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Does a new type of gun make you forget the rest?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Ignition Override, Nov 6, 2011.

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  1. Ignition Override

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    If so, for how many sessions/weeks etc?
     
  2. mokin

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    Hummm, nope.

    The last couple of guns I bought I didn't have ammunition for until a little while later. By the time I shot them the new had sort of worn off. Kind of sad in a way I guess.
     
  3. OARNGESI

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    No i think of mine like a group
     
  4. pockets

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    Not really.

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  5. Creade

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    When I get a new gun I take it out and run it hard to test its reliability etc. This usually means it is the only, or one of few guns I am shooting in the next few sessions.

    So in a way, I guess the guns that did not come to the range that day may get neglected, but I don't "forget" about them.
     
  6. Zach S

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    No, it works the other way for me.
     
  7. BADUNAME37

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    No, I enjoy all my guns the same, no matter if they are twenty years old or twenty minutes old.

    The ones I didn't enjoy, I just don't have anymore.

    Life is too short to hold onto things that I don't like, won't use, or things that don't work well for me!
     
  8. Fast Frank

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    Hmmm...

    I think the question you are asking is:

    "If I train my muscle memory so shooting my new gun becomes automatic and I can do it without thinking, will shooting my older pistols be less automatic? will I have to think about it before i can work them?"

    If that's your question, then my answer is yes, somewhat.

    If you have carried and shot a 1911, and switch to a Glock for a while, you might very well forget the safety when you present the 1911.

    You won't forget how to work the 1911, but in a semi panicked draw you are probably not going to do something different that what you did the last several hundred times.
     
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    The last one is the dearest and gets most attention for a while. Then it finds its natural place among the herd.
     
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    The only thing I ever had that I was not flexible enough to use alternating with other guns was a H&K P7 "squeezecocker." If I shot it exclusively for a while I did ok, but putting it in "the rotation" just did not work.
     
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    "The last one is the dearest and gets most attention for a while. Then it finds its natural place among the herd."

    Yup. Wring it out real good for a while, then it finds its niche in the collection.
     
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    Only for as long as it takes for it to prove its worthy. Then it just another firearm.
     
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    Nope
     
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    Do you forget your kids when a new baby comes into the house? Bet not. Since my kids are grown and gone, all my guns get all the lovin' I can give them. :)
     
  15. Ignition Override

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    The question was meant to include "for a few sessions", but too late.:eek:

    Fast Frank: I've never owned a handgun, but the 'muscle memory' is interesting.

    Rifles are the attraction, but as a 'lefty', the question is how many choices of older handguns have a dual safety (if at all), such as P-38, PPK, Makarov, older Sig 380s and 9mms etc.

    A friend's Ruger .22 today had a nice trigger and seems very accurate, even to the untrained, but the pronounced grip (competition?) made it awkward, unless held in the right hand.
     
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    No I have two cattegories Shooters and those to be traded. Shooters get shot, alot. To be traded is the open category for those that just dont live up to my standards (able to put one group of 5 into 4" area at 50 yds off hand unsupported).
     
  17. PX15

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    FWIW:

    I've fallen in (and out of) love with so many new (and old) pistols and revolvers over my 50+ years of firearms ownership that it's easy to lose track..

    It does seem that the LAST gun I bought is my favorite, until the next one comes along calling my name, doubt that'll ever change.. :rolleyes:

    In 9MM compacts alone I can remember falling in love with the "new" 3rd Gen Smith 3913 then 3913LS then CS9 and the 6906 way back when.. Then the Glock 26 (brief love affair), Sig P239, KelTec P11, Star BM, Walther P99c/AC, Walther PPS (another brief love affair), H&K P2000sk (V3), then the Ruger LC9, and now my sights are set on a Boberg XR9S.

    But at almost 69 years old, I NEED a new gun now and then to keep my interest in something other than the always looming "threat" of a nursing home and jello for the remaining time I have left here while watching my country fall apart...

    A new Boberg XR9S in the new year, and a new President, of a different political party, next November wouldn't hurt.. :D

    Just conversin'

    Jesse
     
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    Being shooting isn't cheap, unless you shoot 22's, which I don't, I usually wonder why I bought another gun. As I get older I cut down to 5, and my AR, most are 45 and 9mm, I tend to have always favored those 2 for 5 decades. The difference between handguns once you get to 9mm isn't that big a deal.
    I started to look at long guns instead. But in a suburban setting, how many can you use? If I am not using something, no matter how nice it looks, I don't need it. And having no sons myself, I have no legacy to hand them down to, so I am at status quo. I still make excuses for getting something new, but now it' more a replacement that an addition. For example maybe get rid of my fullsize 1911, and get a commander with a scandium frame, so I can carry it.
     
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