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Old 06-26-2016, 04:14 PM   #1
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Practice anyone?

So practice... how often do you do it, how many rounds do you use each practice, do you have specific drills you like to run, certain distances, best accuracy drills, how much time do you put into it? Shooting paper targets at the indoor range can get a bit tedious, I'm looking for something interesting and more challenging. Also, how do you practice your draw from holster...in front of a mirror or outdoor range? Indoor range does not allow it, not sure about outdoor. Thanks in advance.
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Old 06-26-2016, 04:51 PM   #2
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...sounds like you've tried everything.
How was your practice results?
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I usually shoot to test out the pistol after a mod. I'm not a circus cowboy, so holes in holes or fastdraw or shooting in a pretend movie situation doesn't hold a lot of interest to me. If I can hit a beer can at 10 paces 4 out of 6 shots, then I am happy.
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I would need a keg.
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Originally Posted by montanaResident View Post
I usually shoot to test out the pistol after a mod. I'm not a circus cowboy, so holes in holes or fastdraw or shooting in a pretend movie situation doesn't hold a lot of interest to me. If I can hit a beer can at 10 paces 4 out of 6 shots, then I am happy.
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I will be serious now, My practice in as much habit, muscle memory as it is skill. I want to be able to get my wepond out of the holster, hands in shooting position, safety off, and target in my sights without any thoughts.
None of the ranges I shoot at allow drawing.
I like to always practice with my range ammo about 100/150 rounds. Followed by one or two magazines of my self defense ammo out of my EDC.
We have a steel target range that's a lot of fun, it's hard because you going from a fixed paper target to 20 steel targets at different positions.



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I don't have any outdoor ranges any where near me and our indoor ranges don't allow rapid fire or drawing from a holster. I punch paper at the range and practice drawing and firing at home. I use a laserlyte target and plinking cans, I have training cartridges in .380, 9mm and .45.
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Old 06-27-2016, 12:17 PM   #8
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Originally Posted by Zoomybaby View Post
I will be serious now, My practice in as much habit, muscle memory as it is skill. I want to be able to get my wepond out of the holster, hands in shooting position, safety off, and target in my sights without any thoughts.
None of the ranges I shoot at allow drawing.
I like to always practice with my range ammo about 100/150 rounds. Followed by one or two magazines of my self defense ammo out of my EDC.
We have a steel target range that's a lot of fun, it's hard because you going from a fixed paper target to 20 steel targets at different positions.
I have NOT been shooting my whole life, actually done more shooting in this past year than I have in my whole life! I go to the range at least 1-2 times a week, I'm hoping the muscle memory will be there when I need it, but in the meantime I will practice. Anyway, the practice and classes have really increased my accuracy and I feel much more confident in my abilities. Just looking for some changes in my routine. Too dang hot down here to use an outdoor range; that will be a good option in the fall though.
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Laserlyte is great to practice and learn your mistakes... I also have it in 9mm and 45acp.



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Old 06-27-2016, 01:00 PM   #10
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The plinking cans are a lot of fun to use when the grandchildren are visiting. I use them to run back and forth resetting the cans for me, LOL.


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