Firearms- Practice Makes Perfect

Discussion in 'General Survival and Preparedness' started by Yard Dart, Jan 19, 2016.


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  1. Never, still learning how to operate it.

  2. Over a year ago, I have been busy.

  3. Less than 6 months ago.

  4. Within the last couple of months.

  5. Within the last few weeks.

  6. Weekly.

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  1. Yard Dart

    Yard Dart Vigilant Monkey..... Moderator Site Supporter++

    As a pepper/survivalist, we have many things to know and do well, to ensure that we are ready for what may come in the future.....
    A conversation I was having with a friend the other day in regards to weapons proficiency got me to thinking, about how many of us out there are working with our firearms on a regular basis? Do you have a realistic training plan, a set goal for the day at the range, or are you just not getting it done and hoping that that range day two years ago will satisfy your needs when SHTF.... all questions to ask ourselves!!


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  2. Motomom34

    Motomom34 Moderator Moderator Site Supporter++

    Maybe if I was a young hottie like that the instructors would let me stand the way I want to.
     
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  3. pearlselby

    pearlselby Monkey++

    Nice Weaver stance, huh?
     
  4. Legion489

    Legion489 Shining the Light of Truth

    Perfect Practice Makes Perfect. As soon as she gets a hot case down those boots she will change to some other form of footwear.
     
  5. Pax Mentis

    Pax Mentis Philosopher King Site Supporter

    When I was living at the farm it was pretty much daily for one weapon or the other. Living in town it dropped to once or twice a week. On the road it is sometimes a couple of weeks in between...except here in AZ where there is just so much desert that it ends up being 2-3 times a week. I get bored and start bouncing a rock around.
    [gun]
     
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  6. pearlselby

    pearlselby Monkey++

  7. AD1

    AD1 Monkey+++

    Pax

    You need to go here on Tuesday nights. 4 stages multiple shooting positionings, moving, changing mags and running against the clock.
     
    Last edited: Jan 20, 2016
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  8. 3M-TA3

    3M-TA3 Cold Wet Monkey

    I dry fire rifles and pistols daily, but not yet cleared from my last surgery for live fire. Ten more days...
    I also practice activating/deactivating safeties as I bring my weapons to and from a fire position. Lastly, I practice handling/drawing on a regular basis.

    A requirement for my next home is to be able to shoot from my own property.
     
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  9. Tully Mars

    Tully Mars Metal weldin' monkey Site Supporter+

    Rock bouncing is great fun, and you actually bring up a good point. Once a person has become an accomplished shooter, it's good to throw different things into the mix. Shooting all the same, all the time can get old. I'm not saying a person shouldn't go through their drills, but like you said, try bouncing a rock or can around. One must continue to challenge their skill sets or they will never get better. Try hitting that limb just where it forks,ect. Mixing it up can be a good thing.

    Disclaimer: Always be sure of your backstop;)
     
  10. Tully Mars

    Tully Mars Metal weldin' monkey Site Supporter+

    Yeah, but then you wouldn't be getting your money's worth from your instructor;)
     
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  11. Kingfish

    Kingfish Self Reliant

    We have a range at my father in laws , it is 5 minutes away. I dialed in my new AR there last week. I shoot as much as I can afford to.
     
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  12. chimo

    chimo the few, the proud, the jarhead monkey crowd Site Supporter+

    I can shoot pretty much anytime I want on either of my neighbor's properties. I'll be setting up a berm where I can safely do so with .22 or handguns on my land this spring. I also have a public outdoor range bout 2 miles up the road, a shooting club a couple miles down the road the other way, and an indoor range about 6 miles away where I go to shoot USPSA on Saturday nights when I get the urge. I have plenty of ammo and reload, so really my only limiting factor is time.
     
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  13. BTPost

    BTPost Old Fart Snow Monkey Moderator

    We shoot whenever the Wx is nice... Yesterday AlaskaChick, invited a couple of local Neighbors, (Ami & Rainy Brown) to go shooting Pistols, while their Family was loading some Water Totes here... They had a Blast.....
     
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  14. Yard Dart

    Yard Dart Vigilant Monkey..... Moderator Site Supporter++

    My range is 15 minutes away....
    It appears from the initial survey responses, that most of us work on our marksmanship weekly to monthly. I think overall that is exceptional and applaud those that take that time and effort to ensure their proficiency!!
     
  15. tedrow42

    tedrow42 Monkey

    I shoot as much as I can. I've started reloading to offset cost. Also putting back SHTF ammo is cheaper. More work but the hollows I like are a buck a piece. I can load them at half the cost. 9Mm is pretty cheap as it is but when you can load it at the cost of 22 it don't hurt as bad to send 400 to the burm in a day. Also I'm wanting to get into idpa. Looks like a blast and good skills can be practiced
     
  16. ssonb

    ssonb Confederate American

    Why does any male in the USofA have to practize with our guns Its in our genetics ! we can naturally shoot... I have been almost told this very exact "factoid" more than once!!! Or this one..I don't need a rifle, I can shoot well enuf out past 100 yrds with my pistol to protect my house. I mostly counter with "You been believing what seeing on TV, feller"
     
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  17. chimo

    chimo the few, the proud, the jarhead monkey crowd Site Supporter+


    I'm a naturally crappy shot...if I don't practice a lot I'll aim @chelloveck and end up shooting out my eye, my foot and maybe one of your windows with a 30 round mag and chell will never even feel a breeze. [gun]
     
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  18. chelloveck

    chelloveck Diabolus Causidicus

    I should feel flattered that you'd want to use me as target practice, Chimo (I think????), but I don't think it wise to rely on serial occurrences of random good luck on my part, or random serial occurrences of unskilful bad luck on your part. Besides, you'd have to wait in line for your chance. There are quite a few in the queue ahead of you. ;)

    Edit: Enlarge, and use for target practice the following image of my avatar. When your accuracy skills have improved sufficiently...we can talk further.

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    Last edited: Feb 10, 2016
  19. chimo

    chimo the few, the proud, the jarhead monkey crowd Site Supporter+

    I just figured you were a good example of a large target for me to miss, Chell...and more fun than the side of a barn. :p
     
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  20. chelloveck

    chelloveck Diabolus Causidicus

    Judging by the picture of David Hume, I think he dresses to the right...there isn't much that is small with David...unless he was prone to padding his schlong.....that would be a target hard to miss, lol
     
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