Something I have always thought about is the concept that it takes 10,000 of something to master it. Whether that is hours or speaking a foreign language, or hammering nails, or writing, or whatever, doing it 10,000 seems to be the universal mark of becoming a master at something.

I think that the main part of this is breaking down the huge number (10,000 in this case) to smaller numbers, like 1. I wanted to apply this to shooting, where shooting 10,000 rounds would make one a master at the particular gun. How do you do it? Do you just take a hundred rounds with you every time you go to the range? Or do you do it two rounds at a time after doing a holster draw? That is the real question here.

Since I am able to shoot in my backyard for the most part, the first part of this would be easier for me. I had considered trying to do it with a .45acp pistol, but those rounds are still fairly pricey ($0.50+/round). So what about .22? Those are around $0.14/round, so much more affordable. Even at that, do I do 100 rounds per day for 100 days? Or 50 rounds a day for 200? Or break it up over a year? Do I just shoot at the targets, reload, and repeat? These are the questions I have to ask myself I guess.

I did want to practice holster drawing and stuff, so that is a possibility. Load up 10 rounds and do 5 draws with two shots on target each.

Can’t defend yourself if you can’t hit what you are shooting at. Hopefully, I will never have to put that info practice.