What’s Dryfire Good For, Really?

Today’s Q&A podcast question comes in from Tom in Raleigh. Tom sent his question to podcast@triangletactical.net.

In dry-fire, you’re manipulating the trigger through multiple shots on the same target and/or between targets, as if the pistol is going through its normal cycle after each trigger break.  my question is this: does this actually do anything for learning to shoot more quickly (i.e., to improve split times between shots on individual targets), or are the real gains in dry-fire mostly to be found in things like reloads, transitions between targets, movement, draws, etc.?


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Jon Patton of The Gun Collective on GunCulture2.0, Guns and the Interwebs – 145

This week I sat down with Jon Patton, of The Gun Collective (You might know him as Chaos311Clarity) to talk about new media, the explosion of gun culture 2.0, and a bunch of other stuff. We had a good time, and if you’ve been watching the bigger gun related video guys for a while you should find the interview interesting. I know I enjoyed it just going back and editing the show.

Gear that Doesn’t Suck

The Bladetech OWB is a pretty great holster for competitive shooting, but be careful, a lot of them come with a Tek-Lok attachment, and I think tek-loks are pretty terrible for holsters.

Anyways, I’ve been running a Bladetech OWB for my Glock 34 for 6-8 months now, and it just gets out of my way. No complaints.

Plug of the Week

If you haven’t checked out the GunBlog VarietyCast in a while, you should check it out. They have a new segment called “This one time…” that had me in stitches back in Episode 47.  They’re about 50 episodes in now, and everyone is finding their radio voice. It’s not all hardcore gun content, but if you like guns, you’ll probable like the show.

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How Do You Deal With The Pressure of Squads Getting Backed up at Matches?

Welcome back to episode 49 of the Triangle Tactical Q&A show. Today’s question comes in from Christian. He recorded a voicemail on his phone, and emailed it to podcast@triangletactical.net. If YOU have a question for us, send us an email, or go to triangletactical.net/voicemail to send us a voicemail.


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What’s a Good Hat/Head Mounted Camera for Shooting?

Welcome back to episode 48 of the Triangle Tactical Q&A show. Today’s question comes in from Steven in Raleigh. He emailed his question to podcast@triangletactical.net. If YOU have a question for us, send us an email, or go to triangletactical.net/voicemail to send us a voicemail.

Hi guys,

Ben, you mentioned that filming yourself shooting during matches is a great way to get an objective perspective of one’s own shooting. I am interested in buying a camera to use (either hat-mounted or ear pro-mounted) but have no idea where to even start. Can you guys shed some light on trustworthy websites for reviews, or brands/setups to avoid?

Thanks,

Steven


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What Are Some Good Dryfire Drills for Transitions?

Welcome back to episode 47 of the Triangle Tactical Q&A show. Today’s question comes in from Tom in Missouri. He emailed his question to podcast@triangletactical.net. If YOU have a question for us, send us an email, or go to triangletactical.net/voicemail to send us a voicemail.

This is Tom from Ferguson, MO

You guys are getting a lot of questions from guys named Tom…

I shoot fun steel matches at my local club. My match this weekend had two similar stages. 10 to 14 yard ‘V’ shaped arrays. I shot “Triad” in 14.xx seconds, but I shot “wedge” in 21.xx seconds. The biggest difference in these stages is the transitions in wedge are twice as wide as triad.

I have shot these stages several times, and these times are pretty typical. For dry fire, I have a much smaller gap in my times

Do you have any suggestions for live or dry fire drills to improve my transition times? I try to dry fire 3x a week


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