Inspired by this thread http://www.firearmstalk.com/forums/f14/beginning-pistol-collection-where-start-39898/ Knowing everything you know now...pretend you are a newbie who can only save $150/month. (excluding other expenses like ammo, range fee, accs. etc.) How would you build your initial 3-5 handguns? Note that you can buy anything you want but expensive ones may take forever at $150/mo adding on your firearm fund. What will you buy 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th & 5th? I will probably start with a 9mm CZ 75 SP01 for $600.00 (4 months) Followed by my .22LR Buckmark for $300.00 (2 months) Then a really nice .45ACP 1911 $2,400.00 (15 months) Later add a .357mag S&W 686 $700.00 (<5 months) Maybe a 9mm Walther PPS for carry $600.00 (4 months) It will take 2.5 years but I think I will be very happy with this setup and will be worth the wait. What would you do?