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Anyone do this at home?

Discussion in 'Handguns: General Discussion' started by Longbow, Jan 16, 2003.

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  1. Longbow

    Longbow Member

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    I practice some tactical drills (unloaded mag, firing pin removed) in the house like quick draw, tactical reloads and cornering techniques.. when I'm alone. I also do some in the dark/low light sight picture just to get used to the night sights. Me think its a good preparedness drill, but my bro thinks I'm nuts! :( . Anyone with me?
     
  2. Neal Bloom

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    Nothing like being prepared.
     
  3. SouthpawShootr

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    I've done it. Need to get back into it. I just never took the firing pin out of my guns (for most of them, it would be a bear).
     
  4. Longbow

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    forgot to mention

    the gun is a Glock 23.
     
  5. 4v50 Gary

    4v50 Gary Moderator Staff Member

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    I tell people to practice their drawing at home. Go slow and get it smooth. Then pick up speed as you practice. Especially need to do this when you transition to a new holster.
     
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    I've carried it even further.....practice drills with an unloaded pistol the moment I hear my alarm in the morning....nothing like fumbling around half-asleep doing a house clearing.
     
  7. J.Gillespie

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    Hey agony! I like the sound of that. I might have to try that tommorrow morning. If I report back to you all with a broken foot from falling down the stairs being half asleep you know who to blame........ok I guess that would be me.:D
     
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    Only when wearing my tactical jammies:)
     
  9. Thumper

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    Sure, but firing pin removed?

    :confused:
     
  10. 10-Ring

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    I've done it, but I've gotten lazy lately. I should start up again w/ diff't senarios.
    Thanks for the reminder
     
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    Reminds me of Peter Sellers being ambushed by Kato in "The Pink Panther" movies!
     
  12. Onslaught

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    When my wife goes out of town, I've been guilty of strapping on "the rig" and practicing drawing, firing, and reloading. I use snap caps though, rather than taking out the firing pin... MUCH easier.

    It HAS to look silly, because I feel silly doing it. I close all the curtains so the neighbors don't see either :cool:

    Once, she drove up while I was wearing my belt and holster, and I felt like I was hiding the mistress or something as I hurried to cram it all under the bed before she got through the door :uhoh:
     
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    My son loves to play "cops". So I do a lot of cornering and room clearing drills as well as presentation drills. The downside is I typically do them with a replica muzzleloading pistol I bought my son in Colonial Williamsburg...
     
  14. Longbow

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    Thanks guys!

    Now I don't feel too nutty anymore!:D :D
     
  15. Edward429451

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    I've done that!!! Cept I was puttin the SG away. She's ok with me carryin round the house but can get a little testy when I do a lot of presentations around the house, or if I break out the longarms...
     
  16. Bainx

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    An excellent drill to consider doing.

    Hey Onslaught, don't worry what she thinks.
    She does her thing, you do yours.:p
     
  17. geekWithA.45

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    My wife's the best.

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    Once, she drove up while I was wearing my belt and holster, and I felt like I was hiding the mistress or something as I hurried to cram it all under the bed before she got through the door
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    She comes home, hugs me, and my sidearm.

    One time, I was doing a clearing excercise when she walked in, and asked if I needed any help.

    She doesn't even roll her eyes when I unload and dry fire at the tv.

    She does get upset when I shoot her favorite characters though, and wonders why I mostly shoot the "good guys". (They get more screen time. )


    She's mine, mine, mine!
    I'm keeping her, you get your own :)
     
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    try magazines of snap caps, helps with the training, and you don't have to remove the fireing pin...

    Personally I did way too much of this stuff in the military to feel any real desire to pratice those type of drills anymore. Regular range time is fine for me.
    If you are going to do shooting house and CQB skills, then do it a whole lot, like daily, if you hope for the training to stick much in a true stressfire situation. It has to be to the point of no conscious thought involved the tactical actions and all thought focused on the situation at hand. The skills take a surprising amount of pratice to stay proficient at, and it does not take too awful long to loose the edge off them.
     
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    Funny ain't it .... how many of us feel rather idiotic when practicing!??

    I guess it's usual . and anyways I keep my practice to odd times in the office . alone?? I am at times appalled at how seemingly slow I have gotten .. or feel ... but a few repeats usually gets back the feel.

    To me the most important part is getting gun out of rig smoothly and then ... key aspect ... what is the grip like. Don't even need to dry fire if all feels well ..... if not .... more repeats. If that hold and grip ain't right ...... BAD news!!
     
  20. Safety First

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    That's what the experts in the gun magazines say

    Why would'nt you practice what may save your life one day??
     
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    Oh, I don't feel idiotic, I feel... ratherrrrummm... tactical! I did feel rather foolish when I realized that the doors in our condo aren't the widest in the world. There are a couple that I can't fit through unless I turn slightly sideways. My boy and I were rushing through the house clearing rooms and I flipped open the cupboard door, stepped rapidly forward and WHAM! Both shoulders meet the door jambs, the feet come up and I'm flat on my back in the doorway. Dang near squished my boy!
     
  22. Jim K

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    Hmmm. Sounds OK, but I knew one guy who forgot to unload when he started firing at the bad guys on the telly. Scratch one 30" HR TV. I don't know how he explained the hole to the guys who took the set in trade for a new one, but maybe they had seen it all before.

    Jim
     
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    My woman came home today and threw a can of white spray paint at me and informed me that she has monday off and we are going to the range and taking my steel poppers for her to shoot. No she doesn't have any sisters.
     
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    Longbow,
    You're both right.

    You're right in that training is important to do, you may want to try IDPA also.It's a fun way to train.

    Your brother is right in that YOU ARE NUTS.
    You are a gun nut after all.:neener:
     
  25. Carbon_15

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    GUILTY...
     
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