Dry Practice Report #21: 1 – 15 Nov

My first post of this year briefly discussed my goal of doing 3,650 minutes of dry practice in 2019. These posts are mostly for my own accountability. Here are my results to this point in the year.

January 1 – 11: 200 minutes, January 12 – 31: 140 minutes
February 1 – 15: 140 minutes, February 16 – 28: 130 minutes
March 1 – 15: 160 minutes, March 16 – 31: 160 minutes
April 1 – 15: 140 minutes, April 16 – 30: 160 minutes
May 1 – 15: 140 minutes, May 16 – 31: 170 minutes
June 1 – 15: 180 minutes, June 16 – 30: 160 minutes
July 1-15: 150 minutes
, July 16 – 31: 130 minutes
August 1-15: 150 minutes, August 16-31: 170 minutes
September 1-15: 140 minutes, September 16-30: 140 minutes
October 1-15: 190 minutes, October 16-31: 150 minutes

November 1: 10 minutes presentation
November 2: 0 minutes
November 3: 10 minutes presentation
November 4: 0 minutes
November 5: 10 minutes presentation
November 6: 10 minutes presentation
November 7: 10 minutes presentation
November 8: 10 minutes revolver reloads
November 9: 10 minutes revolver reloads
November 10: 10 minutes revolver reloads
November 11: 10 minutes revolver reloads
November 12: 10 minutes revolver reloads
November 13: 10 minutes revolver reloads
November 14: 20 minutes revolver reloads
November 15: 20 minutes revolver reloads

Monthly Target: 300 minutes
Monthly Actual To Date:
150 minutes
Cumulative Target:
3,040 minutes
Cumulative Actual to Date:
3,250 minutes (54 hours, 10 minutes)

Focus Areas

First, I can’t believe I only have THREE MORE OF THESE to write! With that out of the way…

As soon as I wrapped up the shooting portion of last week’s “best speedloader” article, I began practicing revolver reloads. You may be wondering why I didn’t focus on that prior to the article; I didn’t want to do a whole lot of work that would cumulatively build and skew the results undeservedly to one loader or another.

You may also be wondering why the focus now. Two reasons: first, I want to explore the art of the possible with regards to revolver reloads. I want to see after just a few hours of practice what I can get my times down to. Hopefully that will give some of you the motivation to do some dry practice. I had hoped to get to the range today and get some times on paper, but life conspired to get in my way.

Second, I have another speed-loading test planned. This one won’t be quite as comprehensive as the “best speedloader” article, and will focus on one tiny element of revolver reloads. It requires the reloads be as consistent as I can possibly make them. I don’t want to get into any more details of that test just yet but I’m pretty confident you guys will like it.

If you aren’t dry practicing. . . WHY NOT? It’s not hard to find 10 minutes a day to dry practice, and it’s COMPLETELY FREE. Take ten minutes you’d be spending vegging out on Instagram or in front of the TV and turn it into a tangible skill.


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Author: Justin

Justin Carroll is a former MARSOC Marine and veteran of both Iraq and Afghanistan. Leaving service after eight years in the U.S. Marines, Justin continues his involvement with a variety of government agencies to this day. Justin began RevolverGuy.com in late 2016 with an simple idea: provide an source of high-quality information for revolver enthusiasts.

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