Carefully dry-firing or using inert rounds
, drawing and firing each candidate from a variety of carry rigs from under shirts, vests and jackets can be very instructive.
Using inert rounds
, I'll put a gun in carry-condition, stick it in a coat pocket with keys and coins, then gnarfle the coat like a mad monkey to see how much persuasion it takes to fire it.
Or better yet, have someone else load your magazine with a combination or live and inert rounds
. When your gun fails to fire, perform the immediate action drill.
Training versions of the round are also available in the form of inert rounds
with tracer, and spotting rounds with spotting charge and tracer.
"Your round count goes from 40 to about 95 to 120." Further, inert rounds
do not require propellant, "so you don't have to worry about the heat or sensitivity to the environment." The Navy, said Beal, "is going to be giddy about this.
Battle group surface combatants engaged in gunnery exercises off Vieques using inert rounds
. They also fired both surface-to-air missiles and surface-to-surface missiles.
With agreement from the GBRMPA, the two inert rounds
, which are cement-filled, training facsimiles of the real ordnance, were left on the sandy bottom floor due to difficult diving conditions.
In the direct fire mode test against a brick wall at a range of 500 metres, the two inert rounds
were fired--the second round merely cleaning up the hole made by the first one, as clearly seen in those pictures taken by Armada.
Get yourself a Blade-Tech Training Barrel and lotsa inert rounds
. Practice routinely for 15-20 minutes per session, tops.