Shooting thru Injuries & Senior years

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Postby Tank » Mon Jan 28, 2013 10:56 pm

pmh:1877 wrote:To be honest, if full bore pistol was reintroduced, I am not sure if I'd bother again.

All seems too much hassle, especially with the commonality of CO2 and PCP.

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To be honest Phil, I am not sure I would want to buy the quantities of ammunition. I am shooting the equivalent of 150 to 200 rounds a week. That could easily run into big money. It's two quids worth of pellets.
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Re: Shooting thru Injuries & Senior years

Postby zunmik » Sat Aug 24, 2013 7:02 pm

Not mentioned this lately, but ever since my shoulder injury I have continued with physio exercises twice a day & now feel that I can shoot pistol freehand @ a reasonable level, also my rifle shooting continues to improve now that I have gone on to the lighter QB78 target rifle, I should have chosen that one first :roll: , other age related issues mean that I will never get full fitness or skill levels back, but enough to make it worth while, and able to mount a challenge in competitions. So if age/and or injury problems come your way do not give up, but adjust to the changing circumstances, Good luck, atb, M. :D
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Re: Shooting thru Injuries & Senior years

Postby pmh » Sat Aug 24, 2013 7:57 pm

My left elbow troubles have now moved into my shoulder, which has very limited movement.

I discussed this at my last hospital visit, who recommended self physio.

I have done, almost, daily exercise, and have got some movement back.

I am, however, all struggling with break barrel pistols, and some SSPs.

Hopefully I'll get back to normal one day.

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Re: Shooting thru Injuries & Senior years

Postby Big Steve » Sat Aug 24, 2013 9:48 pm

Just to add my two penny worth, unless the shooter is isolated in a lighthouse for several months there really is no reason why verification could not be achieved. However if verification is required how would that be policed, how could you be certain the verifier has not been falsified, are we going to require a verification of the verifier. What I am saying is if somebody is so sad an individual that they need to cheat, verification will not stop them so what is the point.
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Re: Shooting thru Injuries & Senior years

Postby pmh » Sat Aug 24, 2013 9:54 pm

I think "challenge" should be read as a worthy competitor, rather than to challenge scores.

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Re: Shooting thru Injuries & Senior years

Postby zunmik » Sat Aug 24, 2013 11:05 pm

Sorry to hear you have some continuing problems Phil, but keep up with the physio it aint quick, but it is working for me. I will admit I nearly gave up a couple of times & started off loading guns, but being bloody minded & stubborn got me back on track, been a long two years though.
My use of the word "challenge" purely meant I could enter a comp without embarrassing myself even though unlikely to challenge for the top spots, but as i'm a competitive so & so I will still try like hell to win, M. :)
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Re: Shooting thru Injuries & Senior years

Postby zooma » Mon Aug 26, 2013 7:58 am

Target shooting is always a competition that is primarily against yourself and is therefore ideal for those of us that have some health problems (or even old age related issues) to deal with.

The sense of achievement when any progress is made is a personal thing, and in the case of any on-going injury or illness even being able to maintain a personal score level that you are happy with is also a good marker to keep the personal challenge alive.

Being able to consistently achieve a reliable result is another area of huge challenge for some types of injury/illness and is another area where any success is a very personal thing that others may not be able to see or even be aware of.

Maybe pistol shooting is a very therapeutic activity and competition shooting could be a further extension for some that wish to further extend their personal goals.
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Re: Shooting thru Injuries & Senior years

Postby mitchell301 » Mon Aug 26, 2013 11:14 pm

zooma wrote:Target shooting is always a competition that is primarily against yourself and is therefore ideal for those of us that have some health problems (or even old age related issues) to deal with.

The sense of achievement when any progress is made is a personal thing, and in the case of any on-going injury or illness even being able to maintain a personal score level that you are happy with is also a good marker to keep the personal challenge alive.

Being able to consistently achieve a reliable result is another area of huge challenge for some types of injury/illness and is another area where any success is a very personal thing that others may not be able to see or even be aware of.

Maybe pistol shooting is a very therapeutic activity and competition shooting could be a further extension for some that wish to further extend their personal goals.

I like Zooma's statement of Target shooting is always primarily against oneself. Although I have an increasing onset of arthritis in certain fingers of both hands..(natural degeneration...as my GP calls it), my story is of changing my shooting hand from my natural left, to my right hand. 2 years ago I bought a Gamo Compact as my entry level into match/target shooting. It came with R/H anatomical grips, and I thought I would persevere (there were some early disasters) using it R/handed until I had an opportunity to purchase a set of L/H grips. Several months passed before getting the L/H grips, but in that time I'd began to overcome the difficulties of a Lefty shooting R/Handed, and it felt fairly natural. After changing to the New L/H grips, things didn't feel as natural Left-handed as had become with the Right. I was with a dilemma at the crossroads.......Continue with my natural left hand, and progress....or.. revert back to the Right hand (which is always likely to feel slightly awkward), but which I had begun to enjoy. Decided to revert back to unnatural R/hand shooting and see how far I could progress, using that then point as benchmark to begin with. Been having a lot of fun with this for some time now, and to requote Zooma....its primarily against myself where improvement will show. In case you're all thinking: Yes, I did have to change from Left to Right eye too, but a semi-transparent diffuser cover over my safety glass lens helps greatly. One good point too..is that I can now hold and use friends/clubmates R/Hand pistols, and be able to use them "fairly" proficiently. The object of my story is: that a case of "modify and adapt" can overcome the natural or medical barriers etc that try to affect our shooting abilities. Good luck to you guys..don't let barriers get in the way.
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Re: Shooting thru Injuries & Senior years

Postby pmh » Tue Aug 27, 2013 11:19 am

You also have the advantage of more choice and often cheaper price for right hand versions :dance:

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Re: Shooting thru Injuries & Senior years

Postby mitchell301 » Tue Aug 27, 2013 4:10 pm

pmh wrote:You also have the advantage of more choice and often cheaper price for right hand versions :dance:

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Exactly Phil. I've since added a R/H Hurricane to my collection, and a Mod6G....which, I think I used for a round or two in last season's Benchrest comp.
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