coping with stress

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  1. PeakMaster

    PeakMaster Well-Known Member

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    I shoot a bit. Different guns. I never thought of it for stress relief but come to think of it the required focus does take your mind off all else for a period.
     
  2. Wade In The Waves

    Wade In The Waves Well-Known Member

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    I get paid to shoot some of the time and don't enjoy it as much as when I am shooting what I want and how I want. I enjoy shooting different types of pistols, rifles and such. I took my daughter to shoot her first pistol today. Just like surfing, another awesome experience to share.
     
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  3. PeakMaster

    PeakMaster Well-Known Member

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    Thats a nice gig if you can get it.

    I used to get paid to shoot...but only two times/year.
     
  4. pintail

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    I spent many years competing in IPSC and some NRA format pistol matches with a variety of customized or purpose-built custom guns. High stress, no zen, and neither was practicing for them. Reloading ammo was slightly relaxing. Now that I don't compete, going to the range actually is more fun and and zen-like, just doing it for pleasure and maintaining the skill.
     
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  5. Wade In The Waves

    Wade In The Waves Well-Known Member

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    Haha. That is about the extent for me. That is why I say, some of the time. More so a point that when I have to do it, I don't necessarily enjoy it as much as when I want to do it on my own.
     
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  6. nedsurf

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    I sometimes miss free ammo, guns and fast cars, but still getting time playing on fast boats.

    This is my stress relieving workout.

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  7. Dawnpatrol

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    Don, I got exhausted sitting on my ass looking at this video! Just paddling out is a workout/warm up!
     
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  8. apexman

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    When not surfing, I think waxing a board at the beach is good stress relief.
    When I am not surfing I like to hit the road coarses in my Z06. Just going on a short drive around in this thing is great stress relief.

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  9. Killafornia

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    C'mon. Who didn't like working the "butts" on the range?
    I loved qualifing time.
     
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