Tuesday, August 3, 2021

Kaliber Konsolidation

Leapfrogging from the prior post, I want to share this video from Johnny B as my way of banging the drum about consolidating your calibers, something else I keep harping about. 




He beats around the bush for too long but the point is solid. 

Again this is just for your "keep yourself and your family alive in the face of hostiles" guns. For the work of staying alive by eating, a 9mm handgun isn't that useful unless your plan is to rob your neighbors. So yes, smart to have a .22 for small game, a shotgun for birds and something that can reach out at distance for deer or foreigners wearing blue helmets. Use your own discretion and best judgment. 

This isn't playtime, your guns are a critical tool to keep you alive. Be smart in your arsenal.


7 comments:

  1. I started consolidating about two years ago. I was able to expand my ammo cache significantly while raking in major bucks on an auction site . $400 in rifles got me $1800 in cold hard cash . Now is the time .

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    1. Yep, I think a lot of people are desperately believing things are back to normal for good but the clamps are already coming back.

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  2. two is one and one is none. And if you have two, they divide equally between two sons.

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    1. When you have four sons, it makes it a little more difficult but rest assured that none will be left without means of defense.

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  3. For rifles i prefer 308 for hunting, but 223 is better for pests like coyotes. Sometimes you need to balance between mono caliber and the realization that different family members may need different calubers.

    Exile1981

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  4. a while back we decided to build around a couple of calibers. (12ga, .223, .308, 9mm, 45acp) all of which are very common and at the time you could get some milsurp. Also we consolidated arms that are all similar and have the same manual of arms.

    so for example, we sold the FALs and M14's to get AR10's to go with the AR15. same manual of arms. Same thing with the 9mm, sold our Sigs because that whole decocker and da/sa thing was totally different than glocks and 1911's manual of arms. And yeah, spares instead of parts.

    oh there are a few outliers (life is too short for only 1 gun after all), but those can be bartered away if they have to be. But manual of arms is important too. Pick it up and i know how it works and how to clean it, etc.

    and you need more mags. That is one of the big lessons that has been forgotten from the 1994/2004 issues. By 2004 mags were expensive and barely working. Without mags your fancy semi auto doesn't work. BUY MORE MAGS. for some reason they are still cheap, they won't be forever. (also mags are WAY better than they were around turn of this century)

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    1. Mag prices never really went up, they weren't super available but the prices were steady. Right now? Tons and tons of them. You are right, everyone needs moar mags

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