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Hi gang,

How much do you guys shoot? I often wonder about range accessability and how it affects shooting as a hobby. My approach to training and shooting in general changed immeasurably when a nice, indoor range opened fifteen minutes from my home. Had to start reloading to feed my habit.

Also for Terry (who has snarfed up lots of my hard earned money BTW), how much do you get to shoot "officially" as part of your LEO program, versus your off duty "fun" projectilism activites.

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I'm an IDPA match director, so I shoot once a week minimum at the indoor range. I shoot another IDPA match at an outdoor range monthly. I shoot in two to three state matches and the IDPA Nationals yearly. Sometimes I take in an IPSC match. On top of all that, I try to go to the range a couple of additional times per month for some extra practice sessions. I take one or two classes a year from top rated instructors like Ken Hackathorn, Tom Givens, Jim Higginbothom and Chuck Taylor.
 

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I try to catch at least one match a week, sometimes two. Sometimes IPSC, sometimes IDPA.

I practice one morning a week, and just shoot bullseye one or two afternoons a week.

Now and again I shoot some shotgun, either skeet or sporting clays.

Every other night-ish I shoot 50 rounds of air pistol in the house. Sometimes at the Olympic Training Center.

I wish I could sneak more rifle in, but it just doesn’t happen as I still have to fly airplanes for Uncle Sam. He isn’t real big on me blowing off my job for my hobby.

Since Sept 11, I have shot less than 80 rounds and one match. And unfortunately that’s gonna be it for a while too.

Tom
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Now that I have a Dillon, I shoot a lot more often. Single-stage reloading was a real pooper, so blowing a hundred loads had its price. Now I shoot a hundred without even flinching. I'm currently trying to find out just what it takes to wear out a Colt. I'll get back to you in about fifty years...


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I shoot about three times a week. I go through about 2,500 Rds a month.

Ricky T,
Where have you recived training from Tom Givens? He owns the range I shoot out here in Memphis. Were you at the IDPA Nationals this past weekend?
 

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Once a week, about 250 rds. Multiple IDPA targets, variable ranges. Some basic bullseye targets at 20 yds. just to make sure I've still got the basics (proper trigger control, sight picture, breathing) under control. Also double taps, hammers and the quintessential Mozambique drill. Then I get serious...
 

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For handguns I shoot at least 3 times a week not counting competing in 3 matches each month (IDPA/IPSC/"Other").

The round count goes up and down. 1000 rounds a week if I'm stupid, 200 rounds a week if I'm smart (not counting load development).

I try to shoot rifles at least once a week but generally average 3 times a month. The round count is all over the place depending on what I'm shooting and what my purpose is.

The gun club is 10 minutes from my house or 20 minutes from work, so lunch "hour" shooting sometimes happens.

[This message has been edited by Walking Point (edited 10-09-2001).]
 

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I also had a new range open up 10 minutes from my house, and it is on the way home from work. Before I was shooting every two weeks or so because it was 25 minutes to the other range. Now I shoot at least 3X/week, and burn up a ton of ammo (even with 22LR conversions for my Glock and 1911)--I am going to have to start reloading to continue to shoot at this pace.
 

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Really depends... For a while, work got in the way, and I was lucky to get out...

Recently, I have been trying to shoot about 500 rounds/week through the 45, and about 300 rds/wk of 9mm. I usually break it up into 2-3 days of shooting, and try to break it up, every other day, to give me body a rest.

I usually won't shoot more than 200-250 rounds of 45 in a given session, and no more than 100-150 of 9mm.

I need to start reloading again, I have pretty much exhausted my stock, and consiquently, the shooting slows down then... Anyway~~~
 

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Wow!
Some of you guys really get in some good range time. My time is stretched to the limit as it is. The only time I have to shoot is on Friday nights for about an hour. I go thru about 100 to 200 rounds a week depending on my schedule and how I'm shooting. If my mind isn't focused and my shooting is really off, I pack it up and go home.
 

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Eldage1,
I took Tom's 2 days class in Atlanta back in March, it was a great class that he and Jim and Dane put on. I've also shot in the last three Rangemaster Championships. Yes I was at the National last week.
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Ricky T,
Where have you recived training from Tom Givens? He owns the range I shoot out here in Memphis. Were you at the IDPA Nationals this past weekend?
 

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I guess I'm the slacker here. I go about once a month and usually run 300 rounds or so.

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Its bow season! I don't shoot my pistol during bow season! Its all arrows until January. I shoot arrows twice a week, and pull the bowstring 200 times a day during bow season, minus working time.

For non-bow season, I shoot twice a week, and dry fire practice daily minus working time.

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At least once a week I go through 100 - 200 rnds of .45 and 50 rounds of .380, clay birds at least once a month.
IF I can get in more time I do.
I have to drive at least a 1/2 hr. to get to a good range.
 

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To answer the Grinch

Department requires we qualify once a year with handgun (50 rounds) and once a year with shotgun (5 rounds).

Anything else is on our own.

For myself. I just broke the 30K mark in my duty gun.

For fun since I just recently moved to our "hopefully" retirement home and I now have a range in the back yard about two to three times a week and whenever I think I need to do some snap or work related drills.

Maybe 500 to 1K a month.

I have missed matches as I work evenings on my other full time job and spend weekends working to pay for my toys.

Such a trade off.

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Originally posted by Inspector Harry Callahan:
I'm currently trying to find out just what it takes to wear out a Colt. I'll get back to you in about fifty years...


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Harry, I suspect it will be sooner
the barrel will probably be degrading well before the 50 year mark


One thing that wasn't really mentioned by many (just Elect Armadillo) was Dry Fire practice.

Very Important, and certainly cheap. It's worthwile to practice as often as possible, and is something I try to do on a daily basis, along with Presentations from the Holster, though I admit, I am not always putting in the time I should be.

Good Luck!
 

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Usually about 100-150 rounds once a week or every 10 days. I rotate my handguns depending upon my "mood" at the moment: .45 ACP, .45 LC, .38 Spl, .22. Belonging to a club with an indoor range (plus outdoor rifle and trap)makes it very convenient.
 
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