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Training Question for CCW

Discussion in 'GATE Self-Defense Forum' started by Panthera_G27, Apr 4, 2012.

  1. Panthera_G27

    Panthera_G27

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    Hey all, still kinda new to this forum business but I thought I may as well start asking questions relevant to my needs.

    I have recently taken my CCW classes and am receiving my permit next Tuesday. I am kind of excited to join the world of CCW and incorporate my gun into my daily life as if it were a part of me. I have been shooting a lot lately but I still feel like I need to be training a particular way to help better my shooting capabilities as well as prepare me for whatever may come my way. I feel like I am pretty well trained in the safety components of my new G27 (i.e. finger placement, holstering correctly ect..) and I can hit any target placed in front of me. Maybe speed and target acquisition?

    So I was wondering when you guys/gals go out to the range, what do you practice? And being fairly new to the world of CCW what should I be practicing?


    Cheers,
    RT
     
  2. Mas Ayoob

    Mas Ayoob KoolAidAntidote Moderator

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    We practice what you practice, plus:

    Reaction targets (falling plates, spinners, Texas Star); moving targets; distances from muzzle contact to long range; multiple targets; shooting (and gun manipulation) from awkward cover positions; shooting from downed "wounded defender" positions, etc.

    Pick one or two "known quantity" courses, like a qualification used by your local police or CCW instructors (I like the 90-shot IDPA Classifier) and shoot it every now and then. It gives you a benchmark of past performance to help monitor your progress.

    Also, shoot some competition. Gives you your daily adrenaline requirement :cool: and accustoms you to running a gun under pressure.

    best,
    Mas