overcoming squib load ptsd

i used to be the kinda guy who would magdump at ranges that allowed it. after my ruger blew up i flinch after every trigger pull. what do i do overcome this?

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  1. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Get a .22

  2. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Don't buy shitty ammo.

  3. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    I dunno about any sort of fancy therapy or whatever, maybe some other anons have ideas there. My default thought would be to just follow the generic advice for newguns to deal with flinch: build up your foundation again from something small, and/or manual. Spend a lot of time with a cheap 22, where you can be really relaxed that even if a squib happens it doesn't fricking matter. Spend time with a fun bolt gun, where you can focus just on the flinch of each pull knowing there is nothing to come and a squib can be dealt with. There's no rush here, take your time and get back into the swing of things. Serious time washes away a lot for humans, one of our great powers and curses is to forget.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      .22 plinking has been very therapeutic. the trouble im having is moving up to higher calibers. i get the shakes, you know? its not that i can't shoot my glock or 1911 its just that im heartbroken that im not enjoying it and still flinching everytime

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        For rifles, again try a bolt in some bigger calibers, and really focus and relax each time, practice your breathing and shooting with the end of exhale and all that, knowing you're in full control. For handguns maybe try a revolver for a bit?

        But ultimately I think main thing again is time. It may take a few actual for real years. You had a shock, I've had similar and it eventually went away as it got overwritten.

  4. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    You can do it unironically by using CBT. The therapy kind, not the torture kind. It's techniques and practices to counter your irrational fears with logic and positive thoughts. So if you think that your gun will blow up counter it with logic 'my gun is well maintaned, I'm using safe ammo and I shoot in a controlled manner. The chances of something going wrong is extremely low'.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      i try to think of it like getting struck by lightning. i keep telling myself "i did everything right but that was never a guarantee". i try to hide my shaking at the range but my friends have noticed. i just write it off as something else but i feel like a total panzy. i know guys who have survived worse shit and im just being a b***h

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        It's a more lengthy exercise, you basically try to retrain your brain. There are many different techniques you can use. Like having a short diary for experiments. You write down what you want to do, what you think is gonna happen. Then you do it and write down what actually happened and how it made you feel.

        One of the harder parts of mental health is admitting that you need help. Cause we all wanna seem strong, especially in front of friends. If you need professional help then thats how it is, cowardly would be to not take it. It's quite bad for men in general that therapy is seen as 'unmanly', considering how it can be one of the hardest and most demanding things someone can do.

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          I get what you’re saying, but it’s hard to just accept needing help. I’ll try the diary thing and see if it makes a difference. Therapy feels like a big leap, but maybe it's worth considering.

          • 1 week ago
            Anonymous

            Therapy is not really a massive leap. People get it for small things too, its just seems like a thing you only do when you are completely fricked up.
            You can see it like this, if you get help at worst you only waste a bit of money and a professional basically tells you that you are a badass that can take care of themself.
            Don't let your ego be in the way of your health, I've seen it before, cause its not easy to admit vulnerability.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Blessed digits wasted on a shit post

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      If I kick him in the nuts for flinching I think he’ll improve

  5. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Imagine the bullet is an airplane and say “prepare for takeoff”.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      >WE GAAN

  6. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    You have a 100% survival rate of squib load mishaps. What the frick are you worrying about?

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      another injury

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        Gonna need more details, anon

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        You can't get injured from squid loads unless it's a 50cal.

  7. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Look up exposure therapy, then follow the steps in proper exposure therapy while dry firing, firing blanks, and firing proper bullets.

  8. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Wait a second. Is this a pasta? I feel like I recognize this thread.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      i cant tell if you're trying to make my ptsd worse or not

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        nah. just have deja vu.

  9. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    It's same to any training, you have to learn to not be afraid of a squib. Buy like 5 shitty guns and intentionally load 5 squibs, then mix the rounds into a batch of 1000 rounds and go shooting as normal. You will have all the guns blow up on you randomly, and you will learn to not be afraid of it.

  10. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    >after my ruger blew up i flinch after every trigger pull. what do i do overcome this?
    Your Ruger blew its load all over you. You need to reassert dominance and blow your load over any firearm before you shoot it. Bukake those cum bawds and let them know who's boss. Make them flinch from recoil Everytime they fire.

  11. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Don't use outdated technology that is capable of squibsplosioning when rapid fired carelessly (e.g. revolvers)

  12. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Was it a bad handload? Then shoot factory for a while and work back into your handloads.
    Was it a bad factory load? Switch to handloads and sue the ammunition manufacturer for the cost of your gun plus emotional damage.

  13. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    apologize to the boomer ranges you got mad at for their 1 second between shots rule

  14. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    >Don't hear shot. Don't see flash.
    Is squibb. Always fire pistols with huge flash

  15. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    >i used to be the kinda guy who would magdump at ranges that allowed it. after my ruger blew up i flinch after every trigger pull. what do i do overcome this?

  16. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Fire dummy rnd

  17. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Unironically picrelated.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      >Take mushrooms before operating firearm
      >Go on killing spree because the mushies told you to.

      Bad idea.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      >that mold contamination in the substrate
      Black person lysol the air and turn off the fan before you inject/plug.

      • 7 days ago
        Anonymous

        Doesn't the mould improve the high?

      • 7 days ago
        Anonymous

        I'm not seeing any mold contamination. Looks perfectly healthy. Water beading up, coir underneath, slightly fuzzy feet.

  18. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    You just need to check your ammo, line it all up and see if it all the exact same length. Weight each ammo if you are that paranoid, clean your gun barrel so nothing gets stuck in it. Maybe wear some gloves at all times to protect your hands and glasses.

  19. 7 days ago
    Anonymous

    Like the very first response said, get a .22.

    Then practise till you get over it.

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