Handgun rounds at home

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    55 22.09%
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    49 19.68%
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    Handgun rounds at home

    How many centerfire handgun rounds do you generally keep at home on average. Centerfire handgun rounds only.

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    Around 2000 rounds of .45 acp fmj and 500 rounds of Ranger SXT. I never get down to my last case before I restock.
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    One needs at least 500 rounds for each caliber handgun you have. I still need to buy more ammo for some of my handguns but I have at least 2000 rounds now.

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    At least 600 .45 ACP in a long term storage can. 300 in my BOB. The rifle ammo will be easier since they can be bought in battle packs that are set up for storage. I plan to have at least 1000 rounds of that as well.

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    Several thousand, all handloads.
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    Normally have well over 1,000, but the last range trip with my daughter depleted my stock.
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    Mmmmm...
    I have enough in various calibers...more than enough...I keep way ahead of the game...way ahead.

    For the Brady Bunch who may be monitoring this forum...I have exactly 1/2 box of 22LR bird shot...

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    I keep about four boxes of factory HP to keep my defensive guns loaded, along with a box of #4 and box of 000 buck for my Mossy.

    I seldom have practice ammo around, because I shoot it up quickly.

    I don't hoard ammo, although with the world going the way it is, I might start.

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    Indeed--you can never have too much. If a range session includes at least 200 rounds for pistol practice in any particular caliber, I'd hate to look at it in terms of a 10% loss in my operational plan. I like to keep those expenditures down in the single digit range as much as possible. This lessens the immediate impact for re-supply.

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    For the Brady Bunch who may be monitoring this forum...I have exactly 1/2 box of 22LR bird shot
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    I just have one bullet for each gun and I carry that bullet in my shirt pocket like Barney did for which ever gun I am carrying.......it work for him oh yea, I only have one gun
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    I'm sure that I'm on the low side compared to the rest of you. Couple of hundred max.....and that's spread out over 4 calibers.

    Enough for anything other than the zombie invasion......but I'd prob do better to buy range ammo in bulk.

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    Right now about 1700 or so. I havent been buying lately so it's coming back around time to start stocking back up. I usually keep well over 2,000 rounds in case the zombies invade.
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    Enough to last me the rest of my life, and I keep on reloading more--go figure.

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