Do you play dangerous sports?

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  1. Cerb

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    How is that even possible? I used to do shooting too, but no one here is allowed on the range using live ammo unless they first know how to handle a firearm.
     
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    On some ranges around these parts, this is where a new shooter learns to handle a firearm...!
     
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    I do some Karate, the occasdional longboarding, and sailing. I don't know if eitjer of those could be labled "dangerous".

    Oh. Did I mention extreme ironing?

     
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    But not by themselves, right? There's someone standing beside them?
     
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    Of course not!

    Pre covid I was an RSO (range safety officer) on a public handgun range. While we were quite anal about verifying one's experience (never permitting a 'new to handguns' shooter on the range without completing "basic training") once in a while someone would slip through. I'd be all over that...

    But without question the greatest number of 'less than proficient' shooters I encountered were cops coming in to practice before they had to qualify. They'd use our range rather than their own so that they wouldn’t embarrass themselves in front of their peers. Which I thoroughly respect. I was happy to help them regain their confidence and proficiency.

    But they put more holes in our ceiling than any other group...!
     
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    Funny, it's the same here. The cops were banished for a while from the local range because they constantly violated regulations. Nothing major, they just did it constantly.
     
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    Great sport, it was what I was into in my teenage years
    do you remember Bob Hurricane Hannah in his YZ 125? :thumb:
     
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    Is that you?
     
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    Without question, the most fun I had was with men (or boys depending upon how you look at it) who brought their 'never held a handgun before' girlfriends in (to impress them with their mastery?) to shoot.

    The fellows would stand back with a decidedly bored expression while we'd put the women through "basic". Without fail, the girlfriend, who had never held a firearm before, would out-shoot their expert boyfriend. Because the 'never befores' would pay attention to what they were being taught.
     
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    Hi! Yes thats me!
     
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    Yes, exact same situation here. I think it's universal :D

    I've been a member of two different shooting clubs. In both clubs, the top ranking shooters were women.
     
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    That's awesome!!! I have never surfed.
    Did alot of snowboarding back on the east coast.
     
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    I believe it is a dusky shark

    I also caught a bonnet-head shark which is a kind of hammerhead. Talk about freaky looking.
     
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    Thanks! It’s a rush! I miss snowboarding!! Hoping to be able to spend sometime in the mountains one day.
     
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    YEP
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    That’s as good as it gets !!!
     
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    Six and a half years studying Shaolin-Do karate;
    rode five different motorcycles on-road, off-road, wherever;
    played with guns and other weapons of all kinds since I was a young'un;
    spent 40+ years playing music in dives where the main competing entertainment was beating, cutting, or shooting anybody in reach.

    I do believe that last item was by far the most hazardous. People keep asking me if I ever played any place where they put up chicken wire around the stage, but most of those places figured we could take our chances with everybody else.

    Now, that's not my idea of a "sport", either, but try convincing those crowds of that...
     
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    My recreation activities are motocross, mountain biking and hockey. ( all at very amateur levels!).
     
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    As far as I'm concerned, it does. Last time I went fishing down in the St. Augustine area, I caught half a dozen hammerhead pups in the two-and-a-half to three-foot range - not big enough to be legal, but a lot of fun, anyway. They should be All Growed Up by now... :D
     
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