Went to stock up on some more bullets. The prices that I saw this morning from a local retail store was 45.99 for a box of 500 9mm 124rn. that went up from last month, when the same box of 500 9mm sold for 26.99. Anyhow, onward ho. I snapped some pics from a local bullet manufacture this morning while going up to pick up some bullets. Sorry, shitty camera phone pics. Here's how bullets start life. Lead ignots. let me show you them. they are then melted and made into lead rolls depending on caliber. then the spools get loaded into one of these bullet making machines. These same machines were used back in WW2 and run 14 hours a day spitting out bullets every second. stacks and stacks of Akron bins with raw lead bullets then they get plated after plating this is their QC and counting and boxing department... and the end product, and the reason why I'm here this morning. My bullet order. I was shown some pretty funky things while I was there chatting with their sales lady, one of the things that really sparked my interest was PLASTIC BULLETS! Imagine making your own bullets AT the range utilizing very simple hand tools. Anyhow, that was my morning. This is what 25,000 bullets, or $2200 looks like.