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Dry Practice Safety

Dry practice is necessary for good trigger control; it not only familiarizes you with the trigger, it trains you to avoid flinching and anticipating.

Dry practice does this by using repetition to create muscle memory. If you only get trigger time when there is live ammo in the gun, you will always want to compensate for recoil and often try to anticipate the shot, causing your muzzle to dip or jerk. Flinching and anticipating the shot is a major cause of inaccurate shooting. See the link at the bottom of this article for a great dry practice program that will help you become a better shooter.

Guidelines for Dry Fire

1. Clear your gun: place all live rounds and magazines with live rounds in the ammo container in another room.

2. Place target in a safe direction to minimize potential for injury if a negligent discharge occurs.

3. Visually and manually inspect guns, magazines and training rounds to ensure no live rounds are present.

4. Do not allow yourself to be disturbed.

5. If you are, stop the session and deal with it.

6. Inspect all gear upon return.

7. Inspect it again.

8. When you have completed the practice session, clear and store training rounds. Audibly say, “Practice is over, I’m now going leave, I will not do any more practice.”

9. Virtually every negligent discharge related to dry-fire is because someone loads up, gets distracted, and then does just one more presentation.

10. Once you are finished, NO MORE PRACTICE FOR THE SESSION. Place the firearm in the condition you wish it to be in, but we advise that you consider leaving the pistol unloaded until after you have completed an unrelated task, such as eating, watching TV, etc.
Note: Always use proper dry practice rounds, often referred to as snap caps. These plastic or metal rounds will prevent any damage to the operation of your gun. Damage from excessive dry firing without the proper practice round is the root cause of most light strike failure-to-fire malfunctions. Rim fire guns like 22’s suffer the most from firing on an empty chamber.