Over the past year, thousands of customers have lined at gun shops and third-party buyers to become first time gun owners. While exercising their rights, many won’t have the chance to test run their new firearms due to mandates and lockdowns shuttering firearm ranges and muffling firearm owners’ ability to start or improve their gunmanship. This could lead to a wave of easily preventable fatal firearm accidents. This influx of new gunowners could lead to a further sour of the public’s outlook on firearms. Dry firing, discharging a firearm without any ammunition present in or around the gun, is the affordable and time saving training that will give this new wave of buyers the ability to properly protect others through the focus on training, the ease of access and cost. Firearm safety and gun basics are essential for not just keeping their surroundings safe but the wielder free from collateral harm. Live fire present in the equation shuts off opportunities for owners to properly inspect the new firearm and get a lay of the land.
Issues with first time shooters often revolve around the anticipation of the discharge. The apprehension and hesitation clouding aim, handling and target transitioning in turn suppressing accuracy and precision. With ammunition out of the equation, the shooter is given more ease knowing when the trigger is pulled and the hammer is struck, all is safe. While dry firing is no substitute for proper gun safety, gunowners can rest well knowing their surrounding and themselves are safer. Unfortunately, some people just aren’t given the chance to visit local firing ranges whether it be due to shuttered business or time in a busy work life. The newfound availability of dry firing solves these problems while introducing a range of possibilities not just for home practice but for technical upgrades as well. Homes and backyards are now on the table without the threat level of harming their surroundings or others. Home training also invites the shooter to practice in peace and solitude rather than the deafening noise of discharging firearms. With the demand of at home training skyrocketing the market for dryfiring technology has boosted as well. Laser tracking and shooting simulators are able to track aim, target transiting and reload speed in real-time, statistics that live fire could never beat. With ammunition shortages and inflation, gun owners got a glimpse of the cost of ammunition and what they could amount to. Without ammo, a gun is just an expensive paperweight leaving many gunowners having to ride the wave before shelves were restocked. With dryfiring, the price, fees and sale taxes are all free. Rather than paying for gas, driving to a firing range then paying for admission, dryfiring eliminates all tedious costs. All that is needed is the firearm and a target to practice at. A cheap and effective solution to a vast problem. Dryfiring and the technological advances that has come with it; has invited a plethora of ways to train effectively and safely. Gun owners new and old have been affected by dryfire training now letting them to focus on training, the ease of access to dryfiring and the fiscal cost of dryfiring vs ammunition.