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Old 08-05-2014, 03:04 AM   #1
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I have started doing some basic dry firing with strong and weak hand in my hotel at night as I travel for work. I am also working on using both eyes as opposed to my strong eye, and so far like the sight picture I am getting. What dry firing techniques or routines do you use? Looking for some added routines to keep things interesting.


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Old 08-05-2014, 04:21 AM   #2
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Old soldier's trick: put a dime on the end of the muzzle and then dry fire. Dime shouldn't fall on the ground. I've only done it on semis and AR15s, probably won't work on most revolvers.

I run a Crimson Trace on all my HD and CC weapons. Works great for dry fire practice because you can see if the dot moves when you squeeze. Very helpful IMO.


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I'll try the dime trick tonight. Spent last night just really using two eyes to focus on the front site, and keep it as steady as possible. I have my CZ 75 with me this week. Might be really tough to keep the dime up in double action. 😏


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run through a scenerio.. load mag, draw, fire, drop mag, load mag, fire.
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run through a scenerio.. load mag, draw, fire, drop mag, load mag, fire.
Oh... did he mention that part about unload mag first?
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Funny. I have my carry gun with me and an extra loaded with snap caps. And yes I am still clearing and checking my snap cap/dry fire gun each time I practice.

I do not have a holster yet for the 'extra' gun so I am left with a phantom practice draw. I'll order a holster so I can do this right. I tried the dime on the barrel and it was really easy. So I tried a nickel and then a quarter thinking the larger OD would fall off barrel easier. I guess either I am a natural or a CZ75 has a really wide barrel. I guess we all know that answer. After 3 days of work I have a nice feel for drawing the gun, and feeling the first stage of the double action pull. Then I am able to quickly steady the sites and finish the pull. I have also been doing offhand and feeling the fatigue ob my fingers and forearm. I think that is a good thing.


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Got them, but some of the drills need more preparation than I am going to do in a hotel room.


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Rule of thumb: Triple check chamber and mags and go inside of a room with absolutely no ammo in it whatsoever. If you are trained to the point of madness, your instincts may not realize you are loading a mag with live ammo in it.


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