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Old 07-17-2014, 08:05 AM   #1
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Dry Fire Safety Devices

I want to start doing more dry fire training, but also want to make sure I'm doing it as safely as absolutely possible.

With that in mind, I was wondering what others have found useful in making dry fire training safe.

Do you have a specific routine you follow?

Do you have any devices you use to disable your pistol (like this: Train Safe - We Sell Safety)?

Any info you can share would be appreciated!
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Old 07-17-2014, 01:59 PM   #2
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Dry fire practice, safety, how about a little competition to boot? Look no farther then LaserLyte products. You can start with a laser cartridge in the caliber to match your gun. Aim, squeeze off a shot and the laser will show whether you hit your target or not. Want to shoot groups add a LaserLyte target, it will record your shots and when you hit the display button show them. Want to do a little plinking get some plinking cans, hit them and they topple over. Get a second cartridge for one of your husbands guns and have some competition. Even my young grandchildren are learning to shoot with this system. I've got a .45 and .380 cartridge and it looks like I'm going to be adding a 9mm. Here's a picture of what I use, if you decide to go with LaserLyte do some shopping online and you can save some money. We had a thread going about this just before last Christmas, a bunch of the members here bought it.

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Old 07-17-2014, 05:36 PM   #3
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Yeah, that Laserlyte stuff is great. Especially with my Walther, since it doesn't need to be cocked every time.

Other thant that, dryfire your Kimber all you want- it won't hurt it. But a snapcap in there if it makes you uncomfortable.
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Dry firing rules #1-4 (and the only ones):

1-Physically and visually clear you pistol. yes.gif
2-You are in one room. yes.gif
3-All ammunition is in another room!! yes.gif
4-Dry fire away!!! 2guns.gif

The Laserlyte equipment sounds like a good investment and fun!! I may have to get myself one of those!!! I may even be able to talk "Mrs. Lineman" (a.k.a., She Who Must Be Obeyed/The Red Haired Lady!!!) into trying this!!!
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Originally Posted by lineman73 View Post
Dry firing rules #1-4 (and the only ones):

1-Physically and visually clear you pistol. Attachment 1883
2-You are in one room. Attachment 1883
3-All ammunition is in another room!! Attachment 1883
4-Dry fire away!!! Attachment 1884

The Laserlyte equipment sounds like a good investment and fun!! I may have to get myself one of those!!! I may even be able to talk "Mrs. Lineman" (a.k.a., She Who Must Be Obeyed/The Red Haired Lady!!!) into trying this!!!
My wife loves shooting at the cans. Hit one and they fall over. It's pretty fun.
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For those interested, here's the link to the thread we had going on this just before last Christmas.
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I always store my guns in the safe unloaded, but ... I also follow Keith's rules. Almost every time I go down in the basement I visit the gun safe, pull out one of the ladies, clear, and dry practice on various objects down there. I like paying attention to things like grip, finger press, and watching carefully for front sight movement.
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Originally Posted by Insta-Gator View Post
I always store my guns in the safe unloaded, but ... I also follow Keith's rules. Almost every time I go down in the basement I visit the gun safe, pull out one of the ladies, clear, and dry practice on various objects down there. I like paying attention to things like grip, finger press, and watching carefully for front sight movement.
It always makes me smile when guys refer to their guns as 'female'. I think of all my guns as 'male'. To me they are masculine & my protectors, therefore male.
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LOL, guns, boats, motorcycles, some cars .... I refer to as female because of my affection for them.

I refer to my 4x4 truck in a masculine manner. He's my buddy and works harder than I do. We've been together for 13 years and look forward to many more to come.
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Originally Posted by Chickadee View Post
It always makes me smile when guys refer to their guns as 'female'. I think of if all my guns as 'male'. To me they are masculine & my protectors, therefore male.
It gives me the heebie jeebies when I hear it...
I wonder if John Wayne or Dirty Harry ever referred to their firearm as a she or even gave it a name???
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