When it comes to weapons selection, TTAG’s Armed Intelligentsia doesn’t want someone telling them what they do or do not “need.” Laws that attempt to draw a line in the shifting sands of civilian gun ownership—regulations that limit magazine capacity, type of operating action, barrel length, whether or not there’s a shoulder thingie that goes up, etc.—are an arbitrary nonsense. They have no practical impact on society’s criminal class. What’s more, they’re a slippery slope to the pre-Heller D.C. deal (no handguns, no good-to-go long guns). Even so, as gun buyers, we have to make choices. How do you decide the difference between “need” and “want”? Looking at your inventory, what’s the split? And while we’re at it, how much ammo do you need? Cue: the Rolling Stones and h/t to thefirearmblog for the heads-up on the latest-must have pistol.