So my .40 thread and proceding "discussion" of .45 vs .40 and subsequent ammo price discussion got me thinking about practical scenarios like what would really save me money and afford me to shoot more. My situation...I'm currently a stay at home dad (while rewarding, pays zero) for the past 1.5 years, so I don't have a lot of money to drop on ammo. Thus, I prefer to shoot 9mm, which allows me to shoot a little more when I do go. Current carry setup is a 9mm HK. I should have my Kobra Carry in a few months when I pay it off and will start carrying it. Plan on selling the HK for a 9mm Trojan, again...to afford more practice time with a 9mm. Currently, I hit the range once a month and shoot 200 rounds for around $44 + range time. Once I get the Brown, I plan on switching to 100 rounds of .45 ($32) and 100 rounds of 9mm ($22) + range time, or maybe just 50 rounds of .45 to save a little money. Eventually, I would like to start reloading, to afford a higher round count for less and/or shooting a few times a month. So what's your routine for practice? How often and what do you shoot? Wanna kill these ads? We can help!