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Me and my buddies used to shoot every chance we got, at least 4 times a month. I would mix a little dryfire in there as well. Unfortunately for the last two months I've been to busy with overtime and normal family stuff. I knew I was getting a little rusty but I discovered just how bad the other day when we requalified on pistol at work. I was HORRIBLE! Top score is 250 and the lowest I've ever got was 240, which was pretty easy to do. This time however I got a 222 out of 250 and feel like I got lucky at that. Nothing felt right. Worst of all was my grip. I wasn't so upset at the actual score as I was with how foreign my pistol felt in my hand. It made me think back on all of the times that I thought about dryfiring and didn't. A little bit of dry fire every once and a while could have made a huge difference. I felt like posting this because I'm disappointed in myself and maybe somebody will see this and dry fire a little.  

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I am about to get back into it after about 3 years  …..   :(

 

I am going to SUCK big time.

 

But, I like your idea of starting with some dry firing, and going to go slowly at first.

 

Same with golf, BTW.   Took my grandson golfing few months ago, and couldn't hit a decent

ball at all - it's been few years since I've golfed - but, probably won't take too long to get

back into the "swing of things" (Pun intended)   :) 

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This "little OLD engine" is going to try as hard as possible,

but going to be starting out from a Very Low Base (no where

near where I left off three years ago).

 

But, I'll make it all back, and then some more.     :cheers:

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2 hours ago, Hi-Power Jack said:

But, I'll make it all back, and then some more.

You da man!  Kick ass Jack! 💪🤛

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Yesterday, I went to the range after a month without even dry firing. Shooting a revolver, too. I just shot at some poppers, and kept missing to begin with. 100 rounds showed some improvement. Then I was too hot to continue and packed up.

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I have found when I shoot a lot (3-4 matches a week) and then take a 2-4 week break, that after my first stage I generally come back a lil stronger. Like I relearn all the fundamentals 

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Having a gun in hand - even if you are not shooting live ammo - is always a positive. Being off for  2 months seems like it should not affect you too much physically, but do not underestimate the mental aspect of shooting. Ifind that as long as I am handling a firearm and I feel mentally with it, then I shoot better. Since it seems that you are a laws enforcement officer, I would encourage you to keep up with all of the aspects of carrying a firearm for a living and shooting USPSA matches is just a portion of that.

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