I say - you are correct.
I shoot for recreation approximately twice weekly. Like many of us, I have long guns and handguns in various calibers.
One day I was curious how much ammo I have on hand... given my propensity to order it online regularly and pick up a box or two (as available) locally.
Interestingly, I ended up with approx. 500 rds per gun.
Still doesn't seem like enough.
What say you?
I say - you are correct.
If we choose, we can live in a world of comforting illusion.
2000 is minimum (9 & 40 in my case). When I hit the 1000 level I get worried - it's worse than being down to 6 rolls of TP. LOL
(1) PT709 SS; (1) PT709FS; PT740 SS; PT140B Mil G2 Rec'd. 2/16/16; PT140 SS G2 Rec'd 9/14/16; PT111 SS Mil Pro Repaired Rec'd. 9/9/16
PT24/7 PRO DS SS 9mm; PT24/7 Blk. CA .40S&W; PT24/7 PRO LS DS SS .40S&W; Remington R51 G2 9MM
PT92B-AF; PT92-AFS Tu-Tone; PT99B-AF; PT99-AFS; (2) PT100AFS; TRACKER M992B - 6.5" ;.M992SS - 4" .22LR/.22Mag; M17SS - 6.5" .17HMR
S&W SD9VE SS; Sigma SW9VE SS; SD40VE SS; Sigma SW40VE SS; M&P40C Blk. SS; (1)TISAS Zigana Sport Two-Tone and (1) all Black; Texas CHL
Since I hand load, I keep about 200 rounds of each caliber that I shoot on hand. The ComBloc weapons that I have, I don't reload for, so I keep a couple of K on hand for them. The 22lr ammo is the only one I really feel nervous about. Even though I have a good supply, I'm always on the lookout for more.
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Not really sure, have not counted lately.
More than 800, but less than 1000 in 9mm. If I could find powder I could load another 400+.
200 something in .22LR.
150 in .223 for the rifle I will be getting.
OOPS! Forgot. 75 12ga. shotgun shells target load for the Maverick I don't have yet.
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I keep a couple hundred on hand, but I'm more worried about the SD rounds than the shooting rounds.
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At a minimum I keep enough SD ammo to fill my magazines - and I have quite a few. That's the level I don't fall below. Then there's range ammo, and I keep enough of that on hand to support my habit. I go to the range once or twice a week in the summer, and I usually shoot about 200 rounds each trip. I like to keep enough on hand to last me a month, but I don't like to dip into that monthly supply. When ammo is in good availability I've been known to take a run by wally world prior to going to the range to get ammo for the session, even if my ammo boxes are full. My thinking is simple - better to have it and not need it, than need it and not have it.
For me firearms fulfill two needs - my hobby and self defense. So I 'stock' differently for those two purposes.
"The marksman aims primarily at himself"
- Zen saying
I'm not saying. Obama and Holder might be listening.
3500 rds cci mini mags 22lr 1500 rounds remington golden bullets 2000 rnds 115 gr 9mm, 100 rounds fed low recoil 9mm 135 gr, 250 rounds federal 9mm 124 gr hydrashock, 500 rounds 45 ammo incase i trade for a 45 in my travels since i dont have one and 8o rnds 380 federal low recoil in case i run up on a good 380 like sig 238 or walther ppk
it is ALWAYS better to have a gun and not need it, than to need a gun and not have it. Get a gun and GET TRAINING. Training is the key to making proper and responsible decisions in the use of deadly force and training is the key to expertly defending yourself in an unavoidable lethal encounter.