View Full Version : Carrying handguns - how much practice do you do?

September 14, 2008, 07:24 AM
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.

September 14, 2008, 07:36 AM
You can't have too much practice. I try for every day.

September 14, 2008, 08:28 AM
I'm doing something once a day. Whether it be presentation, dry fire, etc...

September 14, 2008, 09:55 AM
I try for at least once a day.

Reality is more like four to five times a week.


September 14, 2008, 09:59 AM
Pax's response mirrors my what I was going to type out.

September 14, 2008, 10:30 AM
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.

September 14, 2008, 01:41 PM
Yo, pax, . . . me too.

May God bless,

September 14, 2008, 03:31 PM

September 14, 2008, 03:48 PM
I'm doing something once a day. Whether it be presentation, dry fire, etc...

same here...I do something at least once a day.

Luis Leon
September 14, 2008, 03:57 PM
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.

best regards,

Luis Leon

September 14, 2008, 04:08 PM
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

September 14, 2008, 05:16 PM
Weather and finances permitting twice a month or so. The range is free, but gas to get there isn't!

September 14, 2008, 06:40 PM
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.

September 15, 2008, 09:25 PM
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.

September 16, 2008, 08:34 AM
thanks for the responses. Glad to see alot of folks working frequently on their skills.