The old line goes “Beware the man with one gun, because he knows how to use it.” Or something along those lines. From my experience, that old line is a poor excuse for not buying more guns. The most experienced shooters I know have a ton of guns, and they know how to shoot all of them.
The old duffer that never shoots – he’s the guy that only has one gun and he’s lucky to even know how to load it. Or what Caliber it is in. I have guys like that come in to the gun shop all the time. They’re One Gun is an old pitted, rusted up POS and the guy doesn’t even know what it is half the time. He’ll ask for ammo for it, but wont know what he needs.
We had one old guy that said “Just give me a box of shells.” When asked what cartridge he needed, he said, “Oh hell, it don’t matter. My gun shoots all of it.” And he was actually offended that we asked for clarification. He ended up buying some .270 Winchester.
I work on a lot of these One Guns a lot too. Replacing scopes, and cleaning rust out of the rings. Eons of Neglect and unrealistic expectations go hand in hand with these things. And then I have to listen to all the whinning about how guns are so expensive now and how that 500 dollar gun now only cost him 125 back when he got it. No, we don’t have time to explain economics either.
So, yeah… maybe we should all beware of those guys with just one gun.