Want to hear a huge secret? Dry-Practicing with your firearm will dramatically improve your skills!
This MUST be a secret, since not many people are doing it! What is dry practice? It is the act of manipulating and practicing with an UNLOADED firearm in a safe manner. You can dry practice at home, on the range, or any other appropriate location. This in the only time when getting a "CLICK" instead of a "BANG" is a good thing.
Here's the deal. If you aren't implementing dry practice into your firearm's routine, you are missing the opportunity to drastically improve your firearm skills. Plain and simple. Dry Practice IS the Skill Builder! So, maybe you think shooting well is an inherited trait - or perhaps a "natural" talent? As with any accomplishment in life, you have to work for it. The ability to shoot well with a firearm is directly related to the effort you expend into dry practicing your skills over and over and over again until those skills develop into muscle memory. (Muscle memory is the increased accuracy of an activity through repetition.) In order to proceed into more advanced levels and techniques, you must first master the basics, and that takes time, effort and practice.
At this point it is important to emphasize ALL SAFETY RULES APPLY and all ammunition must be removed from the area. Dry practice can be dangerous if you get lazy or too comfortable with the process. You do not want to be responsible for the accidental discharge of your firearm, and/or nervously tracking the path of your bullet into your neighbor's house.
Always abide by the four rules of gun safety:
1. All guns are loaded. (Treated as such)
2. Do not point the muzzle at anything you are not willing to destroy.
3. Finger off the trigger, out of the trigger guard until sights are on target.
4. Be sure of your target and foreground/background
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Dry Practice IS the most important way to increase your skill set with any firearm.
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