An interesting drill that I came up with.

EliEli Senior MemberPosts: 3,074 Senior Member
I've come up with a drill that I think is pretty neat.

I don't have a shot timer (other than the one on my phone), nor do I have very many chances to get to the range, as a result I do quite a lot of dry fire practice in my house. This is great practice, but lacks any sort of reaction from the target, unless of course, you're trying it with the mailman/ups/fedex guy.......they usually like to play the "moving target" game.


On a slightly separate note, I have a few thousand pictures on my computer, a lot that I've taken, but also plenty from the web. Probably 70% of the photos on my computer are (in some form or another) of a person with a gun.

Add 2 and 3 together and (for some damn reason ) you get 9.....but more importantly, you get an interactive dry fire target.

Turn you screen saver on "pictures", set the speed to "fast" (on my computer it changes the pic about every 3.5 seconds), and get to dry firing.

Start with you carry gun in a holster (UNLOADED....don't shoot your friggin monitor), and whenever it swaps to a pic of a person with a gun.....or a kitty....draw and engage the target. If you are running a DAO this is a bit more consistent, but if not, you know how fast you recover from recoil. Just practice and see how many rounds you could have put on target before the picture changes.

This becomes even more relevant when the pic contains more than one person with a gun, or some folks with guns and some without.



So guys and gals.......what're your thoughts on this little drill?

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  • rbsivleyrbsivley Senior Member Posts: 1,055 Senior Member
    I'll have to try it out.
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  • breamfisherbreamfisher Senior Member Posts: 13,046 Senior Member
    Is that just after BPSniper donkey punched you?
    Overkill is underrated.
  • EliEli Senior Member Posts: 3,074 Senior Member
    cpj wrote: »
    Here. Save this one.


    I've got a spare monitor somewhere........I'm putting a round into that ugly bastige! :roll2:
  • SirGeorgeKillianSirGeorgeKillian Senior Member Posts: 5,458 Senior Member
    cpj wrote: »
    Aren't you supposed to be doing something for your wife, oh hairless one?

    OH SNAP!!!!!
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  • mythaeusmythaeus Senior Member Posts: 831 Senior Member
    Interesting Eli. I would try it if I ever get over my utter discomfort for pulling the trigger in my house. I will only do it in very rare exceptions, including disassembly (Glock) for cleaning. Just me though.

    Al
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  • knitepoetknitepoet Senior Member Posts: 18,658 Senior Member
    Sounds like a good one, :up:
    though it does violate one of the basic tenets of gun safety, "Never point a gun at anything you don't want to shoot/kill/destroy" (pick one)
    Seven Habits of Highly Effective Pirates, Rule #37: There is no “overkill”. There is only “open fire” and “I need to reload”.


  • BufordBuford Senior Member Posts: 6,651 Senior Member
    cpj wrote: »
    Here. Save this one.
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  • EliEli Senior Member Posts: 3,074 Senior Member
    mythaeus wrote: »
    Interesting Eli. I would try it if I ever get over my utter discomfort for pulling the trigger in my house. I will only do it in very rare exceptions, including disassembly (Glock) for cleaning. Just me though.

    Al


    I understand that some folks may be leery about it, but that's why you do a THOROUGH check. Don't have ammo anywhere near you, especially not in loaded mags, lock the slide to the rear, do a visual and physical check of the chamber, and then you're good to go.




    knitepoet wrote: »
    Sounds like a good one, :up:
    though it does violate one of the basic tenets of gun safety, "Never point a gun at anything you don't want to shoot/kill/destroy" (pick one)

    And I think that's a rule everybody should follow.....most of the time. However, there isn't a single thing in my house that I actually want to shoot, so while doing dry fire practice, it sorta leaves me in a quandary.

    Remember, (no matter what anyone says) an unloaded gun has NEVER in the history of EVER, fired a round into anything.
  • knitepoetknitepoet Senior Member Posts: 18,658 Senior Member
    Eli wrote: »

    Remember, (no matter what anyone says) an unloaded gun has NEVER in the history of EVER, fired a round into anything.
    No they haven't, however there have been a LOT of folks hurt/killed by SUPPOSEDLY unloaded ones though
    Seven Habits of Highly Effective Pirates, Rule #37: There is no “overkill”. There is only “open fire” and “I need to reload”.


  • EliEli Senior Member Posts: 3,074 Senior Member
    knitepoet wrote: »
    No they haven't, however there have been a LOT of folks hurt/killed by SUPPOSEDLY unloaded ones though


    Now who's fault was that? :tooth:
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