Thought I would share and explore my thoughts on Single Purpose Guns. There are lots of if you could only have One type threads, how about one where you list what you keep for only one purpose (you could have lots of reasons: its an heirloom, its purdy etc). Mine so fare are: EDC Simi-Auto pistol - 9mm double stack Bump in the night gun - .357mag revolver Home defense Shotgun - pump Home defense rifle - AR SHTF rifle for wife - Sks Hunting rifle - .308win Small Game rifle - .22mag scoped Small game/bird shotgun - 20ga SxS w/double triggers Large Bird shotgun - pump long barrel Pest rifle - .22lr/.22l/.22s lever So I guess I'm at 10 that I only use for one purpose. Yes, there are guns on there that could serve double duty if I needed too, but these are the guns I grab every time in those situations because they are the best for me. (I also own a few heirlooms but do not use those other then to plink with, and a few I own just because I like them) If this turns into a what gun is better for a given purpose then thats ok too, but thats why I left my answers somewhat vague: Yes, there are guns I would own if I had the money to do so but at this time in my life I'm going low end budget/high reliability.