How Often Do You Shoot Your Carry Piece?

Discussion in 'Conceal & Open Carry' started by taperguy, Mar 26, 2012.

  1. taperguy

    taperguy New Member

    While focusing my practice for competition with my G34 I hadn't shot my G23 carry piece for a couple of months. Then when I pulled it out I was horrified to find how bad I was doing with it. I was just catching the side of the paper.This shouldn't be the case with a weapon I trust my life with. Personally I believe that we should be more familiar with our carry piece than anything else we shoot. I'm shooting the G23 weekly now and I feel confidant with it. How often do you shoot your carry piece? Could you get the job done if you had to put it to work? If you haven't shot it you really don't know.
  2. SHOOTER13

    SHOOTER13 RETIRED MODERATOR Sponsor Lifetime Supporting Member

    Each and every time I go to the range I shoot my EDC...!!

  3. taperguy

    taperguy New Member

    You would be amazed with the number of CWP holders that are carryng weapons they have never fired.
  4. Oddball Gunner

    Oddball Gunner New Member

    I shoot at least once a week, dry fire practice every day.
  5. taperguy

    taperguy New Member

    I strated a daily dry fire routine recently. It's amazing how it improves trigger control. I like to include mag changes with tactical retention. There's alot to this hand gunning. It does take practice.
  6. Tape

    Tape New Member

    every time I go to the range
  7. Redhairdontcare

    Redhairdontcare New Member

    So dry firing actually helps?
  8. GAgal

    GAgal Well-Known Member

    It has certainly helped me. I'm taking a defensive handgun course and my instructor assigns different dry fire drills every 2 weeks based on what we covered during the lesson. My groupings are in the red 95% of the time now.
  9. G-23

    G-23 Premium Member

    About every other week. 30 rounds.
  10. I've shot 1200 rounds through mine in the last 2 weeks.
  11. TheKraken

    TheKraken Surviving Covid-19 Staff Member Moderator Lifetime Supporting Member

    Every Monday morning.
  12. taperguy

    taperguy New Member

    Awesome. Did you run it without cleaning?
  13. dslmac2

    dslmac2 New Member

    Me too, every shooting day.
  14. Webphisher

    Webphisher Duct Tape, Alabama Chrome

    EDCs get fired every Tuesday.
  15. G-23

    G-23 Premium Member

    Not the OP you asked but I too have shot well over a thousand rounds in a day without cleaning until the end of the day/training session. Quality ammo will run dang near forever with little fouling....

    For cheap stuff, carry a slightly bent (at the head) old toothbrush to brush down the internal components if you wish. Check your bore every several boxes of ammom And if you are shooting lots, ensure that connector gets lubed daily.
  16. SquadCapt4

    SquadCapt4 New Member

    Fire my carry weapon once every week or two. Drawing from holster and dry fire practice every other day. I alternate my draw and dry fire between using the point and shoot method and actually bringing up a sight picture. After each point and shoot, I check the alignment of the weapon and make the needed corrections. You'll be surprised how that well that "muscle memory" thing works. I'm pretty much dead on now.
  17. Glockmaster

    Glockmaster New Member

    As much as possible. Sometimes I forget I have 2 other sidearms :) I try to go shooting twice a month. Nearest range is 50 miles a way! I have a few buddy's that have farm land & I usually go out there to shoot! If I could afford it I would shoot every day :)
  18. P35

    P35 New Member

    about once a month
  19. Caseyglock19

    Caseyglock19 New Member

    Every week. I just sent my barrel to nukingfuts so I have to take a week off :(
  20. mauro3005

    mauro3005 New Member

    Once a week! Sometime every other week if the weather is too bad outside. Even though I'm going to start practicing rain or shine for a more real world experience