Thursday, March 31, 2016

Ask The Michigan Firearm Instructor: Dry Fire Safety Consideration

Ask The Michigan Firearm Instructor

Q: Rick is it a good idea to have your finger on the trigger when you dry fire?

A: Dry firing is the act of pulling the trigger on an unloaded gun or one that has been loaded with inert training rounds. The purpose of this training regimen is to inexpensively develop a smooth trigger pull which will make you a more accurate shooter.

When conducting dry fire drills, you should follow and obey all fundamental firearm safety rules. Most importantly, you should know how to safely unload your firearm and verify that it is clear of live cartridges.

Dry firing, of course, requires you to pull the trigger. There are some additional safety precautions to keep in mind before conducting dry fire drills.

Read your operator guide to ensure that you can dry fire the gun without damaging it, especially the firing pin. Also, only do dry fire practice in a designated room in which you do not store your guns or ammo. Moreover, that dry fire room should also have ballistically safe walls.

After you are done, remove all guns and ammo from your training room and make a positive mental note that you will be loading your firearm with live rounds for traditional carry purposes.

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About The Author
Rick Ector is a National Rifle Association credentialed Firearms Trainer, who provides Michigan CCW Class training in Detroit for students at his firearms school - Rick's Firearm Academy of Detroit.

Ector is a recognized expert in firearm safety and has been featured extensively in the national and local media: Associated Press, UPI, Fox News, USA Today, New York Times, NRAnews, Guns Digest, Tactical-Life, The Truth About Guns, The Politics Daily, Fox News Detroit, The Detroit News, The Detroit Examiner, WJLB, WGPR, and the UrbanShooterPodcast.

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