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Old 11-30-2010, 10:44 PM   #11
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Another thing to consider is magazines. If there really was SHTF action going on in your neighborhood and zombie hordes were coming, you only have as much ammo as you actually have preloaded in magazines.

Until there is a break in the shooting (or you have a helper who can reload magazines for you competently), you are limited to the number of rounds in magazines already.

For your primary sidearm (1911 for me) and your primary battle rifle (AR-15 for me), one should have a large # of loaded magazines ready to go.

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Another thing to consider is magazines. If there really was SHTF action going on in your neighborhood and zombie hordes were coming, you only have as much ammo as you actually have preloaded in magazines.

Good point on the mags!

But don't be silly, zombies would have you overrun after about 4 magazines!
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Good point on the mags!

But don't be silly, zombies would have you overrun after about 4 magazines!
Around here, "Zombie" is generally used euphemistically. Have plenty of loaded mags ready to go because you never know when they will come in handy.

As to "How much ammo?", there is no such thing as "too much".
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Around here, "Zombie" is generally used euphemistically.
All in good fun.

I did have to look up that long word though.
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Ya gotta love a capacious, all-encompassing, metaphorical, euphemism like "zombie." I pray I never meet one, much less a horde. But if I do, they'll certainly have a hole or two before breeching my castle.

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How much ammo is enough? I don't know, Whats the sq.ft. of your home?

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How much ammo is enough? I don't know, Whats the sq.ft. of your home?
That's one limitation. Others are the type of floor you have and the height of the ceilings. Concrete slabs are no problem, if you have a basement or crawl space you may be limited by the weight of the ammo (pounds per Sqft).

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I have three SHTF guns, an AK-47, a HK USC/UMP conv., and a 1911.

I keep 23 AK mags loaded
4 25 round UMP mags loaded
and 4 1911 mags loaded
at this time.

As funds permit I will add more mags.

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lots of stripper clips aid reloading mags

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It's just one of those deals that if you like to reload and have time, you always seem to load more.
It's what you feel comfortable with. If things go way south (we are already there, most just have not realized it yet) ammo will be good for self defense, hunting and trading., so a decent supply should be kept on hand.

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