See, I find this statement interesting:
I normally carry a RIA CS, but I got bored last week and started carrying my old S&W 469. Both are 3.5 inch and I carry a second magazine for the RIA.
It speaks again to the idea that the pistol is not strictly a tool but also a source of satisfaction or entertainment.
If the firearm is really just a tool, with no emotional or ego component, it would be like saying "I was fixing my bathroom doorknob last week, I was bored with my Stanley screwdriver so I switched to a Craftsman"