Trigger Control Dry Fire Drill Video To Improve Trigger Finger Isolation

I had an article last week on the blog where I talked about how to improve your trigger control by isolating the movement of your trigger finger.

Some things are easier to describe with video than in writing, and, quite frankly, I understand that it was hard for people to believe that it’s possible to hold a 1″ group at 15 feet when you’re pressing the trigger 250 times per minute…so I shot a quick, informal video in my living room demonstrating it.

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So, again, I'm going to challenge you to try the drill.  Record what speed you're at right now, do the drill for a minute or two each day this week and see how quickly your speed and trigger finger isolation improves in the next 7 days.

This is another example of just how much of the shooting process is in your brain and why the right dry fire can give most shooters bigger jumps in performance in less time and for less money than traditional live fire range training...and even better than old-school dry fire training. 

To learn more about how you can develop skills like this with just a few minutes of dry fire practice per day in your home, check out the 21 Day Alpha Shooter course on DVD.  It includes more than $141 in training bonuses and it costs less than a single trip to the range.  Learn more now by clicking >HERE<

Questions?  Comments?  Fire away by commenting below:



  • Richard E Franklin

    Reply Reply February 12, 2018

    Where can I get the reflectors?

    • Ox

      Reply Reply February 12, 2018

      Hey Richard, great question. I can’t get you links right now, but you can get them at Ace, Home Depot, Lowes, or Amazon that I know of. I’m a big fan of the assorted color packs, but darker ones (blue) don’t really work that well.

  • Ken

    Reply Reply February 12, 2018

    How do you do the drill with out a laser?

  • Harry "Hershy" Orenstein

    Reply Reply February 12, 2018

    What is the DRY FIRE CORD you put in the Glock?
    How does it work?
    Who sells/makes it?
    Will it work with my SIG P226?

    • Ox

      Reply Reply February 13, 2018

      Thanks, Harry…I’ll put you in the list with my mom, my sons, and one of my 2 dogs who think I’m brilliant 🙂

      Dry fire cord is something I’ve got a patent on, but haven’t been able to figure out manufacturing for.

      I’ll do an article on it…in it’s simplest form, it’s a 3/8″ spacer on a piece of 550 (or better) paracord with a knot on both ends. I’ve got versions with nylon spacers, aluminum spacers, and aluminum, bullet shaped, rimless spacers. One of the biggest hurdles has been finding an adhesive that works between nylon and smooth aluminum that actually lasts–this gets rid of the need for knots.

      This combination does 3 things…most importantly, it blocks the chamber in a 9mm, but it also sticks out the muzzle and the extraction port so that you have a visual indicator that the chamber is blocked. In addition, it holds the slide far enough out of battery that the trigger articulates WITHOUT additional wear.

      I don’t know if it works on a P226, but it works on a 220 as a visual chamber-empty indicator and lets you do high rep dry fire in single action mode instead of double action after the first press. The only problem with the 220 (and other .45 caliber pistols) is that it’s next to impossible to find spacers that are the right size at a reasonable price.

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