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Post by mark II » Fri Nov 22, 2013 11:27 am

How about dry firing.

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Post by charlesb » Fri Nov 22, 2013 7:36 pm

I do a lot of dry-firing, getting to know the trigger on my guns and calling my shots, so to speak.

The gun I do this most often with is my Savage in .243, which weighs ten pounds. It builds up my shooting muscles a bit to hold it steady and on target. I've learned a few tricks about getting it reasonably steady while squeezing the trigger.

I have dry-fire dummy cartridges for the .243 but I hardly ever remember to use them.

The trigger was 1.5 pounds for a long time, but I recently backed it off to around two pounds and I like it a lot better like that.

For some reason I hardly ever dry-fire any of my pistols. There is a .40 caliber Astra 100 that I dry-fire from time to time, maybe once every few months or so.

My favorite gun to dry-fire, hands down is a 98 Mauser that I installed NEGC double-set triggers onto a few years back. I also fabricated and welded on a butterknife bolt-handle for that gun. It's waiting to be rebarreled since the barrel that it has is like a sewer pipe, so I never waste ammo shooting it - but it's a lot of fun to dry-fire with it's Williams peep sight and the double set-triggers.

I ought to get off of my can and get a new barrel for it, as it would be a lot of fun to shoot.

Right now it's around 20 degrees and sleeting here, so any shooting I do at all is going to be dry-firing, no doubt!

A nice way to stay acquainted with my guns on a cold winter day.

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Post by blue68f100 » Fri Nov 22, 2013 10:13 pm

I dry fire my pistols a lot. I use the LaserLyte snap caps so I get feed back as to actually where I hit. This setup is what is use to practice all my point shooting with. The last time I shot my 1911 at the range without the c-more the shooter next to me was admiring my target. I told hit to check out the gun and then he noticed that it did not have sights. That really got his attention. So I had to explain to him how I practice the point shooting. I was shooting better with no sights than he was with sights.
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series by Ed Hall

Post by stork » Sat Nov 23, 2013 1:13 pm

Here's an excellent series by Ed Hall that he wrote several years back.

I'd forgotten how good it was until I recently reread it.

http://www.starreloaders.com/edhall/12PPC01.html


Should be required reading for anyone shooting precision pistol.

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone.

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Post by mark II » Mon Nov 25, 2013 11:02 am

I try and dry fire every day now. When I dry fire the dot just sits in the middle of the black and hardly moves. I'm a 295 dry fire shooter. Of course things change when I go to a match. And changes a lot.
What I figured out was when I first made my dry firing set up, which was years ago, I figured it out wrong. My ratio was off. My black dot was to big and I was standing to close. Of course that made things easier.
So I fixed the ratio. Dot smaller and I'm standing farther back. Also started wearing my shooting glasses and I'm going to try and copy match coditions. I'm hoping this will add a few points to my score.

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