Let the cops buy it from DHS. That’s been the plan all along anyway.
Were I to find out my police department in my smallish town needed ammo, I’d give them some. I wouldn’t even consider giving or loaning any to a large urban police force.
None of the cops in my town are dog shooters.
“And I’m like...” “and he’s like,...” “Then he goes...” “And she goes...”
“And it was, like, totally awesome, you know, dude?”
That’s funny, because I run into 40 cal all of the time...probably because I don’t own that weapon....
It’s on-line and in stores more than any other handgun round.
Now, if he’s hung up on “qualification rounds”....
I asked myself if the chief would share his ammo if I was running short, he wouldn’t, so I won’t.
Maybe... just maybe in a small town. Any other circumstances.. no. The reason? They will then know who has ammo and that quickly turns to who has guns. If there is a push for future confiscation (and that includes lack of ammo for the department)... guess what ammo/weapons will be confiscated? Just my tin foil hat reasoning....
Wonder what the criminals will do when they run out of bullets
The chief should go to gunbroker.com and buy some ammo. All he has to do is type in 40 ammo and he will see ammo up for bids.
500 rounds of Federal 40 S&W 180 gr. fmj ammo still has about 40 minutes to go in the biding. It should go for about 50 to 60 cents per round when all is said and done.
It is capitalism at work. For $500 to $600 he will have his 1,000 rounds by the end of next week.
What ever happened to the pre-revolutionary war practice, like Lexington and Concorde, of everybody storing their powder in a common armory, to be “safe?”
I guess we learned something from a failure to disperse our resources. Now the redcoats have to come to our houses individually, I guess.
Perhaps now they won’t waste them on shooting pets when they show up at the wrong house.
I think the chief go to Cheaper Than Dirt and buy ammo at prices Higher than Hell just like us little people do.
Don’t give them squat. They just execute peoples golden retrievers with the ammo. I donated APRIL 15TH.
I wonder how many police officers he has on the payroll. 1000 rounds for training is not very much. I guess he means weapons familiarization and not real training. No wonder police in certain areas fire hundreds of rounds at one perp and hit him twice.
Supplying ammo to cops is like buying the executioner’s rope. Cops fill out reports and draw chalk outlines, so give them pens and chalk. Citizens defend themselves, so the cops should be giving us ammo.
If I had .40 cal pistol ammo I guess I would feel compeled to help due to the fact local officers have helped me get lots of .223 American Eagle brass for 44.00 per 100 rnd boxes for the last year.
“A cartridge! A cartridge! A police department for a cartridge!”
What happened to having one of the armory crew do some reloading ‘for training rounds’???? Oh, I forgot! These are the days of the semi-automatics, with a ‘bucket of bullets’ underneath them, as Clint Smith has said.
There are so many semi-automatics, with so many having stnadard magazines of anything from 7 to 16, these days, that even those that have them have to use just one counting, and in multiples of that counting, just to keep things straight. “Uh, did I take the 13-round, or the 16-round?” Mind you, for folks that don’t know, the magazines have little peek-a-boo windows to show how many rounds are left in the magazines, on most newer pistols.
This is where revolvers fare a lot better. Unless you own an older “j-frame” design snubnose that has 5 rounds, or the old Colt models that have 6 rounds, MOST of your full frame models are 6 rounds, and then you have to “break the gun” to reload it. There is no confusion about which magazine of which count! You either have 5, or you have 6. I prefer to know that I shoot 6 rounds well, instead of many more rounds NOT so well.
A standard round-carry for a revolver is “full cylinder, plus 2 times more”. That is what the military manuals called out for their revolvers. Speed-loading devices, of all names, come into play here. They all work, and have earned praise and damnations, both. But they are an indivdual choice item. Look them up on YOUTube, and you will see what I mean.
For the semi’s, it was “Magazine in pistol, plus two”. The British made it “Magazine, plus 2, loaded one down.” Since until this year, that meant their Browning Hi-Power pistols were loaded with 13-round capacity magazines, carrying 12 rounds each, instead. (S.A.S. standard operating procedure) I own 2 Hi-Powers. I love the guns, and the history behind the models I own. Yes, I did shoot ‘buckets of bullets’ when I went to the range, at over-the-counter prices, too. But, I’ve since reformed.
For many years, the standard federal arm was a revolver, loaded with a lead semi-wadcutter hollow point bullet.
Go figure ... until the advent of the .357 Magnum cartridge in the 1930’s, the most powerful handgun was the Colt Walker Dragoon black powder pistol, firing 60 grains of powder to propel a .44 caliber lead ball, not conical, not a hollowpoint, just a round lead ball. The other gun of choice, was an 1851 Navy pistol, in the hand of Wild Bill Hickok, firing a .36 caliber ball, hitting a Mr. Tutt, in the heart, at more than 60 yards, killing him.
(And they say the .38 Special is an underpowered gun! Check the ballistics and you will be surprised.)
Remember, Janet the 2nd, wants all of YOUR ammo!!!
The only way to disarm us is to first take away the bullets, then take away the guns. It’s interesting how this encourages us to turn them in willingly.
Heck they’re never going to shoot you with that ammo......
The chances of me lending or selling ammo to someone who would have no qualms about killing my family or me “by accident” or by raiding the wrong address are zero.
I say, “ Go to the Feds and trade your balaclavas and armored vehicles for some .40 ammo, dumbass”