Do you shoot or blog? Asks Sebastian

Sebastian talks about shooting and blogging.  And do we blog because we can’t shoot…

Gotta admit there is a part of truth to that. It’s been far too long, and far too long in between, since I’ve gone down to the range.

Part of it is that life is busy. Part of it is also being a father of three. For me to go to the range, it must be a day when I have it off, and when my wife has it off.  That works out to 1 weekend ever other week (4-5 days a month). 

But in that same time I have to get the rest of life done, catch up on chores and cleaning of the house, home repairs, mow the grass and tend to the weeds.  As for shooting during the week, I commute a  100+ miles to Baltimore. That pretty much kills the middle of the week for me.

Yes, I miss shooting…

I’d like to do some more dry-firing and am hoping to purchase the LaserLyte Personal Trainer

Published in: on June 7, 2012 at 1:06 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Dry-fire and Home Defense

Range practice is becoming difficult. Even with ammo prices skyrocketing and the mere absence of common calibers on the store shelves may preclude your range practice as well – even if you’re a pro-gun billionaire who can afford the high prices,

One common training methodology is dry-firing. I have been trying to implement this in my training more. Along with learning my home and it’s potential defenses.

Dryfire is the practice of performing a technique (be it aiming, drawing, reloads, etc) with anunloaded firearm.   The repetition helps to build muscle memory &  improve your technique.  It is highly recommended by experts for those who are wanting to practice and improve their skills as a shooter.

Always, always, check your firearm. Make sure it is unloaded. Then if you are able, place your ammo in a seperate location from where you practice OR lock it up.  This way there is little chance of confusion.

Here are some photos that I took. They are staged as I was using an automated timer on my camera to take the pictures in order to avoid pointing the firearm at anything I do not want to destroy (like a photographer).   But I did the actions so as to imitate the dry-firing I had been practicing involving drawing and re-holstering.

  1.  I would grip the sidearm with strong hand and simultaneously place my weak hand to my chest.
  2.  Draw the sidearm from the holster and rotate 90 degrees to be pointing toward the target.
    (This is in fact the first position in which one becomes able to fire the gun on target.)
  3. Move sidearm toward my center and bring my weak hand onto it in order to secure a strong two handed grip.  (This too is a shootable position.)
  4. Extend arms to preferred shooting position, while keeping sights level and trained on target.
Published in: on April 23, 2009 at 10:49 pm  Comments (6)  
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