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How many of you count your rounds while shooting?

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by Bello, Feb 28, 2010.

  1. Bello

    Bello America/Italia

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    i see videos of guys shooting and what not and trying to pull the trigger fast and while its locked back still trying.. im just wondering i usually count my rounds
     
  2. mdhandyman

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    I can't count that fast. :tongueout:
     

  3. deadday

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    It's a habbit that could save your life some day...and for M4, last 5 rounds are ALWAYS tracers.....
     
  4. Kentucky Shooter

    Kentucky Shooter NRA Life Member

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    no, i never count them......shoot until the slide locks back or on guns like a 10-22 until I hear a snap.
     
  5. Annoyedgrunt

    Annoyedgrunt Dry Heat my ASS

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    Bet you don't have to count past 10, being in NJ and all... :whistling:


    j/k man, couldn't help it. I used to live there and can remember the draconian gun laws that state had.


    I count mine, though. Just in the back of my head, like.
     
  6. FullClip

    FullClip NRA Benefactor CLM

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    Usually don't have any problem keeping count with the pistols...up to 14 rounds or less. Different thing with the rifles holding 20 or more rounds though. Even when I'm 110% sure I've 'counted' the rounds shot, I still double check that the gun is indeed empty before leaving the firing line.

    One good drill is to let a buddy load the magazine with an unknown number of rounds (using a snap cap as the first round into the magazine on any gun that locks back on an empty magazine) and see if you flinch when you pull the trigger on an empty chamber.
     
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    I usually only count when I'm shooting my flintlock.
     
  9. deadday

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    ..I have to admit, when shooting the XDm, counting to 20 gets to be a challenge after a loong range day...
     
  10. longhair

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    Good idea! :thumbsup:

    And it gives me the excuse I've been looking for to justify buy some tracer rounds!!:supergrin:

    Visable in broad daylight??
     
  12. deadday

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    Yup, go with red. Some guys do the last 3 as tracers, some just do the last round....I've heard people say it's a horrible idea because the enemy will eventually figure out that after 5 of the flashy ones you are reloading, but my response is, my reloads are pretty damned quick, but if I missed with the first 30 rounds, well, I'm ****ed anyways...
     
  13. JayD1056

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    I don't count the rounds.

    I count the boxes!
     
  14. G33

    G33 Frisky! CLM Millennium Member

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    Easy with a rev.
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    Most people aren't able to count them in a gunfight, anyway. When my partner was in one, I asked him how many times he had shot and he said, "One, or two times". There were eleven of his shell casings on the ground.

    That's why most LE agencies train to shoot until slide lock and then reload. Because, that's probably what's going to happen anyway.
     
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  17. Foxterriermom

    Foxterriermom No place like home

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    I do tend to count, but then I learned to shoot when we all carried revolvers. However, if you can reliably keep count with a hi-cap semi-auto, you may be shooting too slow and doing too little else while shooting (like moving, transitioning, etc.). Try some USPSA or IDPA competition and see if counting still works for you.
     
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    you have to if shooting in USPSA, so it then becomes a habit.
     
  20. glocksalot

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    i do but its not really a conscious effort....mostly subconscious