An idea for dry fire practice


PDA






MrCleanOK
January 2, 2010, 07:29 PM
I discovered this while training with my AR-15, but it would be applicable to any semi rifle with a bolt-hold-open feature. You'll have to forgive me if this is common knowledge, but I've never heard of anybody doing this and thought some of you might like to hear about it.

I just took the follower and spring out of a magzine. I still have the shape of the magazine to work around in a prone position, and can use the mag for immediate action drills, but now I don't have to use dummy rounds as a work-around for manipulating the bolt release. Taking a magazine apart beats the heck out of hunting down dummy rounds after they have rolled across a hardwood floor over and over again. :D

If you enjoyed reading about "An idea for dry fire practice" here in TheHighRoad.org archive, you'll LOVE our community. Come join TheHighRoad.org today for the full version!
rskent
January 3, 2010, 05:08 AM
Or you could just not pull the charging handle back so far.:)
Steve

Brimic
January 3, 2010, 11:08 AM
Or you could just not pull the charging handle back so far.

Yep, you only need to pull the charging handle a 1/2" or so to reset he hammer.;)

hatchetbearer
January 3, 2010, 11:29 AM
again for pulling the handle back about an inch, what we were taught in boot camp.

DMK
January 3, 2010, 12:36 PM
Good idea. I like it. You could even go so far as to use an old damaged or misfeeding mag to dedicate for this. Paint it blue or paint a blue stripe on it so that you know it's a practice mag.

As far as "Short shucking" the action to prevent hanging on the BHO, I wouldn't want to get into the practice of doing anything but pulling that action all the way back with authority. Why practice a behavior that is incorrect?

If you enjoyed reading about "An idea for dry fire practice" here in TheHighRoad.org archive, you'll LOVE our community. Come join TheHighRoad.org today for the full version!