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Dry fire practice. Do you do it?
« on: March 18, 2017, 04:49:09 PM »
So how many in here do some sort of dry fire training?  Those of you that do, what drills do you run?  Mag changes? Malfunction drills?  Draw and double tap?  What? 

How often do you do it?  Weekly, monthly, what?

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Re: Dry fire practice. Do you do it?
« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2017, 05:45:19 PM »
I don't do a lot of dry firing.  Mostly live fire.

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Re: Dry fire practice. Do you do it?
« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2017, 06:16:24 PM »
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Re: Dry fire practice. Do you do it?
« Reply #3 on: March 18, 2017, 07:17:26 PM »
If I get a bad DA trigger I will use a patch to absorb impact, saturate with oil and some fine carbon base grease in the mechinism and click away to smooth out and break in.

Last one I did that to was a SP 101 in 327 FM that I bought last year when they released them.

I probably ( WET) fired it on DA some  400 + times before I actually fired it.  It done wonders smoothing out the trigger.
It doesnt seem to affect the SA, which was actually really nice.
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Re: Dry fire practice. Do you do it?
« Reply #4 on: March 19, 2017, 10:00:44 AM »
Every once in a blue moon I do it. I need to get some snap caps again

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Re: Dry fire practice. Do you do it?
« Reply #5 on: March 19, 2017, 10:09:15 AM »
When I do dry fire practice, which is admittedly not often enough, I usually focus mostly on draw to first shot.
I use a LaserLyte Laser Trainer Cartridge (http://amzn.to/2nS94ao) which fires when hit by the striker, to confirm my "hit" (if the dot shows up where I am aiming) and trigger control (if the dot moves when it shows up, my trigger control and follow through weren't good).
When I first got it and was practicing a lot, I improved a lot in match performance.
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Re: Dry fire practice. Do you do it?
« Reply #6 on: March 20, 2017, 09:13:44 AM »
I dry fire a lot 4-5 times a week, when I am home.
I practice draw to target(s), transitions and mag changes.

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Re: Dry fire practice. Do you do it?
« Reply #7 on: March 20, 2017, 09:28:00 PM »
That's excellent. I do maybe twice a week. Been doing a little more lately in anticipation of an upcoming class.  A shot timer really showed how much dry fire practice does for you. My speed out of the holster, malfunction drill, and reloads was excellent. My accuracy..... Proved why dry fire can only do so much. With no feedback you can only work on the mechanics of it.

Dom, do you shoot one of their sights or just whatever target you pick?  I'm beginning to believe I need on of those since I can't get in the range time I want/need.

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Re: Dry fire practice. Do you do it?
« Reply #8 on: March 20, 2017, 10:53:34 PM »
I just shoot (laser) at something on the wall. You can make little cardboard cutouts if you like, but it really doesn't matter what you aim at.
I've loaned mine out to 4 people and 3 of them bought one right away, and the one that doesn't raises chickens and shoots in his back yard so you know...
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Re: Dry fire practice. Do you do it?
« Reply #9 on: March 21, 2017, 08:24:41 AM »
I bought my wife one of the laserlyte target systems for Christmas (2015).


It came with a generic pistol (similar to a glock) with built in laser, but I also bought her the universal laser for her pistols.
 
It really helped her. She had a tendency to pull to the right as she squeezed the trigger.

Basically dry firing with feedback.
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Re: Dry fire practice. Do you do it?
« Reply #10 on: March 21, 2017, 08:39:38 AM »
I tried the target system with pistol simulator, but the universal laser wouldn't reliably fire, so I returned it and stuck with the 9mm cartridge.
Fry firing with feedback is a perfect description.
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Re: Dry fire practice. Do you do it?
« Reply #11 on: March 21, 2017, 08:54:46 AM »
I tried the target system with pistol simulator, but the universal laser wouldn't reliably fire, so I returned it and stuck with the 9mm cartridge.
Fry firing with feedback is a perfect description.
the universal seems to work fine in my wife's sig sauer's.... but they are not striker fired.

ETA: I like the idea of individual cartridges, but it can get expensive if you have different calibers.
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Re: Dry fire practice. Do you do it?
« Reply #12 on: March 21, 2017, 08:56:48 AM »
I tried the target system with pistol simulator, but the universal laser wouldn't reliably fire, so I returned it and stuck with the 9mm cartridge.
Fry firing with feedback is a perfect description.
the universal seems to work fine in my wife's sig sauer's.... but they are not striker fired.

It wouldn't work in the pistol simulators that it came with, so completely defeated the point of buying the set for me as I wanted to use it primarily for my wife to practice.
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Re: Dry fire practice. Do you do it?
« Reply #13 on: March 21, 2017, 08:58:53 AM »
I tried the target system with pistol simulator, but the universal laser wouldn't reliably fire, so I returned it and stuck with the 9mm cartridge.
Fry firing with feedback is a perfect description.
the universal seems to work fine in my wife's sig sauer's.... but they are not striker fired.

It wouldn't work in the pistol simulators that it came with, so completely defeated the point of buying the set for me as I wanted to use it primarily for my wife to practice.
Guess i'm not sure which system you have, ours came with 1 blue pistol with the laser built in.
she uses the universal in her pistols and I have used it in mine.
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Re: Dry fire practice. Do you do it?
« Reply #14 on: March 21, 2017, 09:07:58 AM »
I tried the target system with pistol simulator, but the universal laser wouldn't reliably fire, so I returned it and stuck with the 9mm cartridge.
Fry firing with feedback is a perfect description.
the universal seems to work fine in my wife's sig sauer's.... but they are not striker fired.

It wouldn't work in the pistol simulators that it came with, so completely defeated the point of buying the set for me as I wanted to use it primarily for my wife to practice.
Guess i'm not sure which system you have, ours came with 1 blue pistol with the laser built in.
she uses the universal in her pistols and I have used it in mine.

It was the LT Pro insert and Compact Pistol Housing (https://www.midwayusa.com/product/277013/laserlyte-plinking-can-kit-with-compact-pistol-housing-and-lt-pro-laser-trainer).
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Re: Dry fire practice. Do you do it?
« Reply #15 on: March 21, 2017, 09:54:07 AM »
I'm mostly set up to do the dry fire practice I know I need.  I have the laser cartridges Dom uses.  I also picked up a little program that pairs nicely with it at:  http://lasrapp.com.  It basically replaces the wall target someone showed and lets you set up anything in your web camera's view as a target.

High up on my WTB list is:  http://coolfiretrainer.com/videos.asp.  This will advance me out of single shot simulations.

I have it, but I honestly don't use it near often enough.


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Re: Dry fire practice. Do you do it?
« Reply #16 on: August 09, 2017, 10:26:23 PM »
I have a Laser ammo insert, and webcam coming. I am going to try the Shoot off app. Have any of ya'll with the laser tried this app yet?

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Re: Dry fire practice. Do you do it?
« Reply #17 on: August 10, 2017, 10:03:38 AM »
I do home defense (CQC) drills twice a month at the house

No dry firing, just sneaking around the house during the day and at night

Had a little fun last time (when I was done) and put the tactical light on my 300 in strobe mode ... after a while I crashed into three walls and tripped over a chair, and it was pointing away from me

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Dry fire practice Do you do it
« Reply #18 on: September 12, 2017, 10:02:34 AM »
I guess I assumed that snap caps would function like regular ammunition in the 92 first shot double, everything thereafter single but I see that is not the case. Do I have to cock the hammer every time I want to practice the single action pull or am I missing something?

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Re: Dry fire practice. Do you do it?
« Reply #19 on: September 12, 2017, 11:45:49 AM »
I remember an old instructor from "the school" saying, "when it feels natural, you're starting to become a shooter."  Dry fire seems a part of that drill, but I'll admit that I don't do it enough. 
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