Originally Posted by MikeJK
Sounds good. I use a handgun for my main as well. I'm interested in your thoughts on why a handgun is faster on target?
And to give us a better understanding, what do you consider proficient? Is there a certain round count per month or a certain number of classes one must attend a year to become proficient?
My handgun is faster on target in my home because I dont have to move the muzzle to avoid walls, railing ect. As I mentioned before, context in home defense is everything. A ranch home with the bedroom at the end of a hall way is a very different situation from having to navigate stairs and/or wind though different rooms or hallways. But it does come down to comfort and proficiency as well.
After awhile (maybe instantly for some lucky bastards) you figure out what you're a natural at, or at least more natural... Handguns are my thing. I'm just more consistent with them than rifles. The pistol I keep by my bed has about 9 or 10 thousand rounds though it and I know it better than anything else I own.
If you want to define proficiency it comes down to confidence. Nerves dont affect performance when you already know you can do it. To get that kind of confidence requires as much practice as it takes. Theres no set number of rounds really. Lots of suggestions sure. Spend whatever you can on ammo and be patient. Take a class and shoot when you can as much as you can.
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