This is a discussion on Getting wet within the Carry & Defensive Scenarios forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; I have thought about this since reading the dilemma of carrying at a waterpark.
How long does it take water to spoil ammunition? Does anyone ...
July 31st, 2006 11:01 AM
I have thought about this since reading the dilemma of carrying at a waterpark.
How long does it take water to spoil ammunition? Does anyone make comercially available "waterproof" ammo?
Obviously the SEALs have solved this problem.
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July 31st, 2006 11:07 AM
Laquer-sealed primers. The SEALs "solved" the problem by not bringing much live ammo back, when they go out- if you do, you'll have to unload and dry everything. Dry-bags can work.
A waterpark?? I would go with a Spyderco. Leave the gun in the car, or at home- more liability than potential benefit, in that setting. Just my $.02....
July 31st, 2006 11:51 AM
heheh, www.ammoman.com has waterproofed 147gr subsonic JHPs from a SEAL contract overrun
July 31st, 2006 11:59 AM
The most problem with ammo is the primer. Most personal defense has a sealed primer. The other thing is that your ammo should not be going below 10ft of water. SEAL's have and added delimma of deep sea diving and high pressure on the ammo. If they have a good primer seal and a well seated/crimped bullet, I'm sure there is nothing to worry about.