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General Category => Gun Fighting => Topic started by: juszczec on February 03, 2013, 11:38:15 AM

Title: how much training to use firearm in combat situation
Post by: juszczec on February 03, 2013, 11:38:15 AM
Hi folks

I am a gun noob.  I have been to a firing range once and plinked away at some paper targets with a 45 revolver.

How much time, on average, is necessary to develop and maintain the kind of shooting skills a civilian like me (middled aged suburban homeowner in NE Ohio) could be reasonable expected to need given the part of the country I live in?
Title: Re: how much training to use firearm in combat situation
Post by: Professor on February 03, 2013, 06:30:01 PM
100 - 200 rounds once a month.   Get a 1911 in 45 acp and learn to use it or a Glock of any caliber you feel good about.    Get away from the revolver.

Join an IDPI chapter.

Go play paintball.


That will get you started.

Title: Re: how much training to use firearm in combat situation
Post by: Canuk on February 04, 2013, 07:30:46 AM
Depends on the person, natural shooting skills vs learning from scratch Vs (and this is the big one for me) How you mentally approach training and. When I train I always visualize a scenario and get my "war head" on. Run through different scenario's, paper plinking can be fun, but you are not training for fun, you are training for combat . Go into it with that mind set. Also, another biggy for me. Train your pistol draw, lost a people neglect practicing drawing the chunk. I try and beat myself using a mirror (make weapon safe first) or use a training gun
Title: Re: how much training to use firearm in combat situation
Post by: juszczec on February 04, 2013, 08:16:54 AM
100 - 200 rounds once a month.   Get a 1911 in 45 acp and learn to use it or a Glock of any caliber you feel good about.    Get away from the revolver.

Join an IDPI chapter.

Go play paintball.


That will get you started.

The revolver was a loaner.  I have no desire to reload after 6 shots.

Only 100-200 rounds a month.  THAT is a surprise.

Paintball?  My kid and his buddies are gonna love that.

Thanks
Title: Re: how much training to use firearm in combat situation
Post by: juszczec on February 04, 2013, 08:18:31 AM
Depends on the person, natural shooting skills vs learning from scratch Vs (and this is the big one for me) How you mentally approach training and. When I train I always visualize a scenario and get my "war head" on. Run through different scenario's, paper plinking can be fun, but you are not training for fun, you are training for combat . Go into it with that mind set. Also, another biggy for me. Train your pistol draw, lost a people neglect practicing drawing the chunk. I try and beat myself using a mirror (make weapon safe first) or use a training gun

I've read waaaaaaaaay too much of Hock's material to NOT practice something like this. 

My Momma did not raise that stupid of a kid ;-)

Title: Re: how much training to use firearm in combat situation
Post by: F. Fuller on February 07, 2013, 04:07:45 PM
100 - 200 rounds once a month.   Get a 1911 in 45 acp and learn to use it or a Glock of any caliber you feel good about.    Get away from the revolver.



Join an IDPI chapter.

Go play paintball.


That will get you started.

The revolver was a loaner.  I have no desire to reload after 6 shots.

Only 100-200 rounds a month.  THAT is a surprise.

Paintball?  My kid and his buddies are gonna love that.

Thanks

4 boxes of ammo a month is nothing to sneeze at and can be a significant amount of training as long as you don't stand there on the 5 yard line and just empty mag after mag at paper targets. Seek out a qualified firearms instructor if at all possible and work draw, reload and malfunction drills from different positions.... again under the supervision of an experienced instructor.
Title: Re: how much training to use firearm in combat situation
Post by: GTC-554 on February 22, 2013, 05:17:00 PM
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