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I was thinking about the earthquakes in China recently and it made me wonder what will happen when its Utah's turn for one? Will I be ready? First off I realize that food water and shelter are the most important things, but if you have those things and someone else doesn't they will probably try to take them from you. I think this is more likely to happen to us then someone actually trying to break in to our houses or carjack us. That being said how many of you keep more than a couple mags full of ammo on hand for any given situation?
 

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I always keep extra mags loaded for my 1911, same for the 357 extra speed loaders. I also have enough ammo stocked back just in case.
 

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I also have 2-3 extra mags, but I need more ammo, lol
 

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I don't know that it could be considered a stock pile, but I try to keep a healthy supply of ammo. I also shoot A LOT, so having a good supply saves trips to the store. And buying bulk is always cheaper in the long run. I'm not overly concerned about the **** scenarios that keep other people awake at night, but I guess if we ever have an alien invasion, the rest of civilization turns into werewolves, and dinosaurs suddenly attack, I guess I'm in pretty good shape. :shades:

I currently have ~2000 .223, 400 9mm, ~1000 various shotgun shells from slugs to 8 shot, and 4 or 5 boxes of big game quality premium rifle ammo. Like PW, I would not advise looking for ammo here unless you intend on finding some at a couple thousand feet per second.
 

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All my magazines are kept full so I have five magazines for my 9mm totalling 62 rounds, two magazines for my .380 totalling 14 rounds, and two magazines for my .32 totalling 14, and all rounds are either hollowpoint or specialty ammo.

As for my stockpile, I have over 3000 rounds of various types. Along this line, I also realized I made a mistake on my purchases of ammo at the gunshow. Last fall I bought 500 rounds of 9mm fired-once for about $65. In April I paid about $170 for 1000 rounds. The price went up some but not nearly as much as I had originally thought. My bad. :bangdesk:

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For me it is to late as ammo prices have gone through the roof.

I might just get rid of my guns.

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apollosmith said:
I'm not overly concerned about the [stuff hit the fan] scenarios that keep other people awake at night, but I guess if we ever have an alien invasion, the rest of civilization turns into werewolves, and dinosaurs suddenly attack, I guess I'm in pretty good shape. :shades:
I am not a big Doomsday freak but I work at a hospital and there is a doc there that swears that Avian Flu is not an if, but when thing. Let me tell you from the medical standpoint, enough believe in it that the local community and Hill AFB plan for this type of thing.

You would not believe what will happen with a virus strain that infects 70-80% of those who come into contact and has a 50% mortality rate. It is scary stuff and it has happened in other parts of the word!

With that said, I need to get a few more rounds to have on hand. :D
 

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I'm suprised how many of you think this is an if situation rather than a when. It's not a doomsday or **** thread in my opinion because any expert in this field would tell you Utah is over due and Salt Lake valley sits right on a faultline. I think its much more likely to happen to me then any given bank robbery or home invasion although I have no stats to back that up. Just my opinion I guess.
 

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I do believe in being prepared but am not going to go crazy.

I have been reloading for many years and have always found that buying in bulk is the best "bang" for the buck. This typically means that I buy components in quantities of 1000 or more.

For self defense I only use factory loaded ammo. I fully trust my reloads but do not want to carry the liability so I have at least 50 rounds for my handguns loaded by reputable manufacurers like Federal.

In an emergency how are you going to transport the ammo? If you can remain at home then there is not much you have to worry about but if you have to take a vehicle or go on foot then you have be concerned about weight and space.
 

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I keep the bersa lined up with three back up mags of 17 and then whatever I happen to have on hand of plastic 100 round cases. A couple of bandoliers worth of bigger cartridges for the internal magazine stuff. But, I imagine the 1000 round ammo cans will be in my future!!! :) :crown: :shades: The setup currently is for going mobile only, as my residence is not conducive to holding out or hunkering down for a flu season. Its more going to be a catch me if you can habit.
 

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Ramiguy said:
With this
I'll be right behind you. Got my **** pack for me and the wifey. And will soon be building a trailer with 35's to tug along behind.

 

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I try to keep a few hundred rounds on hand for each gun I own. Easier to do with my .22 than with my .308, but I try.
 

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Outsider said:
For my gun I have one full in the gun and two backups, but no extra ammo, which I need to get before 2009 if the Democrats take over the country again. Also my wife and I are working on 72-hour kits and a year supply.
I am also getting 72 hour kits together for both me and the wife. I have included 100 rounds of personal protection Winchester 9mm shells, I will be putting in at least 40 rounds of .30 .30 shells and besides the basic necessities I have included some of the following;
TP,
dehydrated foods
spare set of clothing
water purification tablets
rope
shelter halves
hand crank flashlight/radio & a spare hand crank flashlight
money in coin & bills as well as silver bars (1 oz each)
I also have at least nine knives which I can use or trade with
shovel and a few other items

I also have 3 clips for my 9mm.
Hopefully this answers the question. I know I could do more.
 

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I have around a thousand rounds sitting around but I'm more worried about food. I don't think a crisis that will require an ammo stockpile is as likely as one that would make a food stockpile handy.
 

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I have around a thousand rounds sitting around but I'm more worried about food. I don't think a crisis that will require an ammo stockpile is as likely as one that would make a food stockpile handy.
Look at the disasters we have seen in the last decade... Guns were (almost) always out within 3 days. Sure food is VERY important, but Water is #1, Food #2, Guns #3 (generally)
 

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marksman said:
I have around a thousand rounds sitting around but I'm more worried about food. I don't think a crisis that will require an ammo stockpile is as likely as one that would make a food stockpile handy.
Look at the disasters we have seen in the last decade... Guns were (almost) always out within 3 days. Sure food is VERY important, but Water is #1, Food #2, Guns #3 (generally)
I agree and like I said I have a around a thousand rounds sitting around. I figure I'll have to get in quite the standoff to need more than a thousand rounds. On the other hand I have enough food that I could last for a couple weeks and I can pretty easily envision crisis's that would close grocery stores for longer than that.
 
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