Lots of good ideas have been given already. Using the .22 for basic skills practise, and dry firing are what I do a on a regular basis. I end every range sesson with 1 or 2 clips thru my edc. The best thing you can do is save some of the ammo money and find a trainer and take multiply classes. Take what you learn to the range, and make a training plan based on your last class and set goals to accomplish at the end of your range time. Your practise needs to be focused when you are sending money down range and spending time away from the family.