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How have you gotten 'ready' recently?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Caimlas, Dec 20, 2006.

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  1. Caimlas

    Caimlas Member

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    What with this being the end of the Republican rule of the government, and with an obviously anti-gun, anti-liberty, and anti-responsibility Democrat taking the helm - with no sign that 2008 will provide any relief - and rumours that they're intending to push down hard with gun control and various other legislation, have you made any preparations for the innevitable?

    Personally, I took this 'opportunity' (with the assistance of a little extra cash) to stock up on a couple things I've been meaning to get for a while. Last night I ordered:

    - 10 more ar15 magazines from 44mag.com
    - book: Trapper's Bible: Traps, Snares & Pathguards (so I can learn more about the trade and be better at the art of trapping if needbe for food and skin)
    - book: The SAS Guide to Tracking (SAS) (same reason as above, but so i can track shot game better)
    - book: Edible Wild Plants: A North American Field Guide (hey, things could get really bad, and i'd be reduced to eating plants!)
    - book:
    - Speer Reloading Manual #13

    I'll be getting a couple more items as soon as I can sneak it past the wife - hopefully before Christmas: :p

    - Lee Classic Turret press kit
    - .223, .270 win, and the other assorted useful dies
    - 1k .223 bullets
    - AR replacement parts and springs kit
    - maybe some military manuals from midway...

    Hopfully it all arrives before there's a terrorist attack as a result of the Democrats in power, and I get it all. ;) (I'm only half-joking.)

    So, have any of you made some preparations? I've been toying with the idea of getting an extra evil black rifle receiver or something of that sort, but that's unfortunately beyond my level of current skill or equipment to deal with, and the cost outweighs any benefit it may have for me directly.
     
  2. 50caliber123

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    rather than waste money/time on any new guns (really good deals aside), I am only buying ammunition in .22LR (to train my Girlfriend how to shoot), 9mm luger (hopefully my girlfriend's future main weapon will be my Hi-point 995), and 7.62x39 (for my MAK-90).

    AKM Magazines of the 20 and 30rd variety for my MAK-90, and a few more for the Hi-point carbine.

    Other than that, I can't think of anything else I really need. Maybe another handgun down the road, and in a year or so a Saiga-12 with at least three 10rd magazines. :rolleyes:
     
  3. rkh

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    4 Cans of SS109 and 10 30 'rounders in AR15.com's recent goup buy.

    'Dems, bring it. :neener:
     
  4. McCall911

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    I'm buying at least 3 more hi-cap magazines for my S&W 5906.
     
  5. bruss01

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    I've made two large ammo purchases (>$400) since the election and I have probably one or two more just like that to make in the months ahead.

    There are a few guns I've had my eye on, and I'd like to get those in before the iron curtain falls. I'm looking at a 5" 696 Classic (44 mag), a Socom 16, an XD 45 stainless (if they ever come out) and I was hoping for a Taurus 1911PT stainless but it looks like they won't make the list before the window closes January 1 (Dratted CA approved handgun list) so it looks like a Para 1911 and maybe a Savage boltie in 30-06 are the stragglers.

    That's an ambitious list but then, I'm an ambitious guy.
     
  6. Black Majik

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    In California, it's always a race against the clock. So... nothings changed...
     
  7. Colt

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    I bought, and squirreled away, a RRA M4, having ordered it with most of the "evil" options available.

    This is the first firearm I've ever owned that doesn't have some wood on it.

    I'm not convinced we'll see AWBII in the immediate future, but it doesn't hurt to hedge your bets. I also picked up 4 spare 30-rnd mags and 400 rounds of .223.

    Edit: :squirreled away = put in the back of the safe, unopened.
     
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  8. ArfinGreebly

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    Yes.

    Think about it.

    Oh, yeah, we also picked up some hard currency. Probably get some more. Precious metals, you know. For certain meanings of "precious" anyway.

    Yeah, I'm being obtuse.

    Still . . .
     
  9. Spot77

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    I sent another $25 to my local gun rights group, joined the NRA for another year, and put my name on another 2 or 3 mailing lists so I can be called to help fight new gun laws when they come up.
     
  10. Caimlas

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    So you're the reason I've been unable to find any loaded ammo commercially for a while. :)

    Oh, and everyone don't forget: NRA is offering discount memberships right now; they'll be going up substantially in the next couple months (I don't remmeber the exact timeline), so it'd be a good idea to 'stock up' now, and if there's no need, make a donation. Now is the time to do so, not when there's an emergency, so that they're prepared to deal with it right away.
     
  11. Caimlas

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    My guess: rings and other semi-precious trinkets which are easily traded.

    For the debt thing, if you get your debt down prior to economic collapse, you won't lose everything - or, at least, are less likely to do so.

    I'm screwed if they adjust the loan rates - college loans - but aside from that, I've got no debt. Not like it makes any difference, with that burden over my head...
     
  12. Sharps-shooter

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    some say that the price of liberty is eternal vigilance.
    That don't just mean vigilance when your brand of politician is in power.
    With a republican in power, we had the biggest terrorist attack ever. the terrorists don't seem to favor one political party or another; they're more economic than politically motivated.

    I'm always trying to make sure that my clan is better and better prepared. The initiative right now is for every adult in every household of my tribe to have and be competent in using at least two guns.

    Plus we always try to keep stocked on ammo, which I believe is the hard currency/precious metal that was mentioned earlier. We also have some money in jewels, silver, gold and things that could be traded if the economy goes kaput.

    Plus, we try to run our businesses in ways that will not be too affected if there aren't so many other businesses in operation.

    I could go on and on, but I'd get way off topic.
     
  13. .45 AUTO

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    I got me an AK this year, m4 style collapsable stock, bayonet/lug, flash suppressor, 2 30 rounders, you name it. I would like to get a couple hi-caps for my Ruger 10/22. And of course get stocked up on ammunition.:cool:
     
  14. Rem700SD

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    A couple years ago I used to buy 9mm for a little under $5.00 per box. That same ammo is $7.50 per box. That's a 50% gain in <3 years. I may be buying ammo as an investment(instead of gold) as a headge in my investments. I'm only half kidding here...

    I've purchased an FAL and 600rds of .308. I'll probably stock up on bullets and powder as soon as I develope more storage capacity.

    Dan
     
  15. old4x4

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    I've purchased 6 more 30 rd AR clips. Just yesterday, I handloaded 280 rnds of 380 ACP ammo, prepped 349 223 cases for loading, and loaded 100 357 Mag rounds. Today, I prepped 400-something 45 Auto cases and primed them. When my shipment of 1000 Rem .223 bullets arrive, I'll load all of them, too. Tomorrow, I'm going to pick up 1000 sm rifle and 1000 Lg pistol primers. I LOVE it when non-reloaders just leave their brass on the ground at the range! Lots more reloading this weekend....
    I also bought another water filter for hiking, but it'll come in handy if I need water for an emergency (screw the bottled water, I can filter 10,000 gals with it)
     
  16. ripcurlksm

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    books

    great book suggestions! I actually have the SAS outdoor survival book for general situations, ie desert, snow, sea, trapping, etc. I am going to purchase your two reccomendations: Trapper's Bible and Edible Wild Plants. I want to go camping and try my hand at gathering to learn about what local plants are in my area. On my next trip I am going to spend the whole day trying to identify edible plants. Its something I always wanted to do and great to know! ;)
     
  17. Don't Tread On Me

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    The democrats are going to go after the following, ordered in terms of probability of success or likelihood of attempt:


    1] .50bmg
    2] Assault weapons
    3] Foreign Imports
    4] Reversal of gun manufacturer protection.


    A magazine capacity ban could be attached to ANY bill at any TIME. Remember that. That's something they desperately want, but will never propose as a stand-alone bill.


    Ammo is not an issue. I wouldn't worry about that. I'd like to see what bills get introduced and what kind of co-sponsoring takes place...that will let me know ......


    Also, before you go out and cause mass panic buying of things which will be illegal anyway, your efforts would be greatly appreciated in making phone calls and writing letters. We might be able to stop them.
     
  18. WinchesterAA

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    trying to get ahold of 2k+rounds of 7.62x39mm, but that's wishfull thinking.. even if I weren't on a budget.
     
  19. Ryder

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    I've already got all those things on your list covered.

    But I did recently obtain high performance sportscar. Should come in handy if I need to get to, or away from, someplace in a hurry. Time is often a critical varible in relation to survival.
     
  20. ripcurlksm

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    sports car? haha :p
     
  21. Bubbles

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    With the current Congress I'm more worried about the economy taking a hit than my guns, as there's more tax-and-spend representatives than there are anti-gunners at this point.
     
  22. Zero_DgZ

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    I'm looking into reloading kit.

    I need to build up a long range rifle and I think I'll actually be pretty good, gun wise. I already have two EBR's (an AR-15 and a Storm) so I should be sitting pretty, there.

    Time to stock up on full capacity AR mags, though...
     
  23. Glockfan.45

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    After my recent purchase of a RRA M4, and S&W sigma I have all the high capacity non pc weapons I could ever want or need. For the rifles at risk of future bans AK, AR, 10/22 I keep at least 500 rounds and 6 30round mags for each of them. For hanguns I keep at least 50 rounds of good JHPs per gun, and three max capacity mags. I plan to add a non pc shotgun soon (thinking FN police model) and after that I am set and my gun purchases will only be made on a whim. Perhaps I may look into a side folder for the 10/22 just to make it a little more scary looking ;) .
     
  24. frostbiker

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    Got the four basic food groups covered: Beans, Bacon, Whiskey & Lard!

    Recently dropped some coin on three new EBR's. That's Evil Black Rifles! Have a sidearm for the wife on order, and plans for one or two AK's if budget and time permit.

    I have a purchase/wish list for each new weapon purchased and am just going down the list getting items. I already have ten mags each for each rifle. My next big step is to have a cache of ammo for each along with brass, primers, powder, bullets and reloading dies. After that is optics, furniture and lots of spare parts.

    Someone on another forum recommended for my AR that I get an extra bolt assembly and charging handle, or two. That will fall under the spare parts category.

    Right now, I think the dhimmicracks will focus on other things they think are more important than gun control. They have seen the error of their ways in the last two elections when gun control was on the table. They know if they pushed it on this election, they would have lost. They are gonna wait and try and sit a Dem in the White House before they try anything. We've got some time before they start taking our guns away, so I say get out there and start shopping.

    Investing in some large diameter PVC might not be a bad idea either.
     
  25. Zero_DgZ

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    Ammo cans, bottle o' silicone, and a case of Rust-Oleum wouldn't hurt, either...
     
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