Practice fundamentals at home
Taking a single motion or task and practicing it perfectly and slowly 100 times is better than going to the range and shooting 100 rounds with no real purpose.
- Make sure you have a safe direction to point your firearm when practicing at home. It must be something that will actually stop a bullet (typical walls will not).
- Make sure your firearm is unloaded by checking it every time you pick it up.
What to practice
- Practice each step of your draw very slowly for 25 repetitions - then put it all together for 25 repetitions. Remember to flag that thumb!
- Using a good grip, practice pressing out from your chest and and picking up your front sight - let the target blur in contrast and focus on the front sight. Do this 50 times slowly
Other ways to practice
- Dry-fire practice is probably the single-most effective way to get better at shooting without going to the range everyday.
- I am a fan of the laser training cartridge + the free app iTarget. Add a cheap $7 phone tripod and you have a great way to dry fire at home.
- Dry-firing without those tools is also very effective. Always check that your gun is unloaded.
- Practice reloads with empty magazines or with mags that have snap caps in them. Orange tips are my favorite because I know they are not real by their color.
Training at home is fun and you can make it a part of your week in a way that becomes habitual. Like going to the gym, except your actually do it.
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