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June 4th, 2007 12:07 PM
Just wondering out there when you are going to the range or even dry firing how long do you do it for and how much ammo does a sessions usually take?
I know in my case I have a time constraint usually and only get about 100 rounds off at a session. But then try and make up for some of this with a couple hours a week of dry firing.
June 4th, 2007 12:38 PM
When I'm practicing at a regular square range, I generally go through 150-200 rounds in a session. Thanks to the Utah Polite Society, I have a chance to do some more tactical shooting about once a month (things like moving and shooting, using cover, etc.). At those sessions I generally don't go through as much ammo, usually just 100-150 rounds.
Originally Posted by wareagleky
As for dry fire, I try to do half an hour a day, but usually it ends up more like half an hour a couple of times a week. Don't just think of dry fire as something you do because you can't get to a range. Lots of dry fire practice is the best way to learn how to run your gun on a subconscious level, breaking the barrier, as Brownie puts it. Dry fire can do as much to make you a better shooter as the same amount of time put in one the range (you still have to spend some time actually shooting, of course).
Last edited by Blackeagle; June 4th, 2007 at 12:44 PM.
June 4th, 2007 12:42 PM
I dry fire with a pistol for about 10-15 minutes a night in front of a good action movie. Depending on how doped up I am on caffeine. If i see an obviouse issue I stop. Usually I then follow it up with some drawing from the holster in front of a mirror, then from concealment, basicallly looking for certain techniques if there infact correct. Generally I'll go through about 20 min of this. Usually I'll use a blue gun.
Usually when I go to the range which is about every other day. I shoot anywhere from about 40-100 rounds.
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June 4th, 2007 12:42 PM
The indoor range I go to is the same place I work at. While I shoot for free the time alloted is usually one hour unless no one is in there and then I can stay as long as I'd like. I shoot maybe 100-150 rounds through my primary and usually between 30-50+ through any other guns I've brought.
At home I'll do some dry fire and drawing drills for maybe another hour or so. It works out well for me. I don't do it every night, but maybe two or three times a week.
I go to the range once a week.
June 4th, 2007 12:45 PM
One thing to also remember is that drawing the weapon in controlled situations will also help in case a life threatening situation occurs. Just as I take the time at the range to increase accuracy, it is important to feel a high comfort level with the ability to draw quickly. when at the range, I try to shoot no more than about 150 at a time, as I feel that I lose concentration to a bit.
At home I work on "Situations" in where I will work on exposing, drawing and dry firing in one motion as to prepare for potential real life situations. These I try to do at least twice a week.
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