buy cases of .38 special to .454 Casull, or find the rarer .38-40 Winchester, or 7.62x25 Tokarev. And we're never short on commodity rounds like .45 ACP for you to choose your favorite personal defense or range full metal jacketed cartridge.


Where can I buy handgun ammo?

In terms of opportunities for the customer, buying handgun ammo has never been easier. There are two main options available: in person and online. Gun shows and firearm-related stores are the primary in-person options and retailers like Ammunition Depot offer online options. In many cases, online shopping is the best method, particularly for those who know exactly what ammo they want. We say this not as a sales tactic but because online shopping offers the most convenient method with the best possibility of finding items in stock.

How old do you have to be to buy handgun ammo?

Handgun ammunition sales are regulated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) under the Gun Control Act of 1968. As a result, you must be 21 years old to purchase handgun ammunition. That's the same age required as if you were purchasing a handgun.

How long does handgun ammo last?

Handgun ammunition has different life expectancies depending on the materials used for manufacturing. According to most manufacturers, this is typically around 10 years. However, if properly stored, its life can be extended for much longer periods.

What is considered handgun ammo?

Handgun ammunition is defined by the ATF, also under the regulations of the Gun Control Act of 1968. The ATF specifies that the ammunition is classified based on the gun it's intended to be fired out of. Therefore, handgun ammunition is ammunition manufactured for guns that are categorized as handguns.

How much does handgun ammo cost?

Prices of ammo vary depending on the type of ammo you're buying, the caliber and the amount you're buying. Target ammunition is typically cheaper than self-defense ammo, and certain calibers can be more expensive than others depending on demand and scarcity. There's also a lot of price variance depending on whether you buy in bulk or in smaller quantities.

What is the best handgun ammo?

Best is a very subjective term. What's best will be determined according to what's best for your situation, firearm and budget. Many manufacturers make excellent quality ammunition that serve you well, but depending on the aforementioned factors, some may suit you better than others. You can do plenty of research on this site to compare multiple options to help you find the one best qualified to fill your needs.

Where to buy handgun ammo in bulk?

Finding bulk ammunition is similar to purchasing non-bulk ammo: it's available in the same places. As with purchasing other types of ammo, online possibilities like Ammunition Depot represent the most likely solution for cost, convenience and availability. We encourage finding the solution that's right for your situation.
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