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TommyOC
11-12-2012, 02:00
Hey guys, new member here, new to glocks and guns in general. Just wanted to see how often some members here go to the range, and how many rounds you usually shoot per visit? Since I just got my first glock and a range membership, I usually go once per week (sometimes twice), and put about 75-100 rounds through my G17. I wish I could shoot more, but it would get really expensive for my budget :)

Butcher
11-12-2012, 02:35
If you're training then I wouldn't recommend shooting less than 200. Muscle memory takes several thousand repetitions to learn and a lot of time. 75-100 rounds just fly by too quickly to teach your muscles anything new.


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skyboss_4evr
11-12-2012, 02:57
I try to go at least twice a month and shoot 200-300 rounds per visit.

AK47Man
11-12-2012, 06:15
I shoot about five boxes (250rds) per visit...

di11igaf
11-12-2012, 06:39
Between 9 mm , 357mag, 45acp and wife's 380 average 500 or more every weekend almost. Sometimes more/less depending on time. This is my wife shooting also, and 75 % of those are 9mm with the glock.

INEEDMILK
11-12-2012, 06:47
About 150 rounds

Keyhole
11-12-2012, 07:07
I go once a week and shoot a 100 round drill I came up with, then I shoot 50 more on a Balance of Speed and Precision target. On Sundays I shoot around 150 more with a group.

TTex
11-12-2012, 07:23
About 150 rounds once or twice a month in 9mm. The .45 holds less so I just bring a box of 100 if I shoot the 1911.

SouthernBoyVA
11-12-2012, 07:31
I go every two weeks with a neighbor friend and we each fire 100 rounds (sometimes more) per visit. We share the same lane and go through a number of differing scenarios with our makeshift targets (index cards, paper plates, 8 1/2" x 11" printer paper with various things on it, etc. Never a "standard" target.

Arc Angel
11-12-2012, 07:55
I go several times a week; and generally shoot around a hundred rounds per visit. (Sometimes less, right now I just want to maintain my muscle memory and reflexes.) Years ago I used to fire between a thousand and fifteen hundred rounds each month; and I was at the range, like, everyday.

awoodpd13
11-12-2012, 08:03
300 - 500...

F106 Fan
11-12-2012, 08:26
And that's why I reload .45 ACP with 200 gr LSWC bullets for about $6 per box of 50.

With 3 or 4 people shooting out of my ammo can, it gets empty in a hurry!

Richard

Gun Shark
11-12-2012, 08:28
300 - 500...

This.


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ADK_40GLKr
11-12-2012, 08:39
I used to go to our local rifle range* and shoot a box of .40's or 9's at a 7 -10 yard target. As I accumulated pistols I learned quickly to fire the "heavier artillery" first, and then the lighter.

Then I joined the gun club which has an IDPA practice every week, and I'd occasionally go up to the "range" to practice for that with 2 or 3 mags.

Since I got my .45GAP, however, I also got into reloading, and maybe once a week, go up to the range to test a few of my loads (max - 20 rounds). The bulk of my shooting (90 - 100 rounds a week) I do at the gun club.

Amazing how frugal we get when we "roll our own" on a single stage press!

*Ed: I shoot on my own at Siberian Rod & Gun Club, which is set up as an outdoor rifle range out to 300 yd.

The Club is Plattsburgh Rod & Gun Club, which has weekly organized pistol and rifle shoots, including weekly IDPA practice.

Fear Night
11-12-2012, 08:54
Normally around 100 in each caliber, and I bring 3-4 calibers.

If you got into reloading, you could shoot 3x more for the same price, and even have more accurate rounds.

Glockdude1
11-12-2012, 09:08
150ish rounds per weapon.

:cool:

ZO6Vettever
11-12-2012, 09:25
I shoot about 75 rounds of 45. After that I'm just throwing lead downrange and my wrist hurts more.

ldn0125
11-12-2012, 09:39
Being new to shooting, I have been going between 3 and 4 times a week and usually shoot about 150 each trip. I just purchased a .380 so i'll likely be shooting 100 of each 9mm and .380 each trip.

I need to get educated on reloading since I shoot so much 9mm. I have a .45 on order so that will add to my costs as well.

MacChiroCtr
11-12-2012, 10:34
If I get the Advantage Arms .22 Converter for my Glock, does the reduction in recoil seem to affect your training? .22 is a LOT less expensive so I could shoot a lot more but that really doesn't matter if it gives you a false sense of security in your practice...

MikeG36
11-12-2012, 11:08
I had to cut back. Usually 150 to 300 now depending on what I'm shooting. I try to limit myself to just two calibers.

Before around 500 to 750. (250 9mm, 250 .40 SW, 50 .357 Sig, 200 .45 ACP or some such. Now maybe 150 .40 SW and 150 of whatever else.)

Time and money are in short supply these days and I want to build up a reserve just in case another ammo crisis hits.

TommyOC
11-12-2012, 12:20
Dang I wish I could afford to shoot that much! maybe i should look into reloading, but living in an apartment with roommates, I feel like I wont have the room for the equipment

krisspy
11-12-2012, 12:26
I go about every other week. 150 rounds per trip.

SomeDay
11-12-2012, 12:30
If I get the Advantage Arms .22 Converter for my Glock, does the reduction in recoil seem to affect your training? .22 is a LOT less expensive so I could shoot a lot more but that really doesn't matter if it gives you a false sense of security in your practice...

More than anything it allows you to work on your fundamentals, but at a fraction of the cost. If anticipating recoil is one of the things you need to work on, the AA eliminates this variable from your training.
Whenever I bring my AA, I shoot about 100-150, then finish off with another 50 or so of 9mm. YMMV

OhioGlock90
11-12-2012, 12:35
I go about 2 or 3 times a month and shoot between 200 and 250 rounds each time

Walkertl
11-12-2012, 14:03
G23 and/or G35 - Seventy-five rounds
Walther PPS40 - Twenty-five rounds
Colt 1911 45acp - Sixty-four rounds

Two to three times a month


Walker

rimshaker
11-12-2012, 14:52
I warm up with 60-100 of 22LR. Then 50-100 of whatever else.

poodleplumber
11-12-2012, 15:15
A decent .22LR pistol or conversion pays for itself in ammo savings in just a few range trips, and it is good practice. I generally shoot 150 to 250 rounds of .22LR and 60 to 100 rounds of center fire per range trip.

SCmasterblaster
11-12-2012, 15:21
About six or seven G17 magazines. About 120ish rounds.

barth
11-12-2012, 15:49
I like lots of short range sessions.
Can notice my groups break up due to fatigue at about 400+ rounds.
Usually shoot around 200 in a single session with multiple guns.
50 to 100 rounds per gun.

A quick mid week lunch break would be one gun and 100 rounds.

R*E
11-12-2012, 21:59
100 rounds of center fire and the 100 rounds of .22. I get bored after that.

TheCorporation
11-12-2012, 22:01
I posted a thread and it needs a moderator's approval. Would any of you happen to be a mod, or be able to forward the message to review and post my thread? Thanks a lot fellas!

As for range shooting, I try to get about 100 rounds in per trip. I might up that to 150-200 now, though. I want to get better.

RuDawg23
11-12-2012, 22:08
I wish i could go more often, but i go about once a month. I bring atleast 100 rounds and stay for about 40 minutes to a hour. theres been times where i go and only bring 100 rounds, im in and out of there in 25 minutes haha.

sonoma
11-12-2012, 22:17
I go every week.One week i will shoot 300 rounds of 9mm.The next week i will shoot 500 rounds of 22lr.

byaah_19
11-12-2012, 22:58
200 rounds on average

Glock Master
11-12-2012, 23:04
:welcome:
I shoot about 100 rounds of .45 acp.

rdstrain49
11-13-2012, 02:03
I shoot every day weather permitting.

Number of rounds depends on what I'm trying to accomplish. If I'm working on a cold barrel zero on a rifle, I'll fire two shots. If I'm trying to work through a problem with a particular stage/position, I may shoot as many as 1,000 rounds in one session.

Don't let the internet be your guide. Do what works for you.

TommyOC
11-13-2012, 02:06
Don't let the internet be your guide. Do what works for you.

I'm not, I'm just interested to see what others do since I'm new to shooting. Since I'm new, I am eager to go to the range often and shoot as much as my budget permits (which is usually 100 rounds, since I'm still paying off my new G17 :) ) Just interested in seeing how much other people shoot for both training and for sport

Police305
11-13-2012, 03:36
About 150-200 rounds.

xxhaxx
11-13-2012, 03:44
~200 rounds

heiduke
11-13-2012, 11:25
Having a plan to fit your goals and needs is much more important than round counts. You get more from 50 well planned rounds combined with dry-fire and malfunction drills than from blazing away 500 rounds from the 10yrd line.
I'd recommend the following book:
Glock Handbook (An Operational Guide to the Glock Pistol) (Blackheart International Training Operator's Guide Series): Erik Lawrence, Mike Pannone: Amazon.com: Kindle Store@@AMEPARAM@@http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41VLAebJEXL.@@AMEPARAM@@41VLAebJEXL

I trained with the author earlier this year and keep the kindle version on my phone for drills and quick reference.

2garfields
11-13-2012, 12:17
About 100rd between the G19 and G26.

attrapereves
11-13-2012, 12:45
I usually bring two handguns with me. Depending on the day, I shoot between 50 and 100 rounds through each one.

The 9mm I tend to shoot close to 100, while the 10mm sees a bit less.

Sid Nitzerglobin
11-13-2012, 15:27
Just getting started but so far 1-2 times per week w/ between 200 - 300 per trip. Buying factory ammo is expensive enough in 9mm (even the cheap 115gr stuff), I can't imagine shooting .40/.45/.357/5.7 on a regular basis w/o reloading. I've definitely been considering picking up a .22LR pistol as well.

Buckshot Barry
11-13-2012, 15:59
50 to 100 rounds for me per range visit, not counting the 150 rounds I shoot at a cowboy match once per month.

I think some kind of action shooting with different scenarios is better than standing still and punching holes in a piece of paper

Just my opinion. .

Clutch Cargo
11-13-2012, 16:40
Indoor handgun range - 300 or so
Bench Rifle range - 100 rounds or so
Tactical Rifle Range - 300 or so

JuneyBooney
11-13-2012, 18:27
When I first started shooting years ago I would shoot lots of rounds to practice. Then many years later I started only shooting about twice a year because I found it to be "drudgery":rofl:I guess things get old and seem same ole so I shoot about 50 to 100 rounds through the guns to keep the cobwebs off and my timing right. The most important thing to shooting is to always make sure you practice safe shooting skills whether you shoot one round or five thousand rounds.

silly boy
11-13-2012, 19:10
I am brand new to firearms but I am firing about 250 rounds per session through my .40 at the range. I can keep them on the silhouette for that duration fairly easily.

Finestkind
11-13-2012, 19:30
Usually between 100-150 rounds per visit. I try to go twice a month but sometimes it's only once.

Finestkind

bac1023
11-13-2012, 19:31
A couple hundred for me, more when I shoot rimfire.

jeanderson
11-13-2012, 19:39
I go about once a month. 100 - 200 through my .22 to "warm up", and About 200 - 250 rounds of .40 or 9mm (G23 w/ 40-9 LW conversion barrel).

Glockster45ACP
11-13-2012, 20:02
I try to put 50 thru my EDC once per month.

SJ 40
11-13-2012, 20:05
150 -300 make the trip worth it. SJ 40

Walk Soft
11-13-2012, 20:08
For the last year or so I've been going to an indoor pistol range once a week.I would usually shoot 200-250 in an hour.A few weeks ago I joined a 1500 acre sportsmen's club where I can shoot rifles and take all the time I want.Today I spent three hours zeroing and shooting a new AK and didn't realize until I signed out that I only shot 120 rounds.Alot of that time was BSn with the RO's.By the end of it I was putting up 3" 5 shot groups at 100 yards with iron sights.I realized range trips are more productive when I'm not being timed.

JimFS
11-13-2012, 20:34
200 to 300 rounds split between G26 Gen 3 and G17 Gen 4. Once a week. 9mm does the job and cheaper that the big guys.

AR15 guy
11-13-2012, 20:42
I usually shoot 100 rounds through whatever pistol I take. I typically shoot around 120 rounds through one of my ARs and a couple hundred .22.

sappyg
11-13-2012, 21:07
200-300 rounds a week usually. All 22lr. Maybe a box of CF pistol rounds once a month.

Warp
11-13-2012, 21:25
Hey guys, new member here, new to glocks and guns in general. Just wanted to see how often some members here go to the range, and how many rounds you usually shoot per visit? Since I just got my first glock and a range membership, I usually go once per week (sometimes twice), and put about 75-100 rounds through my G17. I wish I could shoot more, but it would get really expensive for my budget :)

Depends. For handguns at my local indoor range...usually no more than 100 to 150 rounds.

Good practice doesn't need to go through a lot of rounds and, as with most things, I think that lower volume and greater return per unit of money/time/energy/whatever

Orive 8
11-13-2012, 21:45
Don't shoot as much nowadays; 50-100 rds per session, 2x each month. Dry fire practice session 2x each week.

Used to shoot weekly 50-100 rds, sometimes even 150 rds. Never been of fan of long range sessions.

I am a believer in quality dry fire practice though.

brisk21
11-13-2012, 23:50
300 or so. I find that after that Im just going through the motions and not really focusing on technique.

mattbg
11-14-2012, 00:03
I usually put 200-400 through the Advantage Arms, and then 50-100 through the G17.

336bl
11-14-2012, 00:42
lots... :)

utah
11-14-2012, 07:48
Weekend before last…
750 – .223-5.56
500 – .22LR
500 – .45
250 – 9mm
250 – 12ga (slug and Buck)
250 – .308

Guess I should add…I was attending a machine gun shoot. :supergrin:

deputy1199
11-21-2012, 21:04
Never less than 100 rounds per session; never more than 500 rounds per session.

tonyparson
11-21-2012, 22:09
300 or so. I find that after that Im just going through the motions and not really focusing on technique.this ⬆⬆⬆

mingaa
11-21-2012, 22:57
It varies widely. I test ammo, refine sights - do a few drills aimed at competition - have a multi class pistol and rifle monthly shootout going on another website. Recently at a dept of cOnservation range I've been limited to an hour in an outdoor booth due to the overwhelming number of deer hunters 'tuning up' - an annual ritual for some (sigh). An IDPA match will take 100-150 at 6 stations or so. Long story short. I shoot a lot for various reasons all intended to build my skill set.

packinaglock
11-22-2012, 06:46
On average about 300 rounds once or twice a month.

MJB
11-22-2012, 12:43
Typically 200 rounds. More if I'm shooting the .22

TxGlock9
11-22-2012, 13:09
If you're training then I wouldn't recommend shooting less than 200. Muscle memory takes several thousand repetitions to learn and a lot of time. 75-100 rounds just fly by too quickly to teach your muscles anything new.


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On the note of muscle memory and training everyone's fine and gross motor skill coordination differs. For some it can take thousands of rounds, for others far less..

Also how you practice is of huge importance. Like my father said long ago, after 50rounds of shooting you should be mentally fatigued.... I highly doubt anyone around here does that.

Chevy-SS
11-22-2012, 16:06
About 75 per range visit, for me.............

Dalton Wayne
11-22-2012, 16:38
100 out of rifle, 50 out of pistols

dango
11-22-2012, 16:39
My story's a little different. I have never been to a range.
Back in 2000 , I started looking for a certain place with a not too far from nothing attitude.2005 , I found it and bought it.

My shooting is and has always been "back-woods",Shooting with nobody around so I can shoot,hunt,fish,ETC..

I go through 100 rnds. a week . 30 through 50 rounds a shoot by myself and when ever we have company, we just shoot . I have gone through 1200 rounds in two days by myself but, only when I buy something new and exciting.
I've been lucky and had friends with land most of my life until I finally got my own.The wife and I have our own humble little
business and I have "dead-lines" but , no real 9-5.After some little health issues , had to take a break but am back at it.

If ever in the area , PM. me. :wavey: Area would be North-western Pa. .

catalyst686
11-22-2012, 16:46
I'd say 100 rounds of 9mm, 100 rounds of 45acp, and usually at very least 200 of 22 lr, lately I've been shooting until my fingers can't bear to hold down the spring notch to load ammo in my ruger mags, I've got some pretty nice calluses going on! If I have the option to go to the gun club (which is outdoors) I'll bring my AR and put 1-300 rounds through it.

CaptainXL
11-23-2012, 08:04
During warmer months of the year I average 2 or 3 range visits a week to the outdoor range at the club I belong to. Usually about 150-200 9mm's and 50-100 40's plus occassionally some .38's, 10mm's, .45's.

Colder months (Nov to Mar) I have to go to an indoor range about 30 miles away and go to the range about once every month. Shoot about the same amount of ammo per visit to the range as during warmer months.

Gallium
11-23-2012, 08:31
I shoot on average 30-50 rounds per range sessions WHEN I SHOOT.

Most times (3/4) at the range I shoot less than 10 rounds, as I spend more time instructing than shooting.

tnpatriot
11-23-2012, 09:41
Depends on how many rounds I loaded or how much free time I have, either way I use all that I have :embarassed:

diode
11-23-2012, 18:05
My range is down by the pond at the ranch. I reload everything except 9mm and I find it very relaxing to build my ammo the way I like it. This lets me shoot as much as I want. My lady friend and I put quite a bit of lead into the berm backstop with swinging steel targets. Just a short jaunt in the golf cart. Hate to tell you how much we have shot when it is in your backyard!!:wavey:

Raven1967
11-23-2012, 20:32
I go through close to 150-200rds of 9mm and at least 500 rds of 22 ammo.We normally hit the range every 2 weeks.

SNH Glocks
11-23-2012, 21:51
At least a couple hundred.

Butcher
11-24-2012, 16:12
450 today :-p


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Gallium
11-24-2012, 20:07
I think you meant to ask: "How many rounds would you LIKE to fire when you go to the range?"

Answer: 8-12 hundred rounds, over a span of 5hrs, with 20 min breaks interspersed in between reading gun mags or eating snacks. :)


Sadly, they be a big divide between what I want, and what actually happens.

Inebriated
11-24-2012, 20:08
150 per week out of my carry guns.

JDennis
11-24-2012, 20:10
I usually go to the range with at least 3 guns. Mainly run 50-75 per gun.

Jack23
11-25-2012, 16:58
Rimfire = 100 rounds per each gun I bring.
Centerfire = 50 rounds per each gun I bring.

I usually bring 2 centerfire and 2 rimfire but if I haven't been for a long time of won't get to go again for a long time or if I just WANT TO I can bring more. The 2 and 2 thang is just a mimimum. :wavey:

theflatlander
11-25-2012, 18:32
I get bored shooting paper targets. When I go to the indoor range its about 100 .22lr 50 9mm 50 .40. If I can shoot some steel gongs or reactive moving targets i tend to shoot more.

jamaicanj
11-25-2012, 20:00
If I get the Advantage Arms .22 Converter for my Glock, does the reduction in recoil seem to affect your training? .22 is a LOT less expensive so I could shoot a lot more but that really doesn't matter if it gives you a false sense of security in your practice...

I have the aa kit for my 17 and I love it. I like to shoot it first when doing presentation drills. After warming up with it, I then go back to the regular full power loads to reinforce what I was doing. I probably use the aa kit every on every third range trip. I think it's worth every penny

1-2man
11-25-2012, 20:07
2-300 per session, once or twice a week out of the hand guns. Rifle is normally 200 per session once a month.

33rdglock17
11-25-2012, 20:08
I shot 200 9mm, 100 10mm, 100 12ga, and 200 .22lr today

geo80
11-25-2012, 22:08
I go to the range twice a week normally. I run about 100 rounds of 45 acp per trip . If 45 rounds were cheaper id prolly run more if it wasn't so damn costly. 21.99 per box of 50 rounds .

HD45ACP
11-26-2012, 14:44
1Hundred to 150

Cosmo M3
11-26-2012, 14:59
at least 100 rounds per session every other week

dhoomonyou
11-26-2012, 17:35
100 22LR to loosen up

50-100 rounds of nine

Depends what drills im working on, and cash flow for ammo.

mike g35
11-26-2012, 18:31
3-400.


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