Dry Fire Friday Episode 2: Intermediate Trigger Pull

Posted by Rob Leatham

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Jun 17, 2016 2:00:00 PM

We're back for Episode 2 of our new video series, Dry Fire Friday.

Today's topic takes last week's trigger-pull exercise to the next level: can you do it in a quarter-second? 

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Dry Fire Drill:  Trigger Pulling

Drill Focus:  Improve Speed

Drill Level:  Intermediate

Drill Comments:  The goal is the same as last week - maintain the position of the gun without letting the trigger pull move the firearm. If you keep the gun still, you'll hit what you're shooting at. The added element this time? Learn to avoid misses when adding the speed factor - try the exercise out at one second and, if you're up to it, a quarter-second.

Hone your skills - dry fire the above exercise from home to improve your speed and accuracy.

Check out the video above, #GetClickin and stay tuned for the next episode!

Dry-Fire Safety Rules

1. Ensure the gun is unloaded, remove the magazine, retract the slide and check that there is no round in the chamber

2. If practicing with magazines, unload all rounds from magazines

3. Remove all ammunition/loaded magazines from the area

4. Find a safe area/direction to practice

5. Remove all distractions - phones, family members, pets, etc.

6. Double-check that the gun is unloaded any time you do have a distraction or interruption

About Dry Fire Friday

In this series, we'll explore fundamental drills, tips and ideas on how you can improve your gun-handling skills. All of the drills will be with an unloaded gun and no ammunition, which is what dry fire means, so you will never have to leave home to practice!

Topics: Dry Fire Friday, Trigger Pull


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