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What are the opinions about practicing with only 1 gun during a set range time or taking and shooting multiple guns such as 1 or 2 carry guns, home gun, bedside gun, etc. during the same range session? Any pros or cons?
Now granted that when I go to the range, its just a shooting range out on the farm. Anyways, I like to work with the guns that I would use in home defense more than anything. I'll have the shotgun, then transition to my carry and back. I believe that from doing this I'm able to prepare myself for the worst case scenario. A lot of the time when I want to shoot rifle I'll stick to rifle as the habits learned from defensive shooting as opposed to markmanship are a little different, and I really try to seperate as to not have any negative transfer.
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depends on how often you get to the range.
if often enough, then work mostly with one gun at once + maybe a few rounds downrange with your primary carry.
if you dont get down to the range often then it may be best to work with more than one
I always take two handguns to the range, and sometimes three. I like variety and like to compare my shooting with different guns by alternating back and forth. I also vary other things while practicing, such as the range, the rapidity of firing, different hands, etc.
Since getting to our range takes a fair bit of gas (54 miles round trip), I rarely go alone, and never with just one gun.
Last edited by obxned; November 15th, 2007 at 01:19 PM.
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I shoot one gun in a session. I'm either practicing for IDPA, USPSA, or doing some CCw drills and those are specific to certain guns.
I may take a long gun and shoot a few clays or plink, but I only shoot one handgun at a time.
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For the most part, I go to the range with a skill, or small set of skills, I want to work on with my carry/HD sidearm. I'll almost always take along amother two or three firearms with me to work them and me out. That and it's just more fun to shoot a couple diffrent guns!
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I walked out my back door this morning, again, and stepped onto my shooting range..I usually shoot my home/personal defense guns..depends on the mood if I shoot all 3 or just spend some alone time with only one. Rifle and shotgun are not as often as defense guns.
I take multiple guns, however, I will usually complete my practice with one gun before transitioning to another.
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