Amount of Ammo?

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Amount of Ammo?

Postby Divided Attention » Sun Oct 10, 2010 4:54 pm

If this is in the wrong place, please remove. I tried to do my homework, but couldn't get a difinitive answer. How do you find out a good estimate (beyond a wheelbarrow full) of how much ammo you need for the mini clinics and seminars? I could only find one of the classes hubby and I signed up for that said how much to bring.

Also, if you have more than one carry option, should you bring both? Bring the one you are most comfortable with? OR Bring the one you want more practice with?

Thanks for dealing with my newbie self!

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Re: Amount of Ammo?

Postby sskimber » Sun Oct 10, 2010 5:25 pm

First, I have no official work on the subject, but based on last year the few changes we are making this year.
This is what I would do;
100 round minimum per class, plus 100 rounds extra just in case. Then a minimum of 250 round for the Texas star(this is on the lite side, last year i think I shot 500 AT the star.)

I would bring a gun I am comfortable with. (you may do a lot of shooting).

When you get the range carry an open cold gun. it will make it easier on the instructors if they can see you have a cold gun when you walk up.

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Re: Amount of Ammo?

Postby Divided Attention » Sun Oct 10, 2010 5:29 pm

Any rules on posting children for sale to afford the ammo for CHL Day? I would say they will work for food, but they whine and complain! :biggrinjester:

How 'bout an ornery donkey? Any takers, will trade for ammo :smilelol5:

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Re: Amount of Ammo?

Postby Crossfire » Sun Oct 10, 2010 5:37 pm

Based on previous experience - bring as much ammo as you can carry, and then bring someone else to help you carry more.
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Re: Amount of Ammo?

Postby USA1 » Sun Oct 10, 2010 5:42 pm

Divided Attention wrote:Any rules on posting children for sale to afford the ammo for CHL Day?

Do they do windows? :biggrinjester:
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Re: Amount of Ammo?

Postby gwashorn » Sun Oct 10, 2010 7:23 pm

I live only a few miles away, drive an Excursion and have a dual axle 16' foot trailer. Hoping it will hold enough ammo. But close enough for a second trip I guess. Actually I think the 100 per clinic and have a good stash in the truck should do it. As for the STAR, I did not do it last year but will this year, hence the trailer.....

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Re: Amount of Ammo?

Postby USA1 » Sun Oct 10, 2010 8:16 pm

gwashorn wrote:I live only a few miles away, drive an Excursion and have a dual axle 16' foot trailer. Hoping it will hold enough ammo. But close enough for a second trip I guess. Actually I think the 100 per clinic and have a good stash in the truck should do it. As for the STAR, I did not do it last year but will this year, hence the trailer.....

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Re: Amount of Ammo?

Postby bnc » Mon Oct 11, 2010 9:13 pm

I started stocking up on 9mm, but I'm honestly contemplating going ahead with the .22 lr conversion kit for my CZ. It was next on my wish list anyways.

Do you guys think there would be any problem shooting .22 for most of the clinics? I could see it not being enough for the TX star (not sure how the mechanism works), but other than that it looks like a good idea.

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Re: Amount of Ammo?

Postby Skiprr » Mon Oct 11, 2010 11:08 pm

Definitely not .22 for the Star. It will just laugh at you.

Come to think of it, it pretty much laughs at you no matter what you shoot. So never mind. :???:

The individual clinics will vary significantly as to the amount of ammo you'll send downrange. As always, better safe than sorry. Ammo has a nice, long shelf life, and you can always use it later.

But I don't want anyone to be discouraged from attending by thinking they need a thousand rounds just to step onto the range.

Allowing 100 rounds per clinic should be on the conservative side. Some clinics, like mine, will need less than 40. The Texas Star and plates (not sure if the plate rack is open this year or not, so don't trust me on that) are optional...but tons of fun.

Bring it if you got it. But don't think you have to have a .50-cal ammo can full of loose 9mm to register.

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Re: Amount of Ammo?

Postby bnc » Tue Oct 12, 2010 12:35 am

You have good reason to sound like a commercial, the 23rd can't get here fast enough! I might go ahead and stock up on 9mm and get the .22 kit, as you said neither one will go bad, and I might get more out of the instruction with the .22. (granted, the CZ in 9mm shoots pretty softly)

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Re: Amount of Ammo?

Postby terryg » Tue Oct 12, 2010 7:53 am

bnc wrote:I started stocking up on 9mm, but I'm honestly contemplating going ahead with the .22 lr conversion kit for my CZ. It was next on my wish list anyways.

Do you guys think there would be any problem shooting .22 for most of the clinics? I could see it not being enough for the TX star (not sure how the mechanism works), but other than that it looks like a good idea.


Hmm, I am having problems (i.e. $$$) getting enough 9mm ammo as well. I hadn't really considered .22. I have a Ruger Standard. Not really a combat pistol, but very cheap to shoot. Should I consider bringing it and going light for some of the clinics?
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Re: Amount of Ammo?

Postby jbirds1210 » Tue Oct 12, 2010 4:15 pm

I keep a hundred rounds of handgun ammo in a bug out bag in my trunk....I went after it last year on the forum day and had to replace it :rolll Steel is my weakness.

I would bring 250-300 rounds and I bet you will have a couple of magazines full for the ride home.

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Re: Amount of Ammo?

Postby sjfcontrol » Wed Oct 13, 2010 5:55 am

USA1 wrote:
Divided Attention wrote:Any rules on posting children for sale to afford the ammo for CHL Day?

Do they do windows? :biggrinjester:


Hmmm, MY children only do OS X :tiphat:
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Re: Amount of Ammo?

Postby OldSchool » Sun Oct 17, 2010 1:49 pm

sjfcontrol wrote:
USA1 wrote:
Divided Attention wrote:Any rules on posting children for sale to afford the ammo for CHL Day?

Do they do windows? :biggrinjester:


Hmmm, MY children only do OS X :tiphat:

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Re: Amount of Ammo?

Postby OldSchool » Sun Oct 17, 2010 1:52 pm

Skiprr wrote:I sound like a public service announcement.

There, fixed it for ya. :thumbs2:

Skiprr wrote:If you've ever been to a Texas CHL Forum Day, though, you know I ain't lyin'.

Somehow, we need to package it and spread this wealth around the State of Texas.

How big a box do we need? Gotta remember the breathing holes.... :biggrinjester:

Oh, shoot, I went off-topic again....
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