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How many of you practice drawing with your carry weapon?

This is a discussion on How many of you practice drawing with your carry weapon? within the Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by rico68 Practice, practice, practice; all aspects of the process. Taking the time to learn sight alignment, sight picture and trigger control are ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by rico68 View Post
    Practice, practice, practice; all aspects of the process. Taking the time to learn sight alignment, sight picture and trigger control are great; but only half the equation in a defensive situation. You have to be able to draw and acquire the target also. The .22 will help, especially if you can get a conversion for your carry gun. Holster drills will help. I also shoot IDPA and IPSC competitions at local clubs to get some practical drills. I use my carry gun with my carry holster, etc. Am I competitive against the guys with "game gear?" No, not really. But I'm not there for the game, I'm there for the practice (and a lot of fun). I'd suggest finding a local club that runs matches, especially IDPA.
    +1 on the IDPA idea
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    Airsoft

    There are some Airsoft guns out there that are copies of existing pistols- I have one in 1911 and one in Taurus Millenium. If you have something like that, you can use your normal carry rig, be safe, and even practice firing into an indoor target.
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    I practice drawing and dry firing about twice a week. Also use a 22 on the range for practice.

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    Just did it tonight in an IPSC match. I do it whenever I get a chance to shoot IPSC, IDPA and any other action pistol matches. My favorite event is a full day of IDPA where I can shoot the G26 at the stages in the morning from my IWB holster (kydex Inside Armor) and concealment, then shoot the same stages with my G34 and an OWB Blade Tech kydex holster. Some times the difference is hardly noticeable in my scores.

    Some times prior to a match, I'll practice drawing and dry firing. In my book, any practice is better than simply standing there and punching holes in paper with a solid freestyle grip. If I can't draw and shoot, I'll test the limits with my strong hand only and my weak hand only for speed and accuracy.
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    Dry fire/presentation practice is an essential part of keeping my skills sharp!

    Weapon is unloaded and ammo left in another room prior to practice drills.
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    Other than the matches I shoot, everytime I don my weapon/holster (daily), I practice the draw.
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    No, I can't say I practice drawing with my carry weapon. I generally stick to crayons and colored pencils!
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    Absolutely! I usually practice drawing a few times as soon as I put my weapon on for the day. That way I'm sure my holster is firmly set where I want it and won't shift around, and nothing is in the way. No shirttail stuck in the holster, etc. I have had loose change somehow get into my holster before, could have been a bad thing if I hadn't found it when holstering an empty weapon. Just don't forget to load your gun with real ammo when you're finished practicing!
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    Quote Originally Posted by nosights View Post
    No, I can't say I practice drawing with my carry weapon. I generally stick to crayons and colored pencils!
    Heh. the instructor at my CCW class insisted that we "present" our weapons, we had no crayons so we could not "draw" them.
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    I have a complete "system" for carry. I belt carry 640 in winter, pocket carry 642 when wearing light clothing, practice with 317 in .22 in "Garage Range" between range sessions and practice drawing (from belt holster or pocket holster) with blue gun. I also use blue gun in self defense drills with my son, a martial artist. You have to practice a lot if you really want to be prepared for SD.

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    How many of you practice drawing with your carry weapon?
    I do. I try to practice every day or night if I can. At least a few times a week. And each time I do it, I draw from concealment 20 times of so. Keep me in practice and my motions fluid.
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    I try to dry fire practice at least every other day and I try to practice drawing from concealment at least once or twice a week. I often times go through the motions of the 5 steps of the draw as I dry fire practice too.

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    IMO snap caps are a good idea, not only for dry fire but for other drills involving the clearing of duds (TRB) and so on. Practice drawing to gain a better feel for muscle memory under duress because IMO it's essential for when you need the muzzle to hit the target and the your finger touches the trigger. (EMPTY GUN of course) NOTE: Slow is fast, when you are smooth and deliberate speed will follow with practice.

    I personally don't fire a .22 for practice, I don't even own one, but I can see it for the cost effective side as well as the trigger control, and sight pickup gains. IMO most all SD shootings will not involve sighting in and the recoil isn't anything close to any of my carry guns, but I would like to have one for plinking just for fun. FWIW

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    Practice, First do it dry and next do it on the range. Practice on the range, draw, see your target and fire. Keep shooting until you target cannot shoot back.

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