I’m not entirely sure who first said, “Beware the man with only one gun…he probably knows how to use it.” I think it may have been the late, great Elmer Keith. It’s not a one hundred percent truism…there are a lot of people who don’t know how to use the gun(s) they own, unfortunately … but for a lot of people, it is true.
I suspect all y’all own a hammer and a saw. If you only own one of them, though, your carpentry abilities are going to be commensurately limited.
On a private gun forum, a friend of mine brought up an article I published a decade ago where I owned up to my identity as a
gun slut celebrant of ballistic diversity.
A decade after that was written, I still use different guns for different needs. If I’m writing up a defensive pistol, part of the test is carrying it to check for comfort, sharp edges, snags in clothing and all of that. With a competition gun, I like to shoot a match with it, but with all the COVID shutdowns of matches last year that just wasn’t possible. The same shutdowns foreclosed a lot of classes I would have taught with different guns, too. I taught with fewer different firearms in 2020 than in recent years.
Readers: your thoughts are welcome here: Same gun (or at least the same action type) all the time for everything, or a bit of change now and then?