Guns can be used to protect yourself, your property, or your family, but they can be loads of fun too. There are so many activities gun owners can participate in. Some of them will allow you to improve your skills as a shooter while others will bring your competitive side out. There are also tons of gun-related hobbies that the whole family can participate in. Let’s take a look at a few gun-related hobbies that you could try.
Paintball is one of the best hobbies you could try as a gun lover. Whether you want to go with your family or a group of friends, there’s nothing quite like a big paintball fight in the middle of nature.
Playing paintball will help you become a better shooter but could have tons of other benefits as well. A lot of people don’t realize this, but you can burn a lot of calories during a game of paintball. It’s estimated that you can burn as much as 420 calories per hour playing paintball, which is pretty impressive. The best part is that paintball games tend to last several hours, so you could get your whole week of cardio with one day of paintball.
Build Your Own Gun
Another thing you could do is to get into gun building. You can find kits online that will allow you to build your own gun from 80% lower. An 80% lower is an unfinished inoperable firearm that is unserialized.
You can complete an 80 lower receiver assembly so that you can use it as a firearm. It will be fully functional and will work just as well as any comparable gun on the market. You can then start playing around with different builds and even make some custom modifications.
Go Skeet or Target Shooting
Skeet shooting is a very old sport and is a great game for people who want to improve their shooting skills. Most skeet shooting places are in very nice natural areas too, so this will give you a chance to enjoy the great outdoors.
Another option would be to go target shooting. You don’t need to go to a range, however. There are many competitive shooting courses that you could try. They are much more fun than your average range and will train you how to shoot from different angles and in different situations.
Hunting is the quintessential gun-loving hobby. There is nothing quite like being alone in the woods or with a partner and hunting for wild game. Hunting can be a great bond-building tool if you have teenage children who love nature. There’s also an aspect of competition in hunting and everyone wants to be the one who brings the biggest catch home. Not to mention that you can use the meat for sustenance.
There are lots of activities gun lovers can enjoy. All of the ideas in this article are pretty accessible, cheap, and tons of fun, so consider giving them a try.