Popular Ammo Brands
Because the needs and uses of ammunition differs between firearm owners, the term POPULAR can certainly be subjective.
That being said, the following ammo brands have consistently ranked high amongst gun owners, and all have a strong reputation for high quality and selection.
Popular for self-defense, recreational shooting, and law enforcement applications, handgun ammo refers to the specific caliber designed for use in handguns.
Handgun ammunition is traditionally smaller and lightweight than rifle or shotgun calibers. It is available in various types and sizes (or calibers), including Full Metal Jacket (FMJ), Jacketed Hollow Point (JHP), and other specialty bullets.
Popular handgun ammunition types include 9mm Luger, 45 ACP, 38 Special, and 40 Cal - At Ammunition Depot, customers will find great deals on these calibers and more!
When choosing which handgun ammo type is right for you, it is important to consider the intended use of the ammunition, the level of accuracy and stopping power needed, and any legal restrictions that may apply.
With its unmatched versatility, power, and accuracy, rifle ammunition refers to the specific caliber intended for various rifle types to promote optimal performance and safety.
Rifle ammo can come in various calibers and bullet types, including Full Metal Jacket (FMJ), Jacketed Hollow Point (JHP), and specialty bullets designed for specific hunting, long-range shooting, home defense, and military applications.
Popular rifle ammunition calibers include 223, 5.56, 7.62x39, 308, and 6.5 Creedmoor - At Ammunition Depot, customers will find great deals on these calibers and more!
When selecting which rifle ammunition best suits your needs, it is important to consider your intended use, the target's distance, the level of accuracy needed, and overall stopping power.
Arguably the most specialized category of ammunition is shotgun ammo. Popular shotgun shells are available in various gauges and shot sizes, including birdshot, buckshot, and slugs.
From sport shooting and hunting to home and personal defense, shotguns and shotgun ammo are as versatile as the number of shotgun shells on the market. In fact, less lethal ammunition types like rubber bullets are even available for use.
Popular shotgun shell types include 10 gauge, 12 gauge, 28 gauge, and 410 ammo - At Ammunition Depot, customers will find great deals on these calibers and more!
Whichever type of shotgun shell you're looking for, remember the quality of ammunition can significantly affect the shotgun's performance, accuracy, and stopping power.
Rimfire ammo is a type of ammunition that uses a firing mechanism where the primer is located inside the rim of the cartridge base. It is typically less powerful than centerfire ammo and is commonly used in small-caliber rifles or handguns.
Common characteristics of rimfire ammo include its low recoil, low production costs, and availability, making it ideal for target shooting, plinking, small-game hunting, and first-time shooters.
Popular rifle ammunition calibers include 22LR, 22 Magnum, 22 Short, and 17 HMR - At Ammunition Depot, customers will find great deals on these calibers and more!
For gun owners looking for training ammunition that won't break the bank, rimfire ammo is an outstanding choice that's fun to shoot and is generally available from all major ammunition manufacturers.
Buying Bulk Ammo
There are many reasons to buy bulk ammo, with convenience being one of the most significant factors.
All Ammo Depot purchases ship in standard packaging that protects your ammo from moisture, air, and corrosion.
Additionally, allowing customers to purchase ammo in bulk and store it for future use guarantees their favorite rounds are available when needed.
QUESTION: Can I buy ammo online?
ANSWER: YES! In most areas of the US you can buy ammo online and have it shipped to your door. There are some restrictions which you can read about in our Terms and Conditions.
Buying ammo online is easier, cheaper, and gives you access to a much wider selection
QUESTION: Do I need a license to buy ammo online?
ANSWER: There are some areas that require a license to buy ammo anywhere and buying online is no exception.
If you want your ammo shipped to states like Connecticut, Illinois, and New Jersey, we will reach out to you to get a copy of your license after you place your first order.
Once we have a copy on file we can continue shipping to your verified address until the license expires. If your state doesn't have these rules in place, you can order ammo online without a license.
QUESTION: What ammo is allowed at the range?
ANSWER: Indoor ranges generally will not allow any steel core ammo or any tracer. Steel core ammo can damage the backstop at the range and tracer is a fire hazard.
Ranges usually use a magnet to check for steel core ammo as lead and brass are nonferrous and won't attract a magnet.
Outdoor ranges may allow both of these, but some regions restrict tracer ammo being fired outdoors because of the fire hazard it presents.
The best thing to do is to contact your range before you arrive to find out what, if any, ammo they restrict.
QUESTION: Can ammo be returned?
ANSWER: Yes! At Ammunition Depot, and nowhere else, you can return ammunition (and other products).
Certain situations may include a small restocking fee. All the details can be found in our Shipping / Returns Policy.
QUESTION: Does ammo go bad or expire?
ANSWER: If stored properly, ammo can easily outlast you! Proper storage means cool, dry, and without temperature swings.
However, if exposed to excessive humidity or extreme temperatures ammo can degrade over time.
Ammo stored in an ammo can or purchased prepacked for long term storage like The Prepper will be safe to shoot for decades.
QUESTION: Is ammo corrosive?
ANSWER: Most ammo is not corrosive. However, in ammo that is corrosive it is generally the primer that causes corrosion.
Any ammo with corrosive primers will be clearly marked.
QUESTION: Can I fly with guns and ammo?
ANSWER: Yes, but there are restrictions. You must follow specific rules in order to fly with guns or ammo and you must not be traveling through airports in any jurisdictions that do not allow you to have a firearm.
The TSA provides guidelines on Transporting Firearms and Ammunition, should you plan to carry at your destination you want to make sure you can do so legally.
USA Carry provides some great resources on CCW Reciprocity to see what states will honor your concealed carry permit.
QUESTION: What kind of ammo is Walmart not selling?
ANSWER: Walmart has said they will stop selling all "short barrel rifle ammunition," as well as all handgun ammunition.
They specifically mention that they will no longer sell .223/5.56 ammo. Handgun ammo means things like 9mm ammo, .45 ACP ammo, and .40 S&W ammo will no longer be available at Walmart.
Read more about Walmart's Ammo Decision.
QUESTION: What are the most popular ammo types?
ANSWER: Although the term popular is subjective, 9mm Ammo, 223 Ammo, 308 Ammo, 7.62x39 Ammo, 308 Ammo, and 45 ACP are some of the most popular calibers used in the United States.
However, there are many other cartridges to choose from. At Ammunition Depot, you'll find the caliber and quantity you're looking for - without breaking the bank!