I'm wagering that this discussion is older than dirt, but what the hey, I need something to do while on hold with a vendor's technical support.
Here's the question: What three guns would you select if you could ONLY have 3 of your current guns for all your purposes?
The restrictions: They need to be fairly reasonable to obtain. That is, I should be able to head to the local Gander Mountain or Cabela's and pick one up, rather than try to outbid every single person on Armslist. Ammo for the guns should be reasonably accessible as well.
Every adult in your home should be able to shoot the gun.
You are not restricted to any accessories or optics, other than as listed above (you already own it, reasonable, fairly affordable, etc.)
Here's my three, in no particular order:
My Gen 3 Glock 19.
My Mossberg 500 12G shotgun combo (smooth barrel and slug barrel) and Bushnell 3-9x40 scope on top.
My Marlin .22LR with the Weaver 4x scope.
That Mossberg will (heck, HAS) serve to take down ducks, pheasant, deer, and would probably take a wild pig. And home defense, naturally.
The Glock rides on my hip.
The Marlin covers smaller game like rabbit. Also it's good for practice.
So, what three guns in your safe would you pick?