GUN Dry Fire Drills, how I relax

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  1. AB13

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    Some people drink, some work out, I don't do much of either. But to relax I dry fire at night when my daughter conks out.

    My last few matches I've bobbled a few reloads. So I combined my night I usually work on transitions with a couple components of the reload. I view the reload as an action with various components you need to master.

    1. Transition your mind from target/sight awareness, to initiating the actual reload.

    2. Ejection of magazine.

    3a. Positioning/indexing the gun/magwell to accept new magazine.

    3b. Moving the support hand from the gun to the magazine.

    4. Getting a good grab on the magazine.

    5. Seeing the mag into the magwell.

    6. Indexing the gun back to your target.

    Tonight, I decided to work on a single magazine reload so that I can concentrate on area's 3a-6.

    I break these up because it's hard to really concentrate and master the reload as a whole, it's easier for me to break it up and concentrate on very particular components.

    Anyhow, this is a glimpse of my dry fire room and one of my dry fire drills I would do instead of getting rest before a match.

    I mix it up and go for different targets and usually do reps of 5-10 each combination of transitions.

    Also, I use a magazine full of dummy rounds I made for dryfire so that it would simulate the actual weight of a loaded magazine. If you practice your dryfire reloads, this is important, otherwise you will struggle transitioning this to an actual match.

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    Wow, i like how you can hear the pistol as you "drive the gun"
     
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    Someone has been doing their homework. Along with "driving the gun" you have to snap your target focus.
     
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    expound on 3a some more

    is that just canting it towards your weak side?
     
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    i want to see some vids of you catching some big ass salmon
     
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    good advice. muscle retention > *

    and I'd hate to get into a gunfight with you btw
     
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    though it was a fairly good attempt, you failed :wavey:
     
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    that didn't even make sense....
     
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    being short, technically I would have an advantage, as he would shoot OVER my head.
     
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    :rofl:
     
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    Looking fast man.

    #4 is the biggest problem when I start pushing speed and then it is all down hill. Even if I can manage a clean insertion with a bad grasp by the time the mag is seated my support hand is so out of position that getting smooth grip and index is pretty much out the window.
     
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    no, I try not to. You want to minimize the movement to bare necessentials. I index it so that it is center of my FOV and cant is just enough so that I can barely see the inside of my magwell.

    What I used to do as an exercise was to paint the inside of my magwell with white out/nailpolish. And I forced myself to see that marker every time I do a reload. Now it's all automatic.
     
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    A good grab is absolutely key. I used to do another excercise where I didn't do any insertion, just mag button hits, and grabs. I would slow it down and really really focus on that mechanic. You should be hitting the mag button, and have your hand on your magazine at the exact same time.

    That is actually one of the harder components to master and took me long hours to get down. I am still working on getting it faster.

    Break it down in components and practice your mechanics.
     
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    benos level revelation for me

    thanks
     
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    fo shiggitty'
     
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    man fuck

    that alone made my reload quite a bit faster

    if I record a video will you check it out for me, AB?
     
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    of course.
     
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    in that vid do you feel you would be getting hits on target?

    can you "feel" when you squeezed a bit to early/late?
     
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    Yes, that is the idea. I'm training on calling my shots, and dot tracking. Moving the dot is a little more difficult than one would think. Working on acceleration and not overshooting your target. And simply dot acquisition from a draw is something to be mastered.

    I will follow this up with live fire practice on steel plates at 10-25-40 yards. You will always want to follow up your dry fire with live fire to monitor your development using a shot timer. That way you know what you are working on is really working.

    I dry fire at home then bring it to the range to hone in. I have done most of my work already, what I do at the range is just dial it in so that I can maximize my time/practice at the range.

    When dry firing you only hurt yourself when you don't get an "honest" sight picture. I'm doing much more than just moving my gun around but honestly that is hard to convey through 3rd person video.

    Based on my last match's hit factor per stage, it's been very helpful in my development as a shooter.
     
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    won my class tonight

    and that was with 25 seconds in no shoots I really should not have gotten (wasn't seeing what I needed to see - had sunglasses on, it got dark)'

    thanks AB you gentlemanly motherfucker

    and thanks for the tips on the texas stars, yar

    there was a stage that was two texas stars and a six piece plate rack, I cleaned it in 9.87, and the GMs were doing it in like 1 and 2 so I am pretty happy there

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    good shit young grasshoppa
     

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