What do YOU practice your CCW shooting skills with?

What do YOU practice your CCW shooting skills with?

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  • I practice 90% or more with my primary carry gun.

    183 87.98%
  • I practice 90% or more with a pellet or Airsoft gun.

    3 1.44%
  • I practice 90% or more with a mix of air and .22LR guns.

    2 0.96%
  • I practice 90% or more with a non-carry center-fire pistol(s).

    4 1.92%
  • I practice 90% or more with my primary carry gun, but dry-fire only.

    13 6.25%
  • I don't really practice much at all. (Less than 100 rounds/year).

    3 1.44%
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    What do YOU practice your CCW shooting skills with?

    As I stated in another thread, I carry a S&W 442 with Hogue Monogrips, but daily practice with a Crosman 357 pellet gun (copy of a Colt Python, with plastic "Hogue Monogrips", 4" barrel though) in my spare bedroom "range". Not only do I use a (accurate) pellet gun for economic reasons, but also because the Winter weather here in Mississippi has got to be the worst I have ever seen (cold temps in the teens, heavy rain, annoying snow, thick mud, high winds, etc), so going to the outdoor club is usually out of the question. But when I can go to the range, I shoot another cheap practice solution: a .22LR Taurus 990 Tracker (Hogue Monogrips, 4" barrel). I also shoot a Colt .357 Python (Hogue Monogrips, 4" barrel) at IPSC shoots.

    I shoot my 15oz S&W 442 carry gun whenever I feel like damaging my hands.

    I figure that the Monogrips, and with all of my practice pieces being revolvers, that they have enough commonality so as to help my shooting skills with my 442 CCW piece. (Just wish the Python and the Crosman loaded ammo the same way as the 442, but ya can't have everything...).

    So, what do you practice your CCW shooting skills with?

    -Bill
    Last edited by Will B. Droopy; February 26th, 2010 at 07:40 PM. Reason: Clarity


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    I practice my shooting skills with the IDPA/ISPC club.


    Seriously tho, I only have one gun.
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    I mostly practice with my p-22, probably about 80% and 20% with my primary which is a pf-9....... .22 ammo is so much cheaper.
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    I shoot what I carry and carry what I shoot. I have multiple carry guns that change depending on attire and I practice with all of them. If I'm shooting the 22s, it's purely for fun.
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    When I go to the range I run at least 100 rounds through my primary carry for practice. Usually I do 200, just depends on how much .45 ammo my dad has. I'm lucky in that my dad reloads and gives me free ammo because the range is our father son ritual. I do a LOT of draw and dry fire practice at home. Then I usually run at least 50 rounds through my 1911 as it is my night stand gun.
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    I practice with my XD40 or the PJK 9mm. I shoot twice a week at range made at the house.

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    OTHER

    OTHER! I mostly practice with a .22 LR K-frame sixgun that replicates the DA trigger pull of my P229 DAK carry/duty pistols.

    I don't own any airsofts or pellet pistols.

    I do MUCH dry-fire, and many dry draw-and-point repetitions without pulling the trigger, using a spare P229 which is rarely loaded with live ammo. I keep an A-zoom snap cap in the chamber.

    If I revert to 1911s after I retire from policin', I will probably fire most training shots with a .22 conversion unit on the 1911.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BugDude View Post
    I shoot what I carry and carry what I shoot. I have multiple carry guns that change depending on attire and I practice with all of them. If I'm shooting the 22s, it's purely for fun.
    ^^^^that^^^^
    plus dry fire, and draw, move to cover, and present drills when I'm home alone and with an empty firearm.
    Same routine for any of my carry guns.
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    Well, the poll doesn't reflect what I do... As far a drawing/pointing in, I use a Blue Gun replica of my carry weapon and I do that about 40% of the time, 60% with my carry weapon when shooting. I also use dummy ammo to practice malfunction drills with my carry weapon at home. I wish I could afford to spend the time actually shooting but money is very tight these days.
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    I voted 90% carry gun. My next gun purchase will be a .22 pistol.

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    M&P 9 most of the time (my carry) but i run a good amount through my Super Red Hawk (hunting open carry) as well. Getting a .22 8 shooter soon. Will be a fun shooter for the Family I'm sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rexster View Post
    OTHER! I mostly practice with a .22 LR K-frame sixgun that replicates the DA trigger pull of my P229 DAK carry/duty pistols.

    I don't own any airsofts or pellet pistols.

    I do MUCH dry-fire, and many dry draw-and-point repetitions without pulling the trigger, using a spare P229 which is rarely loaded with live ammo. I keep an A-zoom snap cap in the chamber.

    If I revert to 1911s after I retire from policin', I will probably fire most training shots with a .22 conversion unit on the 1911.
    You're right; I should have put a .22LR-only category up there! Sorry.

    -Bill

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    Primary Carry Gun...
    Sometimes in life you have to stand your ground. It's a hard lesson to learn and even most adults don't get it, but in the end only I can be responsible for my life. If faced with any type of adversity, only I can overcome it. Waiting for someone else to take responsibility is a long fruitless wait.

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    Quote Originally Posted by First Sgt View Post
    Primary Carry Gun...
    Same for me
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    Learn it Live it Know it

    I shoot 50 rounds a week with my carry gun and I clean it twice a week. Why practice with a different weapon? I say learn your weapon and learn to shoot it like your life depends on it. How can you practice putting five controlled shots on target as fast as you can with a 22? My gun has a bit more of a kick to it than a 22 or a bb gun.

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