Yesterday was a day that boiled down to fighting one fire after the other. At the end of the day I finally managed to write a couple of thousand words on THE NEW SURVIVAL GUNS (NSG). I went back and read what I've written to date and I was stunned and shocked to discover that it was pretty good...meaning, I would have liked to finish reading the book if there had been a rest of the book to finish. Maybe if I put it under my pillow at night it will finish writing itself...naw, that didn't work with FIVE TO GO!
Been interesting following the Internet meme on "which gun is best," which is exactly like the old magazine controversies of "...semiauto or revolver,...9mm or .45...black or flat dark earth???" Honestly, I'm trying to get beyond that in NSG. As I've been talking about a lot in the podcasts, I think it makes a lot more sense for humans, which are amazingly adaptable creatures, to adapt themselves to the steel and plastic of guns, which isn't all that adaptable at all. I would say our goal as shooters should be to shoot whatever is in our hands to a certain level of competence.
It's sort of like the on-going trigger pull discussion we've had on DR Radio, which grew out of discussions I've had with Bill Rogers, Dave Spaulding, Ed Head and others...to wit, except in specific competition contexts, trigger pull matters much less than we gunwriters have led people to think. I have proven this to myself pretty categorically. That's not saying that my trick guns don't have world-class trigger pulls, but I don't need that trigger pull to deliver the shot.