With low or limited ammunition availability, how do you train?

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I actually bought a nice Savage target model 17 HMR for this very reason. When the Newtown thing hit and all the ammo that I enjoy using ( 308 /223) dried up I wanted to keep my long range shooting skills in practice so this was a good route for me. Its pretty fun to challenge yourself and push the limits of a 17 as far as they can go.
 
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I need to buy a pellet pistol that is the same weight and size as my 1911 to practice with. Then there is the recoil, or lack of recoil, issue to consider. Getting the .45 back on target is paramount. Ammo is starting to show up but in very small lots so I bought a HD Shotgun to fill the void.
 
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While not immune from the present troubles locating ammunition, I have mitigated the issue in the following manner. I have 10,000 rounds of bullets for various handguns cast. 200 pounds of lead ingots on hand, 600 pounds of recovered range lead ready to smelter. I have a goodly stash of brass, powder and primers, the wherewithal to load 10 calibers, and courtesy of my lovely wife, a nice safe to protect my arms.

I built a Speed Steel range near the house, and have the luxury of shooting at home with the exception of fire season. Oh, did I mention a 100 yard rifle range? I shoot out of my garage and into the side of a 1600 foot hill. I feel truly blessed.
 
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Ammunition has become readily available and "fairly" inexpensive as compared to the past 8 years or so. i try to buy a little at a time as often as I can so i'm not worried about running out later. I think dry firing as people have suggested and pellet guns are a great option as well regardless of how deep your ammo stash is.
 

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