I am just curious. If you stockpile for shtf, what stuff do you go for, cheap and plentiful fmj would be my guess, but i could see some going for self defense rounds. what do you do?
Ammo in a safe? Is that a good idea?I have one safe for guns and one for ammo. I keep a couple boxes of hollow points for each gun and then stock up on the cheapest ammo available.
My first stop is Midway USA as they usually have a large assortment in stock and rarely jerk you around like some other sites.any good online retailers for 9mm (my p11) and for 45acp (my taurus 24/7 oss)
A properly built safe will keep the ammo from cooking off in all but the hottest of fires, and an improperly built safe will experience structural failure before internal pressures reach dangerous levels.Ammo in a safe? Is that a good idea?
Ammo in a fire might make all kinds of fun noise and sparks, but I don't think it's as dangerous as the media would make it out to be. You'd most likely get cut from shrapnel from the cases (if even that), not hurt from bullets flying around without benefit of a chamber and barrel to contain the case pressure.
However, ammo, in a strongly sealed container, like a safe, in a fire, might be a totally different story. A 1000+ lb metal firecracker - not something I'd want to be standing next to!
That is basicly my approch also. Modified to add the reloading angle. Deadman, I agree with your assesment of the ammo-in-the-safe. I even thought of venting my ammo safe, but I'll probably just fireproof it. The guns are in the air/water/fire tight box. A box or two to feed everthing is also in the big safe just to be handy.I have one safe for guns and one for ammo. I keep a couple boxes of hollow points for each gun and then stock up on the cheapest ammo available.