Practice Thread

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  1. Wolffy

    Wolffy Make ready. Charter Member Supporting Member

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    What are you doing for practice? What drills are working for you? What drills are not? What are you doing dry fire? What are you doing live fire? If its practice for shooting post it here.
     
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    Cpippen Senior Member Charter Member

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    I usually try and shoot as time allows but am very under trained and ill prepared for where I want to be. So, this topic should be s good one to keep a watch on.

    As far as shooting I try and shoot once every three weeks ( as time, work, wife and child care allows) sometimes I can do better but usually it is once every third weekend. I usually shoot about an hour or so and then have to jet on to other chores and such. I do shoot my edc, Glock 19 and 43 as well as my m&p340 every time I shoot at the range.
     
  3. Jht05016

    Jht05016 Can't Shoot Real Good

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    Dryfire for the first time in a month yesterday. I did a 2 hour workout/ dryfire session. Mostly movement, box drills. Trying to take my movement from fast but sloppy, to fast with technique. At the same time I'm trying to build my endurance and arm strength.
     
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    hlpressley Member Vendor

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    I will be going to the indoor range tonight after they close and run my new Limited piece until I can't touch the slide! I have 400 rounds loaded up and have no plans of bringing any back! I may run a Bill Drill 50 times!
     
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  5. Wolffy

    Wolffy Make ready. Charter Member Supporting Member

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    I've been working on reloading between positions. I noticed in my videos that I am not moving as fast between positions when I have a reload involved.
     
  6. slow is slow

    slow is slow Avoidin land wars in Asia Charter Member

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    dryfire daily, currently working on transitions being more exact and reloads on the move. Live fire 1 time per week, working on shot calling, recoil control, and seeing only what I need to see, no more, no less.
     
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    FatboyFlash Senior Member

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    I'm just trying to bulk up for area 6.
     
  8. Starkherz199

    Starkherz199 Professional Contrarian Charter Member

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    Do you keep a training log?
     
  9. Wolffy

    Wolffy Make ready. Charter Member Supporting Member

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    Nope, always thought I should but never started one.
     
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    Starkherz199 Professional Contrarian Charter Member

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    I got the idea from Lanny Basham book, With Winning in Mind. I keep a log of every training day, livefire and dryfire. And on days I miss, I log why I didn't practice. I also keep a Match log. Helps to go back and see what I did. And evaluate how it worked in a match.
    I keep.it in my notes app on my smart phone.
    For Instance...here is what I've logged in 2017 so far. You'll notice a bit of a trend.

    Training log 2017.

    1/1/17
    1hour dryfire. 6 reload 6 3.8 part time.
    Draw sight picture freestyle and turn and draw.
    Draw Shoot 6. 1.9 partime
    Pickup from table draws
    Bad elbow pain.

    1/2/17
    Dryfire. 30 minutes
    6 reload 6 turn and draw
    draw from table shoot partials. Bad elbow pain.

    1/3/17
    200 rounds livefire G34...call it and leave it on paper- 2 shots...partial target.
    20 minutes dryfire...table draws. Really bad elbow pain.

    1/4/17
    30 minutes dryfire. In and out of position...with reloads. Severe elbow pain.

    1/5/17
    150 rounds livefire with Shield and Honor Defense.
    No dryfire because of cortisone shot in arm.
     
  11. Butter

    Butter CEO of Sarcasm Staff Member Benefactor Charter Life Member

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    3x20min dry fire pratice per week, drills rotate between Stoegers book and DIY drills from classifiers. I need help on pretty much everything
     
  12. Wolffy

    Wolffy Make ready. Charter Member Supporting Member

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    Worked solely on dry fire reloads. Really pushed the par time to see where failure would occur. Draw,1 shot,reload,1 shot, reload, 1 shot - got down to 3 secs
     
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  13. Errant_Venture

    Errant_Venture I'm the space cowboy.

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    Once I get my work schedule under control, I really need to start quizzing you guys on how to start practicing. It's hard for me, though, because i have no routine in my life. One weekend a month, and I can be working on any given day of the week. Soon, though, at least, I'll have a regular schedule in regards to hours of the day.
     
  14. slow is slow

    slow is slow Avoidin land wars in Asia Charter Member

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    Dang that's quick, I'm a full second slower and feel like I could only call the shot as hit or miss at 15 yards, much less a or c hits
     
  15. Wolffy

    Wolffy Make ready. Charter Member Supporting Member

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    Guess I should of said in dry fire
     
  16. Jht05016

    Jht05016 Can't Shoot Real Good

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    Remember everyone, keep practicing. And slow is always slow. :) saw this and had to post it, because I hear that stupid slow is smooth saying all the time.
     
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    wolfpack65 Queen Bee Charter Member

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    I don't do anything.
    Guess I probably should, but, sigh, I don't ever think about it...
     
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    Partsfreak Just Farted

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    I dry fire with a Sig P250. The thing has a long hard trigger pull and if you can maintain trigger discipline with it, it will cure flinching and make you smoother with just about anything else.
     
  19. Mike Overlay

    Mike Overlay pull the target, call the range master Staff Member Benefactor Charter Life Member

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    Dont slow down, calm down
     
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    slow is slow Avoidin land wars in Asia Charter Member

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    That's why my name is slow is slow
     
  21. Wolffy

    Wolffy Make ready. Charter Member Supporting Member

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    Weak hand all about weak hand. Draw to weak hand and transitions
     
  22. FlatFender

    FlatFender Gamer Charter Member

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    First dryfire session in.... 6 months?
    Can barely rip a 1 second draw. Pulling the trigger when the sights are all over the D zones, etc, etc.

    I've got a long road ahead of me.
     
  23. Jht05016

    Jht05016 Can't Shoot Real Good

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    When is the last time you shot the gun live fire? I have found I can't hit my dryfire groove after a hiatus from live fire for more than a week. It's like your brain forgets the gun running and gives dryfire no frame of reference.
     
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    FlatFender Gamer Charter Member

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    Jht05016 uhh....a month? Maybe more? Hopefully my range will open back up this week.
     
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    I did draws to first shot, draw to 2 shots, and Bill Drills. This was live fire at an indoor range, probably burned through about 200 rounds. I always work on stance at the same time.
     
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    Wolffy Make ready. Charter Member Supporting Member

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    Worked on unloaded starts from the holster.
     
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    Worked on surrender draw and mag changes
     
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    bigfelipe TSA Director Charter Life Member

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    Wish I had better options for live fire. Don't have anywhere close to do any productive live fire training. I've not done any dry fire in awhile either. Just started shooting matches again last month. Only shot a couple all of '16 until Dec. We'll see how '17 goes...
     
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    FlatFender Gamer Charter Member

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    Woody's is still taking members, IIRC.
     
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    Practiced mag changes while moving and then went to the range and did draws to 1st shot, draw to 2 shots, 6 reload 6, strong had only, and support hand only.
     
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  31. Mike79

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    Have plenty of land to run pistol on not sure how far away you are.
     
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    Butter CEO of Sarcasm Staff Member Benefactor Charter Life Member

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    Watched a bunch of YT last night and today I practiced hitting steel, trying not to leave a position before I hit it
     
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    fieldgrade Well seasoned member Benefactor Charter Life Member

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    I'm planning to shoot a match every Saturday in 2017. No time for practice.
     
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    Cool. I'm in Raleigh. Short on ammo... and GLOCKs at the moment though...
     
  36. Mike79

    Mike79 Senior Member

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    Lol.....well I would say you could run my 1911 some but baby steps......I do have an XDm compact but would hate to watch you cry when you had to leave it and go back to a block
     
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    bigfelipe TSA Director Charter Life Member

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    Lol... That's adorable. I've been there and done all that. Always go back to GLOCK. ;)
     
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    FlatFender Gamer Charter Member

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    So are you focusing on calling the shot, and moving, or waiting for the ding? Have you played with Steve Anderson's "Call it and leave it" drill?
     
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    Butter CEO of Sarcasm Staff Member Benefactor Charter Life Member

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    Focused on shot calling. Stoeger recently recommended using non electric ear pro for practicing steel shots and rhat what I did. It really helped today, other than 1 plate that gave me a fit.

    Something else I learned today-I cant shoot with both eyes open. Ive tried a long time to make it work but I get a double vision. Today I closed my left eye and ran with it.
     
  40. PieEye

    PieEye Happy to be here

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    One eye or two, you shot a great match today!
     
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