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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. freyasman

    freyasman Member

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    Always need ammo..

    I'm a fan of Warren Zevon's music, specifically "Lawyers, Guns and Money"
    You can never have enough of all three... :evil:
     
  2. SharpsDressedMan

    SharpsDressedMan member

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    Isn't it funny? During a collapse, you could probably do o.k. without the lawyers.:D
     
  3. esheato

    esheato Member

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    I haven't been loading or shooting anywhere near what I used to, so my meager supplies are just fine for now.

    I bought 4 lowers a few years ago, but only had one left when things went haywire. I picked up a couple more and paid only slightly more. I don't feel like I did bad.

    Bought some magazines too, but again, prices were acceptable. I refuse to buy into the really crazy stuff.

    I voted that I was prepared because even though I bought some stuff, I felt more prepared than unprepared.
     
  4. ngaither

    ngaither Member

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    I have to say that I'm really glad to be almost fully stocked up on almost everything that I shoot. I did how ever get a new gun for X-mas that I didn't reload for and I'm going to have to wait a couple of weeks for my supply to come in. But you really don't plan for those scenarios.
     
  5. Silent Bob

    Silent Bob Member

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    I had already started stockpiling ammo and Glock 19 standard-cap mags before the election as I had anticipated that Barry would win re-election. At the time, I was more concerned with a Re-Election Panic, but that never really emerged in my area. I fully expected there to a push for gun control in his second term, but I did not anticipate Sandy Hook happening so soon after the Anointed One's re-election and the all-out assault on the 2nd Amendment that followed.
     
  6. Ky Larry

    Ky Larry Member

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    I had a toe removed right after Xmas so I've been off work. I've been sitting at the reloading bench with my foot propped up pulling the lever on my old Rockchucker. So far, I've reloaded 1,000 38spls, 1,000 .40 S&Ws, 250 .308s, and a few .243s. This is all components I had on hand without getting into my Obamanation stash. I have 13,000 .22lr rounds, several thousand .223 bullets, primers,and powder. I have a couple thousand .308 bullets, 3,000 .243 bullets, and 1,000 6.5 bullets. I got Obamanated once. He won't get me again. I remembered the primer shortage of 2009-09 and stashed plenty before the last election.
     
  7. SharpsDressedMan

    SharpsDressedMan member

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    Well, we might not be the average lot, here on THR, but I am glad to see that it is about 5-1, those being prepared leading. I only wish it were so for everyone, but that isn't the way it is. After all, we here at THR are in the know, aren't we? :D
     
  8. Old Dog

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    I actually got caught light on revolver ammo, of all things ... Who knew .38 and .357 supply was gonna dry up, too? But why is there .380 and .40 still on the shelves? Hmm...

    On election day, as the grim returns poured in, I stopped off and picked up some more cases of stuff I didn't really need ... but it made me feel better.
     
  9. HOOfan_1

    HOOfan_1 Member

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    Yes and no. I built an AR back in May, knowing Obama would likely win. Finding parts was a PITA back then. I bought a bunch of PMAGs and Glock mags in October...and a day after the Sandy Hook event, I tried to buy 8 lb of H335. No luck. I have 3.5 lb of that left. I have about 500 .224 bullets, 200 .223 brass, plenty of 9mm, .40 and .45 bullets and brass, about 2 lb of w231... But I am out of small pistol primers, almost out of small rifle primers. I have about 300 large pistol primers.

    From now on, I will make sure I have a full year stock of reloading components.
     
  10. wally

    wally Member

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    I have what I need but some new stuff I was looking forward to may never happen now :(
     
  11. mljdeckard

    mljdeckard Member

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    Better than last time. I have a quantity of loaded ammo and reloading components. Last time I was completely dry. For MONTHS.
     
  12. Ryanxia

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    I was pretty prepared but I voted 'still shopping' because until I can arm a large group of folks without putting a dent in my supplies I'll never have enough. :D
     
  13. otrman

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    I was pretty well set then I lucked into two 55 gal. barrels of wheel weights and a 1600 pound lead keel weight out of a sailboat all within 2 weeks. Now I'm short on primers and powder.
     
  14. M2 Carbine

    M2 Carbine Member

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    I stay ready.
    Look at the dates on some of this stuff and I usually shoot 4-6 times a week.

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  15. tomrkba

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    I have what I need, but I am always shopping.

    When in doubt, buy primers and 22 Long Rifle cartridges!
     
  16. Dirtdgger

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    Loaded up on primers in October bought 80,000 at gun show. Same on bullet and brass bought when things were sane. Bought parts to build 7 Ars for me and my son got 5 done finish the other to when I get caught up. My problem is friends were not so lucky they waited to long now they think I should get them thru this Not happening. They went to same gun shows I did.
     
  17. AWDMK4

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    I'm a late bloomer when it comes to firearms. Bought my first AR and pistol (G19) in late '04 after the AWB expired. Didn't fire them much for the first 6-7 years. :eek:

    Got the bug last year when prices were decent and built 2 ARs, got my CCW, and joined the NRA. Watched sale ads and collected ammo in just about all my calibers up until the December tragedy. Since I don't shoot much, I have enough to last a while or at least until things settle down.

    The only "panic" buying I did that I'll probably regret is hunting down 3 more G19 15-rd mags and paying more than I should've ($97 shipped). The best move I made was last week when I upped my NRA membership to life member and joined the VCDL. I figured they need all the help they can get.

    I recently starting researching reloading and buying the tools I'll need. I'm going to ride out the panic season and hopefully this summer I'll be able to buy bullets, cases, primers and powder.

    I love this hobby too much to give up now...
     
  18. therainmaker

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    I made sure I had what I needed before the election and continued to add to it until everything disappeared in late December.
     
  19. hogshead

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    Have what I need but slowed down on the shooting.
     
  20. colorado_handgunner

    colorado_handgunner Member

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    10 mostly full 50 cal ammo cans, so I am doing pretty good. I saw a shortage coming with the possibility of Obama getting reelected, so I started stocking up extra beginning in August of last year, in addition to the regular stockpile. I mostly shoot 22 due to cost, which I have a few thousand of. Just waiting for my 22 revolver to arrive now.

    Also picked up half a case of 22 when I found some at a good price, and did the same for 38 so I could practice with the snubbie.

    I would like to get into lever action shooting, but can't find rifle ammo, so I will have to wait on that.

    All in all I am set well to wait this one out.
     
  21. Cast of One

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    I started buying primers right after the election so I have a good supply. I've been stocking up on other components so I'm good for now. My only worry is running out of powders but I'm good so far.
     
  22. 2zulu1

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    I have what I need, but since I like to shoot a lot, I'm also buying. I have about 700 38 Supers loaded up, will do another 100 tonight. With temps back in the 70s, I'll be at the range working on my tan lines. :)
     
  23. horsemen61

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    sadly no I wasn't I kept putting it off and was blindsided :fire: mad at myself for letting it happen never again I vow to never let this happen again.
     
  24. itchy1

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    Apparently a lot of people were not ready since they are all too eager to spend 3-4 times what stuff cost just a little over a month ago.
     
  25. Cosmoline

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    I sold off my Colt carbine to a good guy right after this happened. I had decided to focus on my A1 retro build instead. Haven't lost any sleep over not demanding 3x's its value. And what goes around comes around. I don't alter my collection based on political issues. I do have a large backstock of primers though because we've had supply problems with those in the past. The only EBR I'm personally interested in adding would be an AR-10 and I'm still on the fence on that one frankly.

    On a purely personal level I could be happy with black powder guns alone. But this was never about my personal stuff or personal interests. It's not about protecting my HOBBY. It's about protecting a fundamental right to keep and bear arms, and in so doing maintain the distinctive relationship we have with our central government. We are armed citizens.
     
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