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    My new gun safe...1,800 rounds of .45 ACP just isn't enough



    Well, I recently got a gun safe to safely hold my firearms and ammunition.

    I counted and realized that from my strenuous efforts at collecting ammunition that I've got 1,800 rounds of .45 ACP from assorted manufacturers, of a couple of different grains, and different types including basic FMJ and lead-free.

    However, since I was going to let my mom use one of my .45s to participate in steel shooting events, and since she would need to practice, I feel like even 1,800 rounds is just not enough for the both of us. I wonder when the current ammo shortage will be over.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wounded Ronin View Post
    Well, I recently got a gun safe to safely hold my firearms and ammunition.

    I wonder when the current ammo shortage will be over.
    Nice safe.

    There is no ammunition shortage. It is a politically induced temporary distortion in the demand curve.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BadUglyMagic View Post
    Nice safe.

    There is no ammunition shortage. It is a politically induced temporary distortion in the demand curve.
    It's for all intents and purposes a shortage for me when I have to drive all over town multiple times to try and get a few boxes of ammo here and there as they become available.

    You're correct, but it's still in effect a shortage.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wounded Ronin View Post
    It's for all intents and purposes a shortage for me when I have to drive all over town multiple times to try and get a few boxes of ammo here and there as they become available.
    My bad... I forgot to put the smiley in. The ammo situation is the same here. :(
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    http://www.economist.com/world/unite...ry_id=13788623

    This is an article in the economist from a few weeks ago.

    Basically, gun sales have increased dramatically since Obama got in, in fear that he will get out his ban hammer.

    And so demand has out stripped supply leading to shortages.

    Hope you find it interesting.

    EDIT: A lot of the comments are good. Sort by recommendation for the interesting discussion.
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    This isn't a thread meant for ammo shortage whining, its a thread meant to allow us a look into a fresh safe with some goodies inside! Its nice, but doesn't all that extra space with no other weapons to fill it just drive you nuts?
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    Quote Originally Posted by zaohu View Post
    This isn't a thread meant for ammo shortage whining, its a thread meant to allow us a look into a fresh safe with some goodies inside! Its nice, but doesn't all that extra space with no other weapons to fill it just drive you nuts?
    I would suggest perhaps an apron full of pistols attached to the inside face of the door. Assorted large and small semi and wheelguns at the ready.
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    Ronin you need a reloading press. That amount of ammo is a lot of jing and you could save yourself a lot of money.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zaohu View Post
    This isn't a thread meant for ammo shortage whining, its a thread meant to allow us a look into a fresh safe with some goodies inside! Its nice, but doesn't all that extra space with no other weapons to fill it just drive you nuts?
    Only a little bit. My Mosin is actually too long to fit in there so I just keep it in my bedroom, and the floorspace is currently occupied by assorted ammo. If I were to acquire another longarm I'd have to shuffle the ammo around a little bit to create space for it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TM View Post
    Ronin you need a reloading press. That amount of ammo is a lot of jing and you could save yourself a lot of money.
    I understand that intellectually, but I feel like I need someone to teach me how to reload. Even if it is relatively easy to create basic 230 grain .45 ACP FMJ cartridges, if I make a simple or basic mistake from do-it-yourselfing, I could blow my hand off. For something that is simple yet potentially dangerous I feel like I need an instructor.
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