I have a 12 gauge pump Mossberg(home defense-duck hunting gun), I have been thinking of getting a 40 cal semi-auto for a while, but have been holding off because I am thinking of just saving that cash and using towards the S&W 500. Now that gun is a beast.
Also, about the guns getting stolen comment, that does happen frequently so if you are a collector BUY A SAFE! My friends boss in Madison has so many guns(in gun safes) that the Madison police department asked if he would turn over all his firing pins to them and then be able to pick them up at anytime he wants to use them. The dude has the best long range rifles that they make and also made a 6 gun AK-47 gatling gun, which is awesome!!! It is on a rotating crank handle incase anybody is wondering how he did it.