I would hate to part with any of them, but I could get by with the XD45, the Ruger LCP, and the Remington 870 HD shotgun.
Now...if it really came down to what was needed for survival, and I had to 'bug out' to the countryside, I would just grab a .22 rifle and a big bag full of Walmart bulk-pack ammo.
XD9SC - Soon to be CCW
XD9 - Home Defense
Cougar - Girlfriend picked it out and she loves it. Not going anywhere.
Mark II - Cheap Plinker, and a whole lot of fun.
I guess I am at about my minimum. Although, I am considering selling the XD9 Bi-Tone since it hasn't seen any range time since I got the XD9SC (but the bi-tone is just sooo sexy) and giving HD duty to the XD9SC. Although, having said this, my little collection and duties might change when I soon get my CCW (finally moved out of Illinois! WOOOHOOOOO ).
Do I need another gun? NO, but I still went to the gun show (Houston) this weekend. Safe is so full, I can't fit all of them and will probably buy a second one.
Want? Oh yeah. If they had the .308 rock river (not the AR type) last weekend, I probably would have brought it home. I'm also waiting on the Kel Tec (RFB) model to come out later this year.
Ohhhh the dreaded "wife" question!! My wife almost spells her name Mike, but with an extra "e", it'd Dutch. Mike, you haven't been talking to my wife and are trying to convince me that I don't need the safe full of guns that I have, have you?
If I had to go with the bare essentials, I'd go with the following:
Pistol - Glock 32C Plenty of mags, good reliability
Shotgun - Winchester 1300 A good shotty is worth its weight in gold
Rifle - DSA FAL .308 You can do pretty much anything with a .308
I only have two guns. A Ruger Mark III 22 and a Springfield Loaded 45. Both are set up for bullseye competition, with red dots installed. Though I suppose the 45 could work for HD should the need arise. I could also hunt small game with the 22 as well......from a bench rest I can consistently hit a two litter bottle at 100 yards with it.