Steve Horsman walks you through a basic dry fire drill for M1A™ rifle fans. It’s a fundamental drill that’s good to practice before heading to the range after a short or lengthy break from shooting.
Dry Fire Drill: Rifle Trigger Press & Manipulation
Drill Focus: Rifle Re-acquaintance
Drill Level: Beginner
Drill Comments: If it’s time to hit the range again after something of an absence, it can be a good idea to re-familiarize yourself with your rifle; from basic operation to it’s trigger. Reacquaint yourself with how the gun feels and works. Start with a basic trigger pull, 10-15 times at minimum. Keep your eye on the sights and press the trigger smoothly. Take some time to work the action as well. And if you plan on fast-action, multiple-target engagements at the range, make sure to take an aggressive stance throughout these drills while moving the rifle from one target position to another.
When it comes to these critical fundamentals, practice makes perfect.
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