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Have you ever run completly out of ammo?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Shooter973, Jul 7, 2008.

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Have you ever runn comletly out of ammo?

Poll closed Jul 14, 2008.
  1. Never, I keep plenty on hand!

    59.2%
  2. Almost ran out once!

    15.3%
  3. Yep ran out and had to make or buy more before I could go shooting!

    19.4%
  4. Yep ran out and it really irked me!

    8.7%
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  1. Shooter973

    Shooter973 Member

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    Have you ever run completly out of ammo for one of your guns? :uhoh:

    I never have but then I'm a bit anal about having plenty! But one of my sons called the other day and said that he wanted to go shooting but was completly out of 9mm ammo! :( Could he come over and get a couple of boxes from me? Of course I said yes and he did get 2 boxes of reloads from me.
    I've never come close to running out of my ammo, but was wondering if I;m the only one thats this way.
     
  2. rodregier

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    A firearm w/o ammo is a poor club :)
     
  3. Packman

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    No, but I have a special "emergency stash" for every one of my guns that doesn't get shot up unless I need it. I usually rotate it out about once a year.
     
  4. Regolith

    Regolith Member

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    Nope. I have a rule to always keep a box on hand. Though there are times when I'll have just bought a gun and go a few weeks before buying ammo because I haven't had a chance to take it to the range, yet.
     
  5. TAB

    TAB Member

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    yep...

    all out of 257 wtby.
     
  6. shevrock

    shevrock Member

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    I'm almost out now. i've got 20 22lr rounds, and 9 12g. o.o
     
  7. Rugerlvr

    Rugerlvr Member

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    There are times I've run out of a caliber, but never out completely since I've owned guns.
     
  8. Thernlund

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    In 20+ years I've never run out. Not that I made it a point to have ammo on hand. It just worked out that way. Heh.


    -T.
     
  9. .cheese.

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    Just ask Burt Gummer. It's happened to him.
     
  10. DoubleTapDrew

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    There has probably been a time or two I've run out of one caliber or another but never completely out of everything. Whenever I go shooting I keep at least one mag full for the trip home (if I shoot the carry gun). Would be pretty bad to run through a few hundred rounds then be left with an expensive club or two when you needed them most.
     
  11. rhubarb

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    I thought I ran out once. Then I looked under the seats of my truck and found enough loose ammo in three calibers for an afternoon plinking.
     
  12. SoCalShooter

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    That's for me to know and not you!
  13. JohnBT

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    I used to shoot up all of my BB's regularly - the last time was in 1957 or 1958 I think.

    John
     
  14. herohog

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    Sometimes it just gets too darned fun to stop! Besides, that's why we reload!
     
  15. PTK

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    I keep (as an absolute minimum) four loaded mags for my AR-15, 2 loaded mags for my PS90, and three loaded mags for each other gun (if I have them, some guns I have only have two mags, three or four only have one)

    That would be ammo I've tested, know it works, and I do not bring it to the range or shoot it - it's completely off limits for shooting.
     
  16. qwert65

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    I'll always keep 3 or 4 rds of 30-30 and a full magazine for my 1911 plus theres always some .22lr around
     
  17. EHCRain10

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    Ive run out of calibers but never all of them so in a way yes but not really
     
  18. Psywarrior13

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    I always keep a certain amount of ammo for every weapon I own, once I hit that minimum level, I don't go to the range until I have more, or I buy some at the range. But I refuse to let myself run out completely.
     
  19. ZombieHunter

    ZombieHunter Member

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    +1 to #9
    That scene in Tremors 2 was priceless!

    I'm low...I don't like it >.>
     
  20. browningguy

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    Yes indeed, more than once I've found myself with no .300 Sherwood or 360 No 5 loaded up. Then I have to dig out the few cases I have, resize some bulelts and load them up to go shoot.
     
  21. yakkingallover

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    Before I got back into shooting, I still had ammo for guns I didn't own anymore. Since I have gotten back into it I started out with low numbers but it has grown exponentially since then...
     
  22. Walkalong

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    Not since I got into reloading some 20 plus years ago. Before that I would run out occasionally.
     
  23. RickH

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    I only run out if I shoot up all my .22lr. A good day at the range and I can run out of every caliber I shoot. I of course buy more before going home, but am technically out from the time I leave the range until I get to the cash register.

    Even if I didn't buy more before I went home odds are there are at least a few spare rounds rolling around in my glove box or shooting bag.

    I guess now that I think about it I don't really ever run out. I have a 50 round box of .45 AP, but no gun in that caliber, so I until I get a .45 I will never be totally out of ammo. I will just be out of ammo I can use.
     
  24. PotatoJudge

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    Some days most of my ammo is in component form, but I always keep enough of what I need around. The only exception would be one week not long ago when I was going to fly to meet my wife for a trip home (she drove up a few days prior to my flight), so I sent her everything I planned on shooting. Problem was, that included my ammo cans. All I had kept was a CZ-52, unloaded. I had to load a couple magazines full before bedtime that night.
     
  25. lechiffre

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    i voted no however:

    i have a S&W 3566 .356tsw. it was a few months after buying it that i found ammo.

    i own a walther model 7 .25acp i have never had any ammo for it. same story for my cz82.
     
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