DRY FIRE DRILLS
HERE ARE 9 OTHER DRY FIRE DRILLS THAT YOU SHOULD DO IF YOU INTEND ON EVENTUALLY USING THE SKILLS WITH LIVE FIRE.
- Emergency and tactical reloads.
- Malfunction drills.
- Single handed reloads (using your primary and secondary hand…both emergency and tactical).
- Drawing and firing with the gloves that you normally wear (if you’re in a cold climate).
- Drawing and firing with your coat on. You may very well determine that your draw from under your coat takes so long that your only reasonable action is to find cover before attempting it. If this is the case, incorporate finding cover into your dry fire practice.
- Drawing and firing after being knocked down (lay on the ground and practice drawing, aiming and firing from all orientations.) I’ve even started scenarios laying on the ground with a door laying on top of me to simulate someone kicking a door in/down.
- Drawing and possibly firing while moving for cover. Don’t move extra slow, simply so that you can fire a shot before you get to cover. If you need to get to cover, get to cover…if you have time to shoot before you get there, fine. If not, get to cover and then pop out to shoot around your cover.
- Work with a flashlight. Including identifying targets, acquiring your sights in the dark, and knowing what in the heck to do with the flashlight during malfunctions, and reloads.
- Draw and aim your firearm while in your garage, sitting in your car. It should be obvious, but do not do this if there’s a possibility that your neighbors will see you.