How often do you train?

Discussion in 'Carry Issues' started by RPK Clone, Jul 16, 2019.

  1. I take a firearms class once a year

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  2. I take classes multiple times per year

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  3. I shoot weekly at the range

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  4. I shoot monthly at the range

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  5. Im not even sure if my nightstand gun is loaded

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  1. Kevinr20

    Kevinr20

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    To avoid an indoor range here, I have to drive an hour or more in any direction.T $20 of gas in my truck and 2+ hours of driving to go shooting. That's why I rarely go.
     
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  2. Bradley T

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    I shoot at least twice a week: rifle and pistol. Have been dryfiring quite obssessively also. Guys at club all have shirts that say stuff like "Thunder _ _ _ _ _" "Gun_ _ _ _" and such. All I ever took was a 500 yard class, but I had no bipod or 30x scope. I was kind of in with the wrong bunch.
    Everybody's good but me. Oh well, I'm going tomorrow to try it again- only this time left-hand only with pistol. Was booking down Kansas Avenue on bicycle today and didn't see the curb of one of those gay medians they put there for no good reason. Went over the bars and hit bricks hard! My wrist is killing me! Probably have it X-rayed in the morning. This is what interferes my training- still trying to do kid stuff and suffering the repercussions. I'm not a kid; was coming back from having SS card and DL photocopied at new job business office when I crashed. My SS card looks like some old paper from the 10th Century or something.
     
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  3. TuckersDad

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    I did too!
     
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  4. willie_pete

    willie_pete NRA Life Member

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    Generally an ICORE, IDPA and a Steel Challenge match each month.
     
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  5. RPK Clone

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    I like this
     
  6. jimcorbin

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    He said yes when I asked him that question. But then again, he is a huge 2nd Amendment guy. He was a big part of KY getting Constitutional Carry passed this year.
     
  7. hogarth

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    IMO, this is two different questions. I do training 4-7 times per year under the eyes of an instructor. I practice weekly or every other week, on my own, incorporating the things I learned in training.
     
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  8. Detectorist

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    Pretty much what I've seen.
     
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  9. RPK Clone

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    Nice.
    That's what I do.
     
  10. lazarus66

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    Train for what? Are the Russians coming? Wolverines!
     
  11. AK_Stick

    AK_Stick AAAMAD

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    You bum, let me know when you’re doing a rifle course I’ll see if I can get work to send me
     
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  12. paul45

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    Doggone, do you have a job?!:D
     
  13. Intolerant

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    They`re already here. As well as the chinese. Demorats welcomed them in with open arms.
     
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  14. Intolerant

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    Well when your retired, you get really bored...lol
     
  15. Big Bird

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    Every damn day....that doesn't even count all the John Wick and Jack Reacher movies I watch... 'Cause that's how I roll.....
     
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  16. WeeWilly

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    I do train regularly, although lately a lot less regularly than when I have more time. Building a house and getting the old one ready to sell doesn’t leave a lot of time for fun.

    I am fortunate to have a place near me where I can setup a course of fire that gives me a good baseline for comparing how I am doing. A shot timer is a must to actually know where I stand.

    A normal practice day for me will be 400 rounds and 100-150 draws and reholsters. Lots of moving and shooting. It is amazing how quickly skills diminish when left fallow.
     
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  17. BradD

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    I do physical training almost every day. Mostly tabata squats, tabata pushups, and stair climbing in the nine story building adjacent to my office building. Very fast and efficient workouts. Rarely over 15 min. Usually 3:50, which is the time required to trash myself with tabatas. I'm teaching our 12 year old daughter to lift weights. Since I'm there anyway, I've been working a linear progression of bench press and rows, but that's not my main plan.

    Firearms? Probably not often enough. I trained quite a bit for several years and I think it stuck fairly well. The last time I did some timed dry-fire from concealment, I was able to get a "shot" off in about a second after not practicing for at least a year. The last time I went to the range, I was about as good as I ever was when I trained much more. Still, I'm sure I could do better with more and better training. As with many others, time is very limited.
     
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    I had to Google 'Tabata'. Climbing stairs, especially 2 at a time, is a brutally effective leg-wind workout. It actually will be my next workout phase in my recovery from recent major surgery.
     
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  19. SK2344

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    I try to get to the range every Thursday when I can afford it and I do practice on occasion at home with my dry fire and draw from concealment, just to affirm my muscle memory! At my age, this is good enough!
     
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  20. oldmick

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    I usually go once a week for target practice/marksmanship. I also try to attend 2-4 classes per year on an outside course where I can shoot in and around vehicles, shoot and move, draw and mag change, etc.
     
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