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Just sayin’ …
One needs enough personal ammo, of course, but so do those covering your flanks and rear.
Besides, one may need something to barter for a bacon fix someday.
(This has happened before, but stocks will recover … should recover.)
Note: I don’t keep a large inventory for my sporting pieces or CCH handguns; just a few-hundred cheap practice rounds and a box each of top-of-the-line personal-defense ammo (e.g. combat hollow-points). When you acquire a handgun, run a full magazine of that combat ammo through it to make sure it functions 100% reliably from every position in the mag stack (and to verify your point of aim), then load your primary and reload mags with it. After that, everything at the range is with cheap practice ammo. If you’re anal, you can fire the combat ammo annually and load up with fresh stuff, but that’s not really … well, okay, yeah, I do; and I replace the mag springs every few years; but that’s kind’a, you know … anal..
Here are some interesting and useful statistics and charts about firearms, crime, and violence.