Ok folks, I'd like some of your input for this. I recently cashed out my (meager) 401k from an old job, and after taxes and such, should have ~$1200 to spend. Some background information: 1. I live in PA but hope to move to New Mexico. That means I can buy long guns and hand guns from private buyers, but handguns must be transferred at an FFL, so I'd like to avoid that till I move. 2. I have only ever shot a .22 plinker and currently do not own any firearms (yeah yeah, I know). On the plus side, I'm a decent shot with it, and so is my wife. 3. I fully intend to take all pertinent training in the safe use of any gun I acquire, and eventually will take more advanced training as time and budget permit. 4. Assume I am not sacrificing in other areas of my preps. This money is more or less separate from food/land/tools budgets. Ok, so what I would like to eventually acquire for my battery are (doubling up where appropriate): .22lr rifle .22lr pistol 9mm pistol (Springfield XD or Glock 17)(I;d go for a larger caliber, but the SO isn't comfortable shooting much bigger calibers). 7.62 AK clone or 5.56 AR clone or (preferably) a .308 FAL clone (I have no particular feelings either way, but the SO will likely prefer to shoot the 5.56, and a lot will depend on budget restrictions) .308 rifle (perhaps a Savage 10 series) 12ga (Mossy 500 or Rem 870) with riot and hunting barrels So, where do I put my first $1200?