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Old July 31, 2023, 09:35 AM   #26
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I have no hard stats, but I know from experience that you certainly lose your skill over time, but it comes back quickly with practice. All the hours of practice are still there in your brain/muscle memory, but it takes time to polish them back up.
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Old July 31, 2023, 04:11 PM   #27
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Originally Posted by TXAZ View Post
Curious if anyone has any data on how long a proficient shooter can go before they aren’t as proficient as they were.

Military or civilian, how often do you have to shoot to maintain proficiency?
Does the military keep performance records on their shooters, or do they shoot every day / week / ?? when not deployed?
I usually shoot 100 rounds a week. If I miss a few weeks, I will often see a few rounds go out of my normal two-inch circle at ten yards.
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Old August 2, 2023, 09:49 AM   #28
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Skill is like a blade, it will cut for a long time but to keep the fine shaving edge you need to constantly touch it up.
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Old August 5, 2023, 12:01 AM   #29
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work 5 12 hour shifts in a row and see how the skills go.

Its why god created Smith and Wesson, and smith and wesson hired someone to make snap caps..
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