have you ever been "left high and dry"?

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    have you ever been "left high and dry"?

    Have you ever bought a gun only to find, a few years later, you cant get ammo anymore? i was just wondering if anyone had stories about this.
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    2)pocket full of rocks

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    I hand load so sometimes seek out old guns that chamber obsolete ammunition.

    To what sort of firearm are you referring in your post?

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    Like the last 9 months or so ?

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    I bought a 22 wrf (winchester rim fire) a couple of years ago. The case is larger in diameter, and a little longer than 22lr. I knew ammo was hard to come by, but every once in a great while winchester makes a special run. I have a bunch stuck back. Old western scrounger has just about anything you could want.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bmcgilvray View Post
    I hand load so sometimes seek out old guns that chamber obsolete ammunition.

    To what sort of firearm are you referring in your post?
    none, really. i was reading the thread on the G.I. .50cal colt 1911 look-alike and wondered if the .50G.I round had any chance of staying on the market for a while. I've been reading up on the history of firearms and have seen quite a few examples of good rounds that never caught on. I was just wondering if anyone had any stories of guns they own, or have owned, that they stopped using because of really hard to find ammo or just no ammo at all.
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    I wanted to buy a Steyr-Mannlicher M 95, but 8x56r is hard to find so is the brass to reload. I heard you can reform 7.62x54r brass, but I think that is more of a hassle.

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    One thing I usually check before buying any firearm is the availability of ammunition and cost,even tho I reload finding brass to reload on obsolete calibers can be a PIA and cost more than the ammo use to
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    The Mac household has standardized on the NATO 9x19mm round to circumvent this issue. For home and auto, I carry my P226 in 9mm, and for ccw we both carry Kimber 1911s with 9mm chambering.

    We also have a few .22LR pistols and our 12 and 20 gauge shotties. It's easier that way.

    I have 8500 rounds or 9mm Luger stockpiled.

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    here's a couple I know of

    I had an article that listed some caliber that while considered adequate for defensive carry, are hard to find, and therefore considered "Hand Loaders" calibers.

    The ones I know of are
    41 Magnum; I knew a guy that used to shoot with one of these. Said the ballistics were impressive, the power factor was great and the trajectory was very flat.

    44 Special, I've heard of it, but you don't see much ammo available.

    I am sure there are many others.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MadMac View Post
    I have 8500 rounds or 9mm Luger stockpiled.
    8.5k... That's all? J/K... I'm not even half-way there... And I likely won't ever get there, b/c like a fool, I keep shooting the stuff! lol.....

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    Was at a fun wedding as a kid. It was a mock "shotgun" wedding. My dad had been her foster father before I was born and he got to sit in a rocking chair in the middle of the aisle with a shotgun in his lap.

    The shotgun provided was a 22 guage. Never heard of it since.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MadMac View Post

    I have 8500 rounds or 9mm Luger stockpiled.
    Why?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cycler View Post
    Why?
    Because he can!!
    CCW permit holder for Idaho, Utah, Pennsylvania, Maine and New Hampshire. I can carry in your country but not my own.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GunnyBunny View Post
    Because he can!!
    Yea, but maybe that's part of the reason I can't find the 500rds I need to get better trained without going broke.

    Sorry for the total hijack.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MadMac View Post
    The Mac household has standardized on the NATO 9x19mm round to circumvent this issue. For home and auto, I carry my P226 in 9mm, and for ccw we both carry Kimber 1911s with 9mm chambering.

    We also have a few .22LR pistols and our 12 and 20 gauge shotties. It's easier that way.

    I have 8500 rounds or 9mm Luger stockpiled.
    8,500 rounds! That's enough for the 1st wave...

    Just kidding. That's a really good idea about standardizing house holds, especially in the most common round world wide.
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