We all know that .380 ammo is priced unreasonably high. Hope a few of you will check out Freedom Munitions ammo (www.FreedomMunitions.com
). Freedom makes their own ammo and also sells reloaded ammo for about 2 cents/round less. They manufacture most of the common calibers, but I am primarily interested in .380.
You can buy new 100 gr. flat nose FMJ .380 for 23.6 cents per round and new 90 gr. XTP hollow points for 29.4 cents per round. Freedom buys their XTP bullets from Hornady, so it is close to being the same as Hornady ammo for about 1/3 the price. Right now, you can also purchase new Fiocchi .380 95 gr. FMJ from Freedom for 24.5 cents per round. Remember - there is no tax if you live outside of Idaho which equals more savings.
Sign up for their newsletter and Freedom will e-mail your a code to use for free shipping on your 1st order (used mine on my 3rd order when I purchased a large quantity after trying smaller quantities to be sure ammo was good stuff). Freedom also offers free or reduced shipping on holidays, including Mothers Day, Fathers Day, and major holidays. Worried about getting on a mailing list? I've not received a single issue of their newsletter yet, nor any e-mail advertising.
I have fired several hundred rounds of Freedom's new (no reloads - gun is still under warranty) FMJ and XTP ammo through my Kimber Micro Carry. It works just fine. My Micro Carry experienced the same failure to eject and failure to go back into battery as many others. I sent it back to Kimber so they could work their magic on it. It's running good now. Using Freedom Munitions ammo, I can stomach firing 100-150 rounds at the range per trip. The gun has about 1100 rounds through it now using Freedom, Perfecta, Blazer aluminum, and Winchester white box. None of the gold-plated ammo for me now. I am a Freedom Munitions fanboy for the foreseeable future.
Hope this encourages some of you to try Freedom Munitions and save yourself some $$$. I am not connected to Freedom in any way - just an old retired, half-blind government worker hoping to save you some dough.
Oh, if you happen to live in the bankrupt, politically corrupt state of Illinois as I do, you'll have to provide Freedom a picture of your Firearm Owners Identification (FOID) card and drivers license before you place your first order. You might be able to download them to their web site, but I could not get mine to go through, so customer service just had me e-mail the photos of each and they took care of the rest. Customer service is good too.