Quality Practice

“I get to practice today” ……this is my mindset when comes to practice. It’s a privilege to pursue mastery of any chosen subject, and your time is finite, spend it wisely.

“The time will come when diligent research over long periods will bring to light things which now lie hidden. A single lifetime, even though entirely devoted to the sky, would not be enough for the investigation of so vast a subject… And so this knowledge will be unfolded only through long successive ages. There will come a time when our descendants will be amazed that we did not know things that are so plain to them… Many discoveries are reserved for ages still to come, when memory of us will have been effaced.”

― Seneca, Natural Questions



Approach each session of practice with the joy of time spent working towards your goals, and self discovery. I find my practices are small vacations from stress, mindful passages of time, spent in discovery of what makes me a better shooter, fighter, or athlete. I know that in a short amount of time I can change or improve anything. That is the only true power we have, the ability to refine ourselves. What seems impossible today, will become possible with practice. Enjoy the training, challenge yourself to become a better you, with daily practice.

FIRST: How do you structure your dry fire practice?

Practice is important, but how do you structure your practice? I am using Steve Anderson’s dry fire book, Refinement and Repetition. It has a log book to record times, which is helpful. Primarily a competitive based training book, but I use my carry gear and adjust the times on the draw and reload. Isolating necessary gun handling skills to a subconscious level of automaticity, allows my mind to deal with the more important problems of shooting. I’ll include a chart that shows different levels of automaticity to accomplish different levels of performance. John Hearne compiled this data and chart, which is a very helpful guide to your present level of performance. I look forward to your input….