How much ammo?
The amount depends on the class. In an 8 hour CWP class we can shoot anywhere from 200 to 250 rounds. That is either four or five boxes so we want quality, but we also want to keep costs down as much as possible. So, my recommendation is to bring four boxes of the cheapest US made factory ammunition you can find (not reloads), and one box (50 rounds) of whatever defensive load you intend to carry to qualify with. There is a caveat to that in the note below. Beginning shooters should not bring all full-power loads for training. I think it is best to learn the fundamentals of marksmanship with lower-powered practice ammunition. The statutes do not say you have to qualify with the ammunition you intend to carry in your defensive handgun, but it is an excellent idea to thoroughly test that ammunition before you stake your life on it. Some semi-autos are finicky about the ammunition they will function with and there is no guarantee your duty and practice ammunition will hit to the same poin
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