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CCW accuracy

What do you consider acceptable accuracy , and how much do you practice with your concealed carry weapon.

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19 rounds in the head/vital area at 10 yds.
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I am a firm believer 99.9% of all modern guns are more accurate then the shooter holding it. Practice is what counts. plus any more then 10 yards is murder

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What do you consider acceptable accuracy ,
I once read something to the effect of "across the room accuracy". Made sense to me. While target accuracy is nice, other than true junk, I'd think most handguns qualify as acceptable accuracy at defensive gunfighting distances. I rate absolute reliability MUCH higher than pure accuracy in a carry weapon.

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and how much do you practice with your concealed carry weapon.
A lot. Not a whole bunch in any one session, but it gets fired regularly, and lots of drawing, presenting, dry firing practice.
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Three feet, three seconds,three shots! That is all the time you will have.
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What do you consider acceptable accuracy
Collar bone to sternum & nipple-to-nipple.
First shot in under two seconds. Follow-up shots at about 1/2sec intervals.
Distances from 3' to 21'
Additionally I practice "target accuracy" to work on trigger form.


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, and how much do you practice with your concealed carry weapon.
Not enough. I try to take a self-defense class about every-other year. I get to the range about once every three moonths. Except, just prior to hunting season, where it becomes a twice monthly routine. Additionally, I do a routine of drawing and targeting and dry-fires every few weeks.


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...any more then 10 yards is murder
It's always murder, but the key is were you justified?

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Re: CCW accuracy

I read a study on self defense shooting once. They claimed most conflicts are in the 3 to 9 foot area. Which would be in the point, and shoot area. Having said that. Rule one A Reliable hand gun, rule two practice, as often as possible. I try to practice different scenarios with the holster I normally carry in, Most ranges will not allow this. But I have my own set up. I use what is called the. 6, through 9,. I draw weapon at position 6 remove safety or pull back hammer at positions 7, 8, just in front of your feet as you bring the weapon up. and fire at position 9, If you try this start out slow. And work up to where it is a natural flow. There have been more than one guy shot in the foot or leg, with their own weapon practicing . quick draws.
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Re: CCW accuracy

I practice at least 1xmonth at the range and include clearing stopages processes, changing magazines and multipul targets (2). As for accuracy, I don't think a CCW needs to be accurate beyond 3 feet. Functionality is more critical than accuracy to me. Lastly, I don't plan on ever using my CCW but if I have to, I want the bad guy to be so close to me that I can smell what he had for breakfast.

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Re: CCW accuracy

Just my opinion but if you are going to carry concealled then you should have to go to a clinic and prove your shooting skills. If you can not put every shot inside a 6" group at 10 yards then you have no business carrying something like that. That is not a difficult task to accomplish. It would require people to get out and become familar with their firearms.
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Re: CCW accuracy

Lots of good answers and scenarios , I shoot/practice at least several times a week(just enjoy shooting) this weekend a gentleman stopped by while i was shooting and asked if he could give it a try.
This is what i saw happen at 12 yards!
He drew his 45 cal., aimed and CLICK ,oops forgot there wasnt a cartridge chambered (terrible flinch), racked one in fired ten rounds and never touched the 14"x14" target.
My point is if you are going to carry , familarity and practice are very important.In a defensive situation there is a very good chance there are bystanders in or near the field of fire.so in my opinion accuracy is important.

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