Ishpeck wrote:I'm interested in doin' something like that... when I can afford the ammo. *Is poor*
When I went down, I took 100 rounds of .45. I only ended up shooting 51 rounds. I should have shot more like 60. They say it usually is about 50 rounds but bring about 100 just in case. When you go, each stage has a minimum round count (MRC). That means in order to correctly finish the stage they will fire at least the MRC. Some stages allow more shots if you want because you missed the target completely, others allow only a certain number. I had 3 magazines loaded and ready but never finished the second magazine during a particular stage. Then you top off everything between stages.
During one stage when I was there, we had to empty our starting magazines to 11 rounds. That made sure that everyone no matter what their magazine capacity was would be forced to reload.
The thing about it is that you totally get stressed, shaky, jittery, etc. On the toughest stage, I totally got tunnel vision and my magazine went dry. The slide locked open and I just froze. It took a second to realize what happened and to reload and finish. I must have looked like a deer in headlights. I just sat there staring at my gun all wide eyed. It is that kind of thing that is most useful for training. To get all that stress and learning to deal with it.