Gun control! It’s all over the news and the Internet. There have been several recent mass shooting which are certainly fueling the fires for those who wish to take away 2nd Amendment rights or at a minimum restrict them greatly. I don’t know if great gun ownership restrictions will come to be or not. There isn’t much I can do about it.
I recently read an article which described the method by which the infamous Streetsweeper was banned – or at least restricted severely. I don’t want to get into all the intricate details, but it was a simple reclassification by the ATF under the direction of the White House.
If gun control measures could not get through Congress – fact is there are other ways our rights could be infringed upon. With that in mind – I am looking to pick up another AR – or at least a lower which to build upon. I do not have the funds to go buy a complete rifle. A slower, more affordable route is to buy the lower now, then pick up a complete upper later. Nothing written in stone – might change my mind.
I have seen a lot of talk and discussions on forums about how much ammunition should be stored. My opinion? As much as you can afford. Do you need 10,000 rounds of .22LR? Likely not. How about 30,000 rounds of 5.56mm or 7.62 x 39mm? Nice to have, great for barter, and certainly a good investment as I am sure prices will keep going up. BUT, do you expect to survive enough fire fights to expend 30,000 rounds?
I have some goals when it comes to ammo and I work on them a little bit at a times while still increasing food stores, medical, etc. Currently I am trying to reach 5,000 rounds for my AR in a combination of .223 and 5.56mm. Looking at 2,000 rounds for 9mm. What about .22LR? Goal is 5,000 rounds. Those are my main calibers.
How about magazines? I know I do not have enough for my pistols…..yet. I have 6 for my M&P 9mm. Looking to get that up to 10. I picked up a Springfield XD 9mm and have only 2. Again – hoping to get that up to 10 magazines. For my AR – over 30 PMAGs and several others. As far as what I look at as a good working minimum? Pistols – 5. With 5 you can have 1 in the gun and 4 to reload with. Semi-auto rifle like the AR? 10 is a good number.
Any thoughts? What do you consider logical goals for ammunition and magazines?