Competitive Practice - Trigger Time

Competitive Practice - Trigger Time

Posted by FishE (Eric Lapierre) on Feb 4th 2018

Maybe the single best thing you can do for yourself in competitive shooting is trigger time. Yup, don’t care how you get it. Just get it!

Ideally you want that time spent on your main gun. But, what about budget? What do you allot yourself to shoot? Daily? Weekly? Monthly? Or are you the one that just barely saves enough to slide through a competition with just enough rounds.

So, what’s my point? You want to shoot. You want to get better. You want to compete. Well, the best way to do that is to get yourself off to the range and get rounds fired. And if you’re budget conscious 22LR is the best answer. You can shoot hundreds more per dollar spent and hone your skills without breaking the bank. Don’t get me wrong. You need to practice with your primary weapon too.

I’ve adopted the practice of shooting a brick of 22LR through a comparable gun before ever touching my competition gun. For $20 I get so much more training in. Muscle memory time. Drills and frankly fun. 22s are just plain fun and when you’re throwing pennies instead of quarters at targets. You just don’t mind as much.

Breakdown of a standard range trip: •300-500 rounds of 22LR

  • 100 rounds of 9mm
  • This makes for a budget friendly training day which means I can go more often.