A couple of weeks ago I picked up a Smith & Wesson Bodyguard. A few days after my purchase, I headed over the range to give it a try. Knowing that I had some left over .380 in my range bag from when I was shooting my Beretta Model 70S, I didn’t bother to pick up a box for my range trip.
When I got to the range, I realized that I only had a handful of rounds (twenty-four to be exact). I fired all of my rounds and made a point to get over to Walmart to pick up some more for a future range trip.
Needing to pick up some milk for my daughter, I decided to head over to Walmart on Saturday night and pick up some ammo while I was out. I made my way over to sporting goods and my jaw nearly hit the floor when I saw the price of .380. I knew it was expensive in comparison to 9mm and that I haven’t needed to buy any in a while, but damn! Almost $40 for 100 Round Value Pack of Winchester White Box. The last time I picked up the same box it was no more than $30.
I wound up going with a box of fifty from Federal for nearly $18. This ammo buying excursion was an eye opener. I really need to look into reloading if I want to shoot my new Smith & Wesson Bodyguard anywhere near as often as I shoot my Smith & Wesson M&P in 9mm.