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  1. #41
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    Default Re: Why I (you) haven't been shooting lately.

    Quote Originally Posted by Yoder View Post
    Instead of buying that next super awesome shiny gun, buy a couple thousand rounds of ammo.

    I don't understand people. I hear guys at the range talking about the pile of guns they have and the new guns that are even better but can't shoot for shit. A box of 9mm is only about $12. State range is free with a hunting license or only like $10 or $15 with a range permit. Everyone can spare $12 a month. Go shooting!
    Ultimately, guns are less expensive than ammo.
    That's why I have more guns than ammo.
    This space for rent. EM needs new tires! LOL!

  2. #42
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    Default Re: Why I (you) haven't been shooting lately.

    Wife has been fighting cancer for 5 years. I have 3 guns that I haven't shot yet.

  3. #43
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    Default Re: Why I (you) haven't been shooting lately.

    So many beers... so little time

  4. #44
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    Default Re: Why I (you) haven't been shooting lately.

    Quote Originally Posted by STBear View Post
    Wife has been fighting cancer for 5 years. I have 3 guns that I haven't shot yet.
    Thoughts and prayers for a full recovery.
    How can you have any cookies if you don't drink your milk?

  5. #45
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    Default Re: Why I (you) haven't been shooting lately.

    Head aches are mostly gone. Back is an ongoing issue. Left arm goes pins and needles at times. Docs say issue in c5 to c7.

    Tear in left plantar and Achilles's tendon.

    Each therapy and specialist cost 40.00 a visit. Chiropractor is 20.00 a visit.

    You just gotta decide where to spend d the money and not waste the reserves.
    Last edited by normanvin; September 3rd, 2017 at 06:27 PM.
    Don't be an ass.

  6. #46
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    Default Re: Why I (you) haven't been shooting lately.

    ^^ I hear that. I recently found out that the 32 therapy sessions my insurance company "approved me for" will cost me a $30 deductible each visit. I can make $960 go a pretty long way in the gun world.
    DDG-8 "Sine Timore"

  7. #47
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    Default Re: Why I (you) haven't been shooting lately.

    Not being a dick, but just some perspective. When I first got my son into IDPA we went to a shoot in Factoryville PA. My son was complaining about getting up early and how cold it was. We had the pleasure of seeing a man I will never forget shoot that day. He was in his eighties, war veteran and he had two prosthetic legs. I think he lost them due to complications with diabetes. He shot the entire match. They would wheel him up to the stage. He would stand up with a walker. He had a holster mounted on the walker. When the timer went off he would hold the walker with his left hand and draw and shoot with his right. I seen him hit six head shots on three targets that way. My son looked at me and said I will never complain when we go shooting ever again.
    I heard it on the Internet, it must be true.

  8. #48
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    Default Re: Why I (you) haven't been shooting lately.

    During my last visit with my uncle who was dying from cancer, he asked me detailed questions about my recent injury and painful recovery.
    I was surprised by this, and asked him how we could even talk about my injury, since it seemed trivial when he was close to death.

    He basically said, my pain is mine to live with and mine alone, it is my reality, it is difficult for me to live with it, and his imminent death is irrelevant to my reality.
    He said he loved me and cared about me, and my overall health and welfare was very important to him, again regardless of his imminent death.
    The way he said it was much simpler and much more direct, and it really stuck with me.

    Everyone has their own pain and their own reality to deal with, and comparing one's pain to another person's apparently much worse situation does not negate an individual's reality.
    Certainly there is always room for positive role models, and learning not to sweat the small stuff, and being strong in the face of difficult circumstances.
    I am in no way dismissing that lesson.
    But when it comes to the difficult realities of life, there is really no way to look into another person's soul and quantify their individual suffering.
    How can you have any cookies if you don't drink your milk?

  9. #49
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    Default Re: Why I (you) haven't been shooting lately.

    I wanted to get out today.

    Once again, priorities.
    I made a small 7 1/2 bag placement and prepped for another small 8 bagger tomorrow.
    Neighbors garbage disposal needed to be replaced a day after her faucet needed to be replaced.

    Now, I am scheduled to receive 2 small AR500 plates on Tuesday but have to teach that evening.
    Either Wed or Thursday morning, I'll be sending a few rounds down range.

    7 1/2 bag small placement by poofy27, on Flickr
    Opinions are like anal apertures. Everyone has one. They all stink but mine.

  10. #50
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    Default Re: Why I (you) haven't been shooting lately.

    Quote Originally Posted by Emptymag View Post
    Ultimately, guns are less expensive than ammo.
    That's why I have more guns than ammo.
    Wifey uses the same argument with Shoes and a Private Trainer.

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