I've already got my CHP class scheduled, and already have the funds to buy a gun come the gunshow Dec 5th. So I will be carrying concealed in a few weeks.
So would it be worthwhile to buy an extra mag with some snap caps, and use that for dry fire practicing? I realize this could be done with a normal mag and snap caps, but in the interest of keeping being safe I think having a designated practice mag (Bottom painted orange to differentiate it from my others) would be a good idea. I have experience with firearms but have none drawing from a holster of any kind and acquiring a target. The class will probably cover this to an extent but perfect practice makes perfect no?
I already read the procedures for safe dry firing exercises at home, and figure it would be worthwhile. I was just curious as to what the more experienced carriers here would have to say on it before I make the purchase.
I was also thinking on getting a 22 pistol so I could buy a ton of ammo and get some good trigger time running exercises the next time I go to my friends land to plink/run drills with. Good idea or no? 22 ammo is super cheap compared to practicing exclusively with 9mm or 40cal.