Joe Doakes from Como Park emails in re tomorrow’s “Gun Buyback for Artists” in Minneapolis:
Minneapolis is having a gun buy-back [tomorrow]. I’m thinking of dumping some relics from my gun locker. I need SITD readers to check my reasoning.
After Hillary is elected, the economy collapses and the Zombie Apocalypse hits, when there is no ammo left on the shelves, we’ll have to scrounge for ammo which means bartering with thieves who steal it.
Where will they steal it? From government storage, as the government will be the only ones with a supply line. So we’re looking at standard government calibers; the government doesn’t stock weapons chambered for exotic ammo so that will be impossible to find. Weapons chambered in exotic calibers will be useless, even for barter.
What will be considered “exotic” at that time?
.45 ACP was popular after WW II and Special Forces use it now, but ordinary military does not. They won’t be stocking it in quantity after The Crash. That ammo will be highly desirable but hard to find. Exotic.
.38 Special and .357 Magnum were popular cop revolvers until about 2000; nobody carries wheel guns as primary weapons. They won’t be stocking that ammo in quantity after The Crash. Backup guns and snub-nose hold-outs, maybe, but how much ammo will they store for them? Not much.
.40 S&W was popular with cops for a short time because the FBI tried it; but as of June, the FBI is going to 9mm. St. Paul PD switched from .40 Glocks to 9 mm Glocks five years ago. I suspect law enforcement is going softer and smaller because women and minorities can’t handle the bigger pistols with the hotter loads but the reason doesn’t matter – what matters is what ammo they will have in stock.
Okay – so police, federal law enforcement and military are all going 9 mm. That’s the pistol round I’ll have the easiest time scrounging. Which means dump pistols chambered for .22 LR, .380, .38 Special, .357 Magnum, .40 S&W, .45 ACP.
Now for rifles, it’s a different story. .22 LR in a rifle is a fine squirrel/rabbit gun. And everybody shoots .223/5.56 in the AR15. Those will be fine to keep around. I might even consider a Hi-Point 9mm Carbine; the maximum effective range is only about 100 yards but since the ammo is compatible with my pistol ammo, I only need one caliber in the backpack.
But for pistols, I’m seeing a shift in the prevailing wind away from exotics. I might as well take some items to the gun buy-back: liberate space in the gun locker and get paid by Liberals to do it.
What do you think?
I think there’s no better way to start a bunch of gunnies duking it out that to broach this topic.
Which is fun!