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Old 01-26-2019, 07:08 PM
 
Location: Hockey Rulez, Texas
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With all the health issues I have had to deal with in the last 12 months, I've only got to go shooting probably 3 times in the last 12 months. It's been 5 months since my last trip.

I put about 200 rounds thru my daily carry gun today - my HK P2000. Did pretty well - especially considering it's been 5 months.

I like that little gun. Next month will be 4 years that I have been carrying it.

Anyway, I had a nice time today

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Old 01-27-2019, 08:25 AM
 
Location: Maryland
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People are surprised when I tell them that one of the things I like most about shooting is the contemplative, almost meditative, aspect of it. From what I can tell, it seems their surprise seems to concern the loud sound and the sudden, energetic aspect of firearms. I tell them it’s just like archery but with a bang instead of a twang.

There’s also the satisfaction of handling a precision piece of machinery. Finally, I get a lot of pleasure out of introducing novices to the world of firearms and shooting (I’m a certified intructor and RSO). It’s a really great hobby, enjoyable by a huge variety of people.

I remember an older fellow who used to come into the range with his wife. She would push a cart with their equipment (always really nice selection of handguns). He could barely walk. He told me he had a stroke several years earlier and the left side of his body is almost paralyzed. Nevertheless, he gets up to the line, loads and handles his firearm with one hand, has to lean against the booth partition to steady himself and actually shoots almost as well as his wife. I always thought it was so cool to see them getting out and doing something because in his condition, any other kind of physical activity is very unlikely. Anyway, good for you OP.
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Old 01-27-2019, 09:18 AM
 
Location: Hockey Rulez, Texas
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Appreciate it.

Yes, it is fun and relaxing - especially when its been a while since you've gone...
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Old 01-27-2019, 09:20 AM
 
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When it warms up a little more, the wife and I plan to hit the range at Dragonman's. I got her a left handed .22 Savage for her anniversary gift, so she is looking forward to trying it out.


I used to shoot American style trap a long time ago. I do miss the camaraderie. Now matter where you went for shoot in tournaments, folks were always friendly and open. Met a lot of great folks from all walks of life.
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Old 01-27-2019, 09:24 AM
 
Location: Rathdrum, ID
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Yes, "relaxing". That's it! Sometimes I wish it wasn't so loud though. At those times, I'll shoot shorts out of the Single Six. That can be downright peaceful. Only six little "puffs", then you have to take the time to reload, which isn't a fast thing.
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Old 01-27-2019, 09:31 AM
 
Location: Southeast Idaho
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Yes, "relaxing". That's it! Sometimes I wish it wasn't so loud though. At those times, I'll shoot shorts out of the Single Six. That can be downright peaceful. Only six little "puffs", then you have to take the time to reload, which isn't a fast thing.
That's one of the reasons I enjoy shooting my Ruger SR22, quiet and ammo is on the cheap
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Old 01-27-2019, 09:33 AM
 
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Have any of you thought about getting a pellet rifle ? There are a lot of nice ones for a couple of hundred bucks and you can shoot them in your basement or garage, etc. Not loud but very accurate and a lot of fun. I have several and use them for pest control mostly. But I have a 60' basement range and shoot down there when its too cold outside. I'm not talking about BB guns but a decent pellet rifle.
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Old 01-27-2019, 09:39 AM
 
Location: Southeast Idaho
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Have any of you thought about getting a pellet rifle ? There are a lot of nice ones for a couple of hundred bucks and you can shoot them in your basement or garage, etc. Not loud but very accurate and a lot of fun. I have several and use them for pest control mostly. But I have a 60' basement range and shoot down there when its too cold outside. I'm not talking about BB guns but a decent pellet rifle.
Thought about, however I'd rather invest in something that will get me out of the house and out to the range
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Old 01-27-2019, 09:44 AM
 
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I shoot mine in my backyard all the time. My maximum distance is about 40 yds but both my .22 and .25 rifles will hold a 1/2" pattern at that distance. It's a good way to practice and cheap too.
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Old 01-27-2019, 11:12 AM
 
Location: Hockey Rulez, Texas
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Have any of you thought about getting a pellet rifle ? There are a lot of nice ones for a couple of hundred bucks and you can shoot them in your basement or garage, etc. Not loud but very accurate and a lot of fun. I have several and use them for pest control mostly. But I have a 60' basement range and shoot down there when its too cold outside. I'm not talking about BB guns but a decent pellet rifle.
I live in a condo, so that won't happen

But, I am having neck problems. I actually sold my SCAR 16s because I just can't sit there at the range with a rifle anymore. So, handguns are what it is going to be.

But, I carry a gun daily - so, I wanna stay in practice with it.
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