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POLL: Were You Ready?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by SharpsDressedMan, Jan 21, 2013.


Were You Ready?

Poll closed Feb 20, 2013.
  1. I have what I need

    261 vote(s)
  2. I am still shopping

    93 vote(s)
  1. Were you ready for this latest panic? After surviving the Clinton era, and the first Obama election panic spree, I made it a point to get my ducks in a row. I handload extensively, and gathered up components so that I can make myself busy in the winter, as I normally do, so that my ammo is on hand for the better months. I have the weapons, ammo, and components I want and need, and related magazines and accessories. I'm figuring a lot of you were equally prepared. Were you ready, or not?,
  2. browningguy

    browningguy Well-Known Member

    At my wifes suggestion, beggining in the summer of 2008 I have kept several thousand rounds each of 9mm, .40 S&W and .223. Naturally I also have hunting ammo in sufficient supply as well as reloading components for those I reload for.

    I did find myself overstocked with EBR's when the craze first found it's legs. So I traded a couple for a new shotgun and 1911. Luckily .45 ACP ammo had not been hit that hard, and I had a few hundred rounds to feed my H&K USC, so now I am up to speed on .45 also.
  3. sidheshooter

    sidheshooter Well-Known Member

    I put "still shopping", but only because I am a "buy as you need it" plinker. I don't like dipping into my substantial reserves of good (expensive) stuff just for an hour at the range.

    I'm covered for anything important, though, no need to panic buy.
  4. JohnBT

    JohnBT Well-Known Member

    I began preparing before the passage of the GCA of '68.

    What's that old saying, you can't be too tall, too rich or have too much ammo? Something like that. I have ammo...
  5. TIMC

    TIMC Well-Known Member

    I was ready on the last one and ready on this one. I always keep well stocked up; guest that boyscout stuff paid off! :D
  6. dark.zero.x

    dark.zero.x Well-Known Member

    I have a good stash, but its never enough. I did get caught with very little 5.56 and that has had an effect on what I shoot.
  7. Justin

    Justin Moderator Staff Member

    I suppose that I wasn't ready.

    I haven't been supporting the NRA-ILA, Second Amendment Foundation, or my state-level RKBA groups as much as I should have been.

    I'm not as well-connected in gun-rights circles outside of the internet as I would like to be, and I suck at meatspace grass-roots activism.

    So, it would seem, I was caught unprepared.
  8. Sauer Grapes

    Sauer Grapes Well-Known Member

    I was caught ''flat footed" only in reguards to .22 cal ammo. {go figure} I handload everything else and have an ample stock of components to last a year.
  9. rcmodel

    rcmodel Member in memoriam

    What he said.

  10. Inebriated

    Inebriated Well-Known Member

    I have what I need as far as guns, ammo, mags, etc., but I did just jump into reloading, so I voted that I'm still shopping. I do wish I'd gotten into it long ago, and stocked up along with my other stuff...
  11. joeschmoe

    joeschmoe Well-Known Member

    I know my rights.

    I didn't panic then or now.
  12. gp911

    gp911 Well-Known Member

    I have what I need, but I would like to have had more before the supply dried up, mostly more ammo and magazines.
  13. Centurian22

    Centurian22 Well-Known Member

    I only got into reloading at Christmas so didn't have time to get 'on top of' components in time. Also my wife is against having 'stockpiles' because they take up too much room so I have some but not as much as I'd like to. This should get better when we get a bigger house.
  14. padd54

    padd54 Well-Known Member

    I have what I need, but still want much more and will be adding to my stock once things settle down.
  15. slamfirev10

    slamfirev10 Well-Known Member

    i was just starting to stock up and then this latest attack, not a happy camper
  16. padd54

    padd54 Well-Known Member

    Do you have anything stored under your bed?
  17. NHCraigT

    NHCraigT Well-Known Member

    Overstocked on everything, including spare gun parts, bullet molds and reloading supplies.

    ....just sitting back and watching the show.....
  18. bikerdoc

    bikerdoc Moderator

    Been ready since 1988.
  19. MErl

    MErl Well-Known Member

    I placed 2 orders the they day of the shooting for items I had been on the fence about getting. If I had not gotten in before prices went crazy waiting or doing without would have been acceptable.

    Otherwise, well stocked
  20. joeschmoe

    joeschmoe Well-Known Member

    This is all I need:


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