Originally Posted by eborden1122
Being prepared for what?!?! There is nothing to prepare for. Why would you stockpile something that is not going to run out. I never said I did not have ammo to shoot. I have defensive ammo for every weapon I own. But to stockpile what I consider target/plinking ammo like WWB because of some make believe doomsday that is not coming is just ignorant.
Maybe they're preparing for the same thing I'm going to start prepping for: the "Next Big Panic" dun dun dunnnn...
I was really caught with my pants down. This whole time I've only had two loaded mags for my carry gun, and just recently found a 50 round box of Remington ball ammo.
I have exactly 64 rounds of .45. Yes, when it becomes more available and the prices come down a little more, I'm buying as much as is financially feasible for me. My goal by year's end is to have a minimum of 1,000 for my handgun, and a semi auto battle rifle of some sort (even the lovely lowly SKS would suffice, actually, I think I would prefer it) with a minimum of 5,000 rounds on hand.
Does that make me an evil hoarder? I don't think so. I think it just makes me not kick myself in the ass the NEXT time a huge panic sweeps our community. And it WILL happen. You KNOW it will. It happens every few years at the very least, and sometimes as often as a couple of months. Even I've seen that, and the biggest part of my gunning adult life was in the Marines where the ammo and guns were free! My teen and childhood years were spent mostly with .22's and shotguns, and ammo was always pretty plentiful for those. I used to buy a 550 rounds brick of .22 for 5 bucks, and a 25 shell box of #7-#8 for 10 bucks. No biggie back then.
Will I each my year end goal? I don't know. I'm damn sure gonna try though.
Edit to add: I just found 2 rounds in the console of my car. I now have 66.
See? For some of us, this is almost as bad as when a little kid is picking up Pennies off the ground to buy a candy bar. Oh, what the hell am I thinking... Kids these days don't have even that kind of work ethic...