How Often Do You Go Shooting?

Discussion in 'Texas Gun Ranges' started by LHB1, Mar 27, 2008.

  1. LHB1

    LHB1 Active Member

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    I try to go once or twice a week if weather/sickness/travel/etc. permits. Just checked my records for last year: 53 range visits and fired at least 2825 rounds. Of that, 10 visits and 550 rounds was practice with .22 LR pistol and 43 visits/2275 rounds was with .45 ACP 1911's. Scores are holding steady and have not started deteriorating yet from age or sight related problems although I do have to use two hands now. Can't hold a pistol steady enough for target work with just one hand anymore.
     


  2. longtooth

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    Prior to the last 3 yrs of health issues I went every week. I live 7 miles from the range. I getting back to better health & have seen the increase in range visits. Was there Monday & have a Sat. planned on the rifle & pistol range.
     
  3. LHB1

    LHB1 Active Member

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    Longtooth,
    +1 on the health issues. Hang in there and keep shooting regularly. Luckily I haven't had any significant health problems yet but they are past due according to the calendar. Two conclusions I have learned:
    - Youth and health are wasted on the young.
    - Too soon old, too late smart.
    ;)
     
  4. 300shooter

    300shooter Active Member

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    Before my Divorce I was shooting 2 or 3 times a week now its like once or twice a month and if I have a IDPA or Steel shoot I might get out 2 times more before the shoots.

    LT I need to get up to your neck of the woods and we can do some shooting together
     
  5. longtooth

    longtooth Active Member

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    Come on my friend. Give me a couple of days notice so I can arrange the schedule. Things can always be moved.
     
  6. 308nato

    308nato TGT Addict

    I try to go once a week ,sometimes twice but lately I have been trying to play catchup with spring yard work and have put it off the last two weeks.
     
  7. Duman44

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    I try to get out at least once a week. I shoot pistols indoors and both rifles and pistols outdoors. My eyes are not what they once were, so I
    notice a huge difference between pistol accuracy indoors and outdoors where there is much more light. Especially with guns without dot or bar sights.
     
  8. carneyman

    carneyman Active Member

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    Unfortunately, no range in the vicinity and no land to shoot on, so right now about once every few months...:(

    Hopefully that will change when I move to Tyler in August.:D
     
  9. justin81

    justin81 New Member

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    I only get to go once a month due to work, spending time with family, and cost of ammo. I usually make a day of it, spend around 4-6 hours out there.

    I usually shoot 180rds of .223, 100rds of 9mm, and 50rds of various 12ga shells (usually #8 bird shot, and 00 buck shot). Now that I have the .380 I'll start shooting 50rds of that each trip, and I should have my 38spl revolver next month, and I'll do 50rds of that too.
     
  10. ctxpta

    ctxpta New Member

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    Sad truth

    I live next to and own a range and if I am lucky shoot once a month! I am very fortunate that I am a natural and don't have to practice much to stay pretty proficient.
     

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