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15 Forgotten Benefits of Shooting

Posted By Kari Lightfoot

There are some real benefits of shooting. As a Well Armed Woman, you know that the significant benefit of owning and training with a firearm is that it can save our lives, right? In fact, that is the driving reason most women buy a gun and learn to shoot. We also know it breaks the chains of fear of our self-protection that we as women live with, raising our confidence as we live out our lives. These benefits are huge and important to us.

I think we also would would agree that going to the range to train is just down right fun too! Getting to try new guns or working successfully on a new shooting skill, especially with others is so rewarding. There is just something so satisfying when you hit your target. I find, it is quite relaxing and stress reducing as well. The sounds, the smells can be just so soothing. Check out this fascinating infographic from Minute Man Review. It highlights some of the benefits of shooting we may have forgotten or don’t often think about or realize. There are so many! Don’t let anyone tell you that shooting isn’t good for you, just look at all of these reasons!

If you feel like taking a break from the everyday life and your tough routine, you need to take up shooting. Shooting is an activity that comes with many health benefits. Ranging from physical benefits to mental benefits these will all help you grow into a better person. So, without further ado, lets review the 15 benefits of shooting that will reaffirm your love for the sport.


Below are the 15 Forgotten Benefits Of Shooting

  1. It Increases Your Ability To Focus. Shooting helps you clear out background noise and focus on one thing at a time – your target!
  2. Improves Your Eyesight. No, shooting will not magically give you 20/20 vision, but it will improve your bodies ability to deal with eye strain, as well as, improve your hand eye coordination.
  3. It Makes You More Responsible. With a gun in your hand, you’ll become more responsible and more accountable – both towards yourself and others. With great power comes great liability.
  4. It Builds Up Your Courage. A firearm brings out the survival instinct in people. With proper training on the shooting range, you will tap deeply into yourself to find, and bring forward, an unbending courage.
  5. It Makes You Become More Confident. With more time, knowing how to man a gun will increase your confidence and will make you more assertive in life.
  6. It “Hones” Your Balance. Standing in one position for hours at times will strengthen your core, give you more control over the fine muscles in your body, and will ultimately improve your balance over the long run.
  7. It Teaches Discipline. Learning to discipline yourself is a vital skill. Shooting helps to increase your stamina, motor skills, and every other type of self-discipline there is.
  8. It Helps You Relax. Many consider shooting a physical activity, but it is actually more of a mental game than a physical one. By focusing on only one task at hand, your mind will relax and your body will follow.
  9. It Teaches Rules. You don’t need to be an aspiring PHD candidate to know that rules matter. The shooting range is full with dangers, and by learning to control your emotions you will learn the rules of the game as well.
  10. It Provides Great Stress Relief. Navigating the challenges of life can be hard, frustrating, and often stressful to no avail. Handling a gun serves as an outlet of release these emotions in a safe and healthy way.
  11. It Trains Your Body. Many don’t exercise because gyms require expensive monthly memberships, are often packed and the majority of them feature equipment in closed spaces. Shooting is like a breath of fresh air that builds muscles with out even knowing it.
  12. It Builds A Community. Today, finding people who enjoy doing the same activities has become more difficult than ever. Shooting helps to build the same interests, goals, and desires.
  13. It Builds The Economy. Shooting has helped to contribute in the economic growth of countries where it is practiced a lot. More precisely, it has urged government to add more taxes to be used for the betterment of people and societies.
  14. It “Fills” You Up With Adrenaline. Shooting in a controlled environment makes you go all out. In turn, your body releases adrenaline which helps to keep you more alert, energized, and happy.
  15. It Manages Chaos. Firing a gun makes you learn how to manage chaos in your life. When you get back to it, you will know how to handle every situation and makes it less chaotic.
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Be sure to contact us at Cogburn Enterprises for information on our shooting courses! Kathy 406-471-3341

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