MEXICO CITY — Two trailer loads of small-caliber ammunition bound for the United States were stolen by armed assailants on a highway in Mexico’s most violent state, Guanajuato, the manufacturer said Friday.

A company representative said about 98.5% of the millions of rounds of ammo stolen earlier this week were .22 caliber, which is seldom used by Mexican drug cartels.

The total quantity was not clear, but was estimated to be about 7 million rounds. The ammunition is sold in the United States under the Aguila brand.

Millions of rounds of ammunition stolen on Mexican highway – ABC News (

Will we see people wearing trench coats and dark sunglasses outside gun shows selling baggies of .22LR? “Psssst! got you some .22 Aguila here, my man!, Dime bag is 10 rounds but top quality shit.”

Joke aside, I hope Aguila releases the lot numbers. I suspect the ammo is coming this way and ending up arrested for possession of stolen ammunition would suck.

And yes, do not buy Aguila ammo in baggies or any other unbranded means.

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By Miguel.GFZ

Semi-retired like Vito Corleone before the heart attack. Consiglieri to J.Kb and AWA. I lived in a Gun Control Paradise: It sucked and got people killed. I do believe that Freedom scares the political elites.

4 thoughts on “OK, Who was in Mexico yesterday? Fess up and share the wealth.”
  1. “And yes, do not buy Aguila ammo in baggies or any other unbranded means.”


    Don’t buy any ammunition that you can’t track or trust the source.

    Lot numbers are a safety measure.

    The wrong type of powder or too much of a correct one can cause, unfortunate events.

    1. I had about 30 rounds of .45 APC come with some reloading gear. They were in an envelope and looked pretty bad.

      I wanted the cases so I pulled the bullets and dumped the powder.

      There were about six different bullets, including a shot shell. At least a dozen different powders by visual inspection.

      I am glad I never tried to feed that to my .45s.

      Unknown often means unsafe.

  2. I’m an RSO at a local range. I had a guy with a new AR who was having feeding issues with it that I was able to determine were caused by his ammo. Turned out they were gun show reloads. He was lucky.

  3. I’ve no desire to set off a small bomb of unknown origin 2″ from my face.

    The one exception I made to this rule was when I bought a few hundred mixed rounds of .40 cal ammo from an ammo dealer, who was selling them as “sweep-ups” from when they’d have boxes break open in shipping.

    Re lot numbers, on occasion I have emptied a thousand-round case (20 x 50rnd boxes) into a 30 or 50 cal ammo can for convenience; in those instances I’ll save a box end with the manufacturer, lot number, bullet type and weights etc.

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