Ankle Ammo

Discussion in 'Ammo & Reloading' started by ChromeDome, Mar 31, 2012.

  1. ChromeDome

    ChromeDome New Member

    While at work, I carry my G19, using a Galco Ankle Glove.(will be carrying a G26 as of tomorrow, but that's another post) I have a concern about moisture. I don't really sweat on in directly, but I have noticed a bit of condensation on the grip right where your thumb would be.:eek: Should I be concerned? Any input would be appreciated. Thanks in advance. Be safe and don't forget to duck.
  2. jonm61

    jonm61 New Member

    You're in Florida. No matter what you do, there will be some level of condensation if not flat out sweat, on your carry gun. The condensation can come from going to heat to cold to heat to cold...spend any time inside or out and then walk into the other; you will get condensation.

    Wipe the gun down when you get home. Other than that, it's really not an issue.

  3. ChromeDome

    ChromeDome New Member

    Thanks for the reply jonm61. I do go back and forth a lot, from inside and out. I am really more concerned about my edc ammo. I take out the hollow points when I go to the range. Then I put them right back in. Maybe I should go ahead and shoot them every few months or so-just to keep them "fresh".:confused: That could get pricey. Of course, peace of mind is priceless.
  4. Happysniper1

    Happysniper1 New Member

    In my opinion, and this is what I tell my students in my FA/CCW classes, you shoot off the defensive ammo you carry with you, once a year. The best way to set this practice up is in the spring, when Daylight Saving Time kicks in and you need to reset your clocks and check the batteries in your smoke detectors.

    The reason is as you suspect: the ammo you carry in your EDC can get contaminated with lubricants, sweat, and other contaminants, and when your life depends on it, there is a possibility -albeit very small but there nonetheless- that the ammo in the gun may not perform as requried. I have even seen things like lint filling the fluid cavity in hollow-points (from unloading the SD ammo at the range, putting it in a pocket, shooting with FMJs, then reloading the HP back into the mags after range time).

    Properly stored ammunition can last like 20+ years....keep away from humidity and extremes in temperature and they should be fine. Regularly inspect them, though, and when the ammo starts to smell like ammonia (usually an indication that the gunpowder is chemically deteriorating), it is time to shoot it ALL off, otherwise you are good for continued storage.

    Remember, springtime = daylight saving time, check smoke detectors, blow off the ammo you carry daily. No need to blow it all off, just what is on you (what you carry in the gun, in the car, in spare magazines).

    My opinion. YMMV.

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  5. ChromeDome

    ChromeDome New Member

    Thanks Happysniper1. That's the answer I was looking for. Just another good excuse to go to the range in the middle of my "Honey Do List" come spring cleaning time.:cool:
  6. Happysniper1

    Happysniper1 New Member

    You're most welcome!