Does your demanding work schedule and family life keep you from getting to the range as much as you would like? We are in the same boat a lot of time. However, that shouldn’t give us the excuse to not keep up with constant training. These 3 Simple Dry Fire Practice Tips will help keep you prepared.
What you can do to fill in between range sessions is to have Dry Fire Practice. You can do this in the comfort of your home when you get any spare time. Dry Fire Practice is not only cheap as it takes no ammo, but it can also really get you prepared. Then when you do make it to the shooting range you have biggest advantage possible. Always make sure to have your firearm fully unloaded and no ammo anywhere close that could accidently get mixed up while dry fire practing.
Drawing your firearm from concealed position
One of the most overlooked and easily practiced things you can do in your home is on drawing your firearm. Get the holster and firearm you carry daily and practice drawing. Draw from the carry position that you carry in most often so it is realistic. By practicing this often, it should be second nature with absolutely no thought needed when you need to draw your weapon. Quickly and safely drawing from a concealed carry position can have challenges. You can easily snag your clothing or fumble for your weapon if this isn’t practiced frequently and with different clothing!
Dry firing can also greatly improve your trigger pull. This can keep you from jerking the trigger or squeezing and causing the firearm to drop. You can practice this in your home by placing a penny or empty ammo case on the slide at the muzzle of your firearm. When you pull the trigger the object should stay there no matter how fast of slow you are pulling the trigger! The better and faster you get at this, the better you will be able to shoot at increased speeds.
Quickly and accurately acquiring new targets can be a difficult task even for seasoned shooters. To practice this at home, set up 3 or 4 objects in the rooms and cycle through them from one to another. When beginning ,worry more on accurate sight picture and let the speed come with time.
When comfortable with each step individually then you can transition to putting all steps together. With a little practice this will all be second nature and you will be prepared if a situation where to ever arise.
Until Next Time,
Stay Safe and Always be Prepared!