Friday, May 6, 2011

Dry fire

By Mik3

One way to increase your skill is to dry fire - there are many benefits to a high quality dry fire program - almost all aspects of shooting can be increased! Additionally, when I started shooting again, I had saved enough money for a gun but not the amount of ammo I'd need to shoot, so I used dry fire as a way to kick start my training.

FIRST AND ALWAY:S NO LIVE AMMO ANYWHERE YOU WILL BE PRACTICING! TAKE ALL AMMO OUT OF THE AREA! CHECK, THEN DOUBLE CHECK ALL MAGAZINES AND THE CHAMBER BEFORE YOU START!


For trigger control practice the Wall Drill from Pistol training.com, then practice magazine changes, draw stroke press outs over and over again.

Finally, set up some targets and practice stage setups:



You can start from different places and with a gun in different states - loaded on a table, for example, or unloaded on a table. Also, from concealment, in a box or a drawer. Be creative - I have shot a stage where we started with our hands submersed in soapy water!

Dry fire seated, standing, kneeling, from laying on your back and lying on your stomach. Couches make great low cover. Dry fire holding things like a brief case or a fedex box or a rope.



The above stage is a classic poker game gone wrong...

The most important thing to remember is to keep it safe: NO AMMO & DOUBLE AND TRIPLE CHECK MAGS AND CHAMBER