Dry Fire Drills
When performing any dry-fire drill you must remove all ammunition from the room and from the firearm itself. I know this goes without saying but accidents happen when we get comfortable and think that we won’t make the same mistake others have. These drills take approximately 15 minutes and incorporate the various positions you may be in when attacked.
Understanding that no one can predict what they will be doing when they are confronted by a violent attacker. This is why using multiple drills in various positions can help prepare you for that one violent encounter you may end up in. Of course, the goal is always to avoid violent encounters and not to become a victim. That does not mean your goals and a criminal’s goals won’t one-day cross paths.
Dry Fire Practice
Target- 4” square(any will work if you don’t have one)
Position- start from a draw position.
Facing the target with hands at the side, on command identify the target, draw your firearm, and shoot multiple times while keeping your sights inside of the target the whole time without losing alignment.
Then change to the following positions and do it again.
- Facing the target with hands above shoulders
- Facing away from the target with hands at side, turn and draw
- Facing away from the target with hands above shoulders, turn and draw
- While stepping left
- While stepping right
- While stepping forward
- While stepping backward
The Second Part of the Dry Fire Drill
From the same positions as before.
- On command identify the target
- Align your sights and shoot
- Reload with an empty mag that is in your normal carry position.
- Reacquire the target and get your sights on the target.
This drill addresses multiple aspects of training. It allows you to train in a natural positions that you will likely be in. It incorporates movement into your training. It also teaches you to acquire & identify the target before drawing your firearm and it works from your natural carry position. It is a tremendous dry fire drill that uses what you do naturally, without forcing you to learn something that is inefficient.
Credit for the Drill
As always RGDReivews verifies the information and gives credit to those who come up with the drill. This drill was posted by the Retired Detective and Instructor David Turley with Tac Safe AZ.
It is never enough to just practice at the range and to put it simply, the cost of ammo has gotten ridiculous in the past few months. Which makes dry fire practice a great option. While I dry fire regularly when I can’t make it to the range. This is definitely one of the better drills I have found. If you have read my book “From Anti-Gun to Pro-Gun and Beyond”. You already know that I personally started at a time when training was unavailable. As a result, I was forced to seek out drills that I could do safely.
I quickly found that when going to the range after weeks of dry fire practice I kept improving. It is well documented in the firearm community that dry fire practice does translate to the range and beyond. I also incorporate the use of a laser trainer in my firearm as well as using a laser pistol. Combined with the two apps that I recommend, it is a great way of being able to see your problem areas.
It also gives you the ability to stay fresh in your training. The other thing that you can do while dry firing is to change the target size to simulate distances. The 10-8 training group modernserviceweapons.com offers a target that simulates dry fire drills at different distances. Which you can download on their site by clicking on either the website link or the target below. As always remember to stay safe and don’t lose your freedom after defending yourself. Join organizations that will help protect you in the aftermath like CCWSafe.com