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    Draw practice

    Do you all think that (20) rnd a week is good enough for draw practice, I draw & shoot twice CM with live fire & draw at home /garage PS I even move side to side fireing Not bad 90% hits TIA H/D OH YEA Ammo reason on 20 rnd week I do a lot of point shooting with 22
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    You're doing more practice than probably 90% of the members here. The vast majority go to a square range and shoot paper and aren't even allowed to draw. Those guys get very good at hitting the X, but put them on the street when they need to deploy in a hurry and see what happens. I'd suggest doing most of your work with your cover garment on.
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    Don't need to shoot to practice a draw with your cover garments...
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    [QUOTE=retsupt99;Don't need to shoot to practice a draw with your cover garments...:image035 / TRUE but have range (private) 5 miles down road nobodr there ever I also do so empty & I always were a cover shirt as mentioned by AZ Husker
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    I do practice drawing about 15-20 minutes a week.
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    Quote Originally Posted by retsupt99 View Post
    Don't need to shoot to practice a draw with your cover garments...
    I agree. Dry firing works, and in front of a mirror is also good practice for the draw from concealment. I can do anything I want at the outdoor range usually since most of the time I'm the only one there.

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    Dry fire using snap caps. I do 25+ draws a night making certain I'm stepping right or left each time.

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    how can you simulate the adrenaline rush you'd get if a situation happened??? there is one thing with practicing your draw stroke but doing it under pressure is another... Thanks in advance...

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    The point is since you can't simulate the adrenaline rush, you practice so it's a matter of habit.
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    I practice my draw and fire once a week with snap caps, and a mag or two at the range. Sadly its squared off target shooting only, no moving. Then again my first responce to fire is seek cover, then draw.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LOAF View Post
    how can you simulate the adrenaline rush you'd get if a situation happened??? there is one thing with practicing your draw stroke but doing it under pressure is another... Thanks in advance...
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    Quote Originally Posted by LOAF View Post
    how can you simulate the adrenaline rush you'd get if a situation happened??? there is one thing with practicing your draw stroke but doing it under pressure is another... Thanks in advance...
    its all about muscle memory! if you do it enough you will be able to do it without even thinking about. i think muscle memory is the key! IMO
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    Quote Originally Posted by narcberry View Post
    The point is since you can't simulate the adrenaline rush, you practice so it's a matter of habit.
    That's exactly right. Performing a mechanical technique reflexively under stress begins with the ability to perform it reflexively without stress. That level of competence comes from repeated practice.

    If you start by trying to do it under stress, you will not develop the technique in an efficient way. Your draw will be slower and more fumble prone than if you began with slow, methodical practice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LOAF View Post
    how can you simulate the adrenaline rush you'd get if a situation happened???

    Structured training under a competent, EXPERIENCED instructor is always Step One. There is more (much more) to a proper presentation than simply yanking the piece out and blasting away.

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    might be a dumb question - i use SmartCarry... can you use a SmartCarry with IDPA?

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