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Old 04-22-2013, 04:36 AM   #21
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I fully agree with the aspect of using a gun for self defense and having it loaded all the time. With that said, if someone was to break into my house while I was practicing my trigger pull by dry firing it would take me a total of 2-4 seconds to throw in one of the loaded magazines and chamber a live round. It would most likely give me a sight picture equal to or quicker this way than me getting up of the couch and drawing from the holster.

I just don't see where you are coming from, honestly. Maybe you own striker fired handguns that you need to rack the slide for every pull. My personal pistol is a SA/DA with a hammer, so I can practice holding steady on a long DA pull while also practice a strait back trigger pull on the SA pull. I don't see this frantic or over-the-top in any shape or form. Please explain
I wasn't being that complicated. Lol

I simply find dry firing as a practice absolutely absurd, as is the stress people in here tend to put on constant practice. It's all frantic overthetopization. This isn't the wild west, we're not John Wayne. Put the gun in its holster, shoot when you can, be smart and confident and happy in life. It's really that simple!
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I wasn't being that complicated. Lol

I simply find dry firing as a practice absolutely absurd, as is the stress people in here tend to put on constant practice. It's all frantic overthetopization. This isn't the wild west, we're not John Wayne. Put the gun in its holster, shoot when you can, be smart and confident and happy in life. It's really that simple!
There is no need for constant practice once you get the basics down, but the OP has never owned a pistol before and will probably jerk his pull every time if he doesn't know proper technique. I didn't have the luxury of someone watching me shoot and correct my new shooting habits. I corrected my jerky pull by practicing with dry firing, I was able to tell a lot easier with out dealing with recoil. Dry fire practice is mostly for new shooters, which is why I recommended it.
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There is no need for constant practice once you get the basics down, but the OP has never owned a pistol before and will probably jerk his pull every time if he doesn't know proper technique. I didn't have the luxury of someone watching me shoot and correct my new shooting habits. I corrected my jerky pull by practicing with dry firing, I was able to tell a lot easier with out dealing with recoil. Dry fire practice is mostly for new shooters, which is why I recommended it.
I know I'm in the minority here, but to me that's simply teaching bad habits which are harder to unlearn than the right ones are to learn. I know it's getting harder and harder to get out and practice these days, with availability and cost, but I strongly advise against dry fire for anything other than testing trigger in a shop. In the end is a to each their own thing.
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I know I'm in the minority here, but to me that's simply teaching bad habits which are harder to unlearn than the right ones are to learn. I know it's getting harder and harder to get out and practice these days, with availability and cost, but I strongly advise against dry fire for anything other than testing trigger in a shop. In the end is a to each their own thing.
That's fair, I can only speak for myself.

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Lots of dry firing practicing my trigger squeeze ^

Time span is about 3 weeks
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That's fair, I can only speak for myself.

First time shooting my gun ^

Lots of dry firing practicing my trigger squeeze ^

Time span is about 3 weeks
Point well made. Practice should be constant and consistent no matter how long you've been shooting. Should you train the way you did when you first picked up a gun? No. But you always need to be working your basics, malfunction drills, and drawing and transitions
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For long DAO triggers I must agree, dryfire practice might not be such a bad idea. I never could get one tamed down with any accuracy. I absolutely loathe, passionately, DAO triggers. With my nice short SAO, there's not enough room for error to bother or need practicing. So I guess my arguments against are with that in mind, thinking only of SAO guns.

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The manual for my Nano states that you shouldn't dry fire as you should use snap caps. My other guns don't mention anything about it.

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The manual for my Nano states that you shouldn't dry fire as you should use snap caps. My other guns don't mention anything about it.
Is nano striker? Wonder if that had anything to do with it. What are your other guns.

I think if one is determined to do extensive dry firing, they should most definitely use snap caps.
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Is nano striker? Wonder if that had anything to do with it. What are your other guns.

I think if one is determined to do extensive dry firing, they should most definitely use snap caps.
Yes it's striker fired. I have aSIG p229 and 1911 and a beretta 84fs.
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