What to round out the battery?

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  1. Peak Fudd

    Peak Fudd Amateur geezer

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    A good quality .22 pistol, because they are fun and cheap to shoot. I’d look at Ruger’s website. They have lots of options available.
    A 4” S&W 66. You’ll know why when you have it in your hand.
     
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  2. screwman

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    I’d have a beer and think about it.
     
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  3. gatorboy

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    It's pretty nice
    3-6" 686+

    4" 617

    You really need both.
     
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  4. rds95991

    rds95991 NRA Benefactor

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    22 semi auto pistol, or a conversion kit for one of your 9mm (especially if it is a CZ) I would consider a revolver, but since 22's aren't reloadable, that puts the semi auto on top.

    I have 3 44 lever actions and a Ruger 9mm carbine, but they weigh as much as my AR's. Lot's of cool factor in a lever carbine, but for practicality there are lots or carbines that will outperform a pistol caliber carbine. It's not the old west so carrying two types of ammo isn't really a chore anymore. Since I have a ton of Glock 9mm mags, buying the Ruger PC9 made sense.

    Hard to beat a 357 or 44 revolver. If you reload either can be shoot fairly economically. Since you have the 357 carbine, I would lean toward a 357 L frame or GP100.

    An AR makes sense because you can modify it including getting uppers in different calibers. I have modified two AR lowers to suit my personal requirements (trigger, stock, etc.) and just buy uppers now .
     
  5. B C

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    CZ Scorpion
     
  6. TheDreadnought

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    You need a 9mm PCC... you already know that sounds like.

    You need a TX22 pistol.

    Other than that, you’re covered.
     
  7. Guitar

    Guitar

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    A 22 LR target pistol (Smith & Wesson model 41, Ruger Mark IV or S&W Victory)
    A .357 revolver. Ruger or Smith depending on your liking.

    That's my $.02
     
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  8. ithaca_deerslayer

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    .357mag revolver is the most obvious need that you can't live without.

    .38 rat shot to .38 target loads to .38+P defensive loads to .357mag hunting loads.

    So many models and barrel lengths to choose from :)
     
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  9. DrewBone

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    Perhaps you could go old school with a classic semiauto battle rifle chambered in 30-'06; the M1 Garand:

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  10. Aceman

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    1911 people: I'm a Browning HP guy.

    Yeah - the .22 and .357 keep coming around.

    .357 would be ultra flexible, and the 686+ in 5/6" would be awesome and expensive. A S&W .22 however....

    Haven't shot .22 pistol in a long time. Probably would do that a lot...
     
  11. TheDreadnought

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    You should definitely check out the TX22 over the S&W. 16+1 in a .22 pistol is a ton of fun.
     
  12. Steel & Wood

    Steel & Wood Build the Wall

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    This is what you need...

    AR-15 rifle
    1911 .45
    Taurus TX22 pistol
    .357 Magnum revolver
    Draco AK pistol (mini or micro is preferred)
    AR pistol in 300AAC Blackout
    Glock 22 with 9mm conversion barrel (& G17 mags)
    Multi caliber suppressor!
    Kel-Tec SUB-2000 9mm (G17 mags)
    Romanian or Yugoslavian Tokarev in 7.62x25 caliber
    Lynx12 AK shotgun (& lots of Saiga-12 mags and drums!)

    You don't need a 10mm or .44 magnum unless you really want one. You also don't need a .22 revolver. If I think of anything else I will let you know.
     
  13. Aceman

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    OK - SAW a Tokarov at a pawnshop....Fun but no!

    However - inter web shopping showed me a few S&W .22 pistols...
     
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    I would be ok with a AR and a 9mm pistol..
     
  15. DocCasualty

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    I second a .357 mag revolver. Having a carbine/revolver combo is highly versatile, especially if you reload.
     
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    Everyone needs a bolt gun.
     
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    You're missing a good 12ga shotgun. Depending on the load used, it could cover everything from small game hunting to self defense.
     
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    I’ll throw in a vote for .357 mag revolver. I like my S&W model 686. I miss the old model 66 I sold.

    I’ve never been into the single actions, but Ruger Blackhawks or Vaqueros are well regarded.

    I’d suggest a .44 magnum if you want to get into hunting with a revolver, but it seems you want to have a rifle and pistol/revolver in each caliber. You could double down there and get both in .44mag.
     
  19. J_Rico

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    Honestly, looking at your list, you have the basics covered.

    So, the important question is what do you want?
     
  20. G26-Has-my-6

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    either one of these...

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