GUN For those of us who carry.

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  1. [DWI]

    [DWI] Master of Nothing

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    Inspire by the what gun and ammo do you carry.

    How often do you practice with your carry gun? And how often do you use the ammo you use when carrying?

    I generally practice with my carry at least every other time I head out to the range, so once every couple months. As for carry ammo I do it from time to time, basically when I think about it and feel the need and even then it is usually only 5 rounds at the end of the day.
     
  2. 2L Bunny

    2L Bunny "It's only a Rabbit"

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    Since I've joined the range outside of town I've been practicing with my carry gun ~50 rounds every 2 weeks. If I'm going for fun I'll burn more ammo, but those 50 are used for structured drills. I also try to shoot my carry ammo every 6 months or so.
     
  3. Bdog

    Bdog ...but do I really care?

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    I go out a couple times a year and practice tactics I learned from police qualifying a couple years ago. How many of you all just stand straight and shoot at paper targets or practice pushing off from a target, draw and fire, or in different positions? Another good practice is weak hand shooting, you'll never know if you get in a situation where you need to shoot with your weak hand.
     
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    [DWI] Master of Nothing

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    I have started a little "weak hand" shooting and I may actually like it better shooting with the left hand only than the right hand only. I do some different things and practice drawing from IWB to target acquired and shot fired, but that and really moving around and different positions I really only do when I am the only one at the range.
     
  5. Werm

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    I like to practice bi-weekly with mine. I usually end up shooting my CZ 75 compact the most though... cheaper ammo :o Usually 300-400 rounds

    But every 2 weeks or so I put 100-300 rounds through her.
     
  6. Werm

    Werm Guest

    I don't know anywhere that's *reasonably priced* that allows it :hs: It's all just "stand and shoot"

    But I'd say at least once a year I'm at my dads friends farm where I can do and setup whatever I want :o

    I'd like to do it more though, but time prohibits (he lives a good distance away)
     
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    Try to go at least once a month.

    And before the next thread, I clean my gun after every time after I shoot, and if I don't make it shooting that month I clean it anyway.
     
  8. Thunderbear

    Thunderbear Yggdrasil's Forester.

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    Bout every three weeks or so.. run out my carry mag and various manufactured ammo for reliability tests.
     
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    I go shoot with my pistols at least once a month. I always put rounds through both of them, and I always go through a mag of carry ammo in each pistol when I go.

    I'd go alot more often if my 11 year old had her way.
     
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    Usually once a month on each of the guns I would consider defensive. Joining a sportsmans club once this shitty weather is over, so I will probably be doing some more advanced drills. The indoor range sucks for practice.
    I usually do at least 5 hours of dry-firing practice a week, I consider that more valuable than my range time.
     
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    spankaveli OT Supporter

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    i usually go to the range at least once a month. so ... at least once a month. :o
     
  12. Pineapple Devil

    Pineapple Devil beat it!

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    everytime i go to the range. its a fun gun to shoot
     
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    Not nearly enough.
     
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    I try for about 200 a month (100 every other week) on my main carry gun. About 50 a month on my backup (25 every other week).

    I go to a range though, so I can't practice from the draw. I do practice reloads and weak hand (though probably not as much as I should). I'm still learning everything though. I need to take more classes.
     
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    TL1000RSquid ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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    I try to goto the range atleast twice a month, as far practicing with my carry ammo not very often when its $30 a box. Technically i can write it off on taxes but I dont like doing that to much dont want to get audited :noes:
     
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    [DWI] Master of Nothing

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    how can you write ammo off on taxes? What do you do?
     
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    TL1000RSquid ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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    I can write off work related carry and some practice ammo, I'm a field supervisor/account manager for a security company, mostly deal with clients and spy on our guards make sure they're doing there job :mamoru:
     
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    Platinum_Thunder Reliability for life and liberty

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    I try to get out once a week.
     
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    i practice once a week
     
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    Once a month, more in summer. And since I have 160 acres, I can run IPSC type courses.

    I don't think shooting carry ammo is as important as others. 9mm HP isn't going to shoot a lot different than 9mm FMJ.
    .357 Magnum loads out of a J-Frame are going to feel different than a .38 Special wadcutter.
     
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    3 times a month with my Glock, generally and I always use the ammo I'm carrying. About once a month with the S&W and I rarely use the ammo I carry.
     
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    I think that's atypical for cops. My brothers don't practice with their weapons near as much as I do, and I go 2 times a month. One is especially bad in that I think he's only gone a couple times between quals.
     
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    It is atypical. Most people shoot once a year - at qualifying.
     
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    They do it twice a year here in Albuquerque......only because they have to qualify twice a year. :mamoru:
     
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    same in phoenix. or if they add a new weapon, they have to qualify with it.
     

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