24hourcampfire.com
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Hop To
Stupid idea #15859756 03/03/21
Joined: Feb 2009
Posts: 989
hardway Offline OP
Campfire Regular
OP Offline
Campfire Regular
Joined: Feb 2009
Posts: 989
I already know how many will answer this but with the newer bullets and powders does it make sense to own any5hing besides a 9mm for self defense anymore? I am on a kick to consolidate ammo ....I don’t handgun hunt or do any competitions.....I just shoot enough to stay proficient.

Used to be REALLY into 10mm.....I have 5 different pistols and a couple thousand rounds just collecting dust.... thinking about dumping everything except 9mm and 22 rimfire (pistols) and reinvesting in a Dillon 750.

BP-B2

Re: Stupid idea [Re: hardway] #15859768 03/03/21
Joined: Jan 2006
Posts: 421
Stump Buster Offline
Campfire Regular
Offline
Campfire Regular
Joined: Jan 2006
Posts: 421
If you're gonna do it (sell).... now's the time.

Re: Stupid idea [Re: hardway] #15860089 03/03/21
Joined: Aug 2011
Posts: 3,122
S
Slavek Offline
Campfire Guide
Offline
Campfire Guide
S
Joined: Aug 2011
Posts: 3,122
Originally Posted by hardway
I already know how many will answer this but with the newer bullets and powders does it make sense to own any5hing besides a 9mm for self defense anymore? I am on a kick to consolidate ammo ....I don’t handgun hunt or do any competitions.....I just shoot enough to stay proficient.

Used to be REALLY into 10mm.....I have 5 different pistols and a couple thousand rounds just collecting dust.... thinking about dumping everything except 9mm and 22 rimfire (pistols) and reinvesting in a Dillon 750.


Agree 100%. Nine Luger FMJ costs between 8€ and 15€ per pack of 50 depending what brand and what is on special promo price. One can not beat that for newly manufactured centerfire handgun ammo.

Re: Stupid idea [Re: hardway] #15860171 03/03/21
Joined: Nov 2005
Posts: 52,706
EthanEdwards Offline
Campfire Oracle
Offline
Campfire Oracle
Joined: Nov 2005
Posts: 52,706
Originally Posted by hardway
I already know how many will answer this but with the newer bullets and powders does it make sense to own any5hing besides a 9mm for self defense anymore?
No.


MAGAA!
Re: Stupid idea [Re: hardway] #15860379 03/04/21
Joined: Nov 2006
Posts: 7,367
C
cra1948 Offline
Campfire Tracker
Offline
Campfire Tracker
C
Joined: Nov 2006
Posts: 7,367
I have no desire to simplify things that much.
If you feel the need to, live it up!



Mathew 22: 37-39

Happy escapee from NY

IC-A

Re: Stupid idea [Re: hardway] #15860460 03/04/21
Joined: Dec 2003
Posts: 7,542
RufusG Offline
Campfire Outfitter
Offline
Campfire Outfitter
Joined: Dec 2003
Posts: 7,542
There are definitely advantages to standardization on fewer cartridges if it works for you. I've pretty much gone that way, but if I was younger I might still be more interested in experimenting with various different things than consolidating

Re: Stupid idea [Re: hardway] #15860521 03/04/21
Joined: Nov 2006
Posts: 8,825
T
TWR Offline
Campfire Outfitter
Offline
Campfire Outfitter
T
Joined: Nov 2006
Posts: 8,825
Well there’s consolidating and then there’s having options.

I remember after Sandy Hook, 22lr, 9mm, 45 and 223 ammo and bullets were gone with everything else. 40 cal ammo was usually sitting on the shelf and 204 bullets were available. I shot my 204 as much as I wanted until things got back to normal.

Now I’ve consolidated to 4 pistol calibers just to have options.

Re: Stupid idea [Re: hardway] #15860556 03/04/21
Joined: Nov 2013
Posts: 18,183
Pappy348 Offline
Campfire Kahuna
Offline
Campfire Kahuna
Joined: Nov 2013
Posts: 18,183
For the use you described, probably not.


What fresh Hell is this?
Re: Stupid idea [Re: hardway] #15860563 03/04/21
Joined: Apr 2008
Posts: 11,878
viking Offline
Campfire 'Bwana
Offline
Campfire 'Bwana
Joined: Apr 2008
Posts: 11,878
I don’t buy into the newer bullet/powder concept. That stuff is hard to find and expensive.

For me it’s what’s the most effective with the most plentiful/cheapest bullet. Is it the 40 with a flat point? 45 ball? 44 with hard cast?

Re: Stupid idea [Re: hardway] #15860597 03/04/21
Joined: Jun 2003
Posts: 9,781
Cheyenne Offline
Campfire Outfitter
Offline
Campfire Outfitter
Joined: Jun 2003
Posts: 9,781
With the exception of one .380 as a backup, I have carried the 9mm exclusively for self defense for over six years.

As I get older, I have realized that stuff that is sitting around collecting dust is just clutter. But, you don't have to go all-or-nothing in getting rid of stuff. If you have 5 10mm guns and thousands of rounds of ammo, you could hold back the one you like(d) the most and a few hundred rounds of ammo and sell the rest.


"Don't believe everything you see on the Internet" - Abraham Lincoln
IC-B

Re: Stupid idea [Re: hardway] #15860677 03/04/21
Joined: Jan 2005
Posts: 5,799
P
pullit Offline
Campfire Tracker
Offline
Campfire Tracker
P
Joined: Jan 2005
Posts: 5,799
It is a lot easier to load for one or two calibers than 5 or 6.


I may not be smart but I can lift heavy objects

I have a shotgun so I have no need for a 30-06.....
Re: Stupid idea [Re: hardway] #15860721 03/04/21
Joined: Apr 2005
Posts: 25,078
J
jwp475 Offline
Campfire Oracle
Offline
Campfire Oracle
J
Joined: Apr 2005
Posts: 25,078

I would rather have options and not be limited



I got banned on another web site for a debate that happened on this site. That's a first
Re: Stupid idea [Re: hardway] #15860763 03/04/21
Joined: Nov 2005
Posts: 2,672
RyanTX Offline
Campfire Guide
Offline
Campfire Guide
Joined: Nov 2005
Posts: 2,672
Originally Posted by hardway
I already know how many will answer this but with the newer bullets and powders does it make sense to own any5hing besides a 9mm for self defense anymore? I am on a kick to consolidate ammo ....I don’t handgun hunt or do any competitions.....I just shoot enough to stay proficient.

Used to be REALLY into 10mm.....I have 5 different pistols and a couple thousand rounds just collecting dust.... thinking about dumping everything except 9mm and 22 rimfire (pistols) and reinvesting in a Dillon 750.


If, as you say, you only shoot enough to stay proficient and you've already got 1,000's of rounds of ammo, to me it only makes sense to stick with what you've already got on hand. Why spend $$ (especially at today's prices and scarcity) on a new reloading setup, components and guns if you don't shoot very much? Doesn't seem worth it to me in this case.


"Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same." - Ronald Reagan
Re: Stupid idea [Re: hardway] #15872773 03/07/21
Joined: Mar 2008
Posts: 2,439
S
SargeMO Offline
Campfire Ranger
Offline
Campfire Ranger
S
Joined: Mar 2008
Posts: 2,439
A man ought to do what he feels is right. I have pared down, to simplify ammo/component procurement, long before the most recent Stupid landed. I don't have anything against the nine anymore than I do the Toyota Prius. I could get most places I need to go in one, but you won't find one in my driveway.


The only thing muzzle energy ever killed was time that could have been spent shooting meat and learning something about how bullets work.
Re: Stupid idea [Re: hardway] #15872866 03/07/21
Joined: Jun 2012
Posts: 15,579
gitem_12 Offline
Campfire Kahuna
Offline
Campfire Kahuna
Joined: Jun 2012
Posts: 15,579
well, akenthe recent ammo shortage. every store I have been in has ahd ample 10mm and 40 SW ammo, no 9mm ammo


The government plans these shootings by targeting kids from kindergarten that the government thinks they can control with drugs until the appropriate time--DerbyDude


Whatever. Tell the oompa loompa's hey for me. [/quote]. LtPPowell


Re: Stupid idea [Re: hardway] #15872944 03/07/21
Joined: Feb 2011
Posts: 4,726
U
UPhiker Offline
Campfire Guide
Offline
Campfire Guide
U
Joined: Feb 2011
Posts: 4,726
Do what you want. Since my shoulder replacements, 99% of my shooting has been 22LR/223/9mm. I'd keep 1-2 in the others that you have a feeling for and dump the rest. I disagree somewhat on keeping oddball calibers around for tough times when you can't find the regulars. As an example, if you take the money that you would've spent on a .40 and used it to stock up, you'd have a spare 1-2 cases of 9mm sitting around. Just make it your emergency supply.

Re: Stupid idea [Re: hardway] #15873014 03/07/21
Joined: Dec 2013
Posts: 25,189
local_dirt Online Content
Campfire Oracle
Online Content
Campfire Oracle
Joined: Dec 2013
Posts: 25,189
I've pared down, too. smile

9mm
45 acp
45 colt
41 mag
10mm
223
6.8
762x39
762x54R
270
30-06
45/70


No Ma'am. It's not my glasses that are crooked. It's my face.

Slaves get what they need. Free men get what they want.

GOA member
disappointed NRA member

24HCF SEARCH
Re: Stupid idea [Re: local_dirt] #15873091 03/07/21
Joined: Feb 2010
Posts: 1,759
MarineHawk Offline
Campfire Ranger
Offline
Campfire Ranger
Joined: Feb 2010
Posts: 1,759
Originally Posted by local_dirt
I've pared down, too. smile

9mm
45 acp
45 colt
41 mag
10mm
223
6.8
762x39
762x54R
270
30-06
45/70



Me too! :
9mm
.40 S&W
10mm
.454
.223
.308
6.5-300
.340 Wby
.375 Wby


Have a bunch of other calibers, including those dedicated for my boys' uses. But those are the only ones I shoot/use. I would drop the .40 S&W, but I have a bunch of fine pistols chambered for it and a ton of ammo acquired before the 10mm bug bit me.

Re: Stupid idea [Re: pullit] #15875584 03/08/21
Joined: May 2002
Posts: 9,345
FreeMe Offline
Campfire Outfitter
Offline
Campfire Outfitter
Joined: May 2002
Posts: 9,345
Originally Posted by pullit
It is a lot easier to load for one or two calibers than 5 or 6.


Is it?


Lunatic fringe....we all know you're out there.





Moderated by  RickBin, SYSOP 

RR1b
Who's Online Now
255 registered members (2ndwind, 257heaven, 16penny, 257Bobs, 204guy, 37 invisible), 1,550 guests, and 950 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
RR2/3










Fish & Game Departments | Solunar Tables | Mission Statement | Privacy Policy | Contact Us | DMCA
Hunting | Fishing | Camping | Backpacking | Reloading | Campfire Forums | Gear Shop
Copyright © 2000-2020 24hourcampfire.com, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
 
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.3
(Release build 20190728)
PHP: 7.3.28 Page Time: 0.040s Queries: 14 (0.003s) Memory: 0.8574 MB (Peak: 0.9989 MB) Data Comp: Zlib Server Time: 2021-05-12 05:39:33 UTC
Valid HTML 5 and Valid CSS