Dry fire training

With the rising cost of ammo, and having to supervise children making sure they’re doing their school work, and working a full time job, getting to the range was something that I put on the back burner. I found an alternative means of training though. I decided to invest in an ELMS system from G-Sight. It’s basically a laser pointer that fits into the chamber of your fire arm. I found it beneficial as I was able to train with my actual firearm so I could learn the feel of my trigger assembly while refreshing the fundamentals of breath control, sight alignment, and sight picture as well as trigger control.

I know a lot of people are on the fence about the effectiveness of dry fire. I was finally able to make it to the range yesterday so I figured I would share a couple pictures of my results and the contrast between dry fire and actually sending rounds down range.

For my training at home, I used smaller targets and practiced at a range between 12 and 15 feet. When I went to the range I used a larger target at a range of 15 yards.

I should advise though that it has in fact been 16 years since I have actually fired a firearm so I am a little rusty with recoil management.

So here are the results. Hopefully it will help some of you out there feel more confident in your dry fire training, or help you make a decision regarding alternative means of training during this pandemic.

Please let me know what you think.


Good results. Congrats.

First of all laser shots are always easier. Clear mind, no stress, no bum-bum, no recoil anticipation.
If you are on dead center with laser - all is good.

With live ammo results are gonna be different. It’s a pity you didn’t shoot the same distance to see how it went.
If you jumped from 15 feet to 15 yards even 1/16 of inch on the muzzle movement might cause you missed at 15 yards.

For me - good shooting ! :+1:

Once you are done with stationary target shooting, go with holster drawing, reloads and multiple targets (if your software can handle this). Action means fun :slightly_smiling_face:


NRA sent me this video on dry-fire training during high-ammo-cost times; even has a revolver training alternative, semi-auto’s too. Might include something new you’ve not seen before. Enjoy friends:


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