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What Should You Practice?

Listen To The Podcast A common question I get from people who are somewhat new to shooting (or at least new to practice) is asking what they should be practicing. Sometimes folks even buy a book of drills, and don’t really know where they should get started with those drills. I don’t think there’s a “right” answer to this question, but I’m going to tell you what I do: Take some notes right after shooting …

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How Do You Keep Your Dryfire Dojo Clean?

Tom in Ferguson sends in today’s Q&A podcast voicemail asking about keeping the dryfire dojo clean. I assume most of you don’t have a dedicated space set aside just for dryfire. I wish I did, but I don’t. Currently, I dryfire in my garage, in the same space I use to reload ammo, the same space I did an oil change on my car yesterday, and replaced brake rotors tonight. Right now, it looks like …

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How Do You End a Dryfire Session?

Brant in Alabama sends in today’s Q&A question asking about how to end a dryfire session. Should you end on a confidence boosting (easy) drill? I don’t think so, because if you’re honest with yourself, you know it’s easy. When I do something easy, it’s not a huge boost to my confidence, because I know it was easy. I’m not totally sure what the right answer is here, but when I’m done practicing, I’m just …

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How Should I Dryfire Steel Challenge Stages?

Todd in SC sends in today’s Q&A question asking about how to dryfire for Steel Challenge. I think the easiest way to figure it out would be to use 1/3 scale targets and then use feet for distance instead of yards. (If the Steel Challenge stage calls for 8″ steel plates, you could make some 2.5″ plates to practice with and be pretty close) Todd mentions the Steel Challenge banners for practice, and I think …

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Should I use an Airsoft Pistol for Dryfire?

Kirk in Wisconsin asks today’s Q&A podcast question: What are you thoughts on using blow back air soft pistols for dry fire practice. I am considering a M&P 9c blowback air soft for dry fire. Or just shooting in the back yard. Would being able to see the air soft bb cause me to not focus on front site and watch shot or move eyes off front sight? What about just using the blowback and …

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Performance Time vs. Learning Time

I kind of ripped this topic off of something I heard my wife talk about in a speech she was preparing a couple weeks ago. She’s a teacher and was talking about the difference between learning time and performance time with kids in school, and as soon as I heard it, I started wondering if this was something I should think more about in my practice as well. I’ve been trying the whole “get bored …

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Can I Dryfire Accuracy to Get Better at Long Shots?

Russ in Pensacola sends in today’s Q&A voicemail asking about how to get better at shooting small targets at distance. I do dryfire some slow fire accuracy stuff from time to time, but it really requires you to be honest with yourself about where the sights are landing when you’re breaking the trigger. I rack the slide, get a hard sight picture, and work on breaking the trigger without disturbing the sights. It’s kind of …

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Dryfire Without a Timer?

Kenny in Idaho sends in his voicemail and talks about dryfire without a timer. He’s been preparing for USPSA Nationals, and in doing so, he’s been focusing on doing things correctly, instead of chasing that lower par time all the time. As always, if you’d like to send in a voicemail for the Q&A show, here’s how to do it. http://traffic.libsyn.com/triangletactical/QNA095.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 7:12 — 3.3MB)Subscribe: iTunes | Android | …

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Abundance Mindset – 153

This week Ben and I talk about how you should have an abundance mindset when it comes to practice. You don’t have to fix everything all at once, so work on something for a while, and pick it up again later. Don’t get burned out doing 100 different things at once. The News IDPA StippleGate The Can Cannon ruled illegal by the BATFE Warren MI Bank customer shoots robber. (First rule of a gunfight: have …

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Use a Mirror for Adding Distance in Dryfire

Ben just might be a genius. Like most of you I assume, adding distance to my dryfire isn’t the easiest thing to do, because my house is small. With a 1/3 scale target, I can get a scaled 25y if I stand at the very back of my garage and make use of every inch. That isn’t great for practicing the further distance targets much. I have some 1/6 and 1/12 scale dryfire targets, but …

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