Dry Fire Practice
In every one of my classes, I tell my students that they need to practice what they learn in class to improve. I also let them know that you do not need to go to the range and put rounds down range to improve. Especially with the prices of ammo the why they are today Dry Fire is something we do in every class.
What is Dry Fire?
Dry Fire is the act of simulating the firing of your weapon without ammunition. When your dry fire you want to ensure there is no ammunition in the room and double-check that your firearm and magazines are empty. What skills can you practice with dry fire? The basics in the shooting will remain the same and the more you practice the basics the more you will see improvement overall. Proper grip, stance, trigger control, sight picture, and sight alignment. Drawing from concealment is another skill that can be practiced with dry fire as well as reloading.
Dry Fire Tools
In class, the students get a chance to use the SIRT Pistol laser trainer. (See pic below) This is a great tool that gives you the feel of a full-size firearm (GLOCK 17) and you get that visual feedback with every trigger press. The G Sight (See pic below) is another great tool that can be used in your personal firearms. The G Sight is a laser cartridge that comes in different calibers and can also give you that visual feedback.
If you want to get better at shooting you must practice, and you can’t always get to the range. I try to dry fire practice 3 days a week for 20 mins because I want to keep my skills sharp and keep improving. Bruce Lee said, "I fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks once, but I fear the man who has practiced one kick 10,000 times.”