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Honor and Integrity
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How much SD ammo do people have on hand at one time? I'm looking at ordering some, but don't want to break the bank.
 
Posts: 1901 | Location: Fitchburg, WI | Registered: March 24, 2009Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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I have around 200 rounds of HST or Gold Dot 9mm for my daily carry guns but I stocked up on 9BPLE +P when it was on sale for $11 per box of 50 for SHTF stuff.


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Posts: 6849 | Location: Colorado | Registered: January 04, 2009Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Bone Frog Gun club has HST for $18 a box of 50. SGammo has them for $20. I say get enough to thoroughly function test and gun you plan for using. I try to keep 200-300 around. Have to buy more every time I get a new gun and function test.


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Posts: 5479 | Location: Cantonment/Perdido Key, Florida | Registered: September 28, 2009Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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I keep at least 500rds of self defense ammo on hand for my primary caliber (9mm). I have a few different rounds as some guns work better with a specific ammo. Rounds I have on hand for 9mm are:

Remington 115gr JHP (100 round boxes from Walmart)
Federal 124gr HST JHP
Federal 147gr Hydrashocks
Federal 9BPLE +p+
Fiocchi 115gr JHP



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Posts: 3309 | Location: SouthCentral PA | Registered: December 05, 1999Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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I keep 500 to 1000 rounds on hand for each of my primary defensive calibers:

124 grain +P 9mm Federal HST
230 grain .45 ACP Federal HST
64 grain 5.56 Speer Gold Dot
 
Posts: 20370 | Location: Northwest Arkansas | Registered: January 06, 2008Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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I bought a case of HST when I found it at a good price.
 
Posts: 4635 | Location: FL | Registered: March 09, 2009Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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I doubt prices of quality hollow points will get better, and if Pelosi has her way, you'll need a permit to buy it. I'd stock up based on what you can afford. The great thing about HD ammo is that typically it's sealed against moisture intrusion, I'd expect it to last longer in storage than range/ball ammo.
 
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another thing to consider if money is tight...

get a couple boxes to ensure your handgun(s) will digest your 'primary' Grade A choice (like Gold Dot, HST, etc). Load that in one or two mags.

then consider loading back-up / stash mags with a less expensive JHP like Fed 9bp, Win / Rem JHP from WM or whatever.

As cash allows - add to your stash of your primary choice.

We'd all love to order 1000s of rounds of the best Tier 1 ammo - but reality is sometimes otherwise. Also - as others have mentioned - watch for sales which come up from time to time.

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Posts: 6546 | Location: Eastern NC | Registered: September 20, 2004Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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I usually have about 200rds in a variety of jhp per caliber. I keep more fmj than I do jhp since it's the fmj that gets shot more frequently.


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Posts: 7922 | Location: Somewhere north of a hot humid hell in the summer. | Registered: January 09, 2009Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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300-400 rounds per caliber.
 
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