reply to post by texas thinker
How many guns are too many?
Well, remember that you can only shoot one gun at a time.
Each weapon has a specific purpose and so you should consider that fact when shopping for guns.
A shotgun is a must. It should be your first purchase. I can be used for personal protection and hunting small game and birds. I prefer a pump shotgun
since you can get off more shots in a short amount of time. This can be critical if you are using it for personal protection.
A rifle is usefull for hunting larger game and to use as a standoff weapon. You probably don't need a bunch of these. One or two rifles would be
fine. You should choose a caliber that is good for hunting deer and other large game. Anything that will take down a deer will take down a man. Also,
get a good scope for your rifle, and practice using it.
You might want to consider a 22 caliber rifle as well. It is usefull for hunting rabbits, squirrels, etc. and it is a great training weapon to teach
people how to shoot.
You should also consider an assault rifle, even though it really has only one purpose and that is to lay down a lot of rounds in a short time. It is a
great deterent though and gives you some additional standoff capability. AR-15 is cheap, easy to use, and easy to find.
A handgun is most usefull for personal protection. Each person who is old enough to carry a weapon should have a hand gun. I like a 9mm automatic
others swear by a revolver. Some don't like the 9mm because larger caliber has more stopping power. A 9mm is easy to handle though and it's not
difficult for women to use.
Anyway, you end up with one or two shotguns, a rifle with scope, a 22 rifle, an assault rifle, and several handguns. That should just about do it.
That is enough fire power for just about any situation.
One other thing that you need to consider is what calibers to buy. You should stick to the most common, because the availability of ammunition is
going to be very important and unless you plan on reloading your own rounds, you will need to be able to use what you find.