Sitting around a fire (with a couple of cold one's) the other night my buddy and I discussed the type of guns that would make a complete collection. Collection probably isn't the right word because we're not talking about truly "collectible" weapons but rather an "assortment" of firearms that would prove to be useful in a wide variety of hunting, sporting and other shooting activities. We're not talking about "gun safe queens" here, we're talking about firearms that you would go out a use, regularly. So, in our infinite wisdom, here's what we came up with. Handguns 1.) .22 caliber semi-automatic (a must have for plinking) 2.) Small frame concealed carry handgun (.380, 9mm, .38 or etc....) 3.) Full frame semi-automatic 9mm or .40 4.) 1911 style .45 5.) .357 revolver Long guns and shotguns 1.) .22 semi automatic (due to the infinite accessories available we decided a Ruger 1022 would be the perfect fit) 2.) .223 or 7.62mm sport utility weapon (Mini-14/30, AR15, AK clone or etc....) 3.) Deer rifle that could also be used for larger game like elk, caribou and black bear - .308, .30-06 or .300mag 4.) Model 94 Winchester 30-30 (since we're not talking collectibles here it doesn't have to be pre-1964) 5.) 12 gauge semi-auto shotgun 6.) 12 gauge double barrel - just because they look cool (side by side or over-under) We figure that you could acquire good quality models of all these guns for between $5,500 and $6,000 at today's prices. Not chump change, but most could swing this amount over several years. What do you think? What did we leave out? What have we included that makes no sense?