Any one keep up on basic skills this way?

Any one keep up on basic skills this way?

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    Any one keep up on basic skills this way?

    I have built a "range" in my basement. No, the wife wouldn't let me make one for firearms, but I did make it for pellet pistols.

    I have found that my shooting stays sharper, and more in tune. My instictive shooting has improved since as well.
    It cost me about $20 total to build, plus its just fun.


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    Got some pics

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    Quote Originally Posted by SIXTO View Post
    I have built a "range" in my basement. No, the wife wouldn't let me make one for firearms, but I did make it for pellet pistols.

    I have found that my shooting stays sharper, and more in tune. My instictive shooting has improved since as well.
    It cost me about $20 total to build, plus its just fun.
    Yep, I have a set up in my back yard and a set up in my garage. I use my Glock 19 airsoft gun to get in some basic work whenever I want, at a moments notice.

    I have been preparing in my garage for a night fighting course that I am running next weekend. Hard to find a range that will give you "complete" darkness. The garage at night is the ticket to fast, easy, low-light fundamentals.

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    Yeah, I can get some pics, I'm in the middle of my work week now, I'll get some up later this week. Its rather simple, just a thick blanket used as a backstop (hanging loosly). I can add and move them around as I need, making a simple range or a "course". Its fun when you have a few minutes to spare, but can't make the trip out to a range.

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    airsoft is great for indoor practice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rocky View Post
    airsoft is great for indoor practice.
    Yeah it is. A lot of PD's have been buying these things for force on force training. I've been working on a propsal to purchase some for our dept., we already have a couple. You can find about any make or model of popular firearms in a airsoft version, they are darn good replicas too.

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    Something you might consider is helium filled balloon(s) tied to the back of a silhoute target (a hostage situation). A little breeze will make the balloon bob back and forth. Haven't tried it in the basement or garage but we use it outside all the time.
    I use a 22 conversion on a 1911 (Wilson) cheaper practrice. If it get really cold my have to try one of those air soft pistol indoors.

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    I don't have one, but I am posting here to thank you for what I think is one heckuva a great idea.

    I'll look into it.

    I have a friend who shoots (things) in his yard with BB guns to keep his skills up....

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    make sure you don't use bb's indoors, they bounce to much. I prefer the lead pellets.

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    You know, normally for cheap practice we take a .22 into the desert, but now that I rent a actualy HOUSE that sounds like a good idea. I think I might try that in the garage this weekend.
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    Works for me

    Lets face it. I don't get as much range time as I would like, and you probably don't either. I say do anything you can to keep the edge. Sounds to me like you pretty well have it figured out.
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    Yes, I shoot a Webly Tempest in my basement all the time.
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    Pics...

    And more info...for sure...

    Hurry...

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    Ohhh yeah, I forgot about this thread. I'll have to get the other half to show me how to do the picture thing for ya'all.
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    i'm going to have to do something like that because i have a range membership. go as much as you want, free guests, free rents on their large selection of weapons... but i'm addicted and the price of ammo!!!
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