Midway has .30 carbine fmj, brass cased, reloadable in the can for a decent price.
This hasn't been that easy to find over the last few years. I have one World War II era M-1 Carbine, and one Israeli made M-1 Carbine that has a tiger striped stock and is a real beauty. They both shoot well, and this is a good gun for a teenager or a small woman because the kick is negligible. Sometimes people say the M-1 isn't "gun enough." But it was a favorite with our troops and a lot of other peoples in World War II, Korea, Vietnam and all the mixed up little wars like those in Africa and the far east during that period.
When a department store down south of here went out of business, I bought two full cases of .30 carbine Winchester hollow point. I did not know, at the time, that .30 carbine was a popular pistol round, so I don't really know if that ammo will feed in my M-1's. I hate to open a case to test it and I've never come across a single box I could pick up. Anybody have any thoughts on that? Most of my semi-automatic rifles need fmj to feed properly. If it won't, I guess I have to buy a revolver that chambers it.
Midway is also selling a spam can of Russian 7.62X39 at a good price. You can find all the details if you just go to their web page and check the special ammo deals. I will put the link below.
One thing I have to say about Midway though. They very rarely have free shipping on ammo, and you have to pay twenty to thirty dollars in shipping fees for a case of ammo. So I only buy from them when what I want is on "free shipping." Another thing about Midway. Just because you see "free shipping" on their home page, doesn't mean everything they sell is being offered with free shipping. You have to check your particular items, don't assume anything.
You have to feed your babies.
I have to keep enough ammo on hand for rifles and carbines that chamber these rounds.
- 7.62 X 39
- 7.62 X 54
- 7.62 X 51
- 6.5 Swedish
- 8 MM Mauser
- 8X56R Hungarian
- 7.54 French
- 7.7 Japanese
- 7.5 Swiss
- .308 Winchester
- .30 carbine
- .303 British
- .45 Long Colt
- .45 ACP
- .270 Winchester
Unless I have missed something, and I might have, this is my eighth day up on the mountain. Haven't seen or talked to anyone since the last time I went into town. Maybe I will go in tomorrow, although I don't need to. That's the problem. I don't need to go so it's hard to get up and put on "go to town" clothes and trim my beard. Then I have to deal with the security devices , going and coming. Difficult to do all that just to drive in for no reason.
This is not the easiest place in the world to get in and out of. Once I get to the county hard surface road, it's a 32 mile round trip into town and back. When I get there, there's the library, three grocery stores, Walmart, two hardware stores, and a bunch of fast food joints. Not just a whole lot to do. There is a nice park there, but I haven't really enjoyed walking without my wife. There's also the embarrassing fact that if my knee gives out, I am stuck where I am until it decides to work again.
But, getting older has benefits. I have no boss. There's nobody on this planet that can call me on the phone on Friday night and tell me to come in tomorrow even though it's Saturday. Nobody can jerk me around "at the office" and I don't have to be embroiled in office politics. I don't have to travel unless I want to. I don't have to get out of bed til I am ready,and I don't have to go to bed because "I have to get up early tomorrow." I have all day long to do everything I want to do, or nothing at all. I don't have to call anybody "sir." I don't have to associate with people at work whom I detest and try not to show I feel that way. I do not even own a suit or a tie. My knee may not work and I may have other age related things to deal with, but life is damn good up here.
On a lighter note, here are some good cartoons.
Thoughts for the day:
The Patriotic Europeans Against Islamization of the West is a pan European nationalist movement that is growing by leaps and bounds. In Germany, the government under Merkel has done everything it can to suppress them, even turning off street lights at places they rally. The Press has pilloried them, just as the press attacks conservatives here. But the organization is gaining adherents as the situation in Europe grows worse. The more outrages and hardships the Islamists cause, the more people are motivated to join and to take action. As the occupation security chief said in the original "Red Dawn", " Every time they shoot (referring to a firing squad executing resisters) the revolution grows!"