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Old October 13, 2012, 09:12 AM   #1
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The thrill is gone !

When do you decide the THRILL IS GONE .You have tried every type of firearm you can get your hands on .Talking FULL AUTO to BLACK POWDER . OH CRAPP IT MUST BE A BAD DREAM

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Old October 13, 2012, 09:31 AM   #2
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Sounds like it's time for you to get a recurve bow and give that a try :)

Good luck.
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Old October 13, 2012, 09:39 AM   #3
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Or one of those cool marshmallow shooters.
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Old October 13, 2012, 09:45 AM   #4
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I have a recurve bow .I will get your forearm if you don't hold it a certain way .
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Old October 13, 2012, 10:25 AM   #5
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Ahhh, that's when you start collecting them! I've shot many different kinds of firearms, and I like guns just as much or more than the first time I shot one. My tastes have changed, and I am very interested in firearms that are of exceptional quality, rare, unusual, and/or historical in some sense. I don't have to shoot every gun I own to get a thrill. I do still love shooting, but I only have a handful of guns that I really like to shoot. Oh, and I too have found a renewed interest in archery!
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Old October 13, 2012, 12:08 PM   #6
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Wow that would be a sad day. I still love to shoot all of my guns even my single shot 22.
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Old October 13, 2012, 12:11 PM   #7
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If I ever become a great shot, maybe...
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Old October 13, 2012, 12:39 PM   #8
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I'd say go back to your roots. Doesn't have to be a Daisy Red Ryder, but maybe a cheap, reliable Crosman pellet gun. Set up a range in the basement and have some relaxing fun.
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Old October 13, 2012, 01:50 PM   #9
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Considering how many different firearms there is out there to try, I doubt I could "lose the thrill" anytime soon.
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Old October 13, 2012, 01:54 PM   #10
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You can try this out http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rIjjWXstjZc . I understand that's a real rush.
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Old October 13, 2012, 02:05 PM   #11
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Find a competition or two that appeals to you and shoot in a few matches.
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Old October 13, 2012, 02:10 PM   #12
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Take a break for awhile.

I do this from time to time. Sometimes shoot handguns then to long guns over to BP then to crossbow(used to be recurve/compound but can't pull one due to shoulder issue's).

Then I'll put them all away for awhile and start riding the bike, fishing, gardening or whatever. Before ya know it, my interest in shooting comes back around.

Too, years ago I started reloading ,lost interest in that and didn't get back into it till about 6-7 yrs. ago. There are times I'd rather reload then shoot. And the boys love it when I go through though's stages.

Hang on to your guns, a year or two down the line that urge will hit again.
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Old October 13, 2012, 04:38 PM   #13
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If the thrill is completely gone for you I would gladly take any firearms for donation purposes.
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Old October 13, 2012, 08:10 PM   #14
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I agree with shortwave. Take a break. I skydived for 12 years and then had to stop (since I was pregnant, I was a little concerned about accidentally injuring the baby). Maybe you can pursue another hobby for a few months and then revisit shooting.
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Old October 13, 2012, 09:11 PM   #15
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Find your man card, soak it with gasoline, take a match to it.
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Old October 14, 2012, 12:10 AM   #16
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Try a crossbow. I'm serious. It's a whole new world and I bet you'd enjoy it.

Also after being distracted from firearms for awhile, you might restart the interest in them.
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Old October 14, 2012, 08:38 AM   #17
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DON'T SELL YOUR GUNS! Guns and motorcycles have at least one thing in common. It is an incurable disease. It may go into remission but the disease always returns.

In the last 40+ years, I have quit riding motorcycles five or six times and sold the ones I owned at the time. I was sure I was finished with riding every time. When I relapsed the last time 15 or 20 years ago, I realized I had an incurable illness and just gave in to it and decided to go all in. Rather than buy rice burners or painfully show Harleys, I keep 2 BMWs in my garage.
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Old October 14, 2012, 08:42 AM   #18
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I suppose you could start a collection of reproduction caveman clubs. Originals are, however, extremely rare. Also, I suspect that trying to carry IWB could instigate a lot of sarcastic remarks.
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Old October 14, 2012, 08:47 AM   #19
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Just find a hobby in the same realm. Do some reloading or something.
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Old October 14, 2012, 10:27 AM   #20
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If the thrill ever fades, there was never a real love. This is true both for hobbies and relationships. Difference between a passing fancy and true passion. The day the thrill of firearms is gone for me, so is the beating of my heart.
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Old October 14, 2012, 11:51 AM   #21
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Seek medical help, immediately.
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Old October 14, 2012, 12:40 PM   #22
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Seek medical help, immediately.
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Old October 14, 2012, 02:07 PM   #23
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The thrill is gone !

Nope not yet. Not for me. I've got a B/P mortar that shoot tennis balls at my cabin. Fun when they make it to the neighbors yard (a hunting camp) and bounce around a little. At the end of the firings. Three or four of them guys bring my balls back and we all have a beer or two and laugh like he11 about it. Who say's us old timers don't have any fun. (67) and still playing games._
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Old October 14, 2012, 02:26 PM   #24
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The thrill is gone for me because the money needed to enjoy the thrill is gone.
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Old October 14, 2012, 03:39 PM   #25
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I've got a B/P mortar that shoot tennis balls at my cabin. Fun when they make it to the neighbors yard (a hunting camp) and bounce around a little. At the end of the firings.
Yep...building cannons, potato guns and shooting various home-made targets and range setups surely keeps things more interesting.
Example, with the heat and drought we had this year, the garden didn't produce well at all. Tomatoes didn't ripen and those that did really weren't worth eating, no taste. But they sure did make for some fun target practice sitting here on the deck with various pistols. Or throwing them in the air, fast drawing and shooting at them with the Judge loaded with .410 #6's.

Punching holes in paper can get very boring. Gotta use our imagination and keep it interesting.

Us grown men can really act like little boys sometimes can't we...but it's sooo much fun.

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