Dry fire is widely recognized as the most effective, but…strangely…least used, firearms training technique known to man. Militaries around the globe, special operations units, (including ALL of the Tier I units like Delta and Team 6), Olympic shooters, and champion competition shooters have been successfully using dry fire training for decades.What’s more, Dry fire completely eliminates the obstacles of time and money so that you can maintain and improve your shooting skills at home to whatever level you choose.
To be fair, I’ve trained with dozens of high end instructors across the country and most of them preach the benefits of dry fire. But they don’t tell their students how to dry fire, or even give them the tools or a proven program to follow.
In fact, out of 30+ instructors that I’ve trained with, only one sent us home the first night with snap caps, a regimen to follow, and instructions not to come back if we didn’t practice. (I’ll share his contact information with you in a bit.)
Most of the rest leave it up to the student to figure out on their own.
Let me give you an example of a shooter named “Tommy.”
Tommy went to a $1,000, 5-day course where he trained with a cadre of incredible instructors and shot 3,000 rounds. At the end of the 5 days, his skills were sharp and he felt like he could have taken down Bin Laden in his compound all by himself.
Tommy went home and remembered that his instructors told him he needed to dry fire to retain his skills, so he practiced shooting bad guys on his TV a few times with an empty weapon—but that got boring pretty fast.
So, Tommy went online in search of dry fire exercises and spent the next 4 hours looking at an assortment of articles and videos that each showed 2 or 3 techniques apiece…most of which overlapped what the others already showed.
In the end, after spending all that time “researching” the free stuff on the internet, Tommy had 4-5 new drills to do, but he got bored with them within a week, stopped doing dry fire training, and his skills from his high dollar class petered out over the next few weeks.
By the time he shot with his friends again, his skills were barely better than before the course and all he had left were a cool cap, a high-speed shirt, a bumper sticker and some happy memories of his high-dollar, high-speed training course.
Just like Tommy, most people don’t dry fire (or stop dry firing) because they don’t know what to do or they get bored with the process really fast.
They know that dry fire is the single most effective tool to take them from where they are now to where they want to be as a shooter… they just don’t know how.
To be clear, it’s not the instructors’ fault–they’ve got an oppressively small amount of time to convey a lifetime of lessons and experience.
And that’s why I created Dry Fire Training Cards…