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.380 Emergency Stash

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by NeveraVictimAgain, Oct 3, 2008.

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  1. NeveraVictimAgain

    NeveraVictimAgain Member

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    You can fit at least 9 .380 Auto rounds into a 35mm film cannister and still get the top on tight so the container is pretty waterproof. Might make a nice emergency stash for those who live in high crime areas. :)
     
  2. Treo

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    Wouldn't it make better sense to just put them in a spare magazine?
     
  3. Dravur

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    But... This goes to 11
     
  4. ilbob

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    who carries a 380 in the first place?

    get a real gun, like a 9x18. :)
     
  5. NeveraVictimAgain

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    Yes, I'd rather carry my spare rounds in a spare mag. But it's been raining here so much lately I wanted to come up with a WATERPROOF stash box.
    If a cartridge doesn't test as waterproof Speer won't sell it under their premium "Gold Dot" brand name. They are sold as generic "hollow points" and the box is marked "Not for L.E. Use -Not to be repackaged - Practice Ammunition". In a similar vein, Remington charges more for their rounds that they advertise as having waterproof primers.
    I guess when your life is at stake - like a cop - you worry about things like dropping a mag into a puddle during a firefight.
     
  6. Biker

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    I think the OP has a pretty good idea.

    Biker
     
  7. Caliban

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    wait- who still shoots 35mm?
     
  8. jackstinson

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    Place spare rounds in a magazine, then into a ziplock bag...stash-able and waterproof.
    The memory card for my camera wasn't packaged in a blister big enough to even hold 1 round.
    I may have a 35mm canister somewhere at home...haven't used film in a decade. ;)
     
  9. Wes Janson

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    I've yet to hear of any incident where ammo in a magazine or inside a weapon was ruined due to water exposure while being carried. If you make a habit of jumping overboard while carrying concealed, that might be an issue. Otherwise, I really truly would not worry about rain..it's not going to affect the ammo unless you really dunk it in water.
     
  10. ZeSpectre

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    Film? Where does one get this mythical stuff? :neener:
     
  11. beatcop

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    But does it float?
     
  12. RobNDenver

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    I am surry to say that I just don't get this. In my not at all high crime area, I have my HD Sig 229 loaded with Corbons in the pistol safe and have 4 magazines nearby. I have my carry gun (Colt .45 ACP) with Corbons and two magazines in the carrier near it.

    I do have a .380 as a gun of last resort in my long gun safe, but why in the world would I want to fumble around with cartridges in a film canister?
     
  13. Gottahaveone

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    Now *that* brought back some memories. Dad used to keep a snub .38 in the glovebox when we traveled. He kept 5 extra .38's in a 35mm film can as backup ammo. They fit perfectly and didn't rattle around. Back in those days, I guess 5 in the pistol and 5 in reserve were enough. The "old school" bad guys must have been wussies or something :D
     
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  14. Old Grump

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    Don't knock the 380 as a back up belly button range gun, I personally will not volunteer to get shot with it as a test to check its ability to take the starch out of an attacker. The advantage of non standard low priority theft targets are that they are less likely to be purloined and be available if needed. if I was the booger man and saw the magazines I'd snatch them but a can of film? As far as ammo needing to be dry, do you want to store your ammo in a high humidity container or a nice dry container. I like the idea.
     
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    They still make 35mm film?
     
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    Box of ammo + Ten minutes + Bottle of nail polish = waterproof

    Are you camping/hiking/backpacking ? If for everday carry you are better off keeping them in a magazine. Worried about getting wet? Put it in a ziplock bag.

    Storing .380 rounds in a film can to keep them dry sounds clever until you realize that is a TERRIBLE method of carrying when your life depends on a fast reload. Do you plan to reload a single mag straight from a film can? I can't imagine anything more clumsy than that.

    If getting wet is such a concern how are you carrying the handgun itself?


    Carrying .38 Special rounds in a film can makes a little more sense, you can reload directly from film can to chamber.
     
  17. MinnMooney

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    Well, I certainly wouldn't pay money for your idea but it's an idea, none the less.:confused:

    You could also put about 150 cartridges in a used cashew can with a closeable plastic lid and place it under your seat or in the glove box.

    I hope that if you are worried about needing to reload in an emergency then you have one or two spare magazines preloaded.
     
  18. NeveraVictimAgain

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    Yes, I defintely will carry a spare loaded magazine.

    Yes, keeping it in a ziplock baggie had occured to me. I'm going to look for some of the smaller ones like jewelers use for earrings. I'll bet there's one that's the perfect size for a P3-AT magazine.

    Yes, I'd anticipated that some of you would figure out I'm having a hard time letting go of my trusty 35mm camera. I did finally get a digital one. It's much easier for sending pics to someone over the Net of course.

    I have a friend who's a gorgeous blonde that's half my age. I plan on taking pictures of her in BOTH mediums.

    Who said "Dirty Old Man" ? :)
     
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  19. Mainsail

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    As hundreds of geocachers have discovered, the 35mm film cans are not waterproof.
     
  20. Pure Kustom

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    LOL I shoot digital. It's cheaper!!!
     
  21. lenziggy

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    You can be sure if someone mentions 380 someone else is going to belittle it.
     
  22. MGshaggy

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    Yeah, but where do you get a digital handgun?:D
     
  23. Steve Raacke

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    Darn shame too. My Bersa .380 is my daily OC piece. I stock it with Cor-Bons and can drive tacks with it at 20 feet.
     
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    good idea, but not for carry imo
     
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    call of duty 4:cool:
     
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