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  • 25 or lower

    8 0.95%
  • 50-75

    102 12.11%
  • 80-100

    229 27.20%
  • 125-250

    292 34.68%
  • 200 or higher

    165 19.60%
  • as much as you can

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    Ammo is getting so hard to find and is now so expensive I've found that I only shoot between 1 and 2 boxes at each per range visit - I used to shoot much more.


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    the way i shoot, i go out and shoot till im bored, wich usually takes quite some time, whatevers left goes into my range bucket, so depending on how many times per week i go, i could have anywhere between 200-450 rounds on a given day. no point in driving 30 miles to the range to pop off 10 rounds :-D

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    one small bucket please....

    Quote Originally Posted by submoa View Post
    Depends on how fast they drive the ball picker.


    1 -2 boxes of 50, slow and steady (or the small bucket, slow and steady...., plus I'm cheap! LOL!)

    Man you guys who are shooting 200+ at a time are amazing me! I must be wasting time or something.
    I'll load up 4 magazines (15 each) and see how it goes. (sig226 9mm), then I aim at 1 target per magazine. Sometimes I'll switch to my 22 revolver to switch things up, but thats about it. I usually leave with a partial box and 4 targets with large ragged holes (not always centered, but close to center if low).

    what drills do you guys do? I'm just placing one at a time, slow and steady.

    are you double tapping? Emptying the whole magazine or revolver at once? What's the deal? Does it help?

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    The very best defensive drills involve shooting at multiple targets, preferably at different distances.
    If possible, draw from the holster.
    If possible, move laterally—either between individual-target engagements or (better) while you're shooting.

    I suggest placing three targets so that they appear to be a minimum of two feet apart, from shoulder to shoulder, with one target at seven yards from your firing line, one at 10, and one at 15. (Every time you do this exercise, change the order of the targets' distances/positions.)
    Start facing the center target, draw, and fire a shot at the nearest, then one at the mid-range, and finally one at the hest away. Then, without stopping, immediately go back and fire one more shot at each target.
    Or fire two on each, and then, without stopping, go back and hit each target's head with one shot.

    You are interested in smoothness, not speed. Speed will come with time and practice.
    You are also interested in the quality of your hits. Your body shots should all hit center-of-mass, and when there are two of them in the target, they should be close together. Your head shots should be properly centered in the target's head.

    As soon as you feel the least bit tired or "frazzled," stop shooting and quit for the day. Shooting past the very beginning of fatigue teaches you only to get tired and to miss.

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    +1 Steve M1911A1

    Great advise & training drill.

    Most ranges won't let you do that, but there are some "combat" clubs, that do things like this - I believe they call the sport "three gun" meets or shoot's.

    Wish I could remember exactly what they are called.


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    yeah lots of ranges are pretty bad and are set up where its really hard to do certain things that would help develope your practical shooting skills

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    If there are any open BLM lands somewhere nearby, you don't need to go to a formal ("square") range. All you need is a solid, secure backstop (for instance, a hillside) that's her than 100 yards from any public road.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spartan View Post
    Usually 200. I feel any less than that and it's a wasted trip.
    Ditto Spartan.

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    how many rounds do you shoot per range visit
    This many!

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    great advice!

    Steve, you've always seem to have great information. Thanks!
    I will try to incorporate what I can at the range when I go... While I wouldn't call them "square" (LOL!), they do have the typical rules (holster draw, cross line firing, etc.).

    I am saving up some spending money for some of their defense classes which I hear are really good. (the boss hates it when I blow a pile of Benjamin's on old car parts and gun stuff in the same month!)

    Quote Originally Posted by Steve M1911A1 View Post
    The very best defensive drills involve shooting at multiple targets, ...

    I suggest placing three targets so that they appear to be a minimum of two feet apart, from shoulder to shoulder, with one target at seven yards from your firing line, one at 10, and one at 15. (Every time you do this exercise, change the order of the targets' distances/positions.)
    Start facing the center target, draw, and fire a shot at the nearest, then one at the mid-range, and finally one at the hest away. Then, without stopping, immediately go back and fire one more shot at each target.
    Or fire two on each, and then, without stopping, go back and hit each target's head with one shot.

    You are interested in smoothness, not speed. Speed will come with time and practice.
    You are also interested in the quality of your hits. Your body shots should all hit center-of-mass, and when there are two of them in the target, they should be close together. Your head shots should be properly centered in the target's head.
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    DD3,
    are you thinking IPDA?

    Quote Originally Posted by dondavis3 View Post
    +1 Steve M1911A1

    Great advise & training drill.

    Most ranges won't let you do that, but there are some "combat" clubs, that do things like this - I believe they call the sport "three gun" meets or shoot's.

    Wish I could remember exactly what they are called.

    Cheers!
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    Quote Originally Posted by dondavis3 View Post
    +1 Steve M1911A1

    Great advise & training drill.

    Most ranges won't let you do that, but there are some "combat" clubs, that do things like this - I believe they call the sport "three gun" meets or shoot's.

    Wish I could remember exactly what they are called.

    OK, I think I know now... its gotta be "practical shooting".
    http://www.uspsa.org/dw/whatis.html#top


    (yes, the frakkin noob finally figured it out....)

    That looks pretty fun and alot of work to get good! that guy Rob Latham has an entire channel on youtube... I'm gonna have to spend some time watching those!

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    I answered as much as you can. I just bought my first handgun (beretta u22 neos 6"). last weekend my friends and I found the time to fire the first 250 rounds through it. today a different friend and I fired 520 rounds (I live in the city, so I can't just go into the back yard to shoot). Next weekend I am going to check out the 2 gun ranges that are near me (one is about 15 miles away, the other is around 25 miles). I will probably shoot about 250 rounds a week if I can continue to find ammo (even 22lr is getting hard to find here).

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    Cool Rounds

    When I go to the range, I normally just go alone with my 9mm and a box of 100 rounds. On occasion, I take my 9, and my son and a couple hundred rounds of .22 ammo for my Phoenix Arms and my son and I shoot for a few hours. I also like grabbing a couple boxes of 30-30 ammo and shoot my Winchester.

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    Pistols

    After 200 rounds, my ability to hold a good sight and hit where I want is going downhill. 100 is great, but too short a range time. If my Son shoots with me it doubles the amount we shoot, up to 400 or 450, he is much younger.

    As it is has been said "Youth is wasted on the young".

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    50 usually

    I have a range in my field so I shoot alot

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    I will usually shoot at least 200 per firearm per caliber.

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    If I can't shoot at least 200 rounds, it's not really worth it for me to go to the range. But there are the time where my brother comp's our trip to the range (ammo included). Depending on how many of us are going, sometimes its less than 200 rounds, and I'll usually ride with him when he is able to comp our trip. Therefore forced to leave when he does. But hey.... when its free and you get some good quality time in with your bro..... priceless!

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    It seems I can't get out of there without shooting a few hundred. I think if ammo was limitless and free I couldn't ever get myself to stop saying "just one more mag"!

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    When I first bought my G19, I did the thousand round test at a buddy's ranch.....it needed a new recoil rod after that christening...But I broke it in well and killed a pile of possum, skunks, and raccoons. My Sig is about to get a similar test soon, just have to save up for the 45acp.

    I like to shot around 300, it helps relieve stress, better than a three mile jog.

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    150-250 through two of my 38 supers.

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    I usually shoot 200.

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    I usually shoot 300 per trip. But I just caught hand gun fever. I cant get enough of spent brass. I am only shooting one gun too. I should be getting a Hi Standard .22 this weekend. Ill have to throw that into the mix too

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    Last trip I shot 350 rounds, but I had 4 new guns that I needed to break in.

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    200 rounds sounds about average.

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    if all is going well between 2 and 3 boxes

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