ammo prices... secure storage warrented

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  1. wallyglock

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    there are many shooters looking for ammo selling for some price that is not going to bust their grocery $ or eat into their pocket so bad that it changes the structure of how they allot their hard earned monies . i understand that . fortunately i am not under that heading . i got lucky on my ammo spending and here is why . read on and bear with me a while .

    around 3 yrs. ago i did a creditable study of " do i need any more firearms , or shooting related gear, holsters , magazines etc. or just what , besides guns , do in need if anything ? "
    it boiled down to ammo. i started ordering ammo in bulk . a lot of my buying was in the $400-600 range . getting 9mm for $9 -50 , and sometimes less , 45 acp at $18 -50 , and so forth .
    my reason for doing this buying was simple . i was close to retirement age & wanted to get way ahead on ammunition. not having to worry about buying more , just go burn some powder & enjoy it ! its worked pretty good . have been retired now for a little more than 2 months & have been to the range bout 6-7 times . enjoy it !
    now part 2
    i have a hvy duty 7 guage safe , believe it to be very secure , HOWEVER i can not get my now bulging supply of ammo in the safe . some but not all . have a seperate ammo chest upstairs in my bedroom that took most of the overflow . i am going to put a seperate lock on the door that houses the gun safe . i am now no longer working , & better than that , i am no longer working nites . so i am at home a real lot & only live regular day hrs. as i looked at all my ammo it hit me that this stuff is worth 3-4 times , or more , than what i forked over for it !!
    i am touching on this ammo stuff because i know a number of people that have guns & ammo , but do not have secure storage at all . not good . and with the rising prices the risk to lose a lot ,QUICKLY , could be a problem. when my very large akita dog passed several yrs. back i acquired the safe . i paid more then i wanted . but i do not regret that purchase 0ne iota !
    so if you are buying ammo at these inflated prices it might be time to try and secure it the best way you are capable of . it may come back down someday , but it may never be what one calls reasonable again !
     
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    Also note that if you put ammo in a steel safe you have made a bomb. Most “experts” recommend wood chests. I have used steamer trunks with locks in past.

    But these days a room with a door lock and motion sensing internet camera is fine for me.
     
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  3. Tacoma12

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    I did pretty much the same. I over-bought when the prices were low. Now I'm sitting pretty with my stash
     
  4. DonD

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    Normal small arms ammo will not mass detonate which would be the defintion of a "bomb". It will pop off, Newton's laws apply here but not with a lot of power. Don
     
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    Speaking of ammo prices, I've purchased two firearms from Sportsmen's Outdoor Superstore (both excellent deals), the last one a 6.5PRC now in shipping to my LGS. I have also gotten super deals from them on 9mm +P Federal HST.

    They've sent me a couple solicitations lately, a case of generic 9mm FMJ range ammo that works out to 80 cents a round, or $40 a box. INSANE, Walmart was seling name brand 9mm FMJ for just under $8/box of 50 a few months back.

    All this due to the insanity that is now the Democrat party and it's love for the brain dead, socialist, communist left. Don
     
  6. ThatGuyYouKnow

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    With only a couple-hundred rounds, I think I am safe from being ripped off, plus, they will have to get past me and my gun first.

    I'd have more, but people who have thousands of rounds won't stop hoarding the stuff, so that there is never any available and when there is, it is extremely overpriced, and with the constant hoarding, the price doesn't come down.

    I understand people want their supply, but some are keeping others from being able to buy it. This might be an unpopular opinion, but IDC, it's mine and I am owning it.

    Please, if you have over 1000 rounds of something right now, stop buying more. Don't you want others to be as well-supplied as you are?

    /whining
     
  7. Parzival

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    no, not really.

    people have known what was going to happen during this election year. If someone wasn’t prepared, it’s their issue and not mine. And I’m sitting on about 50k rounds of common caliber ammo.
     
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  8. ThatGuyYouKnow

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    At least you're honest about it.
     
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  9. RPMSTL

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    Store your ammo in vacuum sealed bags and place in a cardboard box.

    Label the box family photos, baby clothes, old work boots, etc.
    You get the idea.
     
  10. gunowner1

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    How far would a common thief make it with an ammo can full of ammo. I have an alarm and thats good enough. Most break ins are the smash and grab type. Most thieves are not making multiple trips to and from the house to a vehicle with heavy items.
     
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    Stop blaming others for your lack of planning. I acquired my ammo supply over the last ~12 years, buying a case here and there, and have built a supply of about 10,000 rounds (probably more, haven’t counted in a while).

    The fact that you are low on ammo has nothing to do with me, and everything to do with your decision making.
     
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    HAY.....If any of you well-stocked guys want to sell any ammo in 9mm I'd be open to making a deal. You should know someone will ask, just like we all should have ammo.
     
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    O I don't blame anyone for my low round count in 9mm. I just bought a CMMG AR9 and want to shoot it
     
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    I am a new 9mm owner, so no, there was no "lack of planning".

    Try again! 0-1 so far.
     
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  15. IvanVic

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    The fact that you waited until now (or recently) to buy a gun chambered in the most common handgun round makes you by definition someone who lacks proper planning. Stop victimizing yourself.
     
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  16. ThatGuyYouKnow

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    ****ing LOL!!!

    Yeah, I'm calling this 0-2... :dancing:
     
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    I just ordered 2k 9mm projectiles and a set of 9mm dies. I never reloaded 9mm because I didn’t save enough reloading it.

    But now I’m saving a ton and I can make it when it’s not available for purchase.
     
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    I got ammo so I’m rich, rich I tell you.

    Haven’t dumped it out on the bed to roll in yet, save that for next lockdown


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
     
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    More like 10000-0 in 9mm. Dance with your empty gun.

    My solution is to put it in padlocked 81mm cans. They weigh about 400 pounds apiece.
     
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  20. ThatGuyYouKnow

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    And now you are 0-1.

    :dancing: