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So when the boss lady heard how many different pistol calibers I had, she started fussing, telling me I only needed a couple of calibers.
I own three 45 ACP's (G21.4, W. German P220 in nickel, and a Sig 1911 Ultra Compact), two 9MM's, (Sig P229, W. German P226), a 40 S&W (same P229, different slide), and a 357 Sig P229 (again, same pistol, different barrel). I also have a throwaway .380 that I keep by the front door.
Do any of you guys (and gals?) own multiple calibers or should I trim down?
She's got a 686 and a S&W M&P Shield EZ in .380.
 

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I had a (Long Dead) uncle. He was a Gunsmith. As a Young man, I asked him what the best calibre was? He answered "Buggered if I know. Try em all!" What over 40 years as a Pro Shooter taught me is .......One calibre does not do all! As working calibres I have owned .22 long rifle,.22 Hornet ,.223, .220 swift ,6mm ,243, .25-303 ,.310 Cadet, 30-30, 303 brit ,.308, 30-06, 7x57, 357, 358 win mag .375 Win,.375H&H ,45-70 ! Then there are my fun rifles! Hand guns .22 lr ,.357mag , 9mm, .44 mag! My greatest regret is never having been able to own a .41 mag as they are as rare as hens teeth!
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As a young man I reflected on the “need” for multiple calibers. I told myself I would only need a few and stay streamlined. Into my early 20’s I tried to stick with .45ACP, .38/.357, 12 gauge & 7.62x39 as my main calibers. I had short stints with .303 and .308. Well I still strive to not have too many calibers but having guns as my main hobby, some might say I failed in that endeavor.
Currently I keep a pretty good stock of .22LR, .223/5.56, 9mm, .40, .38/.357, .357Sig, .45ACP, .44Spl/Mag, .45Colt, .50AE, .500S&W, 7.62x39, .308 & 12gauge.

I’ve avoided certain guns to try to not have too many calibers.😬
Despite lusting for AK-74 in 5.45x39, S&W Governor in .410, S&W 610 and other pistols in 10mm and various cowboy guns in .44-40 & .45/70.

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I have firearms that I'm going to take with me if shtf and those are 7.62x39,9mm, .22lr and probably a 12 guage but I definitely love having all types of calibers just for fun. It's great to mix it up some time
 

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Over the years I've learned to keep it simple. The calibers I choose are 22lr, 380,9mm,10mm,45acp,and 357mag so I also get .38. Rifle wise 7.62 and 5.56. As for shotguns 12ga. Outside of those calibers I don't need anything else and it keeps it all simple. I've had a fair amount of other calibers, but have settled on the above calibers.
I'd like to have 300win mag,300blk,and 308 in there,but not high priority for me.
 

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Over the years I've learned to keep it simple. The calibers I choose are 22lr, 380,9mm,10mm,45acp,and 357mag so I also get .38. Rifle wise 7.62 and 5.56. As for shotguns 12ga. Outside of those calibers I don't need anything else and it keeps it all simple. I've had a fair amount of other calibers, but have settled on the above calibers.
I'd like to have 300win mag,300blk,and 308 in there,but not high priority for me.
I have 2 40 round pmags left of .300 BO. My plan when I built it was to suppress it. Which never happened. So it’s low priority in my collection now.
 

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So when the boss lady heard how many different pistol calibers I had, she started fussing, telling me I only needed a couple of calibers.
I own three 45 ACP's (G21.4, W. German P220 in nickel, and a Sig 1911 Ultra Compact), two 9MM's, (Sig P229, W. German P226), a 40 S&W (same P229, different slide), and a 357 Sig P229 (again, same pistol, different barrel). I also have a throwaway .380 that I keep by the front door.
Do any of you guys (and gals?) own multiple calibers or should I trim down?
She's got a 686 and a S&W M&P Shield EZ in .380.
The hell you say!
 

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Over the years I've learned to keep it simple. The calibers I choose are 22lr, 380,9mm,10mm,45acp,and 357mag so I also get .38. Rifle wise 7.62 and 5.56. As for shotguns 12ga. Outside of those calibers I don't need anything else and it keeps it all simple. I've had a fair amount of other calibers, but have settled on the above calibers.
I'd like to have 300win mag,300blk,and 308 in there,but not high priority for me.
Dammit! Forgot I have a .300BO.😪
That was going to be the ultimate truck gun.
.300BO pricing is out of sight right now.☹
 

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I like the 300blk,but if I'm not suppressing it I'm not sure if I want it?
My thinking was that it’d burn up most of the powder in a short barrel unlike 5.56 or other ammunition. It’d be a very compact package. Soft shooting with more punch than a PPC. Decent ballistics for anything inside 200 yards.
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x39 has pretty much the same specs as 300BO. It's much cheaper unless you want to suppress. There was some sub sonic x39 out there. Not very often. I like my 10.5" Alpha Shooting Sports upper. CHF nitride mid gas. It was supposed to come with an A2 bird cage. It came with a thread protector instead. It blew 3ft long, 2ft tall orange white flames. Last time I took it out in ran a Strike Industries King Comp alleged to kill the flash. It did. Not sure if it helped with the recoil as the mid gas and heavy buffer already did that.

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I don't think you could have too many different calibers within your collection. Having said that, I have issues with too many firearms in the same caliber. I've found myself wanting a firearm for no other reason (not to say it's a BAD justification!) than "I don't have that manufacturer".

.22LR is a prime example for me, though I've culled the types recently. Same for 5.56, after being able to arm a couple squads I looked hard at what is the purpose of each. 12 gauge is yet another overlap for me. And the king of overlap in my collection is 9mm.
 

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Too many different calibers I would vote no.

Too many of the same caliber seem to be an issue for many.

I don't own any odd-ball calibers.
45ACP, 9mm, and 22LR in pistol calibers.
5.56, 6.5 grendel, 22LR, and 7.62 in rifle calibers.

I'm also not a collector by any means but have a hankering to get a lever gun.
 

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I don't think you could have too many different calibers within your collection. Having said that, I have issues with too many firearms in the same caliber. I've found myself wanting a firearm for no other reason (not to say it's a BAD justification!) than "I don't have that manufacturer".

.22LR is a prime example for me, though I've culled the types recently. Same for 5.56, after being able to arm a couple squads I looked hard at what is the purpose of each. 12 gauge is yet another overlap for me. And the king of overlap in my collection is 9mm.
A number of years back I finally embraced the 9mm. Then I got the kick to try different pistols in 9mm. The ammo was about the cheapest centerfire and fun to shoot. I’ve got a pretty good amount of 9mm pistols.
I probably should get rid of the ones I rarely if ever shoot.😪
 

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Too many different calibers I would vote no.

Too many of the same caliber seem to be an issue for many.

I don't own any odd-ball calibers.
45ACP, 9mm, and 22LR in pistol calibers.
5.56, 6.5 grendel, 22LR, and 7.62 in rifle calibers.

I'm also not a collector by any means but have a hankering to get a lever gun.
Shoot lever guns cover 3, or 4 calibers in my collection alone.
 
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