Over the past several weeks I’ve been noticing several trends in online discussion forums and social media outlets when the idea of adopting a new pistol is mentioned. Today I’m going to look at the idea of “I’m too invested in…”. This statement generally arises during a discussion that goes like this:
A – Dude; have you tried that new 400 Watt Blaster by Imperial Arms?
B – I tried it once but honestly, I’m too invested in the Deathmachine 5000 to go to a new gun.
Now whether or not B actually tried the Imperial Arms Blaster is highly in question, but that’s not the focus today.
People generally throw the “I’m too invested” statement out without really thinking about it. When we talk about trying or adopting a new firearm, it is rather foolish to think that means you have to go from having a stockpile of holsters, magazines, parts, etc for gun A on Monday to having an equal amount of the same items for gun B on Tuesday. Think about it; when you bought gun A did you already have all of those items you now cite as a reason not to go with gun B? No; of course you didn’t. You accumulated those things over time which is exactly what you can do with any other firearm you buy. And check this out…..just because you buy gun B and decide to start using it doesn’t mean that you have to get rid of gun A. See problem solved.
By venturing out of your comfort zone you may find that there’s something better for you out there. Give it a try some time.