Friday, February 10, 2012
Dry Fire: The little known secret of top shooters
One of the best ways therefore to learn how to shoot better is to get an inexpensive red dot sight (any cheap one will do) and put it on a rilfe that has been "3 point checked" that it isn't loaded.
Put up a target at the end of the hallway, and aim at it. Watch how the red dot moves around, focus on keeping it still. (I'm not going to cover shooting mechanics in this post)
Now, squeeze the trigger slowly and watch how the dot moves. Cock and do it again, focus on zero movement all the way through the squeeze.
Do this laying down with the barrel supported, laying down with you holding it, sitting down, standing up, do it using a wall for cover.
Now do it while walking (crouched, step heel to toe). Focus on being able to hold your rifle with nearly zero movement in the dot of the scope still all the way until you hear the click of the firing pin ... no movement.
This is "target" practice that you can do at home without needing to spend a single cent on rounds.
Now, your rifle, unloaded will of course be a little lighter than it is with rounds in it. However, what you're after with this exercise is to give you the muscle memory to be able to fire with extreme accuracy without hardly thinking about it.
If you want to take this to another level, there are "lasers" that you can set into your barrel. These things put a laser dot on the wall and can make a neurosurgeon look like an epileptic. It's a way of learning to shoot with near zero movement to a whole new level.
If you want to learn to be a great shot, this is one way of getting that done because now you can practice much more often from the comfort of your home. You can improve your skill without really going anyway.
Hope this helps.
P.S. I know it's been quite a while since I last posted, but things got a little hectic. My apologies.