I think I am burnt out....

NeckBeard

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I moved out here in May - and have been shooting... 2 times.

Do i need a break from the drama, idiocy, hypocrisy and craze around the topic of guns?

In late May I discovered mt. biking out here and thats keeping me busy, tired and stimulated. I find i am not dealing with chest thumpers and people who talk outa both sides of their mouth, we just ride.

I guess working in the gun industry for so long, training non stop, the constant stress of "getting it while i can" has burnt me out.

Now, if i knew people out here who do more then just stand still and hit paper, i may find myself shooting more.

just thinkin' here...
 

Pilgrim

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To each his own. Shooting for me is just as much recreation and a means to relax as it is useful training. My suggestion is not to get so caught up trying to "prepare for the worst" and just enjoy the sport. Along the way you will strike a balance between learning to shoot for defense and just shooting for the sheer joy of it.
 

Vaquero

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^ yep.
It's as much about being active and company as anything for me.
Much more relaxing than golf. I do hear ya on the chest thumping though.
It's not limited to shooting and few activities are immune from it.
 

Shorts

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Stewie, I get it. Same shtuff, different day gets old. Keep getting out and riding. Clear your mind. Everyone should have diverse hobbies and escapes when the stress of life needs to be relieved. I work out too. Enjoy going out on trail runs and escaping from the crap of everyday stuff. Especially if you are working in the industry. It gets old. Everyone needs a vacation and/or break.

Take the time you need for yourself on a daily or weekly basis. Stay in the stir pot constantly makes for jaded grump butts who lose sight of the big picture. It how a person stays healthy and level.
 

ArmyZach

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I didn't pull a trigger for five years after getting out of the Army.

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ROGER4314

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Hey Stewie,

Glad you stopped back in to touch bases!

The shooting sports are filled with opportunities! I branched out into reloading, rifle matches at 200-600 yards, bullet casting, shot shell loading, trap, pistol target shooting, went from bullseye to combat and back to bullseye pistol shooting. I get tired of one aspect of our sports, lay that down and move on to another.

Just a hint. Blasting away at combat silhouette targets is deadly boring. Turn the target around backwards and put a 1" black sticker on the back. When you can put all of your rounds in that 1" dot, then move the target back some. Keep challenging yourself!

Try offhand (standing) rifle shooting or shoot bug holes from a bench. Read the wind, brew up the loads and keep improving.

I did what you are doing. In 2011, I rode bicycles 3,414 miles and logged my progress in the TGT forum. The only thing that accomplished was totally breaking my real end parts! By golly, I'm still not totally healed up! Remember, the Human body is geared to moderation. Excess in anything is dangerous!

Flash
 
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mitchntx

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I don't consider myself burnt out, rather bored with shooting paper.

I work WAY too much cooped up in a sea of cubicles listening to the man drone on and on using scripted corporate prose in a lame effort to "engage" me.

So I have been searching for a lease or a piece of property that I can get away from all the BS. Shoot if I want, ride if I want, sleep if I want ...
 

ArmyZach

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What got me back into shooting was cowboy action shooting. It's just fun. I have a shit eating grin on my face the whole day.


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NeckBeard

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Stewie, I get it. Same shtuff, different day gets old. Keep getting out and riding. Clear your mind. Everyone should have diverse hobbies and escapes when the stress of life needs to be relieved. I work out too. Enjoy going out on trail runs and escaping from the crap of everyday stuff. Especially if you are working in the industry. It gets old. Everyone needs a vacation and/or break.

Take the time you need for yourself on a daily or weekly basis. Stay in the stir pot constantly makes for jaded grump butts who lose sight of the big picture. It how a person stays healthy and level.
Yeah. the trails help me relax a whole hell of a lot. If i dont do that i get home from work grumpy and tired. I still do dry practice and airsoft in my garage, but in terms of live fire, i have zero desire to do it - even though i should!!!!

I didn't pull a trigger for five years after getting out of the Army.

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I am totally thinkin of taking a year off from it.

I was indeed burnt out, especially with the emotion and all surrounding "the 2a" and all the crap going on.
 

Texan2

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If you work with guns and gun training, then it wouldn't be much of a recreation to go shooting when not working. Probably healthy for you to step away.
 
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