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    Ammo

    How much ammo do you all keep on hand? I go shooting once a month and have one 9mm gun. I like to carry about 500 rounds at all times. Is this enough for the zombie Apocalypse?


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    No it is not enough for the Zombie Apocalypse but it is enough for defense

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    I wish I had the cash for 500 rds. I got 100 9mm, 50 .45's, and 15 7.62x54R. Plus self defense rounds in 9mm and .45

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    Yea, I shot 250 rounds today at the range though. So now I have to go restock my supply. Gun is worn in - about 350 shots through it now

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    I like to carry about 500 rounds at all times.
    I find that to be rather cumbersome, especially when getting in and out of the car.

    Did you perhaps mean 'how much ammo do you keep on hand?" If that's the case, that's a question which has been asked her before and the answers are all over the map. I think among shooting enthusiasts, 500 rounds is not a lot. Some of us buy in bulk and/or reload a year's worth, just to have on hand.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gasmitty View Post
    I find that to be rather cumbersome, especially when getting in and out of the car.

    Did you perhaps mean 'how much ammo do you keep on hand?" If that's the case, that's a question which has been asked her before and the answers are all over the map. I think among shooting enthusiasts, 500 rounds is not a lot. Some of us buy in bulk and/or reload a year's worth, just to have on hand.
    I did assume that you were asking how much you kept on hand, I only carry 2 reloads with me at any given time
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    500 rounds is exactly what you need until you run out.
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    I keep enough on hand so that I can barricade the doors with ammo. As I start to run low, I then know its time to flee from the Zombies.
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    Keep ammo on hand? Nah.. I keep a couple dozen rounds stashed away.. If I want to go shooting I can always stop by the store and buy a box of 50... but keeping lots of ammo stashed away? That's just silly...
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    I don't count it, but I'd guess I've got 500 or so rounds on hand, mostly target reloads and 2-3 boxes of the serious stuff. I figure if it comes to where I needsd a freight train load of ammo, it's preobably not a world I want to be around in anyhow.
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    I only have about 50 9mm gold dots, 25 .380 critical defense and 50 rounds of 9mm range ammo... I need to get more soon...
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    I keep enough supplies in reloading goods to keep my hand guns well fed for a year or more, depending on how much I shoot. Right now that's approx 2k fmj rounds in 9mm and 2k in .380, but not nearly that much in brass. Couple hundred .380 brass, but about 1k in 9mm brass. I still have close to 450 XTP rounds that I haven't loaded up. I do keep a box or two of factory defense ammo for each weapon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Burns View Post
    I only have about 50 9mm gold dots, 25 .380 critical defense and 50 rounds of 9mm range ammo... I need to get more soon...
    you need to come over and load up some with me

    how much is too much???
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    Quote Originally Posted by misterruger View Post
    How much ammo do you all keep on hand?
    plenty

    "the zombies can come and get some"

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    I have about 2000 rounds of 9, 1500 of .40 and running low on .45, only about 1000 rounds. Of course that is only for my carry guns. If you throw in ammo for my .380, 9 Mak, .38 special and .357 add about another 3000 rounds. Wait, I forgot, that's just handgun ammo. Add another 2000 7.62X39, couple hundred 30-06 and 300 12 gauge 00 buck.
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