Dry fire training

Dry fire training

This is a discussion on Dry fire training within the Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; I can't stress enough about the importance OS dry fire training. My friend and I were at the range today and he had some trigger ...

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    Dry fire training

    I can't stress enough about the importance OS dry fire training.

    My friend and I were at the range today and he had some trigger issues that we worked on. This was his 2nd time shooting pistols. I showed him he should squeeze like he's shaking someone's hand and to only allow the trigger to come forward just enough to reset. The stance issues were easier to show and get figured out. The only issue remaining was the nuances of trigger control.

    We got back to the house and I took the 1911 apart to show him the parts. Then I showed him trigger control techniques with the gun mostly apart. Seeing the trigger interact with the fire control mechanisms (sear, beaver tail etc) really opened his eyes.

    After reassembly, safety checks and numerous "get your booger hook of the boom switch", he started to really understand what I tried to explain at the range.

    I hope he'll get back soon enough to try them out with live ammo!


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    I'm not experienced enough I guess to do OS dry fire training, just the regular kind. What is "OS" dry fire?
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    Dunno if that was just a smart alec remark or not, but to defend a fellow St. Louisan, it is my guess that he mistyped "of".

    I can't stress enough about the importance "of" dry fire training.

    If I'm wrong, I'm also at a loss for what OS dry firing is. :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pkupmn98 View Post
    Dunno if that was just a smart alec remark or not, but to defend a fellow St. Louisan, it is my guess that he mistyped "of".

    I can't stress enough about the importance "of" dry fire training.
    Affirmative!

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    Training with airsoft pistols is also very beneficial. Watch out though, they do hurt when hit by one of those pellets. You can get a decent airsoft pistol for under $100.
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    When I get home and I'm watching a movie I'll sometimes take my carry pistol and dry fire about 3 dozen times or more until I don't see my front sight shake / move at all. I notice the difference when I go back to the range.
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    I thought dry fire meant no alcohol on board.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wheelie View Post
    After reassembly, safety checks and numerous "get your booger hook of the boom switch", he started to really understand what I tried to explain at the range.
    Perhaps if you used the technical terms 'finger' and 'trigger', his comprehension would improve.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MadMac View Post
    Perhaps if you used the technical terms 'finger' and 'trigger', his comprehension would improve.
    Agreed! I've always thought the booger hook/bang switch thing was a little ignorant and childish. Never understand what is wrong with using plain English.
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    I do about 100 to 200 dry fires a night, Mon-Fri. I've found that it really helps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Penhall View Post
    I do about 100 to 200 dry fires a night, Mon-Fri. I've found that it really helps.
    I hope you buy the gun some flowers after a beating like that ....

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    Dont try dry firing with a KelTec PF9.

    At some point in timeyou'll end up sticking the front part of the firing pin into the wall.
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    Usually a 99 cent ink pin with the clicker is a nice cheap way to get the finger tip in shape.

    Just turn pen around where ink point is in your palm and place trigger finger on clicker, cheap and easy

    Tape some masking tape in a triangle pattern to dull the ink point though

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    Quote Originally Posted by gunther71 View Post
    Usually a 99 cent ink pin with the clicker is a nice cheap way to get the finger tip in shape.

    Just turn pen around where ink point is in your palm and place trigger finger on clicker, cheap and easy

    Tape some masking tape in a triangle pattern to dull the ink point though
    Nice for strengthening the trigger finger but does nothing towards acclimating one's self to the trigger - or smoothing out a rough action.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Majorlk View Post
    Nice for strengthening the trigger finger but does nothing towards acclimating one's self to the trigger - or smoothing out a rough action.
    I do not see where the OP was concerned about the action of the pistols he owns in helping his friend understand the fundamentals of trigger control. did he ask that?

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