I have thought about your statement and it shows the ignorance of the young.
If you are not young you are just stupid.
Your statement implies that just because someone is older than you and cautious he is less worthy.
Just because you seem to consider yourself young and hip does that make you better able to transition between weapons?
old-timer = more experienced than you
fuddy-duddy = less inclined to do stupid shat.
comfortable shooting what they have = well fracking duh
How many thing do you have that go bang? (don't lie)
Any sane man in a survival situation is going to prefer a weapon he is familiar with.
That being said if you hand me a weapon I am unfamiliar with I will need a few shots to get used to the trigger other than that get the frack out of my way.
I will take a "old-timer, fuddy-duddy" with a lifetime of experience shooting over a young fool anytime.
Most of the people with large collections and a wealth of experience are older you would do well not to sell them short.
If you are old enough to be what you claim to be you should remember the quote often atrributed to Benjamin Franklin;
"It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak and remove all doubt."
This post has been edited by Bob: 09 June 2009 - 05:47 AM