In every CCW class, we have a discussion about ammunition. One suggestion I make to students is that they should treat ammo like food and rotate it occasionally. It’s not that it goes “bad” sitting idle on the shelf, but rather what it is exposed to during the year that should make you question its integrity. If there is any doubt about its performance, just replace it with new ammo and put the old ” stock away for use at the range one day.

In fact, just pick a day of the year (e.g. Christmas, New Years Day, your birthday, etcetera) and get into the habit of updating and refreshing your carry ammo on that day every year.  It is a very good habit to get into.

Here are some reason you may never have thought about:

How Often Do You Replace Your Carry Rounds?


At Semper Firearms Training we encourage you to buy a gun, get trained in how to use it, get a Nevada CCW permit, and continue your firearms training as part of a defensive lifestyle.