Even I get sick of myself sometimes when it comes to banging on about the need for MOAR AMMO in yer ammo lockers.
“O but Kim”, you exclaim, “I’m pretty sure I have enough ammo! And anyway, it’s not like the godless Democrats like Obama are in control and threatening to limit ammo sales!”
And then, of course, one sees news items like this snippet (courtesy of Longtime Friend Sarah Hoyt):
As the Coronavirus (COVID-19) hits the US, it’s not just hand sanitizer and flu medications that are flying off the shelves. While Walmart and Target are running out of emergency essentials and “currently unavailable” is popping up on various Amazon searches, the rush to be prepared has also reached the ammunition industry.
Recent analysis shows that online ammunition retailer, Ammo.com, has seen a significant increase in conversions and sales since February 23, 2020. The company reports that this surge corresponds with the public concern regarding the COVID-19 virus.
Yeah… just because it isn’t hurricane season and the Socialists don’t control all three branches of government, that does not mean you should slacken in your efforts to keep yourself in fresh ammo at all times. The sudden need for ammo can come from any direction, as the above shows.
And as any fule kno, the absolute minimum ammo level is 20,000 rounds of .22 rimfire, and 500 rounds per gun of centerfire ammo, double that if it’s a semi-auto rifle like an AR, AK, Garand, FN-FAL, G3, M1 Carbine etc. (Note the “per-gun” level: if you own two AR-15s, for example, that’s not one thousand rounds but two thousand rounds of poodleshooter needed on the shelf.) As for your carry piece: that’s an absolute minimum of 200 rounds of self-defense ammo (usually ten boxes) and more than 1,000 rounds of practice ammo.
Lemme emphasize this, one more time: if the whole thing goes pear-shaped, your ammo is going to save your and your family’s lives a lot more handily than a box of anti-bacterial hand-wipes or a roll of toilet paper.