Why Firearms Commonality is Important

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Re: Why Firearms Commonality is Important

Post by Stercutus » Wed Feb 04, 2015 4:20 pm

That covers all 6 (5.56 and .223 are two of the 6) of the top selling ammo's in the USA, helping to minimize the challenge of finding compatible ammo.
Just curious. Where did you find this list of top selling ammo?
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Re: Why Firearms Commonality is Important

Post by absinthe beginner » Wed Feb 04, 2015 8:14 pm

I see a high probability of this AR-15 armed team being overrun by AK armed adversaries after their ARs all jam. But hey, at least they'll have commonality with their clubs….

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Re: Why Firearms Commonality is Important

Post by Stercutus » Wed Feb 04, 2015 8:56 pm

absinthe beginner wrote:I see a high probability of this AR-15 armed team being overrun by AK armed adversaries after their ARs all jam. But hey, at least they'll have commonality with their clubs….
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Re: Why Firearms Commonality is Important

Post by AS556 » Wed Feb 04, 2015 9:17 pm

absinthe beginner wrote:I see a high probability of this AR-15 armed team being overrun by AK armed adversaries after their ARs all jam. But hey, at least they'll have commonality with their clubs….
Where do people get this shit?

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Re: Why Firearms Commonality is Important

Post by Paladin1 » Wed Feb 04, 2015 9:40 pm

There is some serious entertainment value here, sorta like left shark.
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Re: Why Firearms Commonality is Important

Post by Stercutus » Wed Feb 04, 2015 9:43 pm

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Re: Why Firearms Commonality is Important

Post by woodsghost » Wed Feb 04, 2015 11:11 pm

Stercutus wrote:
That covers all 6 (5.56 and .223 are two of the 6) of the top selling ammo's in the USA, helping to minimize the challenge of finding compatible ammo.
Just curious. Where did you find this list of top selling ammo?
I could be full of crap, but it seems to me North American Rifleman, and sometimes other publications, come out with "top 5/10 most popular rifle rounds in America" or "...pistol rounds in America." The one article I think I remember reading was based on sales volume, IIRC.
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Re: Why Firearms Commonality is Important

Post by tonydedo25 » Thu Feb 05, 2015 1:53 pm

How about a more practical reason: For whatever reason, you need to reach for your firearm. You're in a hurry, you're probably panicked, lighting conditions may not be great. This is not a good time to play, "Which ammo goes with which magazine goes with which firearm?" You need to know the gun, know the location, know the condition.

Too many preppers make the mistake of confusing their hobby (gun collection) with their duty (preparation and self defense). This isn't a video game where you hit the "A button" to toggle between a small arsenal.

A man only needs one or two guns for home and personal defense - a handgun for CCW and an optional long gun for home defense. The gun(s) should always be cleaned and in good working order, and stored in the same location in the same condition. Mags should always be loaded, ammo should always be stocked. Backup or redundant guns should be the same model and/or utilize the same caliber and same magazines.

All other hobby guns and ammo should be locked and unloaded and stored separately.

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Re: Why Firearms Commonality is Important

Post by arentol » Fri Feb 06, 2015 1:24 am

woodsghost wrote:
Stercutus wrote:
That covers all 6 (5.56 and .223 are two of the 6) of the top selling ammo's in the USA, helping to minimize the challenge of finding compatible ammo.
Just curious. Where did you find this list of top selling ammo?
I could be full of crap, but it seems to me North American Rifleman, and sometimes other publications, come out with "top 5/10 most popular rifle rounds in America" or "...pistol rounds in America." The one article I think I remember reading was based on sales volume, IIRC.
I just Googled something like "Ammo sales USA" or something similar. I think the results were for 2013, and after looking at it quickly again I realize it may have been specific to a specific ammo wholesaler, so perhaps it wasn't the most reliable information. But if those (.22lr, 5.56, .223, 9mm, .45, and .40S&W) aren't the top 6 they still definitely have to all be in the top 10.

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Re: Why Firearms Commonality is Important

Post by arentol » Fri Feb 06, 2015 1:32 am

tonydedo25 wrote:How about a more practical reason: For whatever reason, you need to reach for your firearm. You're in a hurry, you're probably panicked, lighting conditions may not be great. This is not a good time to play, "Which ammo goes with which magazine goes with which firearm?" You need to know the gun, know the location, know the condition.

Too many preppers make the mistake of confusing their hobby (gun collection) with their duty (preparation and self defense). This isn't a video game where you hit the "A button" to toggle between a small arsenal.

A man only needs one or two guns for home and personal defense - a handgun for CCW and an optional long gun for home defense. The gun(s) should always be cleaned and in good working order, and stored in the same location in the same condition. Mags should always be loaded, ammo should always be stocked. Backup or redundant guns should be the same model and/or utilize the same caliber and same magazines.

All other hobby guns and ammo should be locked and unloaded and stored separately.
I don't see how what a specific individual does only for himself is relevant to this topic, which is about Firearm Commonality for planned squads in a potential PAW.

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Re: Why Firearms Commonality is Important

Post by Mikeyboy » Fri Feb 06, 2015 9:24 am

AS556 wrote:
absinthe beginner wrote:I see a high probability of this AR-15 armed team being overrun by AK armed adversaries after their ARs all jam. But hey, at least they'll have commonality with their clubs….
Where do people get this shit?
If we are talking about bad rifle stereotypes, The AR team will have plenty of time to escape when their rifles jam, since the AK team will need to get within 50 yards before they are even able to hit their intended targets. :awesome:

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Re: Why Firearms Commonality is Important

Post by ineffableone » Fri Feb 06, 2015 1:47 pm

Stercutus wrote:
That covers all 6 (5.56 and .223 are two of the 6) of the top selling ammo's in the USA, helping to minimize the challenge of finding compatible ammo.
Just curious. Where did you find this list of top selling ammo?
Here is one such ammo popularity list
http://www.luckygunner.com/labs/2013-ammo-stats/
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