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    What is your range regiment??

    going to the range this morning and practice my strong/weak hand regiment and was wondering how many folks actually work on something specific when they practice or do you just blow through 50 rounds for fun on a single target and go home?

    i go through a lot of targets as i usually put no more than 10 rounds in one before i change on this strong/weak hand drill - just makes it easier to review what each hand is doing for me

    i work on stance,different distances with different weapons,experiment with grip,try different loads etc - i try to always have something specific to work on when i go

    do you have a plan when you practice or is it just aim for the bull and see what happens??

    just curious
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    Always have a plan. Sometimes it is weak-hand/strong-hand. Sometimes it is short range. Sometimes it is ...... Well, you get the point. Ammo is too expensive and my time is too important to me to "just aim for the bull and see what happens".

    Of course, there are days for fun with your buddies. These are specifically days when you burn up some ammo and bond with friends. That is important also. But it is a part of the plan!
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    Yup. I carry different guns with different plans when I go.

    I also do weird stuff like forcing myself to use my left(weak) hand/arm during routine daily activities to carry stuff, thread nuts & bolts, etc..
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    I do some of both. Sometimes I just go to enjoy some time with a friend or two, and those I usually just chill out through. When it's just me, though, it's all business! I drill standard, one handed, off hand, sight picture, target acquisition, you name it.
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    The public range I have to use is tightly controlled (no holsters, no rapid fire, etc.), so I have to concentrate on accuracy in one- and two-handed holds. Once I get to the point where I can hit the paper more than twice out of ten rounds I'll start my weak-hand training. Not quite there yet. Have a ways to go before I begin worrying about shooting left-handed.

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    re

    ^^^ not for 1 second
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    You got my attention, at least.

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    I think you mean "regimen"...

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    After I get the target up and downrange at 7 yds...draw from concealment and put 3-5 shots on the target...re-assess....another 3-5 shots....reload/re-assess....3-5 shots.

    Failure to stop drills

    Strong side, 1-arm draw...shoot...reload...reholster (variants)

    Weak side draw, shoot, reload, reholster (variants)

    Low-light shooting, shoot w/flashlight...

    All with varying distances...3ft-45ft
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    re

    ooops - my typing is no reflection of my shooting
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    i mostly go to relieve stress. I shoot @ steel plates one b/c they are reactive and 2 b/c i'm just plain lazy. i figure if i can consistently hit the plates then i can consistently hit the black on a target @ the same distance. I need to practice more weak hand shooting. Lately i've been shooting "long" distances just to improve my overall shooting. That and it feels good being able to hit the plates @ 35-40 yards at least 75% of the time

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    I do like others have described, plus I do "Failure to Fire" drills using snap caps. I have my friend load my magazines for me and I load his. We go through about 10+ mag loads each session in each weapon we are training with that day. Snap caps placed in the mag to simulate a light strike or a bad primer. Allows us to train for various problems. We both have snap caps in every caliber we own.
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    Myself and my better half work on our different ranges. Since she's always been a rifle lady and it's been a while for me, we've been working our distances first, varying our distances, 7, 15 yards, then 25 yards for a short time since I don't foresee that being a primary shooting range for either of us, but we will practice it no matter what.

    We'll work our weak hand shooting after she is ready and I'm back up to form, another week or two. We hitting our targets, but not where I think I should be (all black, but not 9/10 marks yet) The better half is coming along nicely.
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    Range regiment

    I work out all 3 handguns with a mixture of exercises. Two hand grip, working on stance and body posture (I tend to lean back a little too much). I have recently changed to both eyes being open when engaging the target - a difficult thing to get used to, but natural sight acquisition will come eventually. Stong and weak hand drills account for about 40 rounds per hand. I used to practice FTF drills with A-Zooms but ended up losing several among the various calibers on the floor, as well as having them eject past the firing line. A valuable exercise for sure but cheaper if done at home. I vary distances of targets, use full size silhouettes and switch between body and head shots as well as IDPA / NRA 25 yard pistol targets. Another aspect of range time involves loading 2 magazines and tucking one into my belt carrier, then doing emergency reloads once the first magazine is empty.
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    Either the 75th Ranger Regiment


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    503d Parachute Infantry Regiment


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