Santa’s sleigh made its way to our doorstep in the guise of a FedEx truck yesterday, and after a number of delays and crossed wires I finally received an order I’d placed with Sig Sauer. As the chronicler of Sir Robin once noted, “and there was much rejoicing.” (Yay.)
Forty Divided by Zero (Zero Zero)
“Surely, much rejoicing over so little ammo,” one understandably asks. To wax tautologically, anything greater than zero is greater than zero. Sly Stone didn’t say “there’s an ammo shortage goin' on,” but there is one happening for sure, and to say that “supplies are limited” is an appropriately #2020 understatement.
Thank God It’s Them Instead of You
It also bears reminding that one simply does not order ammunition online and have it plopped into one’s mailbox. That kind of Mordor-y e-commerce is verboten in a number of places, and in fact the overworked folks at USPS won’t touch that stuff. Ergo UPS or FedEx for places that do allow mail/online ordering of ammo.
Put Your Best Shot Forward
I suspect there are those people who have the resources to train and practice with self-defense/duty ammunition, and there are reasons for doing so. “Smoke ‘em if you got ‘em,” as they say. Me, I’m strictly practice rounds for practice, although I do make the rare exception for special occasions of putting a handful of JHP through a firearm, sandwiched between courses of fire with FMJ rounds.
Let’s face it, defensive ammo is expensive, but that’s what you have in your magazines for exactly that purpose. Anyway, I’m a believer in the maxim that quality shots far outweigh quantity of bullets in a self-defense scenario, and there’s also that other adage that every bullet you shoot in the real world has an attorney attached to it.
Seasons Greetings and All That!
With all that said, here’s a very merry Xmas to all of y’all, and a safe and healthy #2021.