National Carry Academy Training Tips: Dry Fire Practice

September 22, 2015


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Video Transcript

Hey Guys, this is Nick from NCA here with another video. In this video we’re gonna introduce talking about dry fire practice. We’re gonna have a couple of videos on this going under different aspects but when we talk about dry fire practice what that is, is us actually going through repetitions whether it’s dry firing, or actually practicing some gun handling skills like the draw or practicing reloads with an empty gun. And so this is something that obviously allow someone to practice inside their home without going to the range obviously we wanna make sure we do so in a safe environment but dry fire practice is really a big big part of learning how to shoot. We still need to make sure that we’re shooting live rounds sometimes dry fire practice I think is emphasized as being the end-all-be-all and I don’t think that’s necessarily true, you do need to go off and you do need to shoot live rounds it helps with things like acclimating, helping us getting over flinching that kind of thing but in the same time there’s a lot to be said for dry fire practice and it’s an excellent resource for training that really doesn’t cost us money or really all that much time. So, with dry fire practice a few things that we’re gonna be talking about, we’ll talk about safety, we’ll talk about a few different things that you could dry practice for gun handling things again like reloads and practicing your draw and then we’ll also talk a little bit about dry fire. So, when we talk about dry fire here in this video, what we’re talking about doing is obviously breaking the trigger on an empty chamber. And one of the things that we can get some really good feedback on with dry fire is essentially being able to watch our sights as we break the trigger and pick up and see if there’s any sort of movement. So, it’s kind of a one way to sort of gauge how we’re doing with good trigger control to see our sights in alignment, be able to break the trigger see that there wasn’t any movement or if there was movement and what might be causing that.

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