Originally Posted by MadMax34
When I go shooting I bring 100 rounds and then I go home. Stalking the local Wal-wart and then buying ALL of their ammo really spreads the love around to other folks who buy perhaps a few boxes a visit. Keep up the bad work...
Frankly, it's not my responsibility to make sure you or anyone else has ammo.
I am not like many others with an ammo stash of multiple tens of thousands of rounds. I have a small fraction of that amount, and if there were a prolonged supply interruption I would be out of ammo quickly if I didn't adjust my shooting in a big way. I don't want to be in that situation because I am committed to developing and maintaining my proficiency.
Between my wife and I we tend to shoot around 1000 rounds a month. That's broken down as follows:
- 2-3 trips/month to the local indoor range where we each shoot 100 rounds. So call that 500 rounds a month on average.
- Once a month we take part in a clinic put on by the school where we've taken some training. It gives us a chance to practice things we can't at the indoor range such as working out of a holster, rapid firing, and other defensive drills. We usually shoot 2-300 rounds each at these events.
Is that too much shooting? Maybe for you it is. Perhaps you've been shooting for many years and one or two hundred rounds each month is enough for you to keep your skills tuned up. In our case we are relatively new at this, so we're still on the steep part of the learning curve. As time goes on we may dial that back a little, but for now I think that level of training is being put to good use.
Recently, as everyone knows, you can't be sure you'll find any
ammo in stock on any given day. As an example, for the past several weeks none of the on-line suppliers I've been using has any .40 target ammo in stock. So, when I do find ammo in stock I tend to buy in quantities, and try to buy a little more than I plan to use so I can build up a bit of a reserve.
I think we're only being prudent.