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Discussion in 'Texas Gun Ranges' started by Gilbertc13, Oct 5, 2018.

  1. sucker76

    sucker76 Don't let the username fool you

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    I do that but with rifles. One of the perks of working shift work is I can go in the middle of the week and mostly have the range to myself. It's very relaxing.
     


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  2. benenglish

    benenglish Lifetime Supporter Staff Member Lifetime Member Admin

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    Yep. Works with rifles, too.
     
  3. TheMailMan

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    I burn 300-500 rounds of 9mm/.45 ACP per range trip. Casting my own bullets and reloading means I'm shooting those for less than what CCI MiniMags run at Walmart.
     
  4. rmantoo

    rmantoo Cranky old fart: Pull my finger

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    I hit the range about every other or every 3rd day when I'm home. Sometimes several days in a row. I work in the oilfield, and stay gone from anywhere from 2 weeks to 2-3 months, so when I'm home I like to get my shooting time in.

    I like shooting USPSA and 3 gun. Heck, I like shooting, in general, lol.

    I like to start by stepping out of the truck, walking towards the firing line, draw my edc piece and dump a mag on target, reload and dump another. That's at least 25 rounds.

    I then set up and run pistol drills, no matter what. That's 60 or so rounds, minimum, most of the time it's closer to 150.

    Most days I'll run carbine drills- mostly now it's PCC, 9mm. There's another 150 or so, normally.

    After that, I set up the chronograph and run my test/development loads for whatever I'm working on. Normally 30-50 rounds.

    About 1/3 to 1/2 the time, I take a relative or friend (ok, acquaintance...don't have many actual tight friends). That will normally double or even triple the round count.


    I guess I'm a cross between the ammo guy, and the 'extraneaous' equipment guy... gun bags, ammo cans, chronograph, tripod, belt and holsters, box of targets... but I use all that stuff, so I dont' think they're really 'extra.' And it normally takes me less than 5 minutes to be completely loaded, ready to go: It's just another day at the range, it shouldn't take much time to get ready.

    Yes, getting ready the night before an away match I'll spend 15-30 minutes, making sure I have everything and then double check it, but normal range days? Nah. It's about a 10-15 minute drive- plus drive through time at the chick filet on the way :)
     
  5. SQLGeek

    SQLGeek Vodak, The Choice of a New Generation TGT Supporter

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    I should be there in October. We should organize a convoy.

    I tend to bring a lot of ammo but not shoot it all. I like having the option.

    Unfortunately I don't get to shoot often so when I do go, it's usually a several hour affair.
     
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  6. Dancing Heretik

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    I've thought about that. But, between the cost of getting started and the space required, I'm going to wait for now.

    If I live long enough to retire and still have the energy, I might give it a try. Especially since I'll have a lot more range time by then.
     
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  7. Dancing Heretik

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    OMG, that sounds exhausting!
     
  8. rmantoo

    rmantoo Cranky old fart: Pull my finger

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    ?? Not really. It's a lot like working out: The more you do it, the easier, kinda, it gets. I figure since most matches run at least 5 hours +per day - although not shooting anywhere near the entire time- The way to keep my stamina and focus up is to spend a lot of time shooting/training on normal range days.... and, again, I like shooting, so...

    I used to compete in hare scrambles and moto-cross, and this is a lot less intense, both physically and mentally, than that, but still keeps me fairly active.
     
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  9. avvidclif

    avvidclif RFTW 2010

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    That's why I like precision shooting. Trying for one hole. Requires concentration, relaxation, and body control. All of which clear the brain of junk.
     
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  10. Dancing Heretik

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    That does sound refreshing. I tend to overtire myself. It's like I don't want to waste the trip.
     


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