Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Roll Tide!

h/t to Lex for this news item.

I understand why Lex being an officer and gentleman, student of international affairs and all, wonders why there's been a run on ammuntion at Walmarts in Alabama. He poses a reasonable possiblity. However, it seems intuitively obvious to me that it's not necessarily 'cause of the Russian invasion of Georgia. Well maybe -- Georgia being raw't next door to 'Bama and all. O'course it may just be 'cause a) the gungrabbers are having their National Convention, b) Michelle spoke last night and c) Hillary speaks tonight. Either way you slice it... :-)

So that gives rise to a perennial and much debated question among gunnies, hunters, shooters, and reloaders. To wit, "How much ammunition/how large a reloading component stash is enough?" It's an unanswerable question. Well except for the obvious answer, "There's no such thing as 'too much.'"

I reckon that once't a feller starts thinking about building an outdoor, underground magazine detached from his house for storage he's gittin' to a reasonable minimum inventory. That raw't thar's the space I'll be converting (Deo Volente) to a powder/primer/ammo magazine... heh, heh, heh. Charlton Heston, RIP.