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POLL: Were You Ready?

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

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Were You Ready?

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

    261 vote(s)
    73.7%
  2. I am still shopping

    93 vote(s)
    26.3%
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  1. SharpsDressedMan

    SharpsDressedMan member

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    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 Member

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    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 Member

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    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 Member

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    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

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    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 Member

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    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 Emeritus

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    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 Member

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    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

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    What he said.

    rc
     
  10. Inebriated

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    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 Member

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    I know my rights.

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

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    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 Member

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    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

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

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

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

    NHCraigT Member

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

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

    bikerdoc Moderator Staff Member

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    Been ready since 1988.
     
  19. MErl

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    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

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    This is all I need:

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  21. SharpsDressedMan

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    History will tell whether that is a work of fact, or fiction. There are people out there that want to re-write it.
     
  22. Ignition Override

    Ignition Override Member

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    Were you prepared before the presidential election in November? There were plenty of clues about the potential.
    If people had the cash beforehand and bought nothing that they really wanted/needed, they made the personal decision to take a chance.

    Everybody (who watches the news/reads newspapers etc) knew that the White House and some state governments were waiting for a disaster/mass murder in order to exploit it for an increase in govt. control.
    They don't "allow any disaster to go to waste". It is All about control.
     
  23. Carter

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    I was not ready ammo wise. Good on mags. Have an ar, 17 round 9mm, 7 round shotgun, but low on ammo.
     
  24. montanaoffroader

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    50/50 here. Ok on some stuff, a little light on some. I have plenty of ammo/components for my hunting rifles and magnum pistols, not as much for my 9mm's. Also a little light on .22, but I do have some.

    I was planning to pick up an AR receiver and parts with my Xmas bonus, but that didn't happen. I'll wait until things settle down a bit, and if prices stay up I might just pass altogether as I have plenty of long guns already.
     
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  25. MErl

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    As far as this type of preparation, not prepared. much the same boat.
    I've not supported the NRA for a long time, mainly because the people they support often do not match my views outside firearms. It had appeared to me that the issue of gun control was essentially dead. How wrong I was.
    For at least the next election I'll be a single issue voter. Beyond that we'll see if the point is made. For the first time in my life I've joined the NRA. I've registered (D) so I have a voice in the primaries that matter here.
     
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