me kinda too.....like you, hardly ever shoot long guns anymore,
although I have many fine ones that are a pleasure to fire.
And many with optics, very expensive optics.......
I still prefer open/iron sights. Maybe it stems from my love
of 'cowboy' SA revolvers, or the fact that I grew up shooting
a lot when I was a child, and we didn't have many options
Or simply the 'fear' of aging and blessed that my eyesight
is still good, that I must prove to myself that I still can
I can say that open sights is not an option
for any of us
[a shooting club] when we meet for 1000yd 20cal/50cal comp,
even the young hot-to-trots we have..........optics a must,
otherwise impossible !!!
I do, though, on most of mine, when optional, leave the iron sights
intact, so I can use them if wanted.