Posts Tagged ‘dry fire drills’

Picture taken from behind a woman shooting a handgun.

How to Fix Anticipating the Recoil

Every new or inexperienced female shooter I take to the gun range, even before picking up a gun asks, “How badly is it going to kick?” As soon as they ask, I know there is a high probability that hitting where they aim is going to be problematic. If you have prematurely psyched yourself up that the gun is going to hurt, you have the tendency flinch when you pull the trigger.

One basic drill that helps you focus on trigger control and sight alignment is the penny drill.

What to do When the Ammo has Gone: Dry Fire Drills

Even though I sit just a few feet away from a warehouse of ammo, I’m a little worried about current and future price and availability. I am stingier than ever with my current ammo storage. We all seem to be going to the range a little less and hoarding a little more. However, the ammo shortage in no way means your guns need to be gathering dust.

Dry Fire Practice – Is It Safe For Your Firearm?

Many of us who grew up around firearms have been warned for years never to dry fire any firearm. But can you really damage your firearm by pulling the trigger on an empty chamber? The answer is, as you might have guessed, “it depends.” Most modern firearms are safe to dry fire, but there are some notable exceptions.

Black Umarex HK 416 QCB Airsoft Rifle on a white background

Airsoft Practice for Maintaining Shooting Skills

I’ve been shooting a lot of IDPA matches lately. I used to shoot them every week, although a change in my schedule three years ago meant I would not be able to compete as much. What was worse, the new schedule seriously cut into my available range time.

Red dummy bullet

Dry-Fire Training at Home

I recently shot a local IDPA (International Defensive Pistol Association) match. I did OK but noticed a couple of problems that slowed me down significantly—namely, quickly and smoothly drawing from the holster and pressing forward to the target.