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Have seen people posting on here that they've found some here and there... No luck Tues or today for me, shelves are bare! Good suggestion in that article about keeping up your skills by dry firing.. Totally agree there!
 

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Many people are switching to airsoft. Last few range trips the berm was covered with airsoft pellets. When I was in Wal-Mart today, no airsoft Pistols to be had. She said she was expecting a few in that day. I could not sit around and wait.
 

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We were fortunate to recently pickup a previously owned Beman P1 air pistol - it's great practice as we've been trying to cut back on shooting our regular firearms! Shooting something is better than nothing...
 
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Pellet guns are fun as hell. Mine was $150 with scope (bought a better scope for $75). Can pick off credit card sized targets from dozens of yards away with ease most of the time.
 

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The ammo shortage is caused by several factors; more guns being bought, people hoarding, people shooting more, large influx of guns being used for practice..One thing for sure we are all in it together...
 
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Many people are switching to airsoft. Last few range trips the berm was covered with airsoft pellets. When I was in Wal-Mart today, no airsoft Pistols to be had. She said she was expecting a few in that day. I could not sit around and wait.
Funny you should say that. I was in wally world last week and there on the shelf sat an air soft 1911, all metal construction, CO2 powered with "Slide Blowback" for that "real" feel. $71.00 I'm still thinking of buying one and setting up a three stage BG range inside my house.
Question is; How do you clean up the airsoft pellets, with the vacuum? I could just imagine those things flying everywhere.
 

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I have a pretty fail proof system when it comes to shooting and saving ammo. What I like to do when I go to the range is have someone stand next to me while I am pointing my unloaded firearm down range, make the gun shooting noises with my mouth, and have them throw the rounds down range at the target. That way I can shoot and then when I'm done just walk down and pick up my unused rounds. Works every time. It's not super accurate but it works. I shoot and save ammo allllll daaaaaay
 

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Airsoft has always been my way of target practicing, especially on those days where it is just miserable outside. I have a range set up inside my house for airsoft. Julie did miss one on her list on dealing with the ammo shortage, "Impeach our Emperor out of office".
 

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Funny you should say that. I was in wally world last week and there on the shelf sat an air soft 1911, all metal construction, CO2 powered with "Slide Blowback" for that "real" feel. $71.00 I'm still thinking of buying one and setting up a three stage BG range inside my house.
Question is; How do you clean up the airsoft pellets, with the vacuum? I could just imagine those things flying everywhere.
The best method I have seen is a thick towel hanging behind a paper target. The bottom of the towel in a box or bucket. The Towel absorbs the energy and drops the pellet into the box/bucket to be reused at a later time.
 
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I dry fire with snapcaps at the tv whenever talking heads are blabbing about politics,my trigger discipline is now pretty well controlled and my 709's trigger is nicely well broken in.
 
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Ive always done a lot of dry fire since my army days. When I got off active duty and in the National Guard we did a lot less shooting so the week before we'd go to the range for qualification I'd set up a 25 meter zero target and practice the fundamentals such as sight picture, trigger squeeze, breathing control (at about 10 to 15 meters in the house). I'd always qualify expert. Fast forward to present-day. I broke out the old Benjamin pellet guns and I've been practicing a lot more lately. With the pistol I've been practicing one handed left and right. I've gotten a lot better. I'd rather be at the range with my 1911 and my AR but this will have to do for now.
 

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This is what I use, it has the weight and feel as my real 24/7
 

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I have a pretty fail proof system when it comes to shooting and saving ammo. What I like to do when I go to the range is have someone stand next to me while I am pointing my unloaded firearm down range, make the gun shooting noises with my mouth, and have them throw the rounds down range at the target. That way I can shoot and then when I'm done just walk down and pick up my unused rounds. Works every time. It's not super accurate but it works. I shoot and save ammo allllll daaaaaay
Wouldn't work for me.
All my friends throw low and left.
 

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Lets go lock step with the UK and ban firearms but accept air soft guns...as long as the guns are orange(UK).. Air soft is good enought ... like shooting a real gun. LOL Hell we don't need real guns.
 

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I've been into low volume / high quality practice for a few years now. I shoot nearly every day, many days it is only one shot, seldom more than three. This gives your brain time to absorb what went wrong or right and adds realism (only one chance)applicable to nearly every actual use of a gun. And yes, there are days when I let'em fly.

Dry fire is also another valuable technique to learn trigger control. One method I've used is to tape a laser pointer to the gun, shim it to close to POA (slightly high is best) and learn to squeeze that trigger without the dot moving when the trigger releases. Even without a laser, slow careful dry is a huge aid in gaining accuracy.
 
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