Question of the Day: How Do You Get Rid of Your Excess Ammo?

Gunmeister extraordinaire Jerry Miculek says he had a problem, one with which which we’re not familiar – too much ammo. We’re not even sure what that would look like. But you have to hand it to him…he came up with an innovative way of alleviating the overage. He turned a scary black rifle in to a hand-held gatling gun. If you ever found yourself in the same pickle with too much gun food, how would you get rid of it all?


  1. avatar MamaLIberty says:

    You’ve got to be kidding. “Too much ammo” is a terrible oxymoron. To quote some friends here: Unpossible. 🙂

    But if anyone actually believed he/she had “too much,” they could always give it to me. ^-^

    1. avatar Garbagemouth says:

      Jerry always has a tongue in cheek humor bend to frame his videos. Sad to see so many miss the wink and instead chase the ball down the rat hole.

      So when you’re done kicking the dead gift horse in the mouth, please discuss the crank thing.

      Carry on.

    2. avatar Ben says:

      If you understand Southern sarcasm Jerry is hilarious. This guy is too much fun.

      Funny how they poked fun of his mispronounciation of turret.

  2. avatar Tom in Oregon says:

    I’ve got too much .22lr, and .22 mag ammo. So I volunteered to go shoot a bunch of Beldings ground squirrels, AKA sage rats.
    We should blow off 500-1,000 rounds per day. “For the Farmers”

    1. avatar Anonymous says:

      That’s some good eatin!

    2. avatar Enuz says:

      Sir, there are starving children who NEED that .22 ammunition to learn how to use their Firearm, who are still living with the Great Rimfire Famine. With your support, for just a few rounds a day, you could make a difference in their life.

  3. avatar What The Heck Is That says:

    I need one of those now. …I also need a rifle to put it on. …And a range that will let me actually use it.


  4. avatar Marc says:

    I feel like we covered this recently. I prefer a bonfire to dispose of my excess ammo.

    1. avatar Frank in VA says:

      I threw a couple of .22 blanks in my dad’s open woodstove as a kid. Thought it would be fun. I hadn’t factored in flying hot coals. The result was burn marks on the carpet and the couch on the other side of the room. Followed by burn marks on my backside from dad’s belt.

      1. avatar Caveman says:

        Oh my, your father actually struck you. Have you seen a counsler social service physoctherapist, you may be emotionally scarred and not even know it. NOT, when I was a kid we got a tanning, then went n did chores. Frrkn social service nazi’s

        1. avatar JR Pollock says:

          Denis Leary once said “crying and mowing the lawn is good therapy”.

          Too much ammo?? That’s a pickle I’ve never tasted…

        2. avatar Frank in VA says:

          Yeah, that belt was like our dad’s version of the nuclear option. It rarely had to be used, because once you had experienced your first Hiroshima, the deterrent value lasted a long, long time. We all turned out fine.

  5. avatar matty9 says:

    It’s a logistical question. Like too much meat. After a too successful hunting season, you need a lot of freezer volume. So, you share some with friends when you can’t afford or fit another deep freezer. If i couldn’t fit all of my ammo, some would be in mom’s spare closet or at my brother’s house. If I could afford too much ammo, maybe I could afford to keep it in climate controlled storage at a monthly cost similar to a cable bill. Not sure that too much ammo is as hard to solve as too much venison or too much redfish.

  6. avatar Canucker says:

    Aaaaaannd cue the “we must ban the trigger thing that goes around” line from Diane Feinstein, et al.

    1. avatar Herb says:

      History repeats! The Matty Mattel Thunderburp Tommy Gun had a hand crank before they came up with a cocking knob that gave a rattling burst.

      Slide-fire stock would work better for full auto fire, IMO.

      Anyway, too much ammo? No such animal.

    2. avatar beerwhisperer says:

      We already did in Minnesota many years ago. There was a similar device made; banned before it saw the light of day.

  7. avatar Jaffas says:

    I don’t have too much ammo. My closet will hold umteen thousand rounds and I’m no where near that but I also practice several times a week.

  8. avatar Avid Reader says:

    Isn’t there a country song along the lines of “I Ain’t Never Had too Much Fun”?

    I actually have some ammo stored in a climate controlled readily accessible offsite location. It avoids inconvenient questions from the Mistress of Doom, such as “Whatinhell are you doing with all that ammunition?”

    For some reason, she thinks the 5-10K I keep around the house is a lot. . .go figure, right?

    1. avatar Geoff PR says:

      “Isn’t there a country song along the lines of “I Ain’t Never Had too Much Fun”?”

      You beat me to it.

      A girl too pretty? A car too fast?

      Too much ammo?

      No offense, but if I ever have that problem, I doubt I’d tell you (or anyone else) about it…

    2. avatar What The Heck Is That says:

      I had a little too much fun one night. I don’t really remember much but I came to about 7 in the morning with a traffic cone on my head and missing a shoe.

      1. avatar Avid Reader says:

        I hope you obtained verbal consent from the traffic cone. . .

  9. avatar FortWorthColtGuy says:

    What the hell is “excess anmo”? That’s equivalent to saying I have to many beautiful, busty women in my life that all want me. I really am not seeing a problem here.


  10. avatar TXGungal says:

    I’ll let you know what I do with “too much” ammo if that ever happens In the meantime, if I won’t have opportunity to use it, as in dead. My gun loving relatives will get it and have enough to hand down to their grandchildren.

  11. avatar Ditto says:

    I don’t understand. What is this “too much ammo” you speak of?

  12. avatar Jay in Florida says:

    No such thing as having too much ammo. The Dan must be on something. I have a similar gizmo on my Ruger PC40 but no place that will let me try it indoors.

  13. avatar ozzallos says:

    If you made the spindle handle an actual grip for the hand in the horizontal plane, you would have a viable support. Maybe have a pressure switch installed on it to prevent accidental rotation without being purposely pressed. Otherwise it’s amazingly viable.

    You know what else would help fund your channel? Selling those damn things.

    And I’m pretty sure the entire too much ammo thing was a joke. I don’t think he’d have to hire anybody to help him dispose of it 😉

  14. avatar Frank in VA says:

    You may as well ask “How do you get rid of your excess dollars?”.

    As long as you rotate your stock by regularly practicing with your oldest ammo, there is really no reason to fret about excess ammo around the house. Unless maybe you have the wrong kind of wife. In which case we can talk about excess wives and how to get rid of them.

  15. avatar Ralph says:

    I get rid of my “excess” ammo in precisely the same way that I get rid of my “excess” money. I shoot ’em up.

  16. avatar On the can says:

    I would start an ammo charity for the victims of ammo inequality.

    1. avatar Frank in VA says:

      You could call it Affirmative Ammunition.

      1. avatar JR Pollock says:

        EBT Cards for ammunition!!

  17. avatar george from fort worth says:

    ya’ll are just joshin’, right ?

    how would you define “excess” ammo ?

  18. avatar docduracoat says:

    it is impossible to have too much ammo.
    If you want to shoot a lot of ammo, the slide fire is the way to go.
    You can actually take careful aim while you hose down multiple targets at the berm
    The slidefire works a thousand times better than that “gat”

  19. avatar Mk10108 says:

    From the alter of well aimed sustained fire, I find this demonstration by a gun disciple, on principle an abomination…there are no democrats absorbing lead contamination of the environment.

    The Horror.

  20. avatar Wrightl3 says:

    Ban that full auto assault rifle with the crank that makes it more automatic.

  21. avatar Bob R says:

    The same way I get rid of my “excess” money.

  22. avatar Noah says:

    So, what does the ATF say happens if he fits a high-RPM electric motor to that thing? Asking for a friend.

    1. avatar ACP_arms says:

      It becomes a machine gun, the crank is ‘legal’ because you have to tern it by hand.
      Others can explain better than I can

      1. avatar Geoff PR says:


        I wonder if a ‘Gatling Gun’ is where the term ‘gat’ came from…

        1. avatar John says:


          That crank seems nifty, but also seems difficult to use ergonomically.

  23. avatar dph says:

    No excess ammo ever, and that thing is the most awkward, useless looking device ever.

  24. avatar Curtis in IL says:

    Funny thing about that video…
    The shot timer says it shoots 681 rounds per minute, which is slower than Jerry usually shoots with a regular trigger.

    1. avatar mountocean says:

      Yeah. I didn’t recognize his mustache in the opening screen grab, but once I saw it was Mr. Miculek I spent the rest of the video shaking my head.

  25. avatar RCC says:

    I know some serious shotgun competitors who order ammo by the ton . That’s excess for me as I don’t have the space to store it

    Excess venison is why I have two more freezers in the garage and friends

  26. avatar doesky2 says:

    A bumpfire stock will get you the limit of your rifle plus be able to aim it.
    Got 800RPM on my second dump.

  27. avatar AR says:

    “Too much ammo”: 1st World Problem

    “Hand Cranked Trigger”: Steampunk World Solution.

  28. avatar Mike in OK says:

    Why is he working the trigger with the wrong hand?

    1. avatar Geoff PR says:

      Are YOU going to tell him that?


      That’s like:

      Tugging on Superman’s cape,

      Spitti’n in the wind,

      Pulling the mask of the ‘ole Lone Ranger…

      1. avatar AR says:

        “Find out where it’s at

        And it’s not hustlin’ people strange to you

        Even if you do got a two-piece custom-made key-mod Magpul uplula….”

        I miss the ’70’s great singer/songwriters.

  29. avatar SuperBoomTurbo says:

    JM ought to be on Stan Lee’s Super Human show.
    Now the real question is, is it sponsored ammo accumulating or personal ammo?
    Either way, I suspect I would have to go the charitable route and sponsor a Shooting Shindig ala Texas Gun Fest.

  30. avatar Kendahl says:

    I never have too much ammunition, but I do have enough empty cases to reload that I probably will never have to buy another box of factory ammunition for the rest of my life.

  31. avatar Caveman says:

    Jerrys to cool, in one segment, he painted the tips of bullets green and called them ap rounds. Guns can be fun, they need not be evil weapons of destruction

  32. avatar TyrannyOfEvilMen says:

    Just another reason the antis will never win.

    You can’t stop innovation.

  33. avatar jwm says:

    I don’t have any ammo. Not since the boating accident.

  34. avatar James69 says:

    isn’t this a old school device?? Like back of Solider of Fortune mag mid 80’s ? Anyway, a 9volt, a spst button,some wire and a small electric motor with a cam on it. add bluetooth and an I phone app for 2016 and Brrrraaappppp! Just a fun thought. I want a slidefire sig brace.

  35. avatar Fegelein says:

    What do you mean “excess” ammo? There is but one kind of ammo: Ammo I haven’t gotten around to shooting yet/

  36. avatar Wilson says:

    That device seems like a fun toy but not really useful.

    I’m guessing it costs a lot less than a slidefire stock though.

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