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That hadn’t occurred to me

But seems smart to have a Ammo shortage resistant gun.

8 Responses to “That hadn’t occurred to me”

  1. Robert Says:

    IIRC during the last shortage, it was the oddball stuff that dried up first, because all the big ammo makers had shifted their lines to only make the really popular stuff because they couldn’t keep up with demand.

  2. Tam Says:

    The last shortage was hardly a shortage.

    During the Great Droughts of ’08 -’09 and ’13-’14, there was hardly a shortage of .40, and .45ACP lasted a lot longer on the shelves before finally drying up than 9 did. *shrug*

  3. Jailer Says:

    Cast and reload for everything you shoot and there are no shortages.

  4. Tam Says:

    I get enough lead exposure at work that I’m not taking up casting “boolits” to get more..

  5. Jailer Says:

    Good point, and your source of lead exposure is the worst. Lead exposure from casting is much overblown. There’s 2 ways to get lead exposure from casting; inhalation and ingestion. Melting lead at casting temps doesn’t get it hot enough to expose a person to lead vapor. The biggest risk of exposure is from ingestion by touching things you ingest after handling lead (eating, smoking, etc.) Good hand washing practices mitigate that risk. If it worries you have your doc add a BLL check in your annual physical as I do.

    But I got no problem with anyone not wanting to cast, I get it. I choose to cast to free myself from one source of the supply chain in a shortage and to make shooting frequently affordable. It’s all good.

  6. JTC Says:

    Ammo never “dried up”, it was bought up.

    And while that hording obsession deprived some johnny-and-janey-come-lately’s of their monthly practice ration and even some poor planners of sufficient defense supplies, all that ammo was still out there, and it still is.

    Just because dealer shelves got temporarily empty doesn’t mean the National Private Armory was not well supplied…quite the opposite as with every panic the inventory gets more swollen, not depleted. Same thing with the tools to spit ’em out with.

    And like that famous jailbird Martha Stewart likes to say…It’s a good thing.

  7. Tam Says:

    “Good point, and your source of lead exposure is the worst. Lead exposure from…”

    I appreciate the info. I will add it to the several classes, some mandatory, I’ve had on the subject.

    We may also have differing definitions of “shooting frequently”.

  8. JTC Says:

    Further to the no-shortage shortage thing is that it ties in to my thoughts (as here at Unc’s a few weeks ago in a “what would you choose for your personal arsenal” post)…that the most ubiquitous chamberings, most especially 9mm and 5.56, will never in our lifetimes be depleted except during the occasional panics as referenced above.

    And that in itself is a testament to that ubiquity; it’s what everybody shoots so it’s what everybody buys, it’s incredibly cheap (why on earth would you stuff your own when you can buy decent fmj for under .20 rd.?) and the worldwide acceptance guarantees any retail shortage will be temporary.

    And again to emphasize, if you shoot a nine and you don’t have at least a case in personal backstock, something is seriously wrong with your planning process and you have no right to bitch when/if you can’t find any.

    None of which is to say your “arsenal” shouldn’t be varied, but not because you might run out of your go-to calibers; with even minimal planning, that ain’t gonna happen.