This is a discussion on How many hold back carry ammo for testing? within the Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by Bark'n I recently started doing this about 18 months ago. I don't know how necessary it is, but have felt it's only ...
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I do have several all but empty boxes of assorted SD ammo still around but really don't keep any specifically for Miggy's reasons. My source for my normal GD 124 +P carry stuff tho is a large quantity I got at a gun show and so with all I have left I will actually have ''samples'' on hand a long time yet.
My thinking - any forensic analysis of my empties will not show a resizing die mark and so it'll be apparent it is factory origin - unless of course I had loaded brand new cases - but that'd be unlikely for our average handgun cals - and probably so for most folks I think.
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I do this. Once a year I shoot and replace all my carry ammo. I do this on my B-Day so I won't forget when I need to do this.
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for those of you that load 2 higher capacity mags (mine at 15 each) and do this how do you differentiate between the ammo in the 2 different mags for which was which that you held back. Interesting Idea but I have 2 mags of 15 that I interchange plus the chambered round and GDs come 20 to a box.
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Have you considered how it would look in court if you saved some ammo just in case you were involved in a shooting?
With any given boxes of ammo I have used, I have always had extras sitting about, in the boxes. Whenever switching to a new brand/model of ammo, I'll still have the priors hanging around. Though, I have not "held back" any rounds formally. But that's a great idea. I keep the receipts. I've labeled boxes previously, to keep track of the lots. Might be worth being a bit more formal about it, for the reasons stated.
Thanks for the reminder!
Seriously, this can be easuily counterred as being done per the advice of a nationally recognized instructor for police and civilians. IF it comes up it was only because the ammo was then needed for testing in which case it is good you had it anyway.