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Old 11-15-2012, 02:43 PM
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I know some of you may see the title and think same ole thread how much ammo do I need. But this is a different situation

If there was a natural disaster, fire etc and I coudln't get to my safe or safely inside my home I would go to my parents. I was thinking of keeping an extra .22lr rifle and my spare .38. Both would be easy for anybody to shoot in an emergency my father is ex military served in Korea but doesn't keep his own firearms. They also wouldn't want me to store Alot of stuff there. But i was thinking maybe a brick of .22lr and 100 or 200 rounds for the .38? I could store it all in one locked case.

My parents house is close in walking distance and this would at least give me me two firearms in a dire emergency if I coudlnt' get to my safe. less .22lr and more 38? or is that enough. this would be primary self defense not hunting. I live in an urban area
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Not a bad idea, just enough to get by with.

Been doing something similar for nearly 20 years now, just larger guns and a bit more ammo.
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I would not only have a couple of weapons stashed at the parents ..... I would insisting that my parents have a weapon available ....
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Nothing wrong with alternate fallbacks. Im assuming that guns &ammo aren't all thats being stashed. What is their take? Are they of the "Nothing will ever happen" or "I dont like guns in my house" set?
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A good idea. I would add to this that you should if legally possible be carrying a handgun every day on your person. That way you're never without a firearm. If you roll that way, feel free to have a long-gun somewhere in your car as well.
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Your dad needs guns for himself too. Help him get an M1 garand and a 1911. An shotgun too.
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Sounds like good weapons to have so you can fight back to your gun safe.

I would address storing these weapons and getting your parents to get guns as two separate issues.

With the guns, how about a simple first aid kit. water pouches and some type of food. Energy bars or maybe dehydrated fruit.

In a second package, you could have a 3 day supply for 3 people package. If there is a bad storm, you could just get a message to Mom and Dad -- There is food in the blue box. (assuming that the box actually is blue)
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I second the M1 Garand idea. It should be just like what ever he used in the service.

You would have the Nostalgia working on your side even if they were not excited about having a gun. Such a gift should being back some fond memories (and maybe a few nightmares. You get the good with the bad.)
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Hello all:

My parents are well stocked in food water and other things they grew up and lived through much harder times than many of us. My mother has seen the horrors of an invasion including having to watch friends and family literally starve to death. My father has been in war and has his own reasons for not keeping his own firearm. I respect what he has done and what has been through. They are two people who have already lived through SHTF. So storing the weapons there isn't a matter of me trying to prep from them. it's just so I have some firearms incase there is some reason I can't into my house like a wall collapsting in an earthquake or a fire
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Good update, thanks.

Regarding the water and energy bars with the weapon, I was kinda thinking that would be for you whey your retrieved them.

You still might consider storing a rifle that you dad is familiar with. If it came down to him needing it, muscle memory would kick in.
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thanks for all the replys and really good ideas. I do have a 1911 that I could keep there instead of the or might keep both the .38 and 1911 there. my feeling with the 38 is if a mom or aunt or somebody else unfamilar with weapons could pull the trigger in an emergency and no it's going to shoot with no worries of racking a round or a jam
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