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Thursday, August 30, 2012

Handgun Drill, No Ammo, No Trigger

David Morris of Urban Survival Guide has written up a handgun drill to improve your grip and natural pointing ability. It's not a substitute for range time or even dry firing, but it has value in helping to develop consistency in how you grip and point your weapon.

Here's how to do it...

  *  Safety first!  Get individual safety instruction... confirm   
     (visually) your gun is unloaded... have no ammo in the room   
     in your house you're training in... and always assume your   
     gun is loaded with live ammo even when it's empty. And even   
     though this is a "dry fire" exercise, don't pull the trigger   
     in the direction where anyone would be hit if you had an   
     actual round chambered.  Better yet...use an airsoft gun or   
     replica for this exercise.

  *  Now that everyone is safe, holster your firearm or, in the   
     case of a rifle or shotgun, put it in a ready position.

  *  Pick out a spot on a wall/bookshelf/etc. across the room or   
     10-20 feet away if you're outside.

  *  Next, shut your eyes. << This is the key!

  *  Present your firearm and aim at the targeted spot while   
     keeping your eyes closed.

  *  Open your eyes.

  *  Correct your aim, paying attention to how it "feels".

  *  Repeat this process about 10-20 times per training session

It won't take very long at all to see what a difference your grip   
has on your natural point of aim and how much this drill will   
improve your shooting ability.

In many cases, it only takes 3-5 minutes to see noticeable, and   
oftentimes dramatic improvements.

To improve your consistency, try to concentrate on using the   
exact same grip every time you present your firearm.

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