According to the FBI most crime occurs at parking lots, schools, bars, roads and at home. You’re going to be near one of those locations sometime throughout your day. Imagine a scenario where you have to use your weapon. Can you imagine a lot of children and shoppers running directly at you as you attempt to draw your weapon and engage the threat? Will you have to dodge people and other obstacles in your quest to survive an encounter with a gunman? Have you practiced enough or did you simply purchase a pistol and take a basic course just to get your concealed carry permit?

What do you do if your gun jams?

Anyone looking to improve their shooting skills and yet lacking in time and money for live firing training should consider adding dry fire practice to their training regimen. Dry firing practice as it’s called involves going through all of the shooting steps except you won’t use live ammunition.

Dry firing can be used while moving along assault courses, through shoot-houses or while seated in vehicles. Yeah, it’s not as super sexy as hearing the bang or checking to see where the round made a mark on the target but it’s an essential part of good firearms training. Not only does it help save you money and time but dry-firing helps to develop muscle memory by repetition. This additional training could prevent you from possibly getting filled with bullet-holes; dry firing is cheaper than a hospital bill so you just saved yourself months of rehabilitation if you live.

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