Dry Fire Practice can be a great way to improve your skills. You don’t have to be outside in 10′ of snow, or have the expense of range fees or ammo, and you can improve your muscle memory for trigger control, follow through, and speed of mag changes.
However, you must exercise extreme caution when pulling the trigger in your home. It is critical that you follow these dry-fire safety rules:
1. Make sure gun is safely unloaded.
2. Remove all live ammo from practice area/room.
3. Ensure you have a safe direction for unloading — and then reloading when you’re done.
4. No distractions. If you get a phone call or visitor to your space, stop. If you want to continue dry firing, start back at Step 1.
5. When you have made the decision to stop dry firing, stop. Do not go back and shoot again.
Do not allow any live ammo in the practice area and/or room. If there are ANY distractions, STOP. Sometimes people forget that they have loaded a live round and they will do just one more dry-fire drill. This is how they accidentally shoot their ΤV set.
Dry fire is a training tool that lets you focus on the fundamentals, which can save your life if the situation arises, impress your friends with tight groupings, and even win competitions. Need ideas for dry-fire drills? Our Shooting Journal has 12 months of dry-fire drills. We also offer Dry Fire Training Cards that have more than 50 dry fire exercises and drills contained in the Dry Fire Training Card Deck, you’ll always have another fun, powerful and exciting dry fire drill to look forward to!
SOURCE ARTICLE: https://www.agirlandagun.org/dry-fire-safety/