Trying to get an idea on how I'm going to start my "emergency" reserve of ammo. I own 12ga, 22lr, 38spl, 380 and 9mm.....I've been thinking of a few options:
1) buy around $25 worth every payday and rotate. Not necessarily in this order, just for sake of what I'm thinking:
Pay 1 - 550 rounds of 22
Pay 2 - 100 rounds of 9mm
Pay 3 - 50 rounds of 38
Pay 4 - 50 rounds of 380
Pay 5 - 25 rounds of buckshot
2) load up and buy in bulk...I'd like to have 1000 rounds per caliber except for the 22, I'll prob go for about 10k of those (since they are good for everything and cheap). I'll prob buy the 22 first, then the 9mm and the shotgun, followed by the 38 and maybe the 380.
Here is my mindset: I live in the middle of a big city, so if the SHTF, I mean really hits the fan (I'm thinking natural disaster would be the most likely scenario in this area - but who knows) I want to be ready. I guess my concern is a Katrina type situation with the gang-violence and looting. Plus i really enjoy shooting, so having it on hand is always convenient.
I don't know if I need to stockpile 380, reason is the wife and I carry our 380's now for concealment, if the shtf will we be worried so much about deep concealment? I'm thinking open carry will become standard. Don't get me wrong, I'll still stock up, just after I get the others fully up to snuff, and maybe not so much.
The 38 is nice, just expensive compared to the 9mm. The reason I like the 38 is because I like the idea of having a good wheel-gun on hand.
What do you guys think? IMO ammo is always going to be a good investment, so I don't mind spending the cash, I just want to be smart about it. Any good ideas? I'm new to this whole game, so I am trying to read as much as possible....thanks!