I'm a prepper too. Prepper is the new term and sounds so much better than all the other terms the lefties brand us with. I have stocked up on RWS 124 grain FMJs. They are high velocity and accurate and function reliably in my nines and always make minor power factor so I'm confident when I go to compete. They are fairly inexpensive at Walmart too. I have several magazines of 147 grain Hydra-Shoks that I use for self defense and carry but that's just to make any jury happy because that's what cops shoot people with. I always load my mags one down so they are sure to seat during quick mag changes. I hardly ever load all my mags unless I'm going to a shoot. If open warfare breaks out, then I'll keep more than 2 loaded. It looks to me like we're in for a slow ride to the bottom so you'll have time to load up. Just be sure you don't get so focused on hoarding that you don't shoot lots of ammo in practice. I'd rather be a real good shot with 200 rounds of ammo for battle than a poor one with 100,000 rounds in my gun safe. Most of us will be nothing more than a supply of provisions, ammo, guns and gear for the competent fighters.