I purchased a Glock 17 several weeks ago. I'm comfortable with it and improving. I'd like to buy a new firearm (or several), but I'm undecided on what I should be looking for. I'd like to get a .357MAG revolver someday, a shotgun, and an AR and/or AK-47, and possibly a 22 rifle for plinking and cheaper shooting at the range. Any tips on what to look for or what to avoid? After shooting my father's Ruger Single-Six a few times, I've decided I like revolvers, but not the tedius and slow unloading/reloading of the Ruger. 22LR/22WMR isn't a very good round for much more than plinking or hunting grouse in the Boundary Waters (the Ruger's primary real-world use). 357MAG seems to allow for a wide variety of rounds (all .38SP variants up to however punishing you want to go with .357MAG). Ruger seems to have some decent models. I'm not really looking for a carry weapon, so a snubbie or super-compact frame isn't what I'm looking for, but I don't want a hand cannon either; a 3" or 4" barrell ought suffice. I was considering a Saiga-12, but now I'm not so excited about it. The cost of a converted weapon seems to be around $800 from local gun shops and I'm not so sure about converting a "sporterized" version myself. A pump-action gun with a decent magazine capacity ought do it if I need to dissuade an intruder and there's always the possibility that I could convert it for hunting with a migratory bird plug. That said, I still like the Saiga-12 for some reason. A friend is buying an AR-15. They're spendy. The AKs available locally seem to be Century Arms or WASR - which don't seem to be held in very high regard. Be nice to have one or the other, although I understand that accuracy is not a strong point for most AKs. I imagine I'll get a 10/22 for that plinking rifle. I hear they're fun to shoot, decently accurate, and easily customizable.