My first post of this year briefly discussed my goal of doing 3,650 minutes of dry practice in 2019. I’ve just wrapped up my first (almost) two weeks of dry practice. I know these posts probably won’t interest most of you; they are mostly for my own accountability. Here are my results to this point in the year:
January 1: 10 minutes
January 2: 15 minutes
January 3: 15 minutes, 100-round range session
January 4: 10 minutes, 10 minutes, 100-round range session
January 5:10 minutes, 10 minutes
January 6: 10 minutes, 10 minutes, 100-round range session
January 7: 10 minutes, 10 minutes
January 8: 10 minutes, 10 minutes
January 9: 10 minutes, 10 minutes
January 10: 10 minutes, 10 minutes
January 11: 10 minutes, 10 minutes
Total: 200 minutes (3 hours, 20 minutes)
Aggregate: +90 minutes
During this two-week period I focused on one primary area: getting the gun out of the holster (from concealment) and getting a fast first shot on target. I think this is perhaps the most important skill an armed citizen can master. I performed most of my dry practice using my daily carry firearm. Assuming I’m taking my time and getting four presentations in per minute, that means I got in about 800 repetitions of drawing my gun, manipulating the safety, and pressing the trigger. Future sessions will be more varied. Since I’ve only recently adopted this platform I wanted to get intimately familiar with my presentation.
Why so many two-a-days? Fifteen minutes of dry practice is too much. At least for me on a daily basis, focusing on one skill for two weeks. I found that I had a better, more focused session if I limited myself to 10 minutes at a time. After the first couple of days I decided that if I wanted to dry practice more to break it into two sections. That is why you will notice that beginning January 4 there are some days with two entries. These were all separated by several hours (i.e. a morning session and an evening session). I have some travel coming up, and I definitely don’t want to fall behind so early in the year, so I’m working to get ahead.