Today I want to share with you a fun dry fire drill I practice at home with my family.
This drill will help your building clearing skills, your trigger control, manipulating your weapon in the dark, immediate action, and your support side master grip.
- First I have my kids hide 3 to 4 cardboard targets around the house.
- I will either start from my bedroom, front door, or garage.
- I will work on pieing corners slowly and deliberately.
- I will work on transitioning back and further from strong side to support side based on the doorway being on my right or left side.
- Whenever I identify a target I slowly pull the trigger making sure I have no recoil anticipation.
- After the weapon goes click, I perform immediate action (Tap, Rack, Bang) and take one more dry fire shot. I get another click and I Tap, Rack and move on through the house.
- You can also do this with a SIRT pistol or Dry Fire Mag and eliminate the (Tap, Rack, Bang)
I do this until I have cleared my entire house. I then let my kids practice using my SIRT pistol, so they can get in on the fun.
You can do this drill during the day or you can do this at night (my favorite) and practice flashlight techniques and manipulating your weapon in the dark.
I will also practice this same drill, but the scenario changes to an active shooter in my house. I then use the same building clearing fundamentals but have to focus on speed.
Being smooth is your focus when it comes to dynamically clearing a building and getting to that active shooter and putting him down.
Don’t go so FAST that you can’t process the information that you are seeing.
Give this drill a shot and let me know how it goes.
Sgt Nick Rians