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View Poll Results: How much dry practice do you partake in
at least once per day 16 29.09%
at least once per week 24 43.64%
at least once per month 13 23.64%
Maybe several times a year or less 2 3.64%
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Old September 14, 2008, 07:24 AM   #1
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Carrying handguns - how much practice do you do?

I would like to know from the people who carry a handgun on their person, either as a profession or as an armed citizen (or both), how much "dry" practice you engage in. This includes one or any of the following: the draw, the presentation, the trigger squeeze, reloads or anything else you deem important.
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Old September 14, 2008, 07:36 AM   #2
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You can't have too much practice. I try for every day.
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Old September 14, 2008, 08:28 AM   #3
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I'm doing something once a day. Whether it be presentation, dry fire, etc...
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Old September 14, 2008, 09:55 AM   #4
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I try for at least once a day.

Reality is more like four to five times a week.

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Old September 14, 2008, 09:59 AM   #5
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Pax's response mirrors my what I was going to type out.
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Old September 14, 2008, 10:30 AM   #6
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I put at least once a week, but in reality I do 3-4 times a week when competing at least once when working a 12 hour day.
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Old September 14, 2008, 01:41 PM   #7
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Yo, pax, . . . me too.

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Old September 14, 2008, 03:31 PM   #8
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daily!
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Old September 14, 2008, 03:48 PM   #9
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Quote:
I'm doing something once a day. Whether it be presentation, dry fire, etc...
same here...I do something at least once a day.
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Old September 14, 2008, 03:57 PM   #10
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At least once per day, I also shoot at least once per week at my club's range, which happens to be 5-10 minutes away depending on how fast I'm driving.

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Old September 14, 2008, 04:08 PM   #11
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i hit up the range atleast once a week.

i dont find sitting at my house and dry firing at the wall to be "practice" as much as i find it to be creepy
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Old September 14, 2008, 05:16 PM   #12
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Weather and finances permitting twice a month or so. The range is free, but gas to get there isn't!
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Old September 14, 2008, 06:40 PM   #13
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i find that pistolcraft doesnt seem to deteriorate as quickly as riflecraft, so i dont spend much time w/ a handgun.
In a self defense situation the actual act of overcoming the hesitancy to kill is more important. once you have that down you have the upper edge by a long shot.
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Old September 15, 2008, 09:25 PM   #14
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I haven't fired a weapon in many years. I do routinely practice drawing a 1911 in condition one (something I don't know if I'll ever be comfortable with). I also practice clearing failures-to-feed in a BHP.

My main HD weapon is an 870, and I should be concentrating on learning how to clear a shotgun jam, now that I think about it.
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Old September 16, 2008, 08:34 AM   #15
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thanks for the responses. Glad to see alot of folks working frequently on their skills.
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