Got Ammo?

Got Ammo?

PostBy: grumpy On: Fri Nov 08, 2013 4:13 pm

So Wobig put out a call for help. He asked Proctor residents, all 3,057 of them, if they would be willing to loan the police department some ammo. Apparently, the people were more than willing to help out.

http://www.opposingviews.com/i/society/ ... ents-ammo#
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Re: Got Ammo?

PostBy: Rwalker On: Fri Nov 08, 2013 7:01 pm

Weird. We seem to have plenty. The State Police and our guys have all been certifying this week. Lots of gun fire lately.

Now finding it as a citizen is the tough part. The wife got to Wally World just as the shipment came in today and scored big for us. Just have to be in the right place at the right time and have a friend who is a manager... ;)
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Re: Got Ammo?

PostBy: grumpy On: Fri Nov 08, 2013 7:38 pm

Are you LEO?
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Re: Got Ammo?

PostBy: KLook On: Fri Nov 08, 2013 11:52 pm

Sportsmans Warehouse had a ton of ammo tonight. I passed as I have a bunch on hand and money is tight while I renovate this house. Good to see it on the shelves.

Kevin
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Re: Got Ammo?

PostBy: anthony7812 On: Sat Nov 09, 2013 2:56 am

Goes in spurts I noticed. I need some .22 rounds and couldn't find squat for like what seemed like weeks, then wham fully stocked shelves for several weeks.
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Re: Got Ammo?

PostBy: Rwalker On: Sat Nov 09, 2013 8:50 am

grumpy wrote:Are you LEO?


No, I work in a prison, but all of our guys have to certify each year on the revolvers and shotguns. Our range is pretty extensive so most of the LEO from the surrounding area comes in and uses it on a regular basis.
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Re: Got Ammo?

PostBy: Rwalker On: Sat Nov 09, 2013 8:52 am

KLook wrote:Sportsmans Warehouse had a ton of ammo tonight. I passed as I have a bunch on hand and money is tight while I renovate this house. Good to see it on the shelves.

Kevin


All about priorities! The wife wanted new furniture and carpet so I am on a slow down as well. But I compromised as I got a new camo recliner...HA! ;)
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Re: Got Ammo?

PostBy: KLook On: Sat Nov 09, 2013 9:25 am

Priorities yeah. I am getting started hunting and had to get my reloading gear set up. Spent a few bucks, not much, I brought plenty with me. Hardest thing is finding a place to hunt, and I am checking that out today. Not to mention licensing.
I saw .45 auto, Rem, 230 gr. for 23.49. Not self defense loads or anything fancy, but it will do the job.

Kevin
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Re: Got Ammo?

PostBy: Rwalker On: Sat Nov 09, 2013 9:28 am

I don't waste my money on self-defense loads. I have a 50 round box of hydra shoks for my carrying .45 and a 50 round box of cor-bon for the wife's carrying .380 but other than that, most of my supply is FMJs. I did get a good deal on 500 9mm hollow points, like $7 for a box of 50, that I couldn't pass up. That was just before the mad rush to buy ammo began.
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Re: Got Ammo?

PostBy: KLook On: Sat Nov 09, 2013 9:40 am

I do not get them either. I figure that the guy I plug won't be laughing about my ammo.

Kevin
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Re: Got Ammo?

PostBy: Rwalker On: Sat Nov 09, 2013 4:34 pm

30+ rounds of anything in rapid succession and it won't make a difference. FMJ, hollows, whatever. :D Hell, I wouldn't even want 30+ beanbags shot at me. :cry:
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Re: Got Ammo?

PostBy: DieselBob On: Sun Nov 10, 2013 12:31 am

Rwalker wrote:I don't waste my money on self-defense loads.

I agree. I don't spend the extra bucks on special “self defense” rounds. I figure if i hit a unwanted guest with two or three 357, 178gr or 45, 240gr semi wadcutters they really won't know the difference. I like the fact they are inexpensive so I can spend a lot of time at the range to practice and they are nice and heavy so you get real recoil. I just have never understood practicing with rounds that are nowhere near the weight of what you would use to defend yourself with. My $.02
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Re: Got Ammo?

PostBy: Rwalker On: Sun Nov 10, 2013 9:38 am

I don't notice any difference in how the gun feels with hydra shoks versus FMJs. The difference I notice is, some FMJs stove pipe after 100 or so rounds, especially when it is hot out. I have never had a hydra shok stove pipe.

Recoil seems the same. I believe the hydras are 230 grain as well.

On another note, my dad gave me an old Stallard Arms 9mm. Thing is straight up ghetto and heavy as hell, and I was almost afraid to shoot it. It is the kind of gun you would buy out of a trunk in philly. He took it to a gun store and they told him they wouldn't give him $20 for it. Too bad for them as I got it and the thing shoots amazing. No jams, and the weight makes it much easier to handle. Thing is tight as well, put them all where I wanted. Nothing but bad press online about it, but I love it. Funny how that works. Could never carry it, but it makes for a nice home-defense back-up weapon and runs the same ammo as my 9mm carbine.
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