How do you practice?


April 22, 2003, 05:06 PM
Thought this might be interesting, so I'll start it off. I live on a farm, so can shoot whenever I want. Usually I will use an old swing set frame, and hang tires from it with targets in the middle of the tire. I will swing them sideways, at angles, and back and forth. I shoot from three to ten paces, starting with my back turned so I can't "time" the targets. Most of my shooting at these is done with what some call "one hand shoulder point". If I have any volunteers available, I will have him roll a tire with target affixed, down a hill. I set stakes down near the bottom, and fire as the target passes between them. A lot of fun, sometimes I even hit them! For aimed fire practice, I shoot on a league. We shoot "slow, timed, and rapid" fire at twentyfive yards. What do you do to sharpen up? NO, I don't want to know what kind of gun, or caliber you shoot, just how?:)

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April 22, 2003, 05:16 PM
IPSC and IDPA matches, not so much for tactics but to see how much I brainfart under pressure.

.22LR for marksmanship and trigger reset practice.

Dryfire for drawing

April 22, 2003, 06:05 PM
Currently I shoot every Tuesday. I practice at an outdoor range and set up targets at 3,7,15 and 25 yards. I shoot standing, sitting, one-handed and two-handed. Sometimes I'll shoot at empty shotgun shells that some other shooter has left scattered around the range, to shoot at too I assume. That's pretty fun because you don't know exactly what distances they're at.

April 22, 2003, 06:58 PM
Load, unload, repeat :)

Mostly just fixed target at about 15 yards. Need to test other distances to see where POI is on the gun for when I go take my class. Then occasionaly some clay shooting on the berms.

April 23, 2003, 11:53 AM
For reaction training I will sometimes roll a clay pigeon with my strong hand. Then draw and fire. Its hard to hit the thing before it stops. Usually get no more than 3 misses at it. I've been doing this for a couple of months and have gotten to the point I can break maybe 40% of them.

April 23, 2003, 12:09 PM
200 rounds through house gun & 550 22lr. Practice at 50': slowfire for accuracy; bring it in to 25' to practice double taps. Do a lot of dryfiring for added trigger control.

George Hill
April 23, 2003, 01:15 PM
Indoor ranges I practice the fundamentals of pistol shooting.

Sight Picture
Trigger control

On outdoor ranges, I'll work from the holster and drill on the rest.

April 24, 2003, 02:39 PM
Outdoor range, slow fire at seven, 15, or 25 yards, mostly the first two. Range doesn't permit "rapid fire" or drawing from a holster or moving while shooting. No moving targets. I shoot standing, mostly two-handed, some strong- and weak-handed. I'll usually shoot at least 100 rounds for every handgun I bring. I'd like to find somewhere with more variety to supplement what I do there.

April 24, 2003, 03:19 PM
Everything from 0 to 50 yards with pistol. Mostly 0-15 yards. Shoot at my firends ranches, the PD range and occasionally in matches. Shoot my qual course once a month minimum. Recently I have slowed down and only do about 200-300 rounds a month. I used to go through several thousand a month.

But again the object to me is shoot, shoot, shoot.

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