It's that time of year again. I need to update my 2A list. I started this many years ago in an excel spreadsheet with the make/model of every gun I own along with the serial # and what I paid for it. A few years back I cataloged all my ammo in each caliber and type...FMJ, hollow point, shot, AP(legal in Oregon), frangible, etc.
I started out with the idea that I wanted to keep track of every round just for inventory purposes. Firm believer in having at least 500 rounds for each gun on hand I am. I tried to be smart about it and split every caliber into two groups.
1. Cache ammo
2. Range ammo
If I have 2678 rounds of 7.62x39, I cache 2500 rounds and I keep the extra 168 rounds in a seperate location for target practice. I only count the cached ammo on my spreadsheet. Once I deplete my range ammo, I move an even number amount from cache to range and track that number. I kinda slacked off and haven't tracked squat for at least 3 years.
I should probably add that self defense ammo is also not counted or tracked. I only track that which I believe should be hidden from those who would wish to track it.
This will be my first attempt to record every single round(number and type) inside my walls as well as my magazines and their round capacity. I'm also taking this opportunity to inspect for rust/corrosion/bent feed lips, blah blah blah.
I figured a 3-day weekend would be perfect for my endeavor, but I'm feeling a bit daunted.
I'm looking at at least 50 mags and 1500 rounds of ammo, and that's just what's in my kitchen.
I figure I should be able peek into my gun room late saturday or early sunday.
The room in which I sleep is probably gonna slow me down a bit.
The antis will read this and get a diaper-tearing erection, but if they would only step back and recognize that storing a drum mag next to a coffee maker isn't that different than storing incendiary ammo next to the peanut butter.
For those who gain my trust, I'll tell you what I have stored next to the smoked paprika.