Thursday, February 28, 2013

Dry-Fire Tips

Um, sir...There's something stuck in your barrel.....

Here is a priceless tip I picked up from Youtube the other day. If you are someone who dry-fire practices at home (you should be), then you know how tiring it is to rack the slide over and over on a striker-fired handgun like my Glock 34 above. Not only that, but racking the slide over and over makes noise and if you have small children in the house, it may disturb them late at night when you finally have time to settle down and practice (the voice of experience talking here.....)

A tip I was to take a plastic zip-tie, as demonstrated above, open the slide to gain access to the chamber, and run the zip tie down the barrel with the tip coming out the muzzle. Advance the zip tie down as far as you want, but I like to advance mine pretty much all the way until the little zip-tie lock-thingy is right beside the chamber. What this does is keep your slide BARELY open, preventing you from actually pulling the trigger completely and dropping the hammer. But it gives you a full, accurate trigger pull except for the last millimeter where the trigger breaks.

I've found this to be a great tip, as it allows me to pull the trigger repeatedly and move between targets silently in my comfy chair, without disturbing everyone else at home. And also getting tired of racking the slide.

Be safe and see you next time.

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