Why I Made Firearm Practice My New Year's Resolution

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Why I Made Firearm Practice My New Year's Resolution

Postby jdege on Sun Jan 05, 2020 10:12 am

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Why I Made Firearm Practice My New Year's Resolution
don’t go in for the New Year’s Resolution stuff usually. But a trip to the range the other day drove home a point to me and caused me to make one new resolution for 2020. That resolution is simply to practice more. During that trip to the range, I realized that my shooting skills had slipped just a bit, and it took quite a while (and a good deal of ammunition) to get back up to what I am capable of doing.

We sometimes forget that shooting skills are quickly diminishing skills. We certainly may know what to do, but doing it is a whole other thing. Our hand-to-eye coordination is off and our movements get sluggish, all of which can prevent us from delivering that first quick, accurate shot that is so important in personal defense.


What do you consider to be a minimal training schedule?

One trip to the range per week? Month? Year? Decade?
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Re: Why I Made Firearm Practice My New Year's Resolution

Postby Bearcatrp on Sun Jan 05, 2020 10:55 am

Once a month to keep up on skills unless your still having issues, then at least twice a month.
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Re: Why I Made Firearm Practice My New Year's Resolution

Postby Scratch on Sun Jan 05, 2020 11:15 am

I'm very curious to hear what others think of as acceptable minimum frequency training...
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Re: Why I Made Firearm Practice My New Year's Resolution

Postby Ghost on Sun Jan 05, 2020 11:27 am

Scratch wrote:I'm very curious to hear what others think of as acceptable minimum frequency training...

Depends on the person.
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Re: Why I Made Firearm Practice My New Year's Resolution

Postby Scratch on Sun Jan 05, 2020 11:50 am

dupe..
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Re: Why I Made Firearm Practice My New Year's Resolution

Postby Ghost on Sun Jan 05, 2020 1:15 pm

Scratch wrote:I'm very curious to hear what others think of as acceptable minimum frequency training...

Quarterly, increase frequency if something doesn’t feel right. That’s my minimum.
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Re: Why I Made Firearm Practice My New Year's Resolution

Postby rtk on Sun Jan 05, 2020 1:38 pm

Once a week when the weather is decent, once a month when it’s to cold...
The sky is falling, the sky is falling....(Chicken Little)
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Re: Why I Made Firearm Practice My New Year's Resolution

Postby Rip Van Winkle on Sun Jan 05, 2020 2:14 pm

Training depends on what you're trying to accomplish. Most of us probably need more practice with holster work than shooting.
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Re: Why I Made Firearm Practice My New Year's Resolution

Postby Ghost on Sun Jan 05, 2020 2:20 pm

Rip Van Winkle wrote:Training depends on what you're trying to accomplish. Most of us probably need more practice with holster work than shooting.

I answered the question based on range training. I do enjoy dry fire at home and think it’s important.
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