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Choosing Quality Ammunition

Just as purchasing a firearm requires knowledge and responsibility, so does choosing ammunition. Firearms are an investment, and it’s important to choose quality ammunition that suits your weapon and its intended purpose for maximum safety and satisfaction. At River City Gun Exchange, our highly experienced staff can help in selecting the best ammunition for you from our expansive inventory.

Our Ammunition

We stock a wide range of ammunition for every firearm and shooting preference at competitive prices. Trusted brands we carry include:

Per California law, all customers are subject to electronic eligibility verification before purchasing ammunition.

Choosing the Right Ammunition for You

The key to choosing the right ammunition starts before you even purchase your gun. When researching the best firearm for your needs, consider the caliber, or size and diameter, of each round a gun fires. There are many reasons for choosing specific ammunition calibers, starting with the type of gun. For example, handguns typically require different ammunition types than shotguns and rifles. Common examples of handgun rounds include, from smallest to largest in diameter, .22LR, 9mm, .38 SPL, .40, and .45. The most popular shotgun round is a 12 gauge, and .308, 7.62, and .223 are hot picks among rifle owners.

Size is just one aspect of the differences in ammunition; the type of rounds available varies as well. For example, bullets might be centerfire or rimfire, and shotguns can fire buckshot or slugs. You might be wondering why the types of ammunition are so varied and complex, and the simple answer is that each type of gun and bullet has a standard or preferred use based on qualities such as stopping power, recoil, and precision. This allows the gun owner to effectively choose ammunition suitable for specific circumstances.

The team of trained and experienced professionals at River City Gun Exchange can help you learn more about the best type of ammunition for your needs, whether you’re hunting for the first time or just heading to target practice. Contact our Sacramento, CA store today at (916) 428-0377 for more information on choosing ammunition or stop in for a visit and check out our current specials and promotions.

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