bltdonahue wrote:...And snap-caps are an EXCELLENT training tool. Not just for failure drills, but teachings newbies (or old-hats who only THINK they're skilled) proper technique. Nothing gets the point across better than having a trainee (and myself included) pull the trigger on a snap-cap hidden in the magazine, and watching that pistol flinch HARD.
I use the ball and dummy drill all the time with students. This cured my wife of her recoil anticipation once she saw herself trying to fight the gun.
It really is a crazy effective training tool. I can't believe it isn't more widespread!
I love having other shooters ask "How should I adjust my grip?" or "What part of the finger should I pull the trigger with?" or "How far should I extend the weapon with my arms?"
Answer is always "Let's see how you shoot first."
(Insert surreptitious snap-cap in their magazine). BANG. -click- (ferocious flinch)
"Yeah, buddy, um...don't worry about grip or trigger finger position just yet. We're going back to the fundamentals."
The world would be much better off if stupidity caused infertility.