There is something satisfying and comforting about having a good supply of ammunition on hand. If you keep it cool, dry, and stable, it should last a lifetime. I would still recommend that you rotate it on a semi-annual or annual basis to be sure you have the newest, freshest ammo in your carry gun.
When storing large quantities of ammunition – and by large I mean significant quantities that would take lot of time and effort to move and relocate it if you had to – there are some things you should consider.
At Semper Firearms Training we encourage you to buy a self defense weapon, get trained in how to use it, get a Nevada CCW permit, and continue your firearms training as part of a defensive lifestyle.