My daughter asked “How many guns do you need?”
She is not a hunter.
For self-defense you can get by with two. A handgun that is good for concealed carry. And a defense rifle for SHTF.
For hunting and self-defense it depends on what you hunt. For deer you need a high powered rifle. For small game like squirrels and groundhogs a .22 rifle is good. For birds and rabbits a shotgun.
I had to leave my old Mossberg pump shotgun in storage in California when a judge recommended I leave the state that day. (I don’t want to talk about it) My daughter and I left with just what we could carry on the plane. I even left a car in the Oakland airport parking lot.
So now 21 years later I finally got a new used pump shotgun.
It’s a 12 gauge Remington 870 Wingmaster. I don’t know the year but it is in good condition. And a real wood stock. Carrying a plastic shotgun in a field just wouldn’t feel right.