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Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by phirel, Jul 30, 2007.

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  1. phirel

    phirel TS Member

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    Threads show up frequently on this site about shooting with back, neck and shoulder problems. Clearly, a Precision Fit Stock is one way to help solve these problems.

    My question is, if one could find a physician knowledgeable about shooting and obtained a prescription for a Precision Fit Stock, would a medical insurance plan pay for the stock? Would it be considered different than custom made shoes required by foot problems. What about a custom fitted gun?

    Pat Ireland
     
  2. recurvyarcher

    recurvyarcher Well-Known Member

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    I don't believe that the ability to play in a sport is considered to be a necessity. It might if you were a professional, and shooting was your sole means of supporting you/your family. You probably would make A LOT more money on disability, though...LOL!!!
     
  3. JLW

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    What about Viagra? That drug gives you the ability to "play" a sport and the cost for a PFS could be less than the annual cost of the blue pill ($8 ea.).

    I doubt you could convince a health insurance company to cover the cost of a PFS but it may be worth a try.-Jerald
     
  4. Gargoyle!

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    He does have a point. The insurance co do pay for people who need things like a med bed, lift in a home, showers and tubs and so on to help people live a better life with injuries. So why not have the insurance pay for a PFS. I doubt it will ever happen but it would be fun to try and see what would happen.
     
  5. C H S

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    It has to do with "necessary activities of daily living, unable to engage in same". Shooting trap aint considered to be one of those.

    Andy
     
  6. rooferbob

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    I like it Pat! Let me know if it works and I'll switch to your insurance co.
     
  7. phirel

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    Andy- Yes, insurance companies do consider things like basic essentials for life. These would include, in my unbiased opinion, getting dressed, eating, using a bathroom and shooting doubles.

    I do not plan to pursue this idea. I already have two Precision Fit stocks for my K-80.

    Pat Ireland
     
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    If you are a professional and can prove that a substantial portion of your income was derived from shooting it might be allowed. But this would put the lie to the name "Amateur Trapshooting Association".
     
  9. phirel

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    birdogs- I can easily show that a substantial portion of my income was disbursed through shooting. Would this work?

    Pat Ireland
     
  10. BDodd

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    With some seriosity, think of the number of very good shooters that form a business, even incorporate, in selling guns, components, providing nation-wide coaching sessions and DO show their income and expenses against taxes at the end of the year. If a shooter were to open his business in the sport and show his income and expenses a couple of years, it would seem to be a lot easier to convince necessary powers that the need for a PFS in his business was real....breakemall....Bob Dodd
     
  11. Hap MecTweaks

    Hap MecTweaks Well-Known Member

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    How bout crutches fitted with a pair of Perazzi PFS "shock absorbers? :) Hap
     
  12. Bustedemall

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    I would go with a constitutional agrument, right to bear arms. Also lacking the ability to defend yourself without the orthopedic stock, your insurance company wouldn't want to have to pay off because you were unable to defend your life would they? lol
     
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    seriosity?
     
  14. phirel

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    timb99- There is absolutely nothing serious in this thread.

    Pat Ireland
     
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    Pat you can deduct anything. The problem comes when you get audited and it may be construed as fraud. Can you say, nice Bubba??
     
  16. timb99

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    Pat,

    I was teasing Bob Dodd for his use of a "non-word."
     
  17. TommyTEREX

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    Pat, they paid for the back brace I wear while shooting, although my orthopedic surgeon, who`s also a shooter, didn`t tell them what I`d be using it for. LOL

    Tom R.
     
  18. Jeff P

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    Pat....Pat....Pat...

    You're coming at this the WRONG WAY. 180 degrees out. Which is rare for you, so I'll correct you.

    You're trying to get insurance to pay for building the trapgun to you. What you should be trying to do is get insurance to pay for BUILDING YOU TO THE TRAPGUN!!!!

    Most of us have adjustible stocks. Most of them don't work very well for many of us - and always at the critical times, too. Maybe the doctors can shape YOU to the STOCK, since doing it the other way around ain't working too well.

    A nip here, a tuck there, and you could have the classic stance of, say, a Dan Orlich. Or the vision of a Kay Ohye. The reflexes of an AAA sub-junior. The possibilities are endless.....

    A dentist could shape a molor to clamp split shot, or fit your cheeks with leader straightening pads, or file a front tooth so you could easily bite WF-5F flyline.

    Gene Hill wrote a really funny article about this years ago...which I'm freely paraphrasing from.

    jeff
     
  19. BDodd

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    timb99, I got it and LOL'd. I'm also a punster so you may want to be prepared to roll your eyes once in a while; for example, "People in glass houses shouldn't stow thrones" (in the attic).....Bob Dodd
     
  20. BIGDON

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    If you run your shooting as a business then you just take it as a business expense. It isn't going to qualify as a Med. Expense unless shooting is/has been perscrbed as necessary by a Dr. Even though Gargle would try or wait until it was mis-priced.

    Don
     
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