Am I Crazy??? Gun Crazy!!!

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    Am I Crazy??? Gun Crazy!!!

    Last month I picked up my first gun, S&W 686+ 4 inch. That was shortly followed by a Mossberg 500. Tomarrow I pick up my first riffle, Marlin .357 as a sidekick to the 686. I have managed to accquire 3000 SD rounds in .357 and 750 rounds of 00 buck.

    I wanted something for CC and thought it wise to slightly diversify ammo incase I ever run into difficulty finding .357. I've decided to go with a .40 cal. Considering Berreta PX4 Storm or S&W M&P. I have already ordered 3000 rounds of federal HS 180 grain HP for what ever I end up with.

    I consider this to be a BASIC level of protection in the event of civil unrest. One of my coworkers thinks im crazy gathering this arsenal. Eventually I would like to add a AR riffle and S&W 642 with 5000 rounds or so for the AR. I hope I never have to use this ammo and I can pass it all on to my now 2 year old son but I believe within the next 20 years if not soon there will be an event that this arsenal will come in handy and maybe preserve the life of my family.

    Guns with out ammo are useless, might as well have a baseball bat. How much ammo do you feel the need to stockpile? Am I crazy???

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    If you are crazy there are many of us here that share the same affliction.
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    If you think that's crazy, the majority of us would be clinically insane. Also, I give the PX4 .40 my nod. Its been flawless for me throughout near a thousand rounds as of yesterday's serious range trip.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WHEC724 View Post
    Welcome to the illness.
    It's a fun illness though, isn't it? I think there's a significant number of people on here that are just as prepared, if not more so. At least until they have a boating accident.

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    I want a .357 levergun SO bad it almost hurts... I hate you now.

    Congratulation on the stockpile- I wish I could hoard ammo like that. My problem is that I can only afford so much ammo, and I really like to shoot. So, by the time I can afford the ammo, I need more practice. It's a vicious cycle.

    The most ammo I've had stockpiled at one time was about 650 rnds of mixed target and SD ammo in .45ACP. Now I have about 100 target rounds, 80 SD rounds, and 100 rnds that I can't shoot.

    But I have almost 700 rnds of .22lr.
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    I used to reload about 20 years ago but I lost intrest in it. At that time I tried to keep about 1000 rounds for every gun I owned. Now I just buy enough to shoot and keep a litle back for SD use in my carry guns. ( about 50 to 100 rounds for each gun.) I think I still have a few boxes of reloaded 9mm around somewhere.

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    If that's crazy, I might qualify for commitment. Five weapons in the last six weeks.

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    you can never have too many firearms or too much ammo,keep buying....

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    While I have a plenty of ammo for all my handguns, very little is SD rounds. For example I have about 1500 rounds of .45 ACP, of that only about 300 rounds are JHP. My view is that in a SHTF scenario I don't care what I am shooting, as long as I have ammo to shoot. The BG isn't going to care if he gets hit in the chest with a round nose FMJ or a JHP, he's going to be trying to figure out where the mule that kicked him in the chest came from. Shotgun is a different store. I have 1000 rounds for it, all 00-buck. I would however use birdshot if nothing else was available to me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by archer51 View Post
    Shotgun is a different store. I have 1000 rounds for it, all 00-buck. I would however use birdshot if nothing else was available to me.
    Birdshot works wonderfully up close. Once you get out to about 25yds is where it's only good for little things. But, out to 20ft, it will still work wonders on most anything you would be needing to stop.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GetSmith View Post
    ... 3000 SD rounds in .357 and 750 rounds of 00 buck ... ordered 3000 rounds of (.40) for what ever I end up with.

    One of my coworkers thinks im crazy gathering this arsenal.
    Hmph. There are more than a few here, on DC, for whom that "arsenal" of ammunition would only cover a few weekends of courses and shooting with buddies.

    Sounds like a good start: .357, .40, 00 buck shells.

    Adding another 5K rounds in .556 would probably total to an "arsenal." But here's the thing. In a place where the anti-gunners are realizing they can just as easily be anti-ammo sorts, a threat to ammo supplies could easily turn that ~8000rd stash into quite a valuable commodity. That's above and beyond any actual need for defensive purposes.

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    Welcome to the group GetSmith!

    Nothing wrong with keeping an adequate supply of ammo on hand... Don't forget to actually SHOOT those guns! Practice yields proficiency and shot QUALITY is more important that shot QUANTITY in most situations :)
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