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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. moto_stevo

    moto_stevo Member

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    I'm not panicking... But I would sure feel better with about 3000 more 9mm projectiles.
    Ive been stocking up on everything else since September.

    Now I've decided to learn long range rifle too. Anyone have any spare 260rem does lying around?
     
  2. buckeye8

    buckeye8 Member

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    I bought a house this past year, so my money has been diverted to more important things.

    My ammo stash is weak by my standards, and I had planned to get another AR-15 for Christmas.

    The AR will just have to wait, because I certainly won't be settling for these prices!
     
  3. RFMan

    RFMan Member

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    As far as the durable goods...in pretty good shape.

    As far as mags/ammo...they are consumable. They run out. One can be prepared to weather a siege, but for how long? That makes it tough to decide which side of the prepared/still shopping line to pick. I'll never stop shopping...but I'm taking less to the cash register due to finding less of it...
     
  4. btaylor73

    btaylor73 Member

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    I was prepared, but like most, always want more. I do have to say that when my wife, sister and mom head out on the day after thanksgiving sales I just roll my eyes then go back to sleep. They like to get into the thick of it just for the show.
    I have to admit that I actually like to stop into the gun shops and enjoy the show, and panic being displayed. For some reason it makes me feel good about being prepared for it. I will usually walk around and see if there is something that I can add as long as it is not out of this world pricing.
    This way, if I get something great, and if I don't, no stress!
     
  5. FROGO207

    FROGO207 Member

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    I planned to keep at least 2 years use ammo ahead at minimum. I far exceeded that goal. Mostly .22 and reloading supplies. I have all the "stuff" I need for all my firearms already also. Ya know history is a great teacher if you are willing to pay attention.:D
     
  6. Magichelmt

    Magichelmt Member

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    I have had a policy of 1000 rounds of factory ammo for every caliber I shoot except .22cal. I also have components for everything I reload to triple that. I keep at least 3 thousand of .22 rim-fire on hand. I have recently started shooting .308 so I only have 200 factory rounds, 1000 match primers, and a total of 750 projectiles of various sizes. I am pretty comfortable, but could use a few things I guess. The places that have primers locally are getting $50/1000. I am good on primers for a while at least.
     
  7. MedWheeler

    MedWheeler Member

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    I have more than I need, but not as much as I'll likely want. There is no poll option for that.
     
  8. USAF_Vet

    USAF_Vet Member

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    I was 14 when the Clinton era AWB was enacted, and my folks weren't gun people. So it had no effect one me at all.

    I saw the run on guns, somewhat, when 0 was elected the first time. I had purchased my first gun early that year. But quite honestly, I saw guns and ammo on all the racks and shelves in virtually every gun related store I set foot in. I read about the 0 panic of '08, but I never saw it.

    So not having been even aware of the '94 AWB, and was uneffected by the '08 0 election run, I guess I was caught unaware. I had purchased my AR in October last year, just before the Presidential debate where the dreaded AWB was mentioned, and figured I was set, just needed ammo. I bought some as I needed it, not thinking much about it. Then Sandy Hook happened, and I didn't have the cash flow to purchase massive amount of ammo. Now I can't because it's simply just unavailable.

    So I buy here and there, when I can find it. At this point, I need just about every caliber I shoot, despite having curtailed much of my shooting.

    I'll be making the investment once prices and availability regulate to something near normal. I don't want to ever go through this again.
     
  9. OilyPablo

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    I have what I need AND I am still shopping
     
  10. HOWARD J

    HOWARD J Member

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    Clinton got rid of that 8 cent 7.62 x 39 chinese---I still have about 1500 rds of it---corrosive so I only use when necessary.
    I have an excellent stock of all the calibers that I shoot
    In fact I have so much I have stopped reloading & am finally working on old guns I ment to repair years ago.
    Join or send money to NRA---we have a serious enemy in DC--sending money to pro groups will aid us greatly.
    Stay faithful to the cause.
    Good shooting & good luck
    HJ
     
  11. gc70

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    The Christmas gun was greatly appreciated and very thoughtful of my wife; the lack of extra magazines is now awkward.
     
  12. Lateck

    Lateck Member

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    For me this:
    Can always have more.

    Lateck,
     
  13. clocker

    clocker Member

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    This is tough only because the questions overlap. Yeah, I have what I need, but I'm always shopping :) Last year and especially Thanksgiving was very good as I was able to get set in most of the aspects: reloading, casting, knocking some firearms off the wishlist and factory ammo... I still go out to the stores to watch the people and look for deals, but don't have a need or desire to buy anything overpriced.
     
  14. BHP FAN

    BHP FAN Member

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    I mostly shoot black powder, and I have over a hundred pounds of lead. I'm good.
     
  15. DeepSouth

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    More than I need
    Less than I want


    Story of my life.
     
  16. mikeasb

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    What DS said!
     
  17. bannockburn

    bannockburn Member

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    I'm still in good shape and have been that way for quite some time now. I did pick up some .22LR last fall because it was on sale and the price was right.
     
  18. NWCP

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    I own all the firearms I've needed for some years now. My last purchase was a year ago when I picked up a new HK45C for my carry piece. I sold the pistol it replaced. As for ammo I buy in bulk and replace what I use each month so I'm good to go there. I'm fishing for repair parts in the event I need them, but those are mostly springs and other small ticket items.
     
  19. joeschmoe

    joeschmoe Member

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    It been a fact for over 200 years, written in blood and wrought by fire. It's going to stay that way.

    People are welcome to try to change it. There is a system written into it for that purpose. Until then, it's the law of the land.
     
  20. cfullgraf

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    I am in pretty good shape for now.

    I do not specifically remember shortages in the 90's during Clinton but I was shooting less then for some reason. I had what components i needed on hand for the most part and what little I needed, I had little trouble finding them.

    In 2009, things were also fine but my shooting habits changed a little after the election and added a couple new cartridges. I had a difficult time keep up with components for the new ones, but my established cartridges were well suppled. A side benefit, I discovered a couple new powders that I continue to use.

    For 2012, incumbents tend to get re-elected, so I started planning and stocking back in 2010. Bought a little here, a little there over the two years.
     
  21. mcdonl

    mcdonl Member

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    I use much of what I have on a regular basis. I shoot for a hobby, and for training/preperation so I always buy... every week for the most part.

    Does being ready mean having a hoard?

    I have supplies for a 1000 rounds of everything I shoot, but as soon as the weather breaks that is only about a two months supply so I *WILL* have to alter my shooting habits because of this.
     
  22. foghornl

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    Only thing I'm light on is .30/30, only have 240 rounds.

    On the other hand, I don't expect a Marlin Mdl 30A to be a "main battle rifle"
     
  23. SpazC

    SpazC Member

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    You know, you think you have enough till something happens.

    Pre Shortage I kept 1500 rounds of .22lr in stock. When I went to the range I would buy a new brick, put it on the shelf and bring the oldest brick with me.

    I also had 1k small pistol primers handy, and kept a unopened pound of powder in reserve.

    Also kept plenty of 00 12ga handy.

    .... Now that feels like nothing.

    Lesson Learned.
     
  24. bikerdoc

    bikerdoc Moderator Staff Member

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    For 45 years I have been following the same formula.
    Buy two shoot one. in the beginning it was boxes, then as things got better I went to cases. About 10 years ago I got into reloading, I'm good!
     
  25. LemmyCaution

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    By the time I'm finished reloading the backlog of components I have presently, I figure this panic will be over. Then I'll have a short window to buy more stuff before the next panic ensues, as the fear mongers and profiteers realize they can capitalize on the fact that democrats will be running in the next round of elections, as well.

    But, sooner or later, just as new political campaigns seem to begin before the previous campaigns have ended, we'll have overlapping panics. And maybe at that point people will realize that they are panicking, and stop making fools of themselves.

    But I'm probably asking too much.
     
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