“Beware of the man with one gun. He knows how to use it.” This oft-quoted adage predates the invention of semi-automatic weapons with reliable, bullet-laden magazines. Back then, the best way to reload a gun was . . . a second gun. Or a third. Or fourth. A man with one gun HAD to know how to use it effectively. Even though most U.S. states allow high cap mags, the advice is just as true today as it was back in them thar days. That said, the adage has morphed into an anti-consumerist Zen thing . . .
It now says that a gun owner with one firearm is likely to be more deadly than one who messes around with an arsenal of weaponry. I agree. While I enjoy testing various guns, I own one handgun, one rifle, one shotgun and one FN. Wait, does that count as “one gun”? Anyway, I make sure I get plenty of practice with each weapon.
Then again, Wayne at the American Firearms School can pick up any gun and shoot the eye of a newt at twenty paces. (No newts were hurt during the writing of this metaphor.) So it seems as if gun handling skills are transferrable. For some. You?