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Discussion in 'Glock Accessories & Gear' started by Devinh2, Jun 12, 2012.
I'm curious how much ammo people are keeping on hand or stockpiling????? How much is enough to you??
Minimum... 500 rounds for each handgun, shotgun and rifle.
I am really bad about not having enough on hand but i am working on doing the same as chilly613
I'm a poor college student lol. I have about 50 rounds for my Glock 23, and only 15 or so for my 6-shot .357 mag. I buy a box of self-defense ammo when I can, but I usually just buy enough to shoot when I go to the range.
I've never really looked at it as stockpiling really. It's just what my guns run on. So I buy, or handload the best, and cheapest stuff I can find, because the prices always go up, and sometimes wages don't keep pace. I just shot up the last of a batch I loaded in Feb of 1976. At that time I was using Speer Semi Jacketed Hollowpoints, which were pretty high end. But there are better bullets available now, so I'm shooting up all the old stuff. My high end hand loads of yesteryear shed their jackets & about a third of the front end, essentially becoming 180 or so grain solids. That's not acceptable, so I use them for target practice & replace them with better, fresher stuff. It will keep a long time though, in airtight ammo cans. No misfires, 36 years old.
Here's a pic of what you don't want, jacket separation.
Note the $5.00 price tag, that was for 50 primed new brass, circa '76
About 800 .223 rounds and about 850 or so .45 ACP. About to have to get some together for the wife's new G19 and some 12 gauge.
I pretty well keep a case of 9 a case of 40 a case of 45 and 2 or 3 hundred .308
I got more ammo than some 3rd world countries....
If you know how much ammo you have, you don't have enough.
100 .45 acp
Ok i'll play...
3,000 rounds .45acp
1,500 rounds .22 long rifle
2,000 rounds .223
20,000 rounds .40 s&w (factory ammo)
16,000 .40 s&w 180gr heads to load
Need some 12ga though...
Right on man!! I'd like to have a stockpile like that. Maybe not all at the house or anything but Some here and some at another secure location...
Bet you put on some serious range time!!
never can have enough...........
Mine fluctuates alot. Right now I think I have about 8k of 22lr, 2 or 3k of 223/5.56, about 1k of .40, and a few hundred of various other calibers that I use less of.
Now that is a stockpile. Haha
This is my goal...it still aint enough....
Another question, how much self defense ammo do you have on hand? Yes, if it really gets down to it, ball ammo is better than no ammo. But how many hollowpoints do you keep in stock?
Yeah, used to shoot alot more and compete, nut i'm also LE so time is always limited...OT takes precedence over shooting...