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Old 03-16-2013, 13:15   #21
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I love math issues like this:

9mm overall length is 1.16 inches

1.16 times 1,600,000,000 equals

1,856,000,000 inches / divided by 12 equals

154,666,666.67 feet / divided by 5,280 feet in a mile equals

29,292.93 miles if laid end to end.

That's greater than the Earth's circumference.

That's a lot of ammo.


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Old 03-16-2013, 13:18   #22
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Someone estimated the ammo purchased by HS recently would wage a 24 year all out domestic war. 24 years!
They got that number from the estimate that 1.6B rounds of ammunition is the amount that would have been necessary to supply US forces durring the height of the Iraq war for 24 years.
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Old 03-16-2013, 13:21   #23
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They got that number from the estimate that 1.6B rounds of ammunition is the amount that would have been necessary to supply US forces durring the height of the Iraq war for 24 years.
And most of the small arms ammo used was 5.56mm.
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Old 03-17-2013, 06:31   #24
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I'm sure Barry will see the error of the large ammo order and flood the market with DHS extra ammo. It could be wellfare for gun owners.

.223, 9mm and 40 S&W FOR EVERYONE!!!

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Old 03-17-2013, 08:17   #25
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I'm sure Barry will see the error of the large ammo order and flood the market with DHS extra ammo. It could be wellfare for gun owners.

.223, 9mm and 40 S&W FOR EVERYONE!!!

Yhea Barry!!!!!
You just never know. We have seen runs of government surplus ammo come to the American consumer/shooter in the past.
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Old 03-17-2013, 12:36   #26
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As far as I can figure, this was not an order. this was a contract signing. There is no real ammo shortage. People are just buying it off the shelves as fast as possible to turn around and resell it at a much higher price.
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Old 03-17-2013, 12:42   #27
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1.6 billion is a major 24 year war, according to DOD
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Old 03-17-2013, 13:16   #28
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A. It's a contract to potentially buy that quantity

B. the Feds shoot a lot of ammo

C. do you really think the Fed. Gov't, the same people who brought you the morons in the TSA, could orchestrate some grand plan (as well as implement it) to subjugate the American populace when we can't even placate small Third World countries with the entire Military in a decade? Think about it for a moment.
agree with a and c.

b leads us to believe they hit when they shoot. i think that may be a stretch for the most part.
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As far as I can figure, this was not an order. this was a contract signing. There is no real ammo shortage. People are just buying it off the shelves as fast as possible to turn around and resell it at a much higher price.
or are buying out of f.e.a.r.

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5 rounds for every American! Guess real estate prices will come way down, if there's anybody left to buy.

I'd like to know how many body bags and coffins DHS has bought. I think that would be a better indication of their intentions.
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Old 03-18-2013, 10:07   #31
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I could be wrong, but some of the Feds I've had interactions with indicate that they use duty ammo for practice. I don't think they buy duty and training ammo. I'm not 100% sure, but 1.6B is still a lot of ammo. I'd be happy to have 1.6K rounds in my closet.
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Old 03-18-2013, 10:34   #32
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I love math issues like this:

9mm overall length is 1.16 inches

1.16 times 1,600,000,000 equals

1,856,000,000 inches / divided by 12 equals

154,666,666.67 feet / divided by 5,280 feet in a mile equals

29,292.93 miles if laid end to end.
If My math is correct:
That's "228,571,428.6" New York 7 round Magazines!
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Old 03-18-2013, 10:39   #33
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About 5 rounds for everyone living in the US today. Someone said it was enough to wage open war for ten years. Bull.

Compair that to 2,900 rounds for everyone living in the US and you have the estimated ammo used in WWII which lasted about 5 years.
Our involvement in WWII was from 07Dec1941 to 02Sep1945. That's 3 years and 9 months.
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Old 03-18-2013, 10:43   #34
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Exactly How Many Rounds is 1.6 Billion?
Is the answer, "enough to take out over half of the tinfoil-hatted nuts who frequent Glock Talk"?

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Old 03-18-2013, 11:04   #35
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Is the answer, "enough to take out over half of the tinfoil-hatted nuts who frequent Glock Talk"?

If there is enough to shoot every American 5 times, then I would assume it is safe to say you could take out all of the tinfoil-hatted nuts that frequent GT. Just remember to keep your eyes closed while your head is in that sand.

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Old 03-18-2013, 16:54   #36
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If there is enough to shoot every American 5 times, then I would assume it is safe to say you could take out all of the tinfoil-hatted nuts that frequent GT. Just remember to keep your eyes closed while your head is in that sand.
I'm glad that I have body armor!
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Old 03-18-2013, 16:59   #37
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101 years at current DHS consumption rate.
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Old 03-18-2013, 17:15   #38
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101 years at current DHS consumption rate.
Maybe the feds will practice more . . . . . .
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Old 03-19-2013, 01:30   #39
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They can shoot all of us 5 times each, or gun owners 15 times each. I bet you I know which group THEY are aiming for.
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Our involvement in WWII was from 07Dec1941 to 02Sep1945. That's 3 years and 9 months.
The war started before we got involved. The stat I found included the manufacture of small arms ammo from mid 39 to 45. It was not just US manufacture.
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