This is a discussion on A good reason for more than one pistol within the General Firearm Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; Originally Posted by samcol HAHA if you can shoot a snub .357 without cringing on every shot you can shoot ANY caliber out there IMO. ...
X=N+1 What the heck is that! If that is the proper equation, then I will Always need another Gun! Oh well numbers don't lie. I am off to the gun store. Again and again, that darn (+1) is just mocking me! I"ll teach that darn(+1).
My opinion is to limit the number of calibers but to have a least a few. You want a few so you can use other ammo from other sources in an emergency and you only want a few so you can acquire reasonable inventories of your few chosen calibers without breaking the bank.
I like to have two hand guns for each caliber. I'm actually thinking of dropping one caliber but for me it would logically be the .45 and I just like shooting a .45 so...
2 pocket .380's
2 Kahr 9mm's
3 .38 revolvers (1 of which can shoot .357
2 .22's (1 revolver, 1 semi)
I have the same thing going in rifles...
Then there are the odd calibers
1 7mm 08
I'm currently working on doubling up on shotguns as I only have one semi 12ga for hunting so I'd like to add a 870 express w/18.5" barrel.
I'm also thinking it's wise to have a carbine in the same caliber as your primary handgun calibers so....
I'm waiting for a Marlin 1894C in .357 to come in and I'd like to have a Berretta CX4 in 9mm.
Hmm that would just about cover it I think. Notice I stayed away from .40. It's too snappy for me..
So get yourself another pistol in the same caliber and i'd recommend a minimum of two primary calibers such as 9mm and .38 or 9mm and .45, etc....
Just to complicate my search I saw a great looking pistol. Sig Sauer P239 SAS. Looks great, offered in 9mm, and is supposed to be very reliable and of great quality.
A P11 for each day of the week works for me. Im not there but Im working on it.
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