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Another ammunition shortage coming? Shouldn’t be.


There are rumors all over that Russian-made ammunition may be banned from importation. The root cause of this rumor is an Executive Order signed by Obama in an attempt to punish Russia for their actions in Crimea. This is what the EO states:

Section 1. (a) All property and interests in property that are in the United States, that hereafter come within the United States, or that are or hereafter come within the possession or control of any United States person (including any foreign branch) of the following persons are blocked and may not be transferred, paid, exported, withdrawn, or

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UPDATE: Guns & Ammo – cost and availability

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Here in the Southeast the availability of ammunition – and firearms – is about back to normal. With the exception of .22LR most ammunition can be bought pretty much whenever needed. After .22LR, 9mm is the most difficult to get. Wal-Mart is generally sold out of .223/5.56 as well as 7.62x39mm. I have heard from friends that they are finding ALL calibers at Wal-Mart more often – but I have not had the same luck.

Gun shops in my area have everything – at a price. While availability is ABOUT back to normal – price is not. Federal XM— 5.56

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…On Re-loading

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Third Place will receive - Two Grow Buckets Kits from Choate Machine and Tool. Each kit

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How much ammo is enough?

Checking out one of my favorite preparedness sites – Total Survivalist Libertarian Rantfest  - Ryan over there just wrote about ammunition levels to have.

I had written about this before back in December of last year and my opinion have changed substantially. I think the recent ammunition and magazine shortages woke me up to the realization that someday you may be faced with the situation that what you have – is all you have – forever. Consider that for a moment. If, for whatever reason, your current supply becomes all you will ever have – no ability to resupply. Do

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Thoughts on ammo availability…….

I received the following note from frequent contributor D. - 


Various calibers of ammunition are now starting to make an appearance on the marketplace. (Natchez Shooters Supply, Midway USA, etc)    Most are still selling for 3 to 4 times the pre-panic pricing.   Unless you would like to forever pay an extortionate price for ammo, I strongly suggest, WAITING!    If you can hold off on your purchases until prices fall to below $.50 a round (in 20 round quantities) you will send a message to the manufacturers and retailers that you will not abide by such pricing.(This

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YouTube Video: Price Gouging on Firearms and Ammunition During a Constitutional Crisis

Certainly a viable topic – ammunition availability seems to be getting better. Well – I haven’t seen any .22LR in  couple months. Regardless – I saw one online supplier that is supposed to sell ammo “cheaper than dirt” had basic PMC 9mm 50-round boxes for over $60 a box. Ridiculous.

Anyways – here’s the video:


Have you standardized your calibers?

Standardizing calibers is often a popular topic at various preparedness and firearm forums all over the ‘net. The belief is by limiting the number of calibers that your firearms are chambered as well as possibly having common calibers between firearms – you can minimize the chance of running out of ammunition for one gun – thus making it an ill-designed paperweight.

Picture this: You arm yourself with a 9mm carbine and enter a defensive position protecting your property from a few brigands with nasty plans for you and your family. The fence line close to 90 yards away gives way to

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Taking pre-orders on 5.56x45mm NATO 62 Grain XM855 Penetrator rounds

I have just found out that ReadyReserveAmmo.com is expecting a shipment of 5.56mm NATO 62 Grain XM855 Penetrator rounds this week. They are currently taking pre-orders.

I know many of you are looking for ammunition including 5.56mm. At the price that 5.56 ammunition is selling for – around $1.00 per round – take advantage of his deal. Currently they are selling 30 rounds in a long-term storage can or $16.95.  This works out to be a bit above .50 cents a round.

Also – last I looked they still have .22LR in stock and are taking pre-orders for 9mm.


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Ammunition Source for ModernSurvivalOnline Readers…….

I wanted to get this information out as quickly as possible. I know that many of you – just like me – are looking for ammunition. Much of what I am able to find online is ridiculously expensive. I am happy to report that ModernSurvivalOnline sponsor ReadyReserveAmmo.com actually has some calibers in stock. For how long? Likely not much longer.

As of typing this Thursday night they have .22LR, 9mm, 40 S&W, and 38 Special.

Much of this ammunition is packed in cans specifically for long term storage – but still, prices are lower

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Been to a gun shop lately?

I live in South Carolina and have visited several gun shops as well as stores that carry firearms and ammunition.  All are pretty much the same – no semi-automatic firearms (centerfire or rimfire), no magazines, and several calibers of ammunition virtually absent.

Don’t see this anymore.

With the threat of a new Assault Weapons Ban just over the horizon, there has been a massive rush on guns, magazines and ammunition – specifically AK’s, AR’s and the like. 7.62 x 39mm, .223/5.56mm, and 9mm ammunition have disappeared off the shelves along with .22LR.  Any and all magazines holding over 10 rounds are gone or selling online for big bucks.

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Guest Post: Layering your Weapons

Layering your Weapons

By Bret Gould


Combat is nothing new.  Unless we factor in a few technological advances, small arms and their uses, have changed little in the 20th century. For example, an ’03 Springfield in 30-06 has everything in common with a custom 30-06.   In hand to hand and cutting weapons, there is nothing new under the sun.  One of the areas needed to be studied is layering the weapons.


The great Bruce Lee once made the supremely profound statement.  The only thing that changes in combat is distance.  This

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Welcome Ready Reserve Foods……


I am very excited to announce that ModernSurvivalOnline has obtained a pair of new sponsors – Ready Reserve Foods and Ready Reserve Ammo.

Here is some additional information on this long standing supplier of preparedness products:



Ready Reserve Foods is your source for emergency preparedness products, including disaster survival food and water supplies. Emergency preparedness means being ready for the unexpected with emergency supplies and survival kits.


Ready Reserve Foods, Inc. is here to help. With the most knowledgeable staff in the business and years upon years of experience, we can assist you with getting

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Guest Post: Keeping Your Eye on the Sight and the Ammo

We are all aware of the current recession, and it doesn’t look like the world economy is going to get better anytime soon. In fact, things might just take a turn for the worst. Scientists have predicted that the Earth’s major natural resources are going to be severely depleted within the next 20-30 years, causing worldwide panic and chaos. With that being said, it’s always better to be safe than sorry. This means having the necessary tools to defend ourselves and our families in a life-threatening situation. If you own a firearm, stocking up on ammunition could mean the difference

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Ammo giveaway July 4th at The Survivalist Blog!

MD Creekmore from The Survivalist Blog is giving away 1,000 rounds of 9mm ammo from LuckyGunner . 

This is 1,000 rounds of 124-grain FMJ 9mm ammo. I think my S&W M&P9 would enjoy this very much. If you would like a chance to win  – just follow the instructions below:

To enter the Super Ammo Giveaway, just write a post about it on your blog, website or forum. This can be anything from a paragraph to a 5000 word essay, that’s up to you. Don’t forget to mention LuckyGunner – without them this contest would not be possible. 

This contest is open to everyone.

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