Dry Fire Cards – Get your Dry Fire on

One of my favorite random means to exercise is to assign an exercise to a suite from a deck of playing cards and then do the exercise with whatever number I draw. I’m not alone. There are entire fitness decks out there that capitalize on this phenomenon. What if you treated dry fire the same way? That’s what the Dry Fire Training Cards do. They implement dry drills into playing cards.

Dry fire is pretty boring if you are just clicking along at a light switch time and time again. Finding ways to spice it up will not only keep your dry firing but increase your efficiency with dry fire. If you only have 15 minutes a day to dry fire, you likely want to make the best use of that 15 minutes. These cards can seemingly do that. It’s a cheap investment to increase the efficiency, effectiveness, and enjoyment of dry fire.

The Dry Fire Training Cards – Get It On

The Dry Fire Training cards are a mix-up of several different types of drills, each with a corresponding color. These cards feature a huge mix of skills. They cover some stuff I never thought of, like low-light dry fire and using your weapon light for dry fire.

There is some complicated movement that requires just a hair of physical fitness. This includes squatting and push-ups while dry firing. There is also plenty of movement to test your ability to stay on target. There are plenty of complex drills that will keep you moving and dry firing.

The Dry Fire Training Cards number over 50, and you can slowly work your way through the deck over time. Some do work a lot better with a partner. While you could modify them for solo training, they are clearly partner based to get the most out of your training.

I’ve really enjoyed mixing these with the Mantis Laser Academy to give myself a more complicated set of challenges with real-time feedback. These two are a great mix.

Gripes and Complaints

I don’t have much to complain about. My main complaint is that some of the complicated drills required a few read-throughs to understand. Some had me scratching my head with a clear ‘wut’ face. I think having only a card’s worth of room to describe something can be challenging, and it shows here and there. Luckily, those drills are few and far between.

Click – Clack – Pow

The Dry Fire Training Cards is a very cheap tool to invest in. They cost less than 20 bucks online and give you an awesome degree of training for that much money. They are portable and interact well with other dry-fire devices. Why I never considered low light dry fire is beyond me, but I’m doing it now, and it will become a normal part of my training.

If you need to spice up your dry fire, this deck is a great way to do so. You’d be surprised at how challenging mixing in some simple movements can be. You’ll also be surprised by how much more enjoyable dry fire is when doing so.

Travis Pike
Travis Pike is a former Marine Machine gunner who served with 2nd Bn 2nd Marines for 5 years. He deployed in 2009 to Afghanistan and again in 2011 with the 22nd MEU(SOC) during a record setting 11 months at sea. He’s trained with the Romanian Army, the Spanish Marines, the Emirate Marines and the Afghan National Army. He serves as an NRA certified pistol instructor and teaches concealed carry classes.