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Dry Fire, Pull the Trigger or Not?

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So I've read different opinions on this...

 

When dry firing with a DA/SA pistol, should you trigger pull?

 

I find that when I'm doing transition drills, it really helps me to pull the trigger. I don't know I'd it's that it allows that momentary pause or the trigger action that helps me confirm my sights or what. I find when I don't pull the trigger, I'm less honest about my sight picture.

 

What I've been doing lately is I pin the hammer back with one of my wife's hair ties. This more closely simulates single action pull. Not sure if this is a good thing or not. It seems to work for me.

 

What do you guys do?

 

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It will depend on what you’re actually trying to improve.  Trigger control yea pull it,  transitions maybe not when your isolating trans drills. 

Then when you feel you’re doing better put it all together and pull the trigger on the timer. 

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Pull the trigger the first time only. Don’t let it reset. For follow up shots just press it again.

Do not pull multiple times in DA


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Pull the trigger. If its a DA gun, I often will just continue to pull double action. 

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Depends on goal of the practice.

Sometimes I pull the trigger, sometimes I tape it back (Tanfo)

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In Stoeger’s Dry Fire Reloaded book, he specifically talked about this. There are certain drills wherein he said not to press the trigger and some that you will need to. One drill that I know is the Draw. He just wants the shooter to be proficient with the draw and to establish the index. Doing this isolates the drill to the draw itself and nothing else. For the transition drills, one drill doesn’t want you to press the trigger while the other transition drill tells you to do so.

 

I put an o-ring between the hammer and slide during my Dry Fire Practice. These are the o-rings I bought from eBay.

 

Dry Fire o ring

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Both. Depends on what you're going for. I like to pull the DA and try to work the now dead trigger in the SA 'zone' and not let it reset, this is pretty close to an actual SA movement. 

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Another way you can work the SA in a DA/SA, you can have the hammer back in SA and engage the safety.  I prefer that much more than doing the DA pull and not letting it reset.  

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I don't like pulling the trigger on transition drills because it congests the drill and pulling the trigger doesn't help you with transitioning to the next target. With a standard transition drill it's important to get your eyes on the target and to make sure the gun stops where you're looking without excess travel. I find the more steps we add to a drill the less we focus on the purpose of the drill. 

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are you training in that particular drill to have a good DA trigger pull? if so, pull the trigger.  if not, then don't. that's exactly how I look at it. would i be doing a da pull at this time, yes or no.

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I've been messing around with only prepping the trigger during dry fire rather than fully pulling the trigger.  I start with the gun in hand (not holstered) and the hammer back.  On the beep, I bring the gun to the first target and prep the trigger on the way there.  As soon as the sights align at the desired aiming point on the target, I fully release the trigger and then prep it during the transition to the next target; the hammer should never drop during this drill except maybe on the very last target in a string.  Trigger prepping has really improved my splits, transitions, and accuracy on long shots and this is the most effective way I have found to practice it in dry fire.  I have heard JJ Racaza mention something similar to this in interviews, but I've never taken a class from him so I'm not sure if this is exactly what he's talking about.

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