If you're a prepper who includes firearms as part of your preparations, but can't afford to shoot as much as you'd like, you're going to love this training tip!
It should go without saying that you should follow all of the rules of safe dry-fire training, but, unfortunately, I have to say them, just in case:
1. Make sure to get proper training from a qualified firearms instructor...even before dry firing.
2. Always double check that your firearm is unloaded. this should include both a visible confirmation and a physical confirmation (with a finger.) If you are training with more than one person, every person should AT LEAST double check the firearm.
3. Make sure that you do not have any life ammo in the room where you are practicing your dry-fire drills.
4. Make sure of your backstop...don't dry-fire towards a room with people in it. Don't dry-fire towards a neighbor's house. Don't dry-fire towards a big screen TV.
5. If you have them, use dummy training rounds.
6. Even better, if you have it, use a replica, trainer, or airsoft firearm that matches your real firearm.
OK...now on to the training exercise.
Basically, the goal is create muscle memory so that you automatically aim your firearm at your target as you are presenting it from a holster or ready position.
This techinque works with any firearm and is amazingly simple to do:
1. Holster your firearm or put it in a ready position.
2. Pick out a spot on a wall/bookshelf/etc. across the room or 10-20 feet away if you're outside.
3. Shut your eyes. <<This is the key!
4. Present your firearm and aim at the spot while keeping your eyes closed.
5. Open your eyes.
6. Correct your aim, paying attention to how it feels.
Practice this technique aiming at targets directly in front of you, at angles, with both one and two hands, and with both your dominant and secondary hand. (Don't call it "weak")
By doing this technique, you'll quickly see what a difference your grip has on your natural point of aim. To improve your consistancy, try to concentrate on using the exact same grip every time you present your firearm.
This is one of my favorite dry-fire techniques. Let me know how it works for you by posting your question or comments below.