I think everyone would agree that the most ideal
practice environment would be actual match conditions.
Unfortunately, most of us don't have a buddy willing to call
range commands and turn targets for us whenever we feel like
going to the range to practice! The second best thing is a
dedicated timer, an effective "range-officer-in-a-box," like the Personal Linesman. And although you might not
have the cash for one of these, you probably do have a cassette
tape player, a portable CD player, or even cooler, a portable
.MP3 file player! The .MP3 audio files of the Range Commands will
allow you to use your existing gadget as that coveted dedicated
The below "download" links are to the two audio (.MP3) files, each containing the range commands for the particular stage of sustained fire. Once "downloaded," you will have two files, one a set of commands for a string of the timed fire stage, and the other for rapid fire. Once on your computer, you have several options. You may:
Burn them onto a CD that you can play on your portable player.
Transfer them electronically into a portable .MP3 player.
Play the two .MP3 files and record them with an analog cassette tape recorder.
Download the Timed Fire MP3, or the Rapid Fire MP3