How to buy ammo in GTA 5 & GTA Online

Sam Comrie
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GTA 5 and GTA Online have a vast number of weapons you can arm yourself with but it’s important to keep your ammo stocked up as well! If you’re wondering where you can buy ammo from in the games, we’ve got everything you need to know right here. 

Both GTA 5 and GTA Online are still extremely popular games with players logging into the city of Los Santos every day to either complete the main campaign in GTA 5 or cause some chaos with their friends in GTA Online.

From the compelling story of GTA 5 to the myriad of activities you can enjoy in GTA Online such as driving fast cars and bikes around the city, taking part in Heists, and making money in the Casino, there’s a huge amount of content to enjoy in the Rockstar titles.

One thing you’ll need to have plenty of in GTA 5 and GTA Online is ammo for your weapons, so here’s exactly how you can get and buy ammo in the games.

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How to get ammo in GTA 5 and GTA Online

There are plenty of ways to buy ammo in GTA 5, but for players completing the main story first, the primary source of ammo is Ammu-Nation. Scattered around the world of Los Santos, Ammu-Nation stores stock all of the weapons you’ve unlocked so far and the option to replenish their ammo type.

Speak to the Store Owner and they’ll give you a selection of weapons to choose from, with the ability to modify them to your liking too. This process can be repeated for GTA Online players too, but just like the main story, you can only acquire ammo based on how much you can afford.

Alternatively, GTA Online players can buy more ammo through the Interaction Menu:

  1. Activate the Interaction Menu (hold down the Dualshock touchpad or View button)
  2. Scroll down to Inventory
  3. Purchase Ammo

Where to buy ammo in GTA 5 and GTA Online

If you need to buy ammo and customize your weapons in-person, then there are plenty of Ammu-Nation locations to choose from around Los Santos. Depending on where your apartment or office is within the world will factor into your trip too.

Here’s where you can find your local Ammu-Nation store:

  • Pillbox Hill, Downtown
  • Boulevard Del Perro, Morningwood
  • Vinewood Plaza, Spanish Avenue, Hawick
  • 325 Vespucci Boulevard, Mission Row
  • Corner of Elgin Avenue, Little Seoul
  • Chumash Plaza, Great Ocean Highway, Chumash
  • Popular Street in Cypress Flats, East Los Santos
  • Algonquin Boulevard, Sandy Shores
  • Tataviam Truckstop in Tatavian Mountains
  • Paleto Bay

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About The Author

Sam Comrie is a former Dexerto journalist based in South Yorkshire, UK. He has an MA in Multimedia Journalism and joined Dexerto in 2021 after producing content for NME and Red Bull Gaming.