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Good advice

And one of my problems with competitive shooting: Do you practice like you carry?

9 Responses to “Good advice”

  1. ExurbanKevin Says:

    My IDPA rig is my carry rig: The only difference is I run two mag pouches in competition vs. one that I carry.

    USPSA, not so much. I shoot my CZ double-action, so there is that, but a Blade Tech dropped offset holster isn’t what I use to carry….

  2. Barron Barnett Says:

    That’s why our club has carry side matches. The only requirement for entry is it must by your EDC gear.

  3. Sean D Sorrentino Says:

    I’m so sick of this “train as you fight” crap. I’m NOT going to train as I fight because if I show up at the county range, buck naked carrying my pistol in one hand and a spare mag in the other, I’m going to get arrested!

  4. Jailer Says:

    Not the same gun I carry but the same family of gun I carry. Glock. Consistency across disciplines is what matters most. If you train, practice and compete with the same type of weapon than it’s still good training.

    My local range has a BUG shoot once a year and it’s a lot of fun to go out and compete with your EDC rig once in a while, but for serious play I want my competition gun.

  5. Skip Says:

    I am not training anymore.
    Until availability and prices stabilize, .gov seems to have cut off my ammo needs.
    At a buck a round for .45acp self defense stuff I can only shoot reloaded cheap shit.
    500 rounds on a Saturday pushes my wife’s manicure budget. Hey, I gotta live here too.

  6. Robb Allen Says:

    Yup. My USPSA gun is the same gun I carry. Which makes actually loading up a bit awkward when I get there since I have to handle a loaded gun where it’s considered a no-no. I just have to be a tad bit surreptitious about it.

    Now, that’s an OC holster, and when I do OC, that’s the holster I use. When I’m at home though, I unload and practice getting at my piece from whatever I’m using for concealment. Granted I don’t ever practice with a jacket on because I live in Florida and we wear jackets 3 days out of the year when the temp falls below 65.

  7. Paul Says:

    Some do, some don’t. It’s a game, not a class. Caleb over at Gunnuts pointed out that it’s still high speed problem solving with a gun, whatever you use.

  8. NJDave Says:

    Of course I practice like I carry. I practice carrying it unloaded and locked up to the trunk of my car for the drive to the match.

    But I live in NJ, so what do I know…

  9. TigerStripe Says:

    I practice the way I carry (concealed) and I also practice in an open carry manner as that’s how I carry at home. Almost any form of practice beats no practice.