anyone getting more interested in hunting and stuff? I was really into training, I owned a LMT rifle at 18 (first gun, saved up for a year) did drills etc. chased that for years.
but last year it stopped being enjoyable. Seemed like was losing interest in shooting. for about a year i didn't shoot more than a handful of rounds.
then I inherited a .22 which most people use to shoot squirrels. I went on a walk in the woods with it and shot some squirrels and fried them. My imagination was captured. since then i have got a C&R license and have 5 revolvers, one mauser sporting rifle, two double barrel shotguns, one bolt action .22, one semi-auto .22 and a lever action rifle.
Ultimately I think the burn out was caused by the training more than anything. every resource online bascially hits you over the head that you HAVE to train for WROL. your AR HAS to have lights and lasers. you HAVE to own nods. You HAVE to carry a full size rds w/ reload everywhere or you WILL die in the streets. I spent so much money on influencer branded gear.
The whole time i was training for something which i quite frankly don't believe will happen and is not applicable to anything i can think of.
on the other hand actually using hunting guns for their intended purpose is so rewarding. I've never taken drugs but the feeling after shooting down a squirrel or outsmarting a coyote can't be far off.
I plan to shoot a deer this year. 🙂