No rug rats running around helps me a lot, just the wife and she’s gotten accustomed to it. Being an old fart means I have to practice a lot to make up for the lack of speed that the young whipper snappers have.
I admit it, it’s the rare night when I don’t have a gun of some sort out and am dry firing, practicing mag changes, yada, yada, during commercials. Yes, it makes a huge difference when the time comes for live fire. I shoot shoulder fired guns in competition and lately I’ve been using the bullpups due to their weight as compared to my competition guns. I figure when I move to the lighter guns they’ll seem like feathers in comparison. Lightweight guns are both good and bad. If I required long distance shots their lack of “holding” would be a detriment, but since it’s all relatively short distance that I do (USPSA and Steel Challenge) the light weight helps. I use a 200mw (not a typo) green laser and I’ve had folks come up to me after a stage and mention the continuous dancing of the laser dot (my guns have no holding qualities), and finish up by saying,“But the hits are there where they should be.”. I credit that to knowing the trigger and the gun intimately and that comes from dry firing a lot.
So do you dry fire?