Pondering some previous threads.....

Pondering some previous threads.....

This is a discussion on Pondering some previous threads..... within the Defensive Ammunition & Ballistics forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; I have read some of the posts about stockpiling ammo/magazines and this caused me to have some questions come to mind. I had mentioned in ...

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    Pondering some previous threads.....

    I have read some of the posts about stockpiling ammo/magazines and this caused me to have some questions come to mind. I had mentioned in other posts picking up a .45 or two. Logistically, would it behoove me to have another handgun caliber in the stable or to stockpile ammo based on the two handgun calibers I already own. Another question that came to mind is whether .40 S&W or .45 ACP would dry up faster in disaster situations? The police here carry .40 S&W. I suppose I should also consider the same questions about 9mm. How much is enough to store up on a modest budget. This is why I only own Glocks right now, they are reliable and moderately priced. I can open the can of worms about rifle selection and stockpiling later. Also how many magazines is an acceptable number? Your thoughts will be most welcome.

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    What will dry up faster is whatever is being shot the most. If you are stockpiling to sell it, I would get 9mm. If you are stockpiling for yourself, just get what you need. I think it makes sense to have at least as much ammo as it takes to fill your magazines. Also I think it makes sense to have as many magazines as possible. I doubt you'll ever wish you had fewer magazines. I think several thousand of each caliber you own would be a reasonable start. If you have enough ammo you would ever possibly need, plus enough to practice with for your lifetime - then you need to think about future generations....what will your kids shoot? My final answer is: you can never have enough.


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    I stock up on what I use and continue to buy more than I use.
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    While I keep plenty ammo on hand, my real "stockpiling" is in reloading supplies. Most powders have multiple uses, as do primers, and in some cases I have even melted lead shot to make cast bullets. Some brass can even do double duty in a case of need, ie,243's are easily made from 308 brass, 222's from 223's,etc.

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