At what distance are you shooting? You should be starting at around 10 feet and as you gain confidence and accuracy at this distance move out a bit further. But remember this is a CCW handgun. With a CCW handgun any distance out much further than 30 feet this is a waste of practice time and ammo IMO. The CW 40 is a close range self defense handgun not combat sidearms or target gun. I can think of almost no CCW scenario where you would engage a treat at distances past 20-30 feet and most shooting happen at 7-10 ft or less.