Should I buy guns or ammo?

This is a discussion on Should I buy guns or ammo? within the The Second Amendment & Gun Legislation Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; Just read the article in the latest NRA magazine about what might happen if Obama wins a 2nd term. I'm debating if I should buy ...

Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 32
Like Tree26Likes

Thread: Should I buy guns or ammo?

  1. #1
    Member Array Bruiser419's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Location
    NE Ohio
    Posts
    64

    Should I buy guns or ammo?

    Just read the article in the latest NRA magazine about what might happen if Obama wins a 2nd term. I'm debating if I should buy a couple of the guns I was thinking of getting, or stocking up on ammo for what I have. Not sure I have the cash flow to do both though. Thoughts?

    If I bought guns, I'd probably buy a SR22 and a SR40c.
    If I bought ammo, it'd be 9mm FMJ and JHP.

  2. Remove Ads

  3. #2
    Member Array tet4's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    usa
    Posts
    183
    Well, if I were worried, I would start reloading and stock up on components. But before you run off and spend a bunch of money, you have to decide why you are stocking up on something. Do you think things Erie going to get banned, or prices going up, or something else? I am not going to tell you what to do as we all are free to do as we please, but I would just say think about what you really want to accomplish with your purchases.

  4. #3
    VIP Member Array oakchas's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Iowa
    Posts
    7,217
    The answer is yes. And, regardless of what the NRA says, no matter who gets elected, gun ownership may be at risk.

    And, what good are guns without ammo? Buy both. Charge it!
    Rats!
    It could be worse!
    I suppose

  5. #4
    Moderator
    Array Rock and Glock's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    Colorado at 11,650'
    Posts
    12,238
    I would suggest you stock up on ammo for the weapons you have. YMMV.

  6. #5
    VIP Member
    Array archer51's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    VA
    Posts
    21,178
    I agree with Rock and Glock, stockpile ammo in the calibers you already have. I'd lean heavier towards the FMJ. Probably a 2 to 1 ratio.
    Freedom doesn't come free. It is bought and paid for by the lives and blood of our men and women in uniform.

    USAF Retired
    NRA Life Member

  7. #6
    Administrator
    Array QKShooter's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    Off Of The X
    Posts
    35,131
    Personally I would additionally stock up on quite a bit of .22 LR.
    You can never go wrong by doing that.
    You can either have a ton of fun shooting it up later or in any real world catastrophic scenario...it's an ideal portable barter commodity.
    Liberty Over Tyranny Μολὼν λαβέ

  8. #7
    Member Array the6shooter's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    oklahoma
    Posts
    458
    Ammo for what you have, just treat yourself to the gun that you dream about. Just one mind you, not the whole frickin' store....
    david

  9. #8
    VIP Member Array Smitty901's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Wisconsin
    Posts
    3,254
    Both, before an all out ban the first strike will be taxes on weapons and rounds they will steadily go up. Along with that will be tight controls on who and what you can have.
    Once they have pushed the taxes and controls to the limit all out ban.
    Don't think so listen to what they are saying. Or hide you head in the sand your call.

    Note Chicago is calling for 5 cents a round and 25 dollars a weapon right now that is just the start.

  10. #9
    Member Array Bruiser419's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Location
    NE Ohio
    Posts
    64
    Quote Originally Posted by QKShooter View Post
    Personally I would additionally stock up on quite a bit of .22 LR.
    You can never go wrong by doing that.
    You can either have a ton of fun shooting it up later or in any real world catastrophic scenario...it's an ideal portable barter commodity.
    Well, I would, but I don't have a gun that shoots .22 right now. I only have 9mm right now, but I've been thinking of getting a .22 handgun.

  11. #10
    VIP Member Array Crowman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    West Allis WI
    Posts
    2,761
    No one actually knows what the future holds. With that said you need to take what the NRA puts out with a grain of salt. While the NRA has done many good things for gun ownership the do use "scare tactics" at times to achieve there goal.

    I agree with Smitty901 "they" are going to slowly implement reasonable gun laws, fees, taxes, etc., to the eventual end of no one being allowed to own firearms.
    miller_man likes this.
    "One of the greatest delusions in the world is the hope that the evils in this world are to be cured by legislation."
    --Thomas B. Reed, American Attorney

    Second Amendment -- Established December 15, 1791 and slowly eroded ever since What happened to "..... shall not be infringed."

  12. #11
    VIP Member
    Array ANGLICO's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    I'm the guy next door that is polite, but does not tell you crap.
    Posts
    3,500
    Quote Originally Posted by Rock and Glock View Post
    I would suggest you stock up on ammo for the weapons you have. YMMV.
    I actually have a 'small' amount of ammo for other calibers that I do not own. This is for barter, if needed. Often, it ends up being a gift to great friends who meet me at the range (and I've owed them a pay back for some good deed they have done).

    Regardless. You can have all the Gold, Silver, Money and water and food in your house..... when the SHTF, you won't keep it unless you have firearms and ammo.

    If you think I am wrong..... so be it.
    Socialism Kills! Time proven, with a very large body count! We are a Constitutional Republic....... not a Democracy, get it correct!

    Don't be mistaken for a Gecko45: http://lonelymachines.org/mall-ninjas/

    Watch: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=14qTdp-Dd30

    ANGLICO Images

  13. #12
    Member Array 1boredguy's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Seattle, WA
    Posts
    360
    Buy what you want, but don't be scared into it. Make practical purchases.

  14. #13
    VIP Member
    Array Richard58's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    Charlotte area of North Carolina
    Posts
    2,019
    I think if anything is passed it will be the reinstatement of the assault weapon ban or high cap mags. If u need or want one of these Id get it now while the price is within reach. I think the ammo thing will be ok for awhile. Im getting some high cap mags for my auto loaders first. Then ammo next. I think someone that does not have a reloader should at least get a lee loader and the stuff to go along with it if ur really worried abt a shtf incident concerning firearms. If ur worried abt an all out shtf and total anarchy I be very concerned abt eating and medical stuff, and storing. I'm not too worried abt that in the near future YET !
    "No free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms."*
    -Thomas Jefferson
    "The Constitution shall never be construed ... to prevent the people of the United States who are peaceable citizens from keeping their own arms."**
    -Samuel Adams

  15. #14
    Distinguished Member Array Chaplain Scott's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Montana
    Posts
    1,626
    I think that everybody that already posted has very valid points. If the Prez is re-elected, I can see his pushing for additional restrictions, taxes, etc. Whether he can get it passed is another thing. I don't remember enough of my civics classes (way too long ago). Can the Prez reinstate the assult weapons ban by fiat (Executive Order)? or will it require passage of an actual bill. If he can do any restrictive things by fiat, then I'd buy a few ARs and hi-cap mags for eventual sale/barter.
    Scott, US Army 1974-2004

    Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children what it was once like in the United States where men were free.
    - Ronald Reagan

  16. #15
    VIP Member
    Array archer51's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    VA
    Posts
    21,178
    Quote Originally Posted by Chaplain Scott View Post
    I think that everybody that already posted has very valid points. If the Prez is re-elected, I can see his pushing for additional restrictions, taxes, etc. Whether he can get it passed is another thing. I don't remember enough of my civics classes (way too long ago). Can the Prez reinstate the assult weapons ban by fiat (Executive Order)? or will it require passage of an actual bill. If he can do any restrictive things by fiat, then I'd buy a few ARs and hi-cap mags for eventual sale/barter.
    Legally it would take a bill being passed like the last time. However an end run trying to use an Executive Order wouldn't surprise me.
    Freedom doesn't come free. It is bought and paid for by the lives and blood of our men and women in uniform.

    USAF Retired
    NRA Life Member

Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast

Links

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Search tags for this page

ammunition prices going up 2012
,

gun prices going up

,

gun prices going up 2012

,
should i buy ammo now
,
should i buy guns and ammo
,
should i buy more ammo
,

should i start buying guns and ammo

,
should i stock up on ammo
,
should we buy ammo
,
should we buy guns now
,

should we stock up on ammo

,
what's going on with ammo
Click on a term to search for related topics.