It’s easy to focus on various firearms platforms and discuss the survival utility of different designs, and frankly it can be a fun conversation. However, it’s possible to overlook one of the key components of a gun “package” which is the ammunition that makes it useful. While it makes a lot of sense to stock up on as much ammo as you can possibly afford, it also seems like a worthwhile idea to consider what you might have to do if the situation arises down the road where you have expended all of your ammunition supplies and have to come up with creative solutions.
So on this episode of the Survival Gun Show we discus “Armageddon Ammunition”, as Chip likes to call it. That is, three strategies to allow you to reload ammo when traditional methods have failed or run out.
The first idea is using cast bullets, the second is swaging empty .22LR cases to serve as bullet jackets, and the third is adapting matches as gunpowder and priming compound replacements. This is a fairly long episode (just over 42 minutes) as we delve into these various ideas. (NOTE: It probably goes without saying but if you do decide to try any of these methods do so with extreme caution and make certain in advance that they do not violate any local ordinances).
For more information check out the following links:
On cast bullets:
On bullet swaging:
On matchstick gunpowder/primer compound substitution: