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Working Shooting vs Luxury/Recreational Shooting

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by The_Shootist, Jan 20, 2008.

  1. The_Shootist

    The_Shootist Participating Member

    Aug 15, 2003
    Richmond Tx, CSA
    Well, with ammo prices on the rise, how many break down their range trips into needed practice vs more recreational shooting.

    For example, I have no problem burning 100 or sounds of .38spl + 9mm per week (guess that works out to 200 rounds :D) as my primary carries are a Taurus M85 snub and a G19 - plus 50 or so rounds of .22LR run through my Cheetah for fun and further practice that won't bankrupt me. Also some .32's through my P-32 to make sure it works still as that is a deep concealment occasional gun. All of its for CCW practice as I carry a gun whenever I leave the house and regard this practice as a necessity, like milk ,gas, bread etc.

    But when I get the feeling to pull the 686+ or 1911 out of the safe (both of which I guess you'd call "second string" carry pieces) and peruse the current prices for .357/.45 ammo, I think "How badly do I want a range session with these pistols (sometimes VERY badly :D, particularly the 1911)". These pistols I consider practicing with a luxury, as my G19, when stuffed with Golden Sabre +P's and a back up standard cap mag would do the trick under all but the most perilous civilian self-defense scenarios. Same with my snubby, which I'm getting surprisingly good with.

    At the same time though, I figure there is a certain merit to being familiar with a wide variety of handguns as you never know what the future could force on you.

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