After months of carrying one or another Glock, I recently went back to my old favorite 1911 .45 for a while, if only because I missed it. It’s not just about tradition and nostalgia. It’s about habituation, too. I’ve been shooting Glocks off and on for 25 years…but I’ve been shooting 1911s for more than half a century. A hoary cliché seems appropriate here: “It fits like the handshake of an old friend.”
Do you ever find yourself putting the modern, high-efficiency firearm back in the safe or the gun case, and heading out to the range or the field with something more “traditional” instead?
Skipping over the high-tech, minute of angle hunting rifle for something like an old Winchester ’94 or a Savage ’99?
Deciding to take an old double-barrel shotgun bird hunting instead of an ultra-light, more “sensible” autoloader?
Strapping on a six-shooter instead of a state of the art semiautomatic pistol because…well, just because, dammit?
Your thoughts on this are solicited.