I pay $1.50 a round for 7MM Magnum Ammunition and close to $2.00 a round for Bismuth shotgun shells. Would you really think I'd worry about the cost of ammunition to protect my life? I shoot a lot of .22 LR, but I also shoot a lot of 9X19, 9X18, and .45 ACP. Bought in bulk, practice ammunition is not that expensive. Of course, you need an average income.