We stopped at the Wal-Mart in Georgetown and to my amazement they did not have any .223 ammo except for one box of 20 rounds for ~$29. Needless to say I didn't buy that, but thought what the heck...might as well pick up some 9MM ammo for myself since I hadn't replenished since my last trip to the range. What do you know...no 9MM ammo at all. How about for my 40 S&W? None of that either.
Now that we are heading back to the house I decide to stop at a different Wal-Mart in Round Rock. Same results there...they don't have any .223, 9MM or 40 S&W ammo.
We get to the house and start talking about where we should hit dinner. Shey suggests Carl's Jr. since Nunnrey gave us a gift card for Xmas. Sounds great...I love that place and haven't had it in years. The only problem is that it's in South Austin (we live north of Austin).
Why not...so we head down and I tell Shey that I need to stop and pick up some oil and a filter for my truck. As we are leaving Carl's Jr (and it was as delicious as I remember it), Shey points out another Wal-Mart and says how about we get your oil there and see if they have any ammo? Jackpot...they happen to have 9MM and one box of .223 JHP rounds. So we pick up 5 boxes of 9MM (100 rounds each) and the one box of .223 (20 rounds). The worker is amazed that I'm spending >$100 in ammo and inquires as to why I need that much. I told him about my day and that I want to make sure I had enough to last a few trips to the range.
Since we're in South Austin I ask if we can go ahead and hit Cabela's. Shey says sure and we head on down. At Cabela's I pick up a small box of 5.56 ammo for John, but unfortunately they don't have any great deals on any bulk .223 in stock. As we're leaving it dawns on me...in my excitement at Wal-Mart #3, I forgot to get the oil and filter.
Next door to Cabela's is another Wal-Mart so we go ahead and hit it to pick up the stuff I forgot to get at the last store. Since we are there we swing by just to see if they have any ammo in...they don't.
The wrap up...5 different Wal-Marts (remember John hit 1 too) didn't have the 100 round boxes of .223 ammo. Only one had any 9MM ammo and none of them had any 40 S&W ammo. John also hit an Academy Sports and they were out of the 9MM and .223 as well. My advice to you...stock up.