How often do you use your gun in a year?

Discussion in 'Polls' started by Len Backus, Apr 22, 2011.

  1. 0 to 10 days

    40 vote(s)
    5.0%
  2. 11 to 20 days

    93 vote(s)
    11.6%
  3. 21 to 50 days

    209 vote(s)
    26.1%
  4. 51 to 100 days

    182 vote(s)
    22.7%
  5. Over 100 days

    277 vote(s)
    34.6%
  1. Len Backus

    Len Backus Administrator Staff Member

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    This should be interesting. I am talking about any firearm type. If you just "carry" that counts, too.
     
  2. Broz

    Broz Well-Known Member

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    Not many days go by that I don't either have one on my hip or close by in the truck. If a week goes by where I don't fire a shot I start geting withdrawl symptoms. I try to take at least a few LR practice shots twice a month or more.

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  3. jimbires

    jimbires Well-Known Member

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    through the winter I shoot indoor pistol league . I always shoot 2 nights a week and some weeks 3 nights . then after the weather breaks I shoot outdoor pistol some and also shoot my rifle . I'm sure I'm over 100 days a year counting rifle and pistol . Jim
     
  4. Varmint Hunter

    Varmint Hunter Well-Known Member

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    I shoot (and/or hunt) every week all spring, summer and fall. In the dead of winter I give myself a break because shooting when your hands are frozen just doesn't appeal to me any more. :D
     
  5. Russ Hatch

    Russ Hatch Well-Known Member

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    I'm at the range 2 or 3 times a week from last snow of the spring to first snow of the winter. Then there is the fall hunting trips, 5 weeks of summer camp for the BSA, teaching the rifle merit badge. As a retired LEO I still carry a 1911 every day.
     
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  6. pridekills

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    My view has always been, if you aren't proficient with it you shouldn't have it. Unless just learning. So I get out to practice about once a week at the range. Above all though, as always, is firearms safety. Practice it daily please.
     
  7. 4runnerman

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    In the Winter-Sat and Sun,In summer i am at the outdoor range every weekend and sometimes take a day off work to go out there. I bring both 10/22's ,223,308,45ACP. Is there anything funner???? OK Well maybe reloading is:D
     
  8. tomestone

    tomestone Well-Known Member

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    Just about everyday I shoot at something, a rock in the field,dirt lump,always trying to see how far I can shoot. I live in the country so Iam really lucky that way.:)
     
  9. justgoto

    justgoto Well-Known Member

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    I take at least one shot every day...

    "Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays my firearms from the swift completion of their appointed rounds."

    gun)
     
  10. 3382297

    3382297 New Member

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    I use some type of firearm every day.
    I fire approximately 1-2 hundred rounds on average per week.
    If I go a day without touching a firearm............well, I'm too sick
    to get out of bed and can't reach the nightstand!!!!!

    Jakes
     
  11. SobaLosa

    SobaLosa New Member

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    First, long range hunting for me means 100 yards or so. I only hunt on my
    own land and there is nowhere I can shoot for longer distances.

    I fire on my hundred yard range two or three times a month, using different
    Military rifles from WW1 and WW2. I also have a couple of up to date rifles
    that are tack drivers.

    I fire on my 25 yard pistol range three or four times a month, where I use
    a .22 conversion kit on my 1911 to practice drawing and firing from a shoulder
    holster. (Can't wear a belt holster due to back problems.)

    My CCW is the 1911A1 in.45 cal.

    Lately I derive more enjoyment from trying to shoot the tightest group I can
    at a hundred yards than I do from hunting deer. (You don't have to
    field clean a target). But I still hunt deer.

    By the way, I'm new if you haven't guessed it, so if I have broken any
    protocols here, be patient with me. God isn't quite finished building me
    yet. He's trying to do a good job, but I keep getting in His way.
     
  12. SpencerSS

    SpencerSS Well-Known Member

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    Some get neglected for up to two weeks; I've even lost track of time and let a rifle go a month without touching one off. Most of the time my rifles see weekly action, with 1-50 rounds sent. My comp handguns fired at least twice a week. The round counts can vary a lot, but 8,000-10,000 a year for primary (my S&W 627) 4,000-5,000 for others. Unfortunately my firearms are in suspended animation currently, will I'm in Iraq. When I get back I've got a few purchases to make, including a 625 for USPSA, and a few long overdue rifle builds. Then shall begin a new era of shooting for me. I vow to shoot no less than 25,000 rounds a year; 20K for handguns, 5K for the rifles.gun)
     
  13. j3pilot

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    I enjoy target shooting, hunting and also general carry!
     
  14. 7mm Eclipse

    7mm Eclipse Well-Known Member

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    I shoot either rifles or shotguns for hunting or target shooting between 50 and 100 times a year.

    Don't care for pistols. "Said I don't care for them, didn't say I couldn't use them." - Quigley
     
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