Dry Fire Practice
If you are new to shooting or the firearm industry dry fire training is working on techniques without ammunition. This has been proven as a great training tool to make you a better shooter. One of the biggest things that makes this great is you can do this in the comfort of your own home. It’s much cheaper to draw and “fire” with no ammunition than live rounds. Should you completely replace live for dry fire? No. The dry fire should be part of the whole training to complement each other.
Is this safe? Yes. But there are a few precautions to dry firing. Double and triple check your gun is unloaded and that the ammunition is in another room. Another safety precaution is to use snap caps which are dummy rounds for dry fire practice.
One of the biggest benefits to dry fire is that you can easily do 1,000 repetitions without the cost of ammo. You can work on sight picture, your draw, transitions, and any other technique you are weak on. For me, it happens to be all of the above. Yes, I am comfortable with my firearm, but I can be better. Below I have attached a video we recently made about different dry-fire techniques we found that seem to work. We plan on doing a follow-up video later on the helpfulness of dry fire and how it helps on the range. Below our video, we also attached a few videos we found helpful with dry fire practice. If you can, comment below on what you found works best for you or videos that helped you become a better shot.
Dry Fire Practice: Handgun Technique – Competitive Shooting Tips with Doug Koenig