Are you buying guns & ammo b/c of all this talk about gun control?

Discussion in 'Gun-Control Issues' started by andylew, Oct 7, 2015.

  1. andylew

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  2. Lord

    Lord Senior Member

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    I buy ammo every paycheck. Sometimes it goes into the SHTF ammo can, and sometimes it goes into my "I'm going shooting this weekend" stash. I try to keep no less than 750 rounds at all times.
     

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    Nope....nows when the gouging starts
     
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    no, powder/primers. Done buying guns for the foreseeable future
     
  5. gunowner1

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    I had my eye on a few long guns but have decided to get more projectiles for reloading. By the end of the year I should be set on components for at least three years.
     
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    **sigh**... just when I thought the 22 hoarding might let up a bit...
     
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    750 rounds? Dude... even I have more than that! Do you mean 750 boxes? Heck, one box of 22 plinking ammo is 500 rounds.
     
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    Hey, I got into reloading at the tail end of the powder shortage back in Feb. Obviously, powder and primers were damned near impossible to get, but were bullets too? I was able to get 55gr for my AR and .40cal 180gr very easily, but perhaps I just had good timing?
    I seem to recall my .223 bullet supplier jacked his prices up and had limited availability for a while, but I really doubt any of the small DIY guys making cast bullets are gonna dry up... at least I hope.
    I could do without shooting my AR, handguns are my top priority.
     
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    DWARREN123 Grumpy Old Guy

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    No, I buy stuff because I want it!
     
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  10. rock_castle

    rock_castle Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness

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    I've been buying extra .223/5.56 ammo this past week because the AR might soon be a liberal target. Otherwise no.
     
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    I do remember posting about a shortage of jacketed or plated bullets back during all that mess. Precision Delta was back ordering for months and Berry's plated bullets were near impossible to find. I stocked up on powder and primers first because they are always the first components to become scarce. If I can get about another $1,000.00 worth of bullets by the end of the year, that and what I have rolled up, will last a long time.
     
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    Had over 2000 rounds, but then did a new build and had to use some up. I also have a wife and 14 year old daughter... most of my money goes to women's clothes, shoes, and make up. I'm lucky to have what I do.
     
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    No. My last new gun purchase was a month or two ago and included 1700 rounds to start.
     
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    Nope. There's only so much storage space in my house.
     
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    I have a 10 year supply of primers and powder and cases.

    Just need projectiles.

    I have 2 years worth of reloads ready to blast away.

    When all said and done I can finally NOT get caught with my proverbial pants down when the rush hits, And it hits EVERY SINGLE ELECTION without fail... And I will ride it out unscathed.
     
  16. ChuteTheMall

    ChuteTheMall Wallbuilder and Weapon Bearer

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    Poor excuse.
    Two milk crates, each holding two ammo cans, can be covered with anything to make a nice heavy end table.
    I found a bamboo laundry hamper at Big Lots which was a snug fit. I turned it upside down.

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    I can reload for several years. When powder comes down I'll add some more. I'm also getting into collecting guns. My plan is 4 guns a year. I will also donate some regular money to NRA again. I'm not interest in being a member. The last time I was swamped with mail, offers, email spam and whatnot. I only want them to fight for our rights. I don't need a PDF or print magazine or anybody calling me. If gun control gets more intense I'll up my monthly donation a couple hundred bucks.
     
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    ChuteTheMall Wallbuilder and Weapon Bearer

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    It's very easy to opt out of all such offers, emails, etc.
    I can handle one magazine per month.
     
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    Thats what I tried but it didn't work. I called them and sent emails. They just kept sending me offers and emails.
     
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    I have. Bought some ammo and a few standard capacity G18 mags :)
     
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