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Do you keep your ammo locked up as well?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by bdjansen, Aug 1, 2007.

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  1. bdjansen

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    Do you guys keep your ammo locked up with your guns? Do you think this is important?
     
  2. PTK

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    I keep my more expensive ammunition locked up in a separate safe. By "more expensive" I mean $1.50/rd or more.
     
  3. muscles

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    i dont currently. id like to, but the guns take up all the room in my current safe. time to expand...
     
  4. collateral

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    I do. I have a little brother and I wouldnt want him messing with ammunition anymore than I would want him messing with the guns themselves.
     
  5. gezzer

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    Yep front and back door locked!
     
  6. tubeshooter

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    Most of it...


    I like to keep some fairly accessible should a need arise. A burglar isn't exactly going to give me a 20 second timeout or anything. Then again, I don't have any small children around that might try to ingest it either.
     
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    Yes. The smaller "more portable" safe is jam packed with ammo. It'll slow somebody down that way hopefully.
     
  8. rkh

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    With ammo going up 20% next month it might make sense to keep it under lock and key. :D
     
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    Wait a second.
    You folks have more ammunition than is in the guns and in magazines and speed loaders for the guns?

    I did not get that memo.

    If I lock up my mags and speedloaders, what am I supposed to use for paper weights?

    Oh boy! This gun stuff did not used to be this hard....;)

    Let me guess - you folks actually have cleaning kits at home too?
    ;)
     
  10. jhunter

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    I do not lock mine up currently, but will when I finish building my new house with a foundation bolted down safe. I guess one good thing is if the house catches fire, there will not be rounds going off toward the fire department.
     
  11. The Lone Haranguer

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    I do. I already have a safe anyway, so why not?
     
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    From my understanding it is not a good idea to lock up your ammo with your guns. I guess because the ammo could go up real easy and take your guns as well. Of course I have the same problem as most...not enough room in the gun safe for ammo.
     
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    Not possible.
    I would need a walk in gun vault...
     
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    some is locked in a metal lockbox but its very small and fills quickly and the rest just sits on top. no kids tho so its not really a problem.
     
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    which is why I installed 2 deadbolts on an interior walk in storage room
    wallah! instant gun safe ammo storage room :D
     
  16. Cannonball888

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    Yes, all of it.
     
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    All my ammo except what's loaded in my bedroom/carry guns and the couple guns loaded in the safe is locked in a closet.
     
  18. fletcher

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    I don't. It's either in the range bag, in cans, or out in the open. Only guns have the honor of being crammed into the tiny safe.
     
  19. TX1911fan

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    I don't have a large safe yet, so instead of locking up my guns, I lock up my ammo. I have a small pistol safe that my CCW goes in each night. I'm moving soon and plan on getting a large safe/RSC and then the guns will go in. I think I'll continue to lock up the ammo too.
     
  20. strat81

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    Nope, just sitting on a shelf in the basement. Probably should get some ammo cans and dessicant...
     
  21. News Shooter

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    At least

    you guys live in a state that gives you the option:mad:
     
  22. Nomad101bc

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    Ehh I keep my self defense jacketed hollow points locked up with my CX4 but my .22 ammo is in the range bag for everyone to see. I will likely be purchasing 1,200 rounds soon and have absolutely no plans for locking it up. Without the gun the ammo is no more lethal than throwing a little rock. Also gun powder is not an explosive its a rapid incinerate. It propels the bullet because the powder ignites instantly.

    Common misconception that ammo explodes. You would have to get it into red hot heat and even then the bullet wont go more than 3 inchs without a barrel to channel the force.
     
  23. jhunter

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    Nomad, I beg to differ. Have you not ever seen someone toss a box of .22 shells in a camp fire? Some moron did this at a campsite once. It took a while, but they did explode. Several of them made a wizzz sound, so I know they went more than a 3" distance.
     
  24. TallPine

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    I doubt that I could even find all of my ammo ;)
     
  25. panther22

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    If these price increases don't stop soon, my ammo will be more valuable then my guns!
    I keep both locked up.
     
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