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FEATURE | DRY FIRE

WHY DRY FIRE?
PART 1

If you are tired of being
fodder for the same
people who every week
stomp you into the ground,
then read on and prepare to
work. Consistent winners dry fire
and most really good ones do it a lot.
Part 1 of a 2-part series.
BY JIM SHULTS | PHOTOS BY JESSE SNYDER

THE U.S. ARMY RANGERS SAY:
"TRAIN LIKE YOU FIGHT-
FIGHT LIKE YOU TRAIN."

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here are probably more boring things
to do than dry firing-not sure what
they might be though. However, if you
are serious about shooting better and getting
more competitive in matches or surviving
a gun fight, you should consider lots of dry
firing drills. Dry firing is simply functioning
your empty firearm as if it were loaded. For
competitors it means aiming at a target and
functioning the firearm as in competition. For
the defensive shooter, it means practicing
drawing, getting the empty gun up and ready
for firing or actually firing at an aggressor.

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In other words, you do what you are
expected to do in competition or in
combat-but do it with an empty firearm.
First, let's rationalize why a serious
competitor or defensive shooter should dry
fire. It will make you more effective! Dry firing
will help you with muscle memory if you do
it correctly-and correct is vital. It will help
develop muscle tone, target reaction speed,
and a steady hold. With handguns it will
help with draw speed, presentation speed,
sight alignment, trigger function, reloading
drills, stoppage clearing drills, movement
to targets in some competitions and even
holstering. For shotgunners it will help with a
correct mount, smooth gun movement, target
alignment/leads, trigger control and timing.


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