DRYFIRE An Excellent Technique

DRYFIRE is an excellent technique. Start by practicing firearm presentation. Each dry-firing practice session whether done in your home, garage, or basement will improve your shooting skills. Adopt handgun Dry-fire as part of your preshooting warm-up. Working on sight picture, breath control, and trigger squeeze will make you a more accurate shot. You will be amazed how, with a regular program, practicing improves your skills.

Safety being paramount, these handgun sessions should be accomplished prior to partaking of adult beverages. Yes! Wine with dinner counts. Dryfire is best done at the end of the day. first, remember to slow down and relax. Remembering to do the little things, unloading the gun, for one. Up-on finishing the practice session reload and remember not to go back to practicing. This is the time when we are all most vulnerable to having a negligent discharge. As much as possible, be consistent with your practice time. Same time same place. Repetition of the same safe practices forms good habits.

All handgunners should use dry-fire sessions to practice safe effective presentation of their handgun. This would entail a practiced regiment aimed at training the muscle groups controlling these moves to remember them. Yes, muscle memory is a valid factor in physical training. We each have an individual physiology, differences in strength that require alterations of standard drills. For example, your holster may need to be further back on your belt than the person you are taking instruction from. A drill; Reaching while getting clothing out of the way as your hand moves toward the holster, gripping the gun, drawing, moving the gun on target. And then there is that other hand. What do you do with it? Try to keep your other hand in a supportive position, be it on the frame clasped in support your shooting hand or braced acting as a rest or maybe just grabbing your belt buckle. Once you get your basic moves down start working on body positions. What if you get knocked down? Lay-down and try it. Forethought and practice drills can save your life.

For defensive and personal protection practice sessions using dry-fire and not having to deal with muzzle blast and recoil will give you the ability to concentrate more clearly. Sight picture, breath control, and trigger squeeze are different in defensive situations. As you work more with Dry-Fire it will all fall in to place. The key is DOING IT.

Yours, Jeffrey

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