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Dry Firing

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Most of the handguns out there you will come across can be “dry-fired”. Dry-firing is pressing the trigger without anything in the chamber. Make sure you clear your gun first. After you clear your, clear your gun again. The two loudest noises you will ever hear:

  1. When your gun is supposed to go “click” and instead it goes “bang.”
  2. When your gun is supposed to go “bang” it goes “click”.

Your ammo should not be in the same room as your gun while dry-firing. Find a safe direction to point your gun and practice pressing the trigger with the gun empty. The mechanics of dry-firing are the same as the ones you use for firing. Single action and striker fire semi-autos will have slack in the trigger. Take the slack out of the trigger. You should feel it “bump” into the sear or firing-pin. From there, focus on the front sight and press the trigger to the rear of the gun allowing it to go click. Your goals is to let the gun go “click” without making the front sight move. This is how you should shoot when you are on the range.

There is no difference between practicing dry and shooting live ammo until the gun goes “click” or “bang”. It is free and you can do it almost anywhere. Now go get some trigger time! MM

Training Tip: Ten Rules of Safety

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  1. Always clear the gun.
  2. Always treat the gun as if it were loaded.
  3. Always keep the gun pointed in a safe direction.
  4. Keep your finger off the trigger until you are ready to shoot (i.e. until your sights are on the target).
  5. Be aware of what is in front of you and beyond your target at all times.
  6. Keep the gun unloaded until you are ready to use it.
  7. Make sure you have the right ammo for the right gun.
  8. Make sure your gun is in proper working order.
  9. Always wear proper eye & ear protection when shooting.
  10. Do not handle firearms if you are using drugs or alcohol.

Training Tip: 4 Rules to Always Remember

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  • Always treat every firearm as if it is loaded.
  • Always point your firearm in a safe direction.
  • Always keep your finger outside of the trigger guard until you are on target and ready to shoot.
  • Always be sure of your target and what is beyond it.

Training Tip: Range Scars

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Range Scars are bad habits we build up from practicing incorrectly. Always “practice perfect” and “train like you fight”. Bad habits will show up under the slightest amount of stress. Try to build good habits and proper muscle memory when you are training and practicing. We must practice and train with any equipment that we are going to use for self-defense. Practice and train correctly like your life depends on it, because it does.

Training Tip: New Ammo

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We are excited about a new self-defense round that just came out a couple months ago. Liberty Ammunition has created a new pre-frag round called the HALO Point. This is my new carry round and is the most advanced bullet on the market. It is designed to keep down over penetration while give you maximum stopping power.

Training Tip: Trigger Control

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Shooting is all about the trigger and trigger control is everything. When firing the gun always “press” the trigger with smooth constant pressure to the rear. Keep the same amount of pressure with your grip. Do not apply more pressure to your grip as you press the the trigger. Squeezing your grip harder will cause you to come off target. Focus on “Frontsight Press”. Remember “Slow is smooth, smooth is FAST”.

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