Following a shoulder replacement and recovery, the implants are very stable. However, one must remember that the articulation is that of a metal “ball” on a plastic socket. Activities that increase compressive and shear force on the artificial joint can lead to accelerated plastic wear of the socket. Shooting high caliber rifles and shotguns that cause a big recoil, depending on the size of the person and shooting style, can lead to accelerated wear and early loosening. It would be best to use a small caliber rifle or shotgun to minimize the increased shear forces.