Blary, the ammo for the FsN is actually not that bad. I can usually find it at cabelas for about the same price as .45acp but right now there is a minor shortage due to a huge buy up from a government contract from what I have heard. Last time I paid 22 bucks for a box of 50 ss197. That is the hornady ballistic tipped stuff. However, if you want the real good stuff Elite Ammunition is the place to look. A little pricier but its powerful medicine demonstrating ballistic damage similar to .45acp hollow points! Check out fivesevenforum.com and eliteammunition.com for more information. Let me tell you, its my favorite gun by far and my fiance's too. As a matter of fact I might have to buy another since she is always using mine!