This question comes up more often than most people would suspect. I think it is rooted in the desire for most people to have the assurance that they are as prepared as they can be. The reality is practice should be a significant part of every concealed carrier’s action plan. Shooting proficiency, like most skills, is perishable. How good do you want to be at something that may save yourself or a loved one?
So the question, is how do you train as much possible without being an overburden on your time and money? My answer to this will always be short but consistent dry-fire sessions. This means practicing with your gun in a safe area with no live ammunition. It is amazing how much skill can be developed in drawing your gun, practicing the fundamentals of marksmanship (grip, stance, sight picture, sight alignment, breathing, trigger control, and follow through), clearing malfunctions, and reloads, without actually firing your gun at a range. Trips to the firing range are not only fun and valuable, but they are not the only way to develop your shooting skill.
We cannot wait to start teaching the Kansas and Missouri Concealed Carry Course, Handgun and Rifle Training Courses, and our Self-Defense Courses. See you soon. Train hard and be safe!