At the Range: Shooting Practice Without Ammo

June 28, 2021

As most of you know, there has been an ammo shortage this year, and prices have gone crazy. In this episode of At the Range, Eric Lewis gives you some shooting practice techniques that you can use at home or on the range with your firearm to improve your proficiency but do not need ammo.

Ensure your firearm is unloaded before handling it, and double-check to ensure that the chamber is clear.

Related Video: At the Range: How to Read a Box of Ammo

Some shooting practices you can do without ammo are grip, trigger pull, stance.

A favorite to practice without ammo is your trigger pull. We practicing your trigger pull, get a good stance, a good grip on the firearm, pick a target and squeeze the trigger. Make sure that the end of your barrel doesn’t move. When you are shooting live rounds, you will have recoil and other factors, but it will affect your accuracy if you are causing the barrel to move.

You can also work on your trigger reset. It is easier to work on your trigger reset when the magazine is empty. When the trigger is still depressed you can feel where the trigger reset is. When you are firing multiple rounds out of a semi-automatic pistol, the trigger reset is much shorter.

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