2012-07-19 Dry Fire Practice
Week 1, Day 4
- 20 reps of Wall Drill, from extension 2H
- 5 reps of Wall Drill from extension, SHO
- 5 reps of Wall Drill from extension, WHO
- 20 reps of Wall Drill from press-out, 2H
- 5 reps of Wall Drill from press-out, SHO
- 5 reps of Wall Drill from press-out, WHO
I need to ask Karl about something with trigger work during dry fire. Because we don’t have reset and because I’m so conditioned to “the break” and then other artifacts of dry fire, like holding the trigger back, manually cycling the slide, then reset and fire again, I notice that I always hold the trigger back. I started instead pressing the trigger, click, then releasing the trigger to about where the reset point is. So basically, working the trigger like you really would, tho there’s no reset. I think that’s better and more correct, and creates less training artifacts. But could it have any other side-effects? Hrm.
Anyways, I did that through most of the practice, and I noticed my front sight moving less. I think when I hold the trigger back I end up holding the trigger back. Coupled with my grip, it basically forms a big tight squeeze and my brain is basically thinking to clench the hell out of the gun… which causes front sight to dip, which is no good. But when I just press and release, like a real trigger press should be, dip goes away. Hrm.
Maybe I’ve been doing my dry practice wrong all this time? *sigh*