I've discussed before how I like to keep ammo inventory simple. I don't want a lot of different calibers to keep track of and on hand. For instance, to have a .32, 32 Magnum, .25, .38, .41, .44, .45ACP, .45LC... while FUN, is a bit much. For me.
(I apply this ease of use simplicity to other things in my life. I have 2 sock drawers. One black, one white. And I only buy one brand of socks of each color. Makes it easy to just grab 2 socks from one drawer in the dark and having it all work out fine in the light of day. Never send me brown or blue socks!)
So, I have:
Four things that shoot .22 LR. 2 pistols 2 rifles
Two things that shoot .308.
Three things that shoot .38/.357. 2 pistols 1 rifle.
But, I need more things that shoot the OTHER calibers. The Orphans.
I only have the one that shoots .45ACP. I need to correct this one day. I sorta want a .45 Camp Carbine. Commonality of caliber AND commonality of magazine. What I'll probably end up getting is another 1911. Officer size, or Commander.
I only have the one Sig that shoots .40. Chances are this will remain that way. If that gun breaks I'd switch to the .45. This is an orphan caliber that will stay that way by design. It's only for full size CCW carry with nothing to hang on clothes. One day I may eschew it's Double Action and graduate to a proper 1911 for full time carry. And maybe even get rid of the .40.
Another 12 gauge would be nice. That will be a relatively inexpensive, and butt simple, 12 gauge, someday.
The .380 is another orphan caliber. I only have the one Pocket Hammerless to shoot it. I'd like to get second Colt, some time. I've even bid on them in auctions. No luck just yet. This is the one I am closest to finding a buddy for, removing it from the orphan list. Again... no big hurry.
I have the orphan .30-06 Springfield 03. There is only 20 or so rounds around for it. That's ok. And I'm not actively seeking another .30-06. No room in the safe if I found one.
So, it'd be nice to get spares of both the .380, and the .45, maybe a .45 carbine, and another 12 gauge. Fine. Something to consider for the List.
And just forget about all that other stuff... Like ARs.
But I'm done buying guns. For the most part. Really. For a while. I might miss next year's buy-a-gun day. Just sayin.
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