How do you get over recoil fear? I grew up around firearms so I’m not scared of them, however when shooting I get so much anxiety because of the recoil. I own a Ruger LCPII .380 I practice with it almost every weekend, but with every shot I get ready to take I flinch and start to have a panic attack before I even pull the trigger. I can’t figure out why this happens. I’m not sure if it’s the loudness (I do wear noise reduction ear muffs), the idea that it can hurt a living being, or that I’m scared I might screw up. I can hit the targets just fine while practicing at the shooting range (you would think it would give me confidence). I just want to get over this fear of actually pulling the trigger. I guess I’m not an adrenaline junky so that burst of adrenaline you get when shooting that I’ve noticed from others around me gives me major anxiety. This year is the first time I’ve shot a firearm in over 15 years. Shooting our .22 doesn’t frighten me as it’s not loud and the recoil is like shooting a BB gun. So what is the best way to overcome this?