In the book Tactical Pistol Marksmenship by Gabriel Suarez, Suarez has an entire section on dry firing where he mentions: AND To summarize, Suarez also mentions that dry firing will do a lot more for you than firing 10,000 rounds of real ammo. Lastly, he tells the story of a Rhodesian Defensive Force commander who had to resort to dry fire to train his troops due to extreme ammo shortage in the country at the time. Suarez goes on to say that this commander's troops trained solely by dry firing ended up firing better than soldiers who had fired thousands of real rounds conventionally. I think you get the point he's trying to make. My question is, do you agree? Is this something that is commonly known in the shooting community? It has me feeling slightly guilty of wanting to go to the range now but I've always thought live practice was good due to the actual sights and sounds.