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check this!) handgun of your choice and
after you have put any ammunition for it
totally out of sight and triple checked any
magazines you are ready-sort of.
A bit more regarding safety; once you
have finished your dry firing session with
that handgun (any gun)-put it away and
do not under any circumstances load it
until the next day. Violate this little rule
and unconsciously and reactively you may
without thinking (it happens) take the same
once empty gun, shove a loaded mag in it,
rack the slide and kill a part of your house-it
has happened, trust me.
For reactive defensive or competition
handgun shooting-get your actual match or
concealed carry gear on. Face your television
set with a show running. Then when the
scene changes that is your signal to draw
and dry fire an empty gun shot at the TV
"target." You will be amazed at all the things
from sloppy draw, bad trigger function
and quick shake sight alignment you will
discover. It can be disheartening-but a lot
better than wasting good ammo at the range.
Without the noise and recoil it comes as a
real shock to most folks at how lousy their
presentation is. This also is a time to practice
reloading drills. Your reaction time and draw
speed will be improved greatly after a few
days of this drill.
So when you quickly discover you suck
how can you fix it? Go back to the basics of
your presentation and firing, slow down and
get it right before you get it fast. Now when
the TV scene changes, work out the kinks.
Once you get things consistently worked out
it is simple to speed up. A basic plan is: Draw
fast, then hit the brakes and aim and shoot
deliberately. Once you get that all figured out

and eliminate sloppiness you can speed up
the full firing sequence.
For bullseye shooters: Put on your regular
competition gear. If you shoot outdoors or
indoors with a hat, glasses, different shoes,
etc. wear it all during your dry firing. Do not
change things up differently from how you
compete.
Take a target reduced in proportional
size and stick it on a wall for your indoor
practice and work on your form. It really is
just that simple and it will really pay off. The
muscle tone (hold and grip strength) you
will develop will help improve your accuracy
tremendously. For timed fire (don't put a
magazine in the gun) have a person standing
next to you-facing you and when you click
they can rack the slide which will disturb the
sight picture and simulate some recoil. Is it
perfect? No, but it can help some in timed fire
at least-rapid fire not so much if at all due to
much quicker shot to shot timing. *

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