Originally Posted by 95sniper
What type of ammo are you guys stocking up for shtf? Fmj, hollow points, ect?
223/5.56 is mostly all FMJ form what I see but it is pretty cheap and easy to get. So I like to keep a good bit of it around. Now 7.62x39 HP ammo can be found and is also not too pricey. Both make great rounds to have around if one has something to shoot them out of.
Now, to the SHTF thing...Believe it or not things can happen to bring the worst out in people. Natural disaster can cause this (sorry cottontop, but it's a simple truth). We have seen examples of this in the not too distant past.
Government collapse? Pretty unlikely but one has to admit our economy is built on a house of cards and that does not make a good foundation. I'm sure we can look at history and see when a wheelbarrow of paper money couldn't get you anything and probably had more use as bum fodder. The sad reality is if it's happened before it can happen again. So many use the mantra better to have it and not need it than to need it and not have it.
Civil unrest? Sure, that's a fantasy. It's not like it has ever happened before. At least not in this country....right?
Is it highly probable? I don't think it's near as probable as some may think but it's far from impossible. It has happened before. Our country was started in such a manner and than there was that pesky war between the states. To say it's impossible rather shows ones head is in the sand, in total denial, or maybe watching way too much MSNBC.
Zombies? Now here is one I can get behind the it aint gonna happen banner. I just do not believe we will have roving bands of undead looking for brains. I mean, we live in a country where a zombie could starve looking for brains. Again I bring us back to MSNBC and the idea that more people know who is getting kicked off Survivor or the X factor than can recite the Bill of Rights or could ID all 50 states on a map.
But the truth is zombies are neat
We like to shoot targets, get zombie approved ammo and even zombie guns to shoot it from.
WE use the term zombie pretty loose truth be told. Zombie hordes can be anything from just the unwashed masses to those idiots in office. They could survive a while because they don't live on brains or even use them often. But at the end of the day zombie movies and shows are pretty cool. And I'll wager that there is probably no one on these boards that thing we will be overrun by the undead. At least nowhere else but on TV.
On a more serious note SHTF...Sure...It can happen. Will it? Can't say really. At least on the level of country wide I honestly don't see it happening in my lifetime. But it can. We but insurance on property because bad things can happen. How often does it happen? Statisticlly not all that often. But it happens and we want to be prepared for that. So why would it be all that far out an idea to prepare for some other bad things. It's not like it never happens. EVen when the odds are pretty slim.