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Old 01-20-2012, 11:52 PM   #1
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Curious, how many times a month do you shoot and how many rounds?

I think I might shoot a bit too much, I go once a week.

Every week I shoot:

Desert Eagle 50AE: 5 rounds
HK P30L: 200 rounds
Glock 26/27: 100 rounds

Then a few others are thrown in.....the Glock 21 and Kimber 1911

I normally spend a tad over 100 bucks on ammo a week depending on the guns...the 50AE ammo is a different story.
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Old 01-21-2012, 12:01 AM   #2
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It varies by the time of the year. In the winter, I'm limited to indoor shooting on most days, as my gun club only keeps certain sections clear of snow.
In the warmer months from spring to late fall, I shoot about 2-3 times per month.

AR: 300-400
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Glock 22: 200
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Old 01-21-2012, 12:12 AM   #3
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It varies by the time of the year. In the winter, I'm limited to indoor shooting on most days, as my gun club only keeps certain sections clear of snow.
In the warmer months from spring to late fall, I shoot about 2-3 times per month.

AR: 300-400
Glock 34: 250
Glock 22: 200
Glock 27: 100-150
SPR: 30-50
M700: 20-30
I love my AK...but the indoor range will not let me shoot it unless I buy their soft nose overpriced ammo. I normally shoot Tula or Wolf with it. I am limited by summer due to that also. The indoor ranges hate some guns. I feel ya. I do have a nice little HK (Walther/Umarex...whatever you want to call it)MP5 22LR that is fun to shoot at the indoor range and cheap as heck on ammo. Red dot scope is dead on.
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Old 01-21-2012, 09:27 AM   #4
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I used to shoot alot more than I do now. At the moment, I can't even guarantee shooting once/month. I just haven't found a reasonable range here in the Tampa/St. Pete area that isn't too far away or has ridiculous restrictions on rapid fire, etc. It was alot easier when I was farther north
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During the winter, it goes down to once a month. I let it slide, but going to my local indoor range does nothing productive for me outside of practicing my trigger control on a static target from a single standing position.
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During the winter, it goes down to once a month. I let it slide, but going to my local indoor range does nothing productive for me outside of practicing my trigger control on a static target from a single standing position.
Which seems kind of useless to me also...I need a range where I can draw and engage multiple targets and move. Standing and shooting from a static position at a static target without an ability to even double tap is worthless IMO.
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Old 01-21-2012, 12:14 PM   #7
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I try to go twice a month, once for pistol and once for rifle. I vary the rifle shooting between distance (which is only a hundred yards, but whatever) and target acquisition/transition. I too am limited with the type of shooting that I can do, as every range around only allows you to stand or sit at a bench, and limited rapid fire. I make the best of it though.

One thing I've done is pick up a .22 conversion bolt for the AR. This allows me to use some of the indoor ranges that would otherwise not allow a centerfire rifle. It helps me keep up with the acquisition and transition drills when I would otherwise not be able to get to it.
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Which seems kind of useless to me also...I need a range where I can draw and engage multiple targets and move. Standing and shooting from a static position at a static target without an ability to even double tap is worthless IMO.
In this area, you really need to take a class to be able to do that. I'm attending a class in February called "So you have your CWP, now what?". I'm taking it because it is eight hours of instruction on a closed range that will allow us to draw and engage multiple targets. It's a complete beginners course, but I don't really care. It will get me out and give me the ability to do what I really want to do.

*ETA - I said that it's a beginners class, and that sounds kind of elitist. I have no idea how I'll do since I've rarely had the opportunity to draw and fire.
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Old 01-21-2012, 10:40 PM   #9
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In this area, you really need to take a class to be able to do that. I'm attending a class in February called "So you have your CWP, now what?". I'm taking it because it is eight hours of instruction on a closed range that will allow us to draw and engage multiple targets. It's a complete beginners course, but I don't really care. It will get me out and give me the ability to do what I really want to do.

*ETA - I said that it's a beginners class, and that sounds kind of elitist. I have no idea how I'll do since I've rarely had the opportunity to draw and fire.
Send me the info on that when you get a minute Jeff.
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I try to get in a minimum of 2-300 rounds a month. Thankfully 9mm keeps that cost down a bit, but now that I have my 22 upper back, it'll be nice to get some additional plinking time.
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Old 01-22-2012, 01:51 AM   #12
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Usually shoot around once a week (sometimes twice). Average around 800-1,000 223/556, 400 9mm, and 300-400 45 acp per month. Shiet gets expensive.
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During the winter, it goes down to once a month. I let it slide, but going to my local indoor range does nothing productive for me outside of practicing my trigger control on a static target from a single standing position.
Question for ya Reedo302...do they let you shoot soft points on your indoor range? Rifle I am talking about. My range has no problem with .556 or .223, they just hate the 7.62. They hate the Russian ammo like Wolf and Tula. They say it damages the range backstop. They did have some jackarse use AP rounds and ruin one of the rifle lanes.
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As of now, due to College. I can only go to the range at home where the handgun is at.

S&W M&P 40c - 150-250

I really need to find an outdoor range though
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Question for ya Reedo302...do they let you shoot soft points on your indoor range? Rifle I am talking about. My range has no problem with .556 or .223, they just hate the 7.62. They hate the Russian ammo like Wolf and Tula. They say it damages the range backstop. They did have some jackarse use AP rounds and ruin one of the rifle lanes.
They allow anything that is below 3400fps velocity, as long as it is not AP or penetrator. 5.56mm M855/SS109 and M856 are prohibited, as well as any 5.45 or 7.62x39 ammo with mild steel core.
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Every few months for a few hours and a few hundred rounds.

Used to go more often when I reloaded, but not anymore.
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I used to shoot a lot more and reload, but it has all taken a backseat to other priorities lately. I wish I had time to go once / month but it isn't realistic.
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