Train Without The Strain

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I got this article in an email from CCI. It was a good read and thought I would share it with INGO.
 

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I know that's handgun related, but I've been wanting a Tippman AR for a while as a training rifle. It would be cheaper to shoot, quieter, and allow me to shoot steel from a lot closer without destroying it like the 5.56 does up fairly close.

I use a CZ 455 as a trainer for my 700. While there are a lot of differences between the two, I can defentetly tell how it's helped me set up and get behind the 700 a lot faster.
 

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Very good article. Makes a lot of good points, With the prices of ammo these days, a .22 is a great way not only to learn basic skills, but a perfect way to hone them as well. Most of us grew up learning to shoot using a .22 and the feel and sound of one is sure to bring back some pleasant memories. Besides, like the man said, it's just fun!
 
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i used a 92F 22 conversion kit for years when carrying my Beretta. All the mechanics are the same so muscle memory trains and cheaper to shoot.
 

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recoil management is only one of the five factors in accurate pistol shooting. And it actually has no bearing on the accuracy, it mainly affects the speed of the next shot, that will not be accurate without the others.

A very accurate pellet pistol is a bear to shoot because the pellet moves so slow, you can easily flinch outside the aiming black. If you can master accuracy with a Pellet pistol or a small bore pistol, you will be an ace with anything.

After years of thinking I knew how to shoot a pistol, I bought a Bakail 46M air pistol for 10 Meter bullseye. It proved I knew nothing, but then it taught me a lot. Certainly a .22 pistol will do similar.
 
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I know that's handgun related, but I've been wanting a Tippman AR for a while as a training rifle. It would be cheaper to shoot, quieter, and allow me to shoot steel from a lot closer without destroying it like the 5.56 does up fairly close.

I use a CZ 455 as a trainer for my 700. While there are a lot of differences between the two, I can defentetly tell how it's helped me set up and get behind the 700 a lot faster.
A good .22 lr is a great training tool, allowing for the development of nearly every aspect of training, minus the recoil and ammunition cost!

I have a Tippmann M-22 and it's a fantastic training tool...not to mention that it's also accurate, reliable, and a hoot-to-shoot!
I bought it a year ago, on a whim, and it's very quickly become the fam-favorite for a .22 lr rifle!

My wife loves it so much that she's commondeered it as her own to the point where I've been regulated to my Ruger 10/22 Charger!!! :)
 

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A good .22 lr is a great training tool, allowing for the development of nearly every aspect of training, minus the recoil and ammunition cost!

I have a Tippmann M-22 and it's a fantastic training tool...not to mention that it's also accurate, reliable, and a hoot-to-shoot!
I bought it a year ago, on a whim, and it's very quickly become the fam-favorite for a .22 lr rifle!

My wife loves it so much that she's commondeered it as her own to the point where I've been regulated to my Ruger 10/22 Charger!!! :)
I've seen steel challenges where people use Tippmann rifles, and they really run well what I seen of them. This one guy was having a little problem running Remington bucket of bullets. A guy gave him some CCI mini mags to finish the match and it ran fine with them.
 

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I've seen steel challenges where people use Tippmann rifles, and they really run well what I seen of them. This one guy was having a little problem running Remington bucket of bullets. A guy gave him some CCI mini mags to finish the match and it ran fine with them.
Yeah...it doesn't like 'dirty' ammo and the Remington Golden Bullets do tend to leave a lot of residue behind...but CCI's run fantastically through it!
 

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Yeah...it doesn't like 'dirty' ammo and the Remington Golden Bullets do tend to leave a lot of residue behind...but CCI's run fantastically through it!
I think he said it was all he could find with the Ammo epidemic crisis going on. I guess you use what you can find if you want to compete. It was sure nice of a fellow shooter to give him some CCI mini mags. As far as I know he didn't even ask for money for the CCI mini mags. Some very nice people in these tournaments.
 

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In the military, we called this 'sub caliber' training. We used Government Ruger 22s, instead of the 45 ACP, and we had 22 lr conversion kits for our ARs. Now I use a Smith 15-22, and a GSG 1911-22. Excellent to get the aim, and first shot. GSG is same weight as my 1911, so practicing drawing from holster works well.
 
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