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Old January 12, 2021, 09:36 PM   #1
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Can anyone recommend training exercises that don't involve shooting? I've decided to save the ammo I have until I can afford to invest in a reloading system.
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Old January 12, 2021, 10:05 PM   #2
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Old January 12, 2021, 10:10 PM   #3
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There are a TON of dry fire drills and ideas out there. Here are a few I have bookmarked, but just search "dry fire drills" and you'll find a ton, many with poorly-produced but somewhat informative videos.

http://pistol-training.com/archives/5185

https://swiftsilentdeadly.com/dry-pr...raw/#more-3093

https://www.shooting-performance.com...secret-weapon/



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Old January 12, 2021, 11:20 PM   #4
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Yes, take your finger gun, point it at the TV and say pew, pu, pu, pew then hold your finger to your lips and blow.

More seriously, you should get a pellet gun. CO2 pellet pistols can be very accurate inside a garage and will help with sight alignment and trigger control. The Crossman revolver series is actually pretty good. Not a huge fan of the ones with the small clips but the break open guns that load a 10 shot clip are pretty good with decent single action triggers.
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Old January 13, 2021, 09:19 AM   #5
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Ben Stoeger dry fire manual
https://www.amazon.com/DryFire-Reloa...dp/1542880246/

also although these are designed for competition, these are great reduced sized targets to aim at. Competition shooters dry fire far more than live fire.
https://benstoegerproshop.com/dryfir...caled-targets/

https://benstoegerproshop.com/scaled...pers-and-dots/
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Old January 13, 2021, 12:20 PM   #6
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If you conceal carry, just practicing drawing from concealment, extending out and pressing the trigger would not be a waste of time at all.

(with an empty gun of course!)


It doesn't matter how accurate you are if you can't get the gun out in time to be helpful.
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Old January 13, 2021, 06:02 PM   #7
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If you conceal carry, just practicing drawing from concealment, extending out and pressing the trigger would not be a waste of time at all.

(with an empty gun of course!)


It doesn't matter how accurate you are if you can't get the gun out in time to be helpful.

If you have a shot timer you can set par times so that when you draw you have an idea of the time even without shots.


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Old January 13, 2021, 09:02 PM   #8
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I would say drawing from a holster, and magazine changes. Dry fire is always good too.

I know things are getting scarce, but I still intend to shoot abut 50-100rnds a month for now. I found this drill a while back. Good fundamentals based around a 50rnd box of ammo.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F8MvKIiXC2M
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Old January 13, 2021, 11:24 PM   #9
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Want to not suck, or be good? Dry fire 30 minutes a day every day. Bill drill, transitions, movement, targets at different distances, 20-50 mag changes, etc.
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Old January 14, 2021, 03:52 PM   #10
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They make some decent Airsoft replicas that are good for training. Now, all things considered it isn't the same thing, but does at least provide SOME form of trigger control training. You can also fairly cheaply by a trap to shoot them into as they are reusable BBs, it does save some money. I got one that is a replica Glock and everything functions the same, it was still a good $40+ purchase, but has allowed me to work on drawing for the initial shot out of my holster, but it's only a single shot spring air...
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Old January 14, 2021, 06:54 PM   #11
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Thanks for all of the fantastic advice.
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Old January 14, 2021, 07:23 PM   #12
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Dry fire, dry fire, dry fire. Manipulate the trigger making certain that the sight picture is not upset in the least bit. Then dry fire some more.
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I have one of these set-ups that I bought at a discount. I use it for our classes and refresher for me when I can't go to the range. The pretty blue color is not as intimidating as some others. It is a good training aid. Also, out hunter Ed district acquired a set of long guns that cast a laser beam. I believe they are made by Daisey. I don't have that. Now then. a bit more dangerous but you can take a pellet pistol and load a short section of Q-tip and shoot it into a carboard box but yo will have to so come homework on this one. ......


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