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Old 09-07-2011, 12:16 PM   #1
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Default How much ammo do you keep at home?

I can't remember where I heard this, but someone told me you should have at least 1000 rounds of ammo at home for each type of handgun you own.

I have more than 3 handguns, but they are all either 380, 9mm, or .40. So, I have 1000 rounds (or more) of each. I wouldn't consider myself crazy, but I think the day may come when we'll rely more and more on ourselves for protection. As such, I don't ever intend to stop stocking up ... in fact, I'm working now on my '1000' rounds to be bonded JHP of each caliber. (Currently, most is just range ammo)

Thoughts? I know a guy who has a variety of AR-15, AK47 type rifles, and he must have at least 15,000 rounds in his basement.

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Old 09-07-2011, 12:35 PM   #2
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I keep 500 per handgun and 1000 per long gun min.

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I keep a few hundred rounds loaded per most used handgun and longun, but I reload, so I do have a substantial stockpile of components to load up thousands if required.

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I have a friend who used to say that I never had to worry about my house burning down. If it caught fire the vacuum would put it out, because all of the ammo would blow it into outer space.

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Fluctuates between 800-1,200 on average due to shooting.

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When you watch the news, and see whats going to happen when the System fails. My house isn't big enough to hold what I will need to kill millions of people who are out to steal my guns, ammo and food.......

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When you watch the news, and see whats going to happen when the System fails. My house isn't big enough to hold what I will need to kill millions of people who are out to steal my guns, ammo and food.......
Amen brother. I'm not exactly rich, but trying to put about $100/week into ammo (that doesn't include what I shoot). Guess one way of looking at the expense is that it's about as much as a car payment. (Too bad for my 12-year old, who might have to live with a new bike when he turns 16!)
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Without ammo, a gun is an expensive club. How much is enough? IMHO it is having one round left when you die of old age.

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