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Old July 16th, 2013, 12:01 PM   #1
 
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Dry Fire

I just finished reading the book "The Perfect Pistol Shot" and found it to be very informative. There was a section about dry firing, and would like to know how many of you actually use this as routine practice. I have done it occasionally but not as a regular routine.



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Old July 16th, 2013, 12:01 PM   #2
 
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all the time and snap caps as well
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I dry fire frequently with my revolvers. Get good snap-caps like AZooms.
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Old July 16th, 2013, 12:45 PM   #5
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daviscc ... I start each range session with some dry-firing just to get focused in on my technique, and then do some with each pistol that I shoot as the session progresses. I have found it to be very beneficial over the years.
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daviscc ... I start each range session with some dry-firing just to get focused in on my technique, and then do some with each pistol that I shoot as the session progresses. I have found it to be very beneficial over the years.
Sounds like a good routine. I'll give it a try because I always take more than one gun at a time to the range. Make sense to get the feel with dry fire before doing live fire. Thanks
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I probably don't do it as often as I should. Try setting an empty case right behind your front sight and squeeze the trigger and not to let the case fall off.
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I probably don't do it as often as I should. Try setting an empty case right behind your front sight and squeeze the trigger and not to let the case fall off.
that's also a good drill to run
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I probably don't do it as often as I should. Try setting an empty case right behind your front sight and squeeze the trigger and not to let the case fall off.
We were trained to do that with a coin on the M14 in basic training.
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I have never dry fired my revolvers for the express purpose of practice. Yes, to check the action a few times or after cleaning or tuning. Just me .
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I start with dry fire at home before I go to the range. Dry fire was taught as part of our training in the service. I still continue and can hear my instructor in my head ...front site press.
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Dry firing is an excellent way to practice. And, by the way, save your money on snap caps. Totally unnecessary. Just ask Iowegan.
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Greetings All,

When I was much younger, I dry fired my pot metal cap pistols plenty, and I never once busted a hammer because of it.

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I have never dry fired my revolvers for the express purpose of practice. Yes, to check the action a few times or after cleaning or tuning. Just me .
Same here.
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Dry firing is an excellent way to practice. And, by the way, save your money on snap caps. Totally unnecessary. Just ask Iowegan.
Depends on the gun and what stops the firing pin when no round is present.

I know that it will snap or crack a roll pin on an XDm.
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