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Excellent Post!

I had a plan… and it went the way of most plans of Mice and Men, and did not materialize.
At least not like I had planned in the beginning!

It went like this:

1. AR15, maybe 5K ammo
2. Ruger 10-22, 10K+ ammo
3. 9mm w/15-17 rounds capacity, 2K ammo
4. 12 gauge, 1k asstd. ammo
5. more ammo for Dad’s 357 mag revolvers, 30-30 etc…

That was it! Then the post-Sandy Hook realities set in, and ALL Ammo was becoming scarce. (except shotgun) I did, however, note that 40 S&W was quite common, and I decided to purchase a Hi Point JCP in 40. I felt better prepared after doing this. The JCP 40 has none of the problems the C9 has, (which are not that common anyway)

Lather, Rinse, Repeat, same story in 45 ACP :D

Never got a Ruger 10-22, but I got a Henry Octagon Barrel (20″) and a Marlin 795, which is marginally more accurate than the 10-22 anyway!

So I have basically all the common handgun calibers, and the 22lr “shortage” got me into 22WMR and 17 HMR, which are plentiful (17) and WERE Plentiful in 22WMR. That is now more scarce than 22lr around here.

No 380 for me, it will be hard to find in SHTF and worthless, IMO, as it is less power, more expense, and harder to find. Need to conceal is different in SHTF, and a 9mm or bigger makes more sense to me.

"ROGUE ELECTRICIAN" Hoping to be around to re-energize the New World.....

Cogito, ergo armatus sum