Come on now...tell us the truth.


Mossy Bloke
March 8, 2003, 09:20 PM
How many of you guys only actually shoot 3 or 4 times a year, but frequent this board?

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March 8, 2003, 09:23 PM
Ouch! that hurts!!!!!

March 8, 2003, 09:24 PM
I only shoot RIFLE three or four times a year :D

March 8, 2003, 09:29 PM
Ok ok you caught me.

Greg L
March 8, 2003, 09:34 PM
You mean like at a formal range or out in back plinking? ;)


March 8, 2003, 09:36 PM
I shot 3 times...

Since tomorrow is Sun. Start of a new week, I'm going again...gunsmith has something he is working on ... I like being the guiena pig...Hinted its loud, makes a big noise, and a big hole...yippee

Dave R
March 8, 2003, 09:40 PM
If I go two weeks without shooting, my weak eye starts squinting and my trigger finger begins to curl involuntarily.

Just kiddin.

But I do get the bug to go shootin' if its more than a week.

March 8, 2003, 10:47 PM
just to rub it in.........during the 1/2 of the year I have off, I try to get in at least 3 or 4 shooting 'events' a week.

Sometimes it is only blasting off 1/2 a box or so of .357 or .44mag while out on a fishing hike, but it is still fun and makes the day even better. Come on out to Bend as I guide for free to some of my favorite spots (but ya can't get there with wheels!)

March 8, 2003, 11:15 PM

Only shot a couple of times this week.

On Thursday, lendringser came over with his Neos and I dragged out my Model 34. We took 100 rounds of .22 out to the back yard and defended ourselves against a rabid soft drink can.

Friday afternoon, I got bored, ran upstairs and got my HK91, and took it out back and ran a magazine through it just for kicks doing quick shoulder-rifle-fast-sight-picture-pair-of-shots-back-to-low-ready stuff.

March 8, 2003, 11:27 PM
I went shooting more than 4 times last week alone..:D

March 8, 2003, 11:28 PM
Normally I shoot at least 3 or 4 times a month, but not recently. This board is free. Unfortunately, ammo is NOT. Don't blame me - "college kids are supposed to be poor." I hate that.

March 8, 2003, 11:30 PM
On January 4th, 2003, if you asked the same question, I could have said 'YES, I've only shot 3 or 4 times THIS year.' :D

March 8, 2003, 11:41 PM
I've shot at the range 3 times in the last 10 days. I usually go once every 2 weeks if possible. I also try to bring a new shooter whenever possible.

March 8, 2003, 11:48 PM
Well, I've only been shooting three times this month anyway.:neener:

St. Gunner
March 8, 2003, 11:48 PM
Last semester I shot 1000rds of 8mm mauser. Great round for the college guy on a budget, oh and sometimes I take my money budgeted for lunch and buy more ammo. I burn a 1000rds of .22 a month. But my range is 50yds from the door of the house. My wife likes to say when I have a bad day at the socialist cesspool called college I like to come home and shoot until I am happy. With the Turk Mauser, it normally means I have a black and blue shoulder.

I've been cutting down spending some ammo money on some new toys. But still shoot about 4 times per week, as few as 10rds and sometimes more. Like today I shot once, 300yds put a 150gr corelokt into a wild hogs shoulder. Figured that was good enough for the day, besides I had butchering to do. :D

Harold Mayo
March 9, 2003, 12:51 AM
After my move to Indianapolis in 1995 or so, I probably only shot once every couple of months up until 2001. Late in that year I moved back closer to my home town (which is in southern Missouri...I live in northern Arkansas, though). Now, living in a more rural location, I shoot at least a couple of times per week. For a while there, while I was living in a motel for several months before I bought a house here and moved my family down, I had nothing else to do so I shot nearly every day after work AT the workplace (a quarry). was great...I shot the Benelli quite a bit, the AR, handguns in 9mm and .45 ACP, the .308 bolt gun...wonderful.

March 9, 2003, 12:56 AM
We've shot twice this weekend alone. 3-4 times a year and I would probably go through the DTs.

March 9, 2003, 01:09 AM
I'm lucky to go once every couple of months. And I haven't fired the SKS in 7+ months. I feel bad going by myself without my wife, but I suppose I should since she can't always go with me.

March 9, 2003, 02:14 AM
still have 2 rounds left in cylinder. Can only eat so much elephant.


March 9, 2003, 03:22 AM
I just got back from shooting today , Bad news folks BUBBA the truck died on the way home... I guess he was heartbroke since I didn't take him back to the range .. I have to say 2 times shooting in two weeks , hmm I should stay unemployed more often .

Gray Peterson
March 9, 2003, 06:00 AM
It's been a year since I've shot at the range. Had to move and all, and I got my CHL 5 months ago (using my Florida training certificate), and will be getting a handgun hopefully in the next two weeks (a nice Glock 19).

March 9, 2003, 07:38 AM
Pro'bly less than most; but more than some......:rolleyes:

just like posting!:D

March 9, 2003, 08:32 AM
Honestly, I might make it to the range once a month. Mostly just to make sure I haven't forgotten anything. It's expensive and a long drive (for me anyway). I would like to shoot more but cannot spend the extra money always or simply cannot find the time. When my wife and I have kids, it will be even more difficult.


March 9, 2003, 09:24 AM
Ok I'll admit it!

It's not something that makes me proud, but I do TRY to get out at least once a month. Of course I do WANT to go more, but unfortunately food, house payment, car insurance, diapers, etc.. get in the way.

I don't know if it counts, but I do fondle my pistols at least once a day. More often than not twice.

Is there a 12-step program for shooters?

March 9, 2003, 10:01 AM
That's about how many times a week I shoot.

Generally, Saturday and/or Sunday is a match, as is every Thursday. Generally, Tuesday is my practice day. I shoot around 1K rounds a month.

March 9, 2003, 10:05 AM
It helps to work somewhere (in my case, a maximum-security prison) that has its own firing range, and encourages regular use of it by off-duty employees! :D

March 9, 2003, 04:30 PM
I shoot at least 4 times a month. I have found a solution to keep ammo costs down that works for me. When I go to the range I bring my Ruger .22's, and a brick of ammo. I also bring 1 of my centerfire pistols and 2 boxes of ammo. That way when I've shot all of my expensive ammo I can keep shooting .22 all day long.

March 9, 2003, 05:35 PM
There will be periods of a couple of months where I just can't get the time to shoot at all, followed by a couple of months where I shoot once, twice or even five times a week.

There should be some way of scheduling shooting, just like changing your socks (well, socks more than once a week ;) ).

March 9, 2003, 06:27 PM
Preacherman, It helps to work somewhere (in my case, a maximum-security prison) that has its own firing range, and encourages regular use of it by off-duty employees! I'm in pretty much the same situation, except for the emloyer. I work for a major newspaper that just happens to have a very nice shooting range in the basement. :D

Standing Wolf
March 9, 2003, 09:52 PM
I shoot once or twice a week when the weather's warm enough. It was nearly warm enough to go to the range today. If it had been, it would have been my first time out in four months: way too long!

March 9, 2003, 10:06 PM
Lately, at least once per week. But this week is warming up, Tues and Thurs should be above freezing and I have the days off!!:D

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