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Sunday, 25 April 2021

Couple A Thoughts On The Ammo Shortage

 For some reason us Canookies didn’t get hit as hard by the ammo shortage as you Yanks. I say that only as a reloader - I haven’t shot factory ammo in 100 years. But I could scrounge powder, bullets, primers and brass with a little digging. My spies are telling me some restocks have come in... so hopefully some of that filters down to you guys in the US. When the market recovers... be smart. Get a reloaded, and see to your own ammo reserves. 

But... I was thinking a little outside the box here: consider archery as a stop gap measure? I will not for a second compare the bow and arrow to be anywhere close to a semiautomatic as a means of self defence... but... the competent archer is not something to be taken lightly under certain tactical conditions. If you could make those conditions part of your self defense/self reliance plans... hell, it’s better than nothing. If you choose to shoot with a mechanical release as I do, the benefits of trigger squeeze, and follow through will carry over into your musketry as well.




A crossbow might be an alternative too. I don’t know if I am sure about the truth of this... but for whatever psychological reason, I’d prefer to get shot rather than getting arrowed. These new insane beasts are mind blowing... they are hitting 400 FPS velocities now. I would love to have one but the prices on them will give you a nosebleed. Some are guaranteeing accuracy statements of 1 MOA at 100m now. There are plenty of rifles that don’t shoot that well.

Just a thought, though. Anything that keeps you shooting and offers a degree of protection is worth considering.

10 comments:

  1. Now that it is warming up outside, maybe I'll dust off the old Bear recurve.......

    Yes, I'm one of those old school geezers - why do you ask?

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    1. YES! I was going to retire from high tech archery and go back to the sticks... and I never did. That was another huge life mistake...

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  2. A few years back I bought a Remington R15 which was supposed to be a super duper accurate varmint rifle version of the AR-15. Yeah, not so much, but that's another story. Anyhoo, some archery company, PSE methinks, came out with a crossbow upper conversion kit. Just for chits and giggles I was going to buy one. Yikes! $1200+ for that thing. That's American dollars, not Canuck dollars. I think not. That's about what I paid for that piece of crap rifle to start with. Last I saw the kit was marked down to $800. I have a line on a nice Beretta 87 target model that's probably gonna cost me about that much. I'd rather add to my Cheetah collection than get a fancy toy....

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    1. I wouldn’t pish on Remington if they were on fire. They got bought out by corporate pimps who rode them into the ground and kicked them into the ditch when they were done. Colt has gone through the same thing. Supposedly the are being revived and refinanced... but only good people will succeed with that. If they just staff up with corporate yes men and their fart catchers again, they’ll be right back where they started. I am a Beretta fanboy but have never owned one. That is on the list of things to do in the next world I suppose...

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    2. Got my first Beretta last year. While perusing Gunbroker I saw a Model 85 Cheetah .380 ACP. It was so sweet looking that I had to have it. Shot like a dream, but really too pretty to take out all the time to get dinged up. Found an Italian Police turn in that was kind of beat for a cheap price and did a polish, reblue and grip replacement. That's my shooter. Then I decided to get a Model 81 in .32 ACP. Now I'm in the market for a Model 87 in .22 LR. I've become addicted to Beretta Cheetahs. I need an intervention or something, but I don't have enough friends......

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  3. For me, spring piston air rifles / pistols is as close to powder burning firearms as I can get. Shot at distance and using small targets, the challenge is there.

    When I was a kid in the 1970's, I would set up plastic army soldiers on a rumpled blanket and shoot my Daisy 880 at them. A lot of fun and nothing was hurt. Although today, that would probably rate a visit from the local SWAT team.

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    1. Yep. The green army guys, insects... they were high value BB gun targets!
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  4. I like my Beretta 92Fs with rosewood grips. I'm trying to save up for a 20 gauge Montefeltro. Probably won't happen.

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    1. I should seriously find one and put a few rounds through it. They are all over the place up here, just like Glock... but for some reason I never fired one. It’s the damnedest thing...

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    2. I should seriously find one and put a few rounds through it. They are all over the place up here, just like Glock... but for some reason I never fired one. It’s the damnedest thing...

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