It's another week-ending episode of Dry Fire Friday.
Steve Horsman here - And I'd like to walk you through a basic dry fire drill for M1A™ rifle fans. It's a fundamental drill that's good to practice before heading to the range after a short or lengthy break from shooting.Featured Springfield Armory® Product: M1A™ SOCOM 16 CQB
Dry Fire Drill: Rifle Trigger Press & Manipulation
Drill Focus: Rifle Re-acquaintance
Drill Level: Beginner
Drill Comments: If it's time to hit the range again after something of an absence, it can be a good idea to re-familiarize yourself with your rifle; from basic operation to it's trigger. Reacquaint yourself with how the gun feels and works. Start with a basic trigger pull, 10-15 times at minimum. Keep your eye on the sights and press the trigger smoothly. Take some time to work the action as well. And if you plan on fast-action, multiple-target engagements at the range, make sure to take an aggressive stance throughout these drills while moving the rifle from one target position to another.
Take it from me - when it comes to these critical fundamentals, practice makes perfect.
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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!
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