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SrA John Monette
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Same goes for practicing with the ammo you carry. Practicing with lead ammo is great, but if you carry a higher grade ammo regularly, you need to know how different it's going to feel when you pull that trigger. Practice with .38 and carry .357? Big difference.
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SSG William Jones
SSG William Jones
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Context, brother. Of course you're right in the distance scenario but if you'll notice the conditions I described (and the fact that I load my own to closely match ballistically) then I assure you that being 74 (in 6 days), I know the "inside baseball" factor and have over five decades of sending lead downrange. Give us both an A+.
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PO1 Jeff Chandler
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I think best practice is to put a mag on paper every month.
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SrA John Monette
SrA John Monette
10 mo
I did that. All I got was a greasy spot on the paper. Damn mag didn't do anything!! LOL
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SSG William Jones
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If it weren't for going to the range and firing; I probably would be quite guilty of not checking my service rounds. I empty them and refill my mags with "range ammo" which is the same load except for the slight difference in bullet type and weight. Any rounds fired as a security team member would normally be within the confines of our church, not at distances that would be significantly impacted by the bullet weight.
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SSG William Jones
SSG William Jones
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When I say "same load", that isn't completely accurate as the amount of powder to drive the "tactical" bullets would vary somewhat from the amount used to drive flat nosed or semi-wadcutter "range bullets". The ballistics would be very close as far as f.p.s., etc.
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