a reply to: projectvxn
The first few times playing airsoft people were joking about how it looked like I going through Nam flashbacks.
As for home drills, practicing unholstering, dry firing, trigger squeezes, getting into the habit of scanning for threats before holsterinf, and
getting into the habit of taking your time holstering are good habits.
You want to be quick to draw your weapon, but there's no reason to be quick to holster, just to potentially unholster again.
Practice drawing and bringing the weapon up to your chest in seouls or chest ready, and then punching straight out, dry fire, then back to chest
ready, scan for threats, then slow holster.
Practice sight picture, front sight first then bring rear sight up into alignment
Snap caps on anything other than a 22 is pointless in my opinion. The biggest issue with dry firing besides the lack of recoil is that after you pull
the trigger you will have to rack the slide back every time. Which is pretty unrealistic.
Practice clearing jams. Learn how to clear stovepipes and double feeds which you may be able to do with snapcaps.
One thing we use to do for snips and giggles is put a spent casing on the front sight and practice pulling the trigger without making the casing fall
Laser systems are pretty neat. Not the be all end all, but better than nothing. There are some that test your threat response time and judgment, but
they aren't all that spectacular in actual shooting in my opinion. There is a lot that goes into where your round goes.
Generally a round will go where you out it if you have a good sight picture, but shooting longer distances, especially with a pistol there's a few
other things that can affect accuracy, although I wouldn't worry too much about it as it's kind of minimal for the most part.
Shooting is a skill that diminishes. I've only gone to the range like twice in the past year, and my shooting is horrendous compared to when I used to
go every weekend.
Don't worry too much about the people who will rag on you and say they can drive multiple rounds through dime sized holes. Most of the time those guys
are taking their time, one round at a time. In a real situation you won't be able to take your time, so as long as your shots are going center mass
And when you do start going to the range take your time.
There's a saying slow is smooth and smooth is fast. Take your time, practice having a good grip, slow and steady trigger pulls, only let the trigger
out to it's reset, don't slap or jerk the trigger, watch your breathing. Watch your stance. If you start shaking put the gun down and shake it out.
Once you get to where you have the fundamentals down and can reliably get each round to go where you want it then you can go on to getting a little