Ammunition Audit

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ammunition audit

An Ammunition Audit is where California Gun Services comes to your home to inspect your ammunition concentrating on four main issues as follows:

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    California Gun Services will make sure you are using the right ammunition for the firearms that you have.

    California Gun Services will make sure you are using the right ammunition for the firearms that you have.There are hundreds of different types of bullets that sometimes are so close in size that it is hard to tell the difference. Using the wrong ammunition in a gun can have dangerous and devastating effects. For example, if a 20-gage shotgun round is accidently loaded into a 12-gage shotgun, the round is just small enough to slide part way down the barrel, allowing the correct 12- gage round to be cycled in; when the gun is fired, the 20-gage round will destroy the shotgun with potential lethal effects to the shooter. This can occur with similar hand guns and rifle rounds as well.

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    California Gun Services will inspect the ammunition to make sure that it has been stored correctly and is in good condition.

    Ammunition is very susceptible to corrosion when exposed to moister. Corrosion on the exterior of a bullet can cause it to “jam” inside of the firearm. Removing the stuck bullet can be potentially dangerous. If the moister reaches the gun powder inside, it can cause the powder to not ignite. If this happens, the primer has just enough power to dislodge the bullet and send it part way down the barrel where it will get stuck. This is called a “squib load”. When the next round is fed into place and fired, the fully charged bullet will strike the stuck bullet, most likely causing the gun catastrophic damage and can be harmful or lethal to the shooter.

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    California Gun Services will make sure that the ammunition is being stored properly, using the right type of container and stored in the right location in your home.

    In my opinion, the best way to store ammunition is in a metal military ammunition can. It has a rubber seal to keep out the moister, it offers some protection from heat and is slightly more difficult for small children to open. I also suggest labeling the can on the outside as to what is being stored inside.

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    California Gun Services will make sure the ammunition you have is legal in the State of California.

    Armor Piercing (AP), Incendiary, Tracers or Exploding Rounds are some of the types of illegal rounds banned in California. Any illegal rounds are taken to the Sherriff’s Department and destroyed.

What Our Clients Are Saying

My son inherited 4 guns from his father, 2 handguns and 2 AR’s. While he had been out shooting with his father, he didn’t know much more about them or the laws surrounding owning the guns. I reached out to Jeff McCabe to see if he could help us. Jeff researched to make sure that my son could legally own the guns, he showed him how to take them apart, clean them and put them back together.  Jeff also went over the proper way to store and transport the guns. Most importantly he went over my son’s responsibilities as a gun owner. Jeff let my son know there was always an open door if he ever needed help in the future. I truly appreciate Jeff’s knowledge and the time he took to help us.

-Anna & Christian Trusk, Rancho Santa Margarita

Five years ago, I found myself suddenly raising my 18-year-old son and 19-year-old daughter on my own.  My husband of 21 years passed away unexpectedly, and now I was solely responsible on all decisions when it came to my children whom still lived at home. Aside from getting through the obvious, I was concerned with the firearms my husband had stored in our home. I wasn’t sure how to handle the two hand guns and three shotguns that were used for recreational use by my husband. I was worried that my son or his friends may have interest in them and did not want any “accidents” happening. I then turned to Jeff McCabe for his advice as he came highly recommended.  Jeff then educated my children and I on the safety of guns, how to handle them, store them and transport them.  He also took the time to show my son how to load, unload and clean them. He advised me to purchase a gun safe, in which I did, and he installed it for me.  One of the guns had become illegal with recent law changes and Jeff altered it to make sure it was compliant with California Laws.  He also encouraged my son to take a safety class, which he has recently signed up for.  I now feel safe and comfortable with having the firearms in my home, knowing my children and I have now been educated on safe handling; I owe that to Jeff McCabe.  If I ever should need help in the future, I would seek Jeff’s expertise again.

-Roxanne Clawson, Orange

    There are many things to deal with when a loved one dies. In 2010, when cleaning out my husbands closet, I came across several of his guns.  I didn’t want to keep them and was unsure what to do with them.  My daughters didn’t want the guns and I didn’t want to have to deal with hassle of storing them as my grandchildren are often at my house.  A friend mentioned I should call Jeff McCabe. 
    Jeff was very nice, easy to talk with, trustworthy and knowledgeable.  He came to my house, checked all the guns to make sure they were unloaded and removed them. Jeff also told me one the guns was a collector’s item and was able to sell it for me.  One less thing to worry about.  I cannot recommend Jeff enough. 

-Rhonda Murphy, San Clemente

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