Interesting. One can always have another baby, one cannot always grow another kidney…
I may stand corrected… …
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Welcome to full30, I live about 220 miles from Denver, we go up to Blackhawk by the one arm bandits.
Howdy! Welcome and congratulations!
Haven’t seen them, but I’ve heard of them.
My game plan so far to improve my skills have been this:
Assume my G19 is loaded, clear and visually/physically inspect that it’s clear before any of this.
Mornings: 6x draw and dry fire from concealment before loading a mag and going to work
Evenings: 6x draw and dry fire from concealment before loading and putting it in my nightstand
This has really helped me become smoother with the draw and highlights problems with clothing.
Fridays I work from home and before I eat lunch, I do 15 magazine changes with an empty mag and one with a snap cap. Since I’m not cycling it with ammo, I just leave the slide locked back, wait for my timer to go off, eject the mag, load and rack the slide. Sometimes I do it from a draw. Sometimes I’m moving laterally. Either way I’m focused on a target, squeezing the trigger and working on keeping the front sight from moving when I squeeze.
Again, I clear and check it before doing anything. I clear and check every gun that gets handed to me whether or not the person that handed it to me cleared it. I’m a little OCD about it, but I’d rather look OCD than have a ND.
I know it’s not the same as actually firing it, but reflexive handling and manipulation is what I’m focusing on building. I don’t see it any differently than using a knife, a staff, feet or hands in a fight. If you’re focused on HOW to manipulate your weapon, your focus isn’t on stopping the threat.
I shoot 2x at an indoor range each month working on concealed draw to firing with single, double and triple shots or hitting two shoot-n-see targets. Usually end up firing 100-150 rounds each session.
My next purchase will be a shot timer so I have quantitative data instead of qualitative only. I should probably get some steel targets and find a place to shoot for free outdoors too - $18 per session isn’t terrible, but that could be an extra box of ammo each month.
If you have any dry fire advice, I’m all ears - no pun intended towards that mouse photo.
go shoot IDPA,Steel,USPSA etc
Welcome from Ky. Dry fire practice is better than time at the range in my opinion. 10 minutes a day seems better than 2 hours at the range. Don’t get me wrong live fire has its place too. Front Sight or Gunsight are two of the best schools also Thunder Ranch.
I totally agree. It’s a great way to practice and you will learn a lot from your fellow competitors. Steel matches will quickly refine your fundamentals and reinforce gun safety practices. I think you would really enjoy it.
You should be able to get a 4 day handgun class for around $200 . Go to thier web sight and they have it advertized.
I just checked you can get the class for $200 . It is a five day class that includes a 30 state ccw .
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I’ve actually looked around and have only found a small handful of IDPA events in my area. A buddy of mine and I haven’t been able to find any matches on their site up until recently. I guess they updated it finally! The first one is in mid-March, so I’ll check that one out. Thanks!
I absolutely agree! If it ever comes down to it, I need to be able to get my gun out, on target and into the fight faster than the other guy. Dry fire training lets me get at least 2-3x more practice draws than going to the range every few weeks for a couple of hours. Reflexive actions are faster than thoughts turned into action.
Plus it’s free.
Hey, welcome to the forums! Theres alot of good information on guns floating around here.
Welcome, and congratulations to you and your wife on the upcoming birth of your child!