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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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  1. #151
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    Quote Originally Posted by LStetz View Post
    hello: as you know i am very new in this, and have not even taken the training yet, but one of the things that i wanted to do, in the decision of a handgun is the amount of time going to the range, the cost best ammo for which handgun as i was told that some ammo is cheaper then others and if you shooting alot you want to go with the cheaper of the ammo and then have a better type for your handgun for home defense, if this makes any sense as i do not want to spend alot of money when going to the range to practice, so i guess what i am asking is which gun would be good in how amy types of ammo you can put in it, as i read that you can not put just any type in some guns. is this true
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    Hi Lisa. We just recently bought my girlfriend a Ruger LCR in 38 Special (not 357) for $399. We both prefer revolvers. No safeties or feed issues to deal with. And they're more intuitive for us (quicker to deploy and shoot accurately). The LCR 38 special is super light, reliable as dirt, butter smooth trigger, and super accurate. I reload for us so our ammo cost is around $2.00 a box. IMHO a 38 special is all ya need for defense. I have 8 years in the Marines and 45 years of competitive shooting experience. I've won my share of IPSC and bowling pin matches. I guarantee that I can double tap a target much faster with a 38 special than most can with a 357. And both my hits will be center mass. My girlfriend has gotten pretty good with her new gun and I pity the poor soul she drops the hammer on. I have a shooting range on my property, so we practice together a lot.

    To answer the OP, I shoot about every other day, 100 to 250 rounds each day. It depends on the weather and my To-Do-List. I average around 10,000 rounds a year. I reclaim my lead from my sand pit, so my only recurring costs are primers and powder.

    The reason I'm telling you all this Lisa is because Ruger also makes the LCR in 22 caliber. It's exactly the same as the 38 special. So.... ya get to practice a whole lot with inexpensive 22's and when ya pick up the 38, it feels and functions exactly the same. My girlfriend is also getting the LCR 22. I recommended that she get the 22 first, but she wanted the 38 first as she knew I would be reloading for us. You would save enough in ammo cost by getting the 22 first so that in a short while you could get the 38 and have two extremely fine guns.

    Here are two videos.
    The first is an honest in-depth review of the Ruger LCR 38 special. Ruger LCR .38 Special - YouTube

    The second is a review of the LCR in both 22 and 38 special and the reason for owning both. Ruger LCR 22 Range Test and Review - YouTube

    I hope this helps,

    Don <><

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    Quote Originally Posted by LStetz View Post
    hello:

    as you know i am very new in this, and have not even taken the training yet, but one of the things that i wanted to do, in the decision of a handgun is the amount of time going to the range, the cost best ammo for which handgun as i was told that some ammo is cheaper then others and if you shooting alot you want to go with the cheaper of the ammo and then have a better type for your handgun for home defense, if this makes any sense as i do not want to spend alot of money when going to the range to practice, so i guess what i am asking is which gun would be good in how amy types of ammo you can put in it, as i read that you can not put just any type in some guns. is this true

    Lisa
    If you are looking for a first gun to use as a shooter as well as a self-defense gun, I would suggest something in 9x19mm. (9mm Luger/Parabellum) The ammo is fairly cheap compared to other calibers and is still powerful enough to effectively defend yourself with. JMHO.

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    100 to 150 rounds a trip, two trips a month most of the time. This past Monday, I took two guns.

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    how many rounds do you shoot per range visit

    Depends on what I take...

    22: 250-500
    9mm: 100-200
    45 ACP: 100-150
    38: 50-75
    357: 50-75

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    I voted 200+ rounds per range trip. I have a range membership and I visit the range at least 3 times a week. When I go to the range I normally take 5 guns with me. I normally shot at least 100 rounds per each gun if not more.

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    It depends. I was out on Saturday. It's great when it's cold, because no one comes out. I probably put a couple of hundred rounds through the .22. It's fun to shoot, easy, and non-fatiguing. Plus it doesn't cost much. I only put about 40 rounds through the Eagle, because I'm paying over $1.50 every time I pull the trigger. Talk about incentive to learn to shoot properly and accurately. Next trip to the range will be the 9mm, and I anticipate 200 rounds + through it. It's my relaxation time - early morning's there's no one there. Good times.

    Cannon

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    Quote Originally Posted by super64 View Post
    how much does it cost to shoot 200 rounds I only usually shoot 100
    About twice as much.

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    how many rounds do you shoot per range visit

    Quote Originally Posted by Todd View Post
    About 200. Beyond that I feel I'm just shooting to shoot, and not for practice.
    "Shooting to Shoot?" - There's nothing wrong with that!

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    Well, the wife and I went to the range for a short trip this morning(cold as heck), and I ran 16 rounds thru my Hi Point C9 and she ran 24 rounds thru it. I also ran 24 rounds thru my Beretta BU-9 Nano. With the availability of 9mm being pretty skinny right now, we have not been shooting quite as much.

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    If i total them all usually 125-200

    Ill usually shoot a box in each caliber then finish with .22 lately with the ammo shortage ive been takign more time between mags and not shooting as fast.

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    I shoot about a 100 rds in each gun that I bring to the range and I take about 4-6 guns each time I go.

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    Well, I took my BU9 Nano to the range this morning, but only ran thirty rounds through it. The wind was blowing out of the North so hard and in my face that my hands were trembling badly! After five magazines full I called it a day. Damn.

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    Between the 2 handguns, I generally run between 50 to 75 rounds. Beyond that ammo is just getting to damned expensive.

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    Howdy,

    I didn't vote because......

    1.) My house sits on 6.78 acres in rural Arkansas so I can shoot in my front yard so no need to go to the range.

    2.) I have another piece of property where I have a simple shootin' range. Plus it's surround on 3 sides by a clearcut and I can shoot out to about 1,200yds in the clearcut.

    3.) Sometimes I'll shoot a couple of rounds, other times I'll shoot a couple of hundred.

    Paul

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    Quote Originally Posted by super64 View Post
    how much does it cost to shoot 200 rounds I only usually shoot 100
    Ok, I'm assuming that you get the joke (on you) about double what you spend for 100. If you are asking how can we afford 200+ rounds a session it might be because we handload. Even with today's prices say for 9mm it is under 12 cents a round, that's $6 a box of fifty or $24 for 200 that is less than a round of golf.

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    I try to shoot as much as I can when I'm at the range. Lately its been 50 rounds or so because of how hard it is to find ammo for handguns where I live (Central Indiana). I have been taking my new favorite gun target every time I visit the range. It has a break away black color target, and the underneath is a bright green color. Its called Splatter Shot, I'd recommend them to anyone who wants an easy to see target https://www.facebook.com/pages/Splat...24604250979775

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    My son and I go to the range at least once/wk. We will shoot between 200-300 rounds per visit. Sometimes we will take as many as 7-8 pistols when we go. I think there was a time or two when we may have shot close to 400 rounds. Obviously we reload and spend time picking up our brass as well as brass that anyone else doesn't want.

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    usually about 100 9mm rounds each in the bp9cc and the g26, about 100 40 through the g23, another 100 380 the bersa380cc, 50 38's through the S&W 357, 50 25's if the wife is with.

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    100-200rds per visit. I need to start reloading before I can justify shooting more.

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    If funding, availability of ammunition, and the need for nutrition and sleep weren't factors; I'd still be at my first range session.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GlockamaniaŽ View Post
    I try to take my time shooting. It's more of a relaxation seminar for me.
    +1. How much thru each gun is dependent on how I'm doing, especially with long guns. If I've got tight groups in the 9-10 ring right out of the box, there's no need to burn up 50-100rds. Take a little extra time & trouble with carry guns for obvious reasons.

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    I am a new shooter and one guy told me not to load up the mag. Take your time. Load 5 rounds or so and just work in consistent good habits. I sometimes only load 2 or 3 rounds. I think about technique a lot more instead of just pummeling the paper.

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    I usually shoot 6 mags (12 rounds each) of 40 S&W in my XD, and 6 mags (10 rounds each) of 22 cal in my Ruger Mark II each time I go to the range. I go to the range 5 times a month.

    If I travel up north to my property for a weekend, I can go through 100's of rounds each. I go there once a month.

    Wow, when I write this down, it makes me think I'm spending too much money on ammo. Don't tell my wife! (I owe you one)

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    I don't go shooting much anymore, but for my handguns?
    I'll bring my 357 and do about 50-100 rounds of 38 and about 20 of 357.
    I'll bring my Walter P1 and do about 100 rounds.
    If have a .22, I'll bring it and go through whatever I feel like. Not latley so much since I sitll can't find rimfire ammo.

    Before I sold my 30-30 I'd do about 2 boxes during a range visit (40 rounds). More than I needed to but hell its fun

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    Well, .380 ACP is tough to get around my area. It has really cut into shooting my pistols as much as I used to, but I did go to the range this morning and put four magazines through my Ruger LCP.

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