MINIMALIST PRACTICE: There are a lot of skills in regards to shooting for personal protection that can and should be learned and practiced. However, many of my clients simply don't have the time or money to learn them all and consistently practice. Another common issue is that some ranges, especially in the Northeast, limit shooters to what you can practice and do. It's easy to say "find another range" however that's not always possible. So, whats the minimal amount required if you fall into one of these categories? Don't misunderstand what I'm saying here, I think time should be put into what I'm outlining here and MORE but if this is all you can or are willing to do then here goes: #1 – Focus on Marksmanship – this can be done at pretty much any range that I know of. Pick a small target like a 1" square or "x" ring on a bullseye, begin at 2 or 3 yards and fire 40 rounds: 10 rounds freestyle, 10 strong hand only, 10 support hand only and 10 from a bilateral grip (two hand grip on support side). The goal is to put each round on top of each other, remove the square or "x" from the target. Once this can be achieved at 2 or 3yards consistently move to 4 then 5, 6, 7. Once that is accomplished put a time limit on each 10 round string of fire such as 10 in 10 seconds, 7 seconds, 5 seconds, work to see what's possible but always maintain that 1" or "x" ring standard of marksmanship. #2- Presentation from Concealment – at home dry-fire or on range live fire presentation from concealment practice. #3 – Get to work. Time has to be put into these two skills. Dry-fire at home if you can't get to the range following the same guidelines outlined above but do it at least once or twice a week. This routine, 40 shots + 20 presentations done with an @nltsirt #SIRT pistol takes me ~10min, sometimes more, sometimes less. Do you have 10 min a day to get better? Again, there's a lot more to be working on but these two skills are essential for the concealed carrier interested in protecting self and others. #MDTS #training #concealedcarry #practicalpistolskills #practicalconcealedcarryskills #pistol #gettowork #dryfire
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