Passing the test... How many rounds?

Passing the test... How many rounds?

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    Passing the test... How many rounds?

    How many rounds should go through a primary ccw before it can be considered worthy of trusting your life too? I usually like to shoot 100-200 rounds, but with the ammo situation I really want to conserve all I can, especially the expensive JHPs.
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    Depends on the weapon, looking at your signature you have nothing to worry about as the glock, sp101 and the j frame smith are reliable.
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    Your comfort level may differ, thousand trouble free rounds for my M&P40c before she went into service. 80% of that was FMJ, 20% SD rounds.
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    IMO, the minimum acceptable round count before carry is 500, at least 100 of flawless SD ammo.
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    Miminum? 300 rounds of practice and another 50 of rounds of your SD stuff...then I would feel better carrying it. Obviously more gets fired as time goes on...
    It's getting pretty expensive to prepare a SD firearm these days.
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    Most failures with semi autos are mag related so I put 5 loads for each mag and shoot it. I generally have 5 mags so 250 to 400 rounds before it would be come a carry gun.

    Revolvers much less. 5 cylinders full with 3 different loads which helps determine which load shoots best out of your gun. So 50 to 100 rounds.
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    Glock, SIG or a Springfield XD... 50 rounds and I'd be comfortable with any of them.

    Any others... 200-300 rounds without any issues in the last 100 rounds.
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