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    Nope, If you're serious you NEED one of these!

    Best up close Hog Leg ever made.

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    It is not what you need, it is what you want.

    My most prized gun is a Luger P-08 (# matching) that my wife surprised me for my 50th B'day. I don't shoot it very often.
    It doesn't really have a purpose in my "collection" (arsenal ???) not a good SD gun, not very accurate, a PITA to clean, but I really enjoy having it.
    Did I need it, hell no !
    Did I want it, for sure ! For the last 35 years !!!
    It was expensive at the time and I had always pushed it to "better times".
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    Need? Maybe, want? I doubt it.
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    I don't know that there is the "ultimate .22 pistol", but I like the 22/45 Ruger Mark II and as far as .22 rifles goes, the Ruger 10/22. There are a number of accessories for the 10/22 that will enhance it's usefulness.
    There is a lot of good advice that has been given out. One thing to remember is to keep it simple. Stick to common calibers .22, .223, 308, 30-06, 9mm, 38, 45 and so forth. Spare parts for all weapons and/or spare weapons. Stock up on ammo and get reloading equipment as well as reloading dies for all the calibers that you have. Then and this is probably the most important, don't talk about it. Nobody but your closest family/friends that you can trust.

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    Kahr PM9 - My Carry
    S&W 642 - Wife's Carry
    Springfield XD .40 Service w/ TLR-2 - Home Defense
    Mossberg 500 Persuader 12ga. - Home Defense
    S&W M&P15X (AR-15) - SHTF

    Lots of ammo.

    I feel like my minimum needs are met, for now anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gunney View Post
    I don't know that there is the "ultimate .22 pistol", but I like the 22/45 Ruger Mark II and as far as .22 rifles goes, the Ruger 10/22. There are a number of accessories for the 10/22 that will enhance it's usefulness.
    I have a Ruger MKII and the 10/22, both of which are great guns IMHO.
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    I think a lever action .357 may be almost a need. I think it's rounds out an arsnel but giving you that versatile HD or hunting weapon that's the least likely to be banned and works with the same ammo for a .357 revolver which I do think is almost a mandatory item for any collection.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gideon View Post
    I think a lever action .357 may be almost a need. I think it's rounds out an arsnel but giving you that versatile HD or hunting weapon that's the least likely to be banned and works with the same ammo for a .357 revolver which I do think is almost a mandatory item for any collection.
    I'm with you on that, It's a great match for my S&W wheel gun. You can use the same loads and get better pressure and velocity due to barrel length. I could reload for both.
    Thanks for another must have Gideon, this will put a smile on the wife's face. Actually I have thought of it before but you will make a good scape goat.
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    My collection thus far...Glock 23, Sig P228, Remington Model 48, 12 Ga. Colt AR-15a3, and a Winchester Model 70 In .270 with a Nikon Monarch 3-9x40. There are still plenty I need to round out my collection.
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    You siad "need," so:

    the Kobra Carry is pretty and very slick, but high-maintenance. Unless you can smith it yourself, I'd recommend trading for a pair of Glocks or XDs.

    the "ultimate .22," in terms of durability, accuracy and overall longevity, would be the Ruger MkII. Browning's Buckmark is nice too...

    Have spare parts and the ability to install them. The easiest "registration" would be banning sale of parts to non-certified armorers/FFLs. IOW, need it repaired? Have to log it in with the smith (and the ATFE).

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    I have been looking for a 357 lever gun and they seem to be as scarce as hens teeth around here. I have a Winchester 94 in 44 Magnum to go with my 44 revolvers, but just can't seem to lay my hands on a 357.

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    You only "need" the one in your hand. Make the one you carry the best option and the most "do it all" you can! I think that a home deffense shotgun is a fine idea but you had better be profficient at using it or use buckshot and take your chances at a ricochet (I have no idea how to spell that).

    I am not of the opinion of "needing" a long range deffense gun, the movies tell us otherwise. If somebody (government included) is that hell bent on killing you then I feel I would be endangering my family by continuing the fight (assuming that I am at home due to not carrying a rifle with me).

    That being said, I do enjoy shooting an AR and would like to be more profficient with it (but this is just for sport in my opinion).
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    Is This Every Gun I'll Ever "Need"?
    - Kahr PM40
    - Ruger SP101
    - Ed Brown Kobra Carry
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    Depends on your needs. What do you need a firearm to achieve?

    Longer-distance varminting? Ensconced defense of a home? Clearing a building? Concealed carry? Defense against large animals? Where do the trade-offs come into play, given how you would use the firearms?

    For me, a high-capacity 9mm pistol covers the bulk of the needs, with a lower-capacity .380 or 9mm to fill the concealment gaps; a mid-capacity shotgun helps in defending the property along with the pistol; and a lever-action rifle suits for the mid-distance situations out in the field. One cannot easily fill the role of another, in this short list of mine. IMO, depending on your needs, the short list of yours has some gaps.
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    "Need" - maybe, but I sure hope not.... right now I'm pretty sure I NEED either a SIG P229 or a Springfield XDm... I'm just not sure which one right now... plus there is my current collection, which I know I NEED!!!
    Be Observant and Be Safe.

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    and SIG P226-40 TT, and Ruger GP-100, and Beretta 92FS
    Former: Taurus 92SS, SIG P220 TT, S&W 360, SIG P239-40, Ruger 22/45 MKII

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    Only YOU know the answer to that!
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