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Poll: Dry Fire Poll (17 member(s) have cast votes)

How Often Do You Dry Fire/Dry Practice?

  1. Never (1 votes [5.88%])

    Percentage of vote: 5.88%

  2. Couple of Times a Month (2 votes [11.76%])

    Percentage of vote: 11.76%

  3. 1 - 4 Times per Week (12 votes [70.59%])

    Percentage of vote: 70.59%

  4. 5 or More Times per Week (2 votes [11.76%])

    Percentage of vote: 11.76%

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Dry Fire Practice is an important part of mastering a weapon. How often do you dry fire practice with your primary carry weapon?

For the record, my goal is to dry fire at least three times per week, or more if I'm carrying a new weapon.

Edited by CRO59, 05 May 2012 - 02:24 PM.


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Daily for 15 minutes as does Mrs. Flash.

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Couple times a week. Anything more than twice a week is just too much (for me).

Edited by Hansen, 05 May 2012 - 12:34 PM.

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Not having kids at home I put my weapon on the end table when I get home. I make the firearm safe before I put my butt in the chair and check it again before I pick it up. It serves as a reminder to actually dry fire my weapon. It seems to work for me.

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I need to do it more often, I have a 13 month old though who loves to "participate" so I have to wait until he goes to bed. My plan going forward is to go for an hour minimum a week. I know pre baby I noticed a marked difference in my abilities and best of all, it's free. I have a yellow training barrel for the Glock I use, even though I am super safe it makes me feel better seeing it in there.

Edited by Azbearhuntr, 05 May 2012 - 05:58 PM.


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not often enough unfortunately for me :blush: .

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So far 83% dry practice at least once a week. I like those numbers. If only I could convince my students to do that...

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I have in the past but currently I'm not doing it at all. I need to work it back into my routine and figure out exactly what I want to practice while doing it.

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For me it is hit or miss. Really seems to depend on how much stuff the kids have going on.

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Started up just recently, trying to do it every day before bed.

I run through Paul Howe's CSAT pistol standards, Dot Torture Drill and straight trigger control practice.

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Started up just recently, trying to do it every day before bed.

I run through Paul Howe's CSAT pistol standards, Dot Torture Drill and straight trigger control practice.


I'd love to hear more about these, are they detailed out anywhere?

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I thought the same thing, here's what I found in regards to the mentioned drills:

http://www.combatsho...m/standards.htm

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I thought the same thing, here's what I found in regards to the mentioned drills:

http://www.combatsho...m/standards.htm


Yep, those are the CSAT standards. The start position is the prayer position. Here it the Dot Torture drill http://pistol-traini...lls/dot-torture
you'll find lots of good pistol drill there.

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In regards to the dot torture, how big is the target supposed to be? 8.5x11?? Sorry if I'm missing something but I'm using my phone to check it out.

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In regards to the dot torture, how big is the target supposed to be? 8.5x11?? Sorry if I'm missing something but I'm using my phone to check it out.


There is a PDF target you can down load once you are at a real computer ;)

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Thank you sir! I didn't want to believe it was supposed to be so small. Explains the 3 yard distance lol.

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Thank you sir! I didn't want to believe it was supposed to be so small. Explains the 3 yard distance lol.


Yeah, 3 yards is a good start. I've done it once just last week live fire. First time I've ever shot it (never dry fired it before either) and I dropped 6 total shots. Even though some of those were grouped really tight, they were just off the black line so counted as a miss for the purpose of the drill.

As far as the CSAT standards I got run through it by a buddy who happens to be a certified pistol instructor for CSAT (though he doesn't actually instruct, just took the class and passed). We did a lot of runs on all the drills but I was able to 'pass' lots of the drills with the few rounds of practice. To pass that once through with no do overs is pretty impressive.

Edited by BillyDoubleU, 15 May 2012 - 10:40 PM.






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