I am minimalist when it comes to firearms. I don’t tend to own multiple firearms which can do, or are used for the same purpose. I’d prefer to own one firearm that is excellent at a single purpose, than two which are mediocre. For easy of categorization I lump my firearms into two categories: handgun, and rifle (this includes shotgun).

I own a total of four handguns, and five rifles. I purchased each with a specific purpose in mind. My handguns include: Kel Tec P-3AT, H&K P2000, Taurus Judge, and a S&W M&P Compact. My rifles include: Tri Star Over/Under, Remington 783, S&W M&P15, Springfield 1903A3, and a leaver action .22.

Handguns

An Army Rangers Minimalist's Firearms Cache
S&W M&P Compact (upper left), H&K P2000 (upper right), Kel Tec P-3AT (lower left), Taurus Judge (lower right)

Kel Tec P-3AT

  • Purpose: Used as my conceal carry when space is limited (shorts in summer)
  • Caliber: .380 Auto
  • Capacity: 6+1
  • Weight: 8.3oz
  • Length: 5″
  • Height: 3.5″
  • Width: 3/4″

H&K P2000

  • Purpose: Duty Carry
  • Caliber: .40
  • Capacity: 12+1
  • Weight: 25oz
  • Length: 6.85″
  • Height: 5.07″
  • Width: 1.37″

Taurus Judge

  • Purpose: Protection while bow hunting
  • Caliber: .45/.410
  • Capacity: 5
  • Weight: 36.8oz
  • Length: 9″
  • Height: 5 1/4″
  • Width: 1 1/2″

S&W M&P Compact

  • Purpose: Used as my conceal carry when space isn’t limited
  • Caliber: .40
  • Capacity: 10+1
  • Weight: 21.9oz
  • Length: 6.7″
  • Height: 4.3″
  • Width: 1.2″

Rifles

Tri Star Over/Under

An Army Rangers Minimalist's Firearms Cache
Tri Star Magnum 3 1/2″ Over/Under
  • Purpose: Small game/bird hunting
  • Caliber: Magnum 3 1/2″
  • Capacity: 2
  • Fire Option: Single selective trigger
  • Options: 5 choke tubes (SK, IC, M, IM, F)

Remington 783

An Army Rangers Minimalist's Firearms Cache
Remington 783 30-06
  • Purpose: Special draw/big game hunting
  • Caliber: 30-06
  • Capacity: 4+1
  • Material: Synthetic Mossy Oak Break-Up
  • Options: Adjustable bi-pod, Vortex scope

S&W M&P15

An Army Rangers Minimalist's Firearms Cache
SW MP15 556 NATO/ .223
  • Purpose: Nostalgia/SHTF/hunting
  • Caliber: 5.56mm NATO/ .223
  • Capacity: 30+1
  • Action: Semi-auto
  • Barrel Twist: 1 in 9
  • Options: Aimpoint (red dot), forward grip, adjustable light mount (with light)

Springfield 1903A3

An Army Rangers Minimalist's Firearms Cache
Springfield 1903A3 30-06
An Army Rangers Minimalist's Firearms Cache
Name carved into the buttstock
  • Purpose: Collectors/hunting
  • Caliber: 30-06
  • Capacity: 5 (internal magazine)
  • Uses: WWII
  • Obtained: Purchased from the US Army in the 50’s

lever-action .22

An Army Rangers Minimalist's Firearms Cache
lever-action .22 given to me by my father
  • Purpose: Starter rifle/hunting
  • Caliber: .22
  • Capacity: 15 (tube magazine)
  • Action: lever
  • Options: 1-9X scope

As I mentioned before, I am a minimalist when it comes to firearms. The next firearm I purchase will need to do something these do not. There are a few I am looking at: CZ Scorpion EVO 9mm, AK 47 pistol, or the AR pistol. I hope you enjoyed my collection. Let me know if you have any questions about my firearms in the comment section below.