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Are you as proficient with your handgun as you would like to be?

This is a discussion on Are you as proficient with your handgun as you would like to be? within the Defensive Carry & Tactical Training forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by Mike1956 Are you talking 249 out of 250 on this one? Just curious. https://chlcourse.com/software/index...d=74&Itemid=59 yep, that's the one....

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  • No, I am a rank beginner.

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  • No, I am an intermediate.

    5 5.81%
  • No, I feel like I can always improve.

    62 72.09%
  • Yes, I should as well as I would like to.

    7 8.14%
  • Yes, I shoot at the expert level.

    5 5.81%
  • Other?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike1956 View Post
    Are you talking 249 out of 250 on this one? Just curious.

    https://chlcourse.com/software/index...d=74&Itemid=59

    yep, that's the one.
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    I voted other. As the song goes, I would like to be as good as I once was. Age takes its toll.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CG11 View Post
    I voted other. As the song goes, I would like to be as good as I once was. Age takes its toll.
    On us all. So far this year I've found out my PSA level jumped (still in the "safe" range), my 7th cervical spinal chord bone has "severe degeneration", my eyesight has become fuzzy enough at distance that I can't tell whether I am looking at a buck or doe in low light, and I had pneumonia for two weeks last month.
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    Just like with the martial arts, when it comes to shooting handguns, or any kind of gun, I can always get better no matter how good I am.
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    Im actually more proficient with a handgun now than I ever would have believed, if youd have asked me 10 years ago.

    That said, Ill always strive to improve, whatever the skill or task.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick McC. View Post
    Im actually more proficient with a handgun now than I ever would have believed, if youd have asked me 10 years ago.

    That said, Ill always strive to improve, whatever the skill or task.
    Ditto.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DG View Post
    Until I can shoot like Keanu Reeves in a "John Wick" film, I feel there's always room for improvement.
    I shoot well enough, it's the push offs that grind my throttle.
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    Self defence is a thing of and in itself, or so they say.

    There is a solution but we are not Jedi... not yet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by G26Raven View Post
    I've been shooting now for a bit over ten years and despite having taken many courses and hours of instruction, I still feel like I can aways learn something new. I am reasonably proficient with a handgun but by no means consider myself to be an "expert."

    When I shoot in a class I am usually about in the middle of the group or the upper half of the class. I am by no means the worst, but I certainly am not the best.

    How do you rate your skills?
    I tried to pick 2 but since you can't I voted I can always improve. I do however have an expert pistol medal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by G26Raven View Post
    On us all. So far this year I've found out my PSA level jumped (still in the "safe" range), my 7th cervical spinal chord bone has "severe degeneration", my eyesight has become fuzzy enough at distance that I can't tell whether I am looking at a buck or doe in low light, and I had pneumonia for two weeks last month.
    Good thing you ain't a horse!
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    While I desire and always can and will work on improving my skills in personally handling my handguns-as they are now; any bad guy(s) that may attempt to run upon me and mine to bodily harm us will be in for a world of trouble. Believe that!
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    Quote Originally Posted by CWOUSCG View Post
    Good thing you ain't a horse!
    You're right! I'd be at the glue factory by now....
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    Quote Originally Posted by CWOUSCG View Post
    I tried to pick 2 but since you can't I voted I can always improve. I do however have an expert pistol medal.
    I have a good dog.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OldVet View Post
    I'm not the well-rounded shooter I once was. I blame it on this diet.

    I was never a great shot with a handgun, good on my good days. But then I was never a bad shot either. I consider myself "acceptable." I always preferred shooting a rifle over shooting a handgun.

    And no, I won't define "acceptable."
    Walk with me, Brother, I got closer bigger targets.
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