There is nothing more satisfying than a few bullet holes in a target to burn off stress. Except we disagree. Yes, guns are dangerous and deadly. But more so, after the initial boom, the thrill goes away.
Here are 13 alternatives to gun shooting that are just as life threatening without all the restrictions of guns… And of course longer thrill time.
1. Bottle Rockets
Does the big boom from the gun cause your stress to melt away? Then you will love the convenience of bottle rockets. Not only are they easy to make… but you can shoot them off in the middle of most cities. Fireworks are a close alternative. But the availability is limited.
Of course if “bigger is better” there is always the Jumbo option…
7. Sword Fighting
Leave it to the professionals and just watch a show instead. That’s our disclaimer… But we know spectating will never be as fun as clashing two super sharp steel objects together. Sword fighting with other humans is fun. Yet to deal with stress, we suggest using fruits. As you cut them the juice flies everywhere and creates a delightful mess.
Falling asleep by the river while drinking a 6 pack isn’t what we imagine with fishing. But let’s be honest… that’s a pretty awesome way to deal with stress. It wouldn’t be on this list if there wasn’t an element of danger! With extreme weather, heavy equipment, threats of drowning, and deep-sea creatures that can kill you, fishing has its share of dangers.
Archery by statistics is one of the world’s safest sports. So the danger is not what makes it better for stress management than guns. It’s the only one that directly replaces a gun with the same goal in mind… Put a hole in a target. Archery is more gentle on the ears and doesn’t have the recoil effect. Making this a more gentle stress management tool than a gun.