Chris Sajnog is a retired Navy SEAL Master Firearms Instructor, Neural-Pathway Training (NPT) and author of the book "How To Shoot Like A Navy Seal - Combat Marksmanship Fundamentals".

Ever wish you could shoot a gun like a Navy SEAL? I can tell you the “secret” of how we do it…but then I’d have to kill you. For those of you who have read my book, you already know the secret. For the rest of you, here it is…there is no “secret.” It all boils down to dry fire practice — and lots of it.

Dry fire is the generic term for practicing weapons manipulation with an unloaded gun. Unlike many seem to believe, it does not just mean pulling the trigger. I can teach a monkey to pull a trigger (though he might slap the hell out of it). Dry fire training involves everything you do with that weapon, from the basic fundamentals to shooting on the move.

Dry firing also refers to practicing reloads, drawing your gun, or almost any other skill you need to work on. Got a new piece of kit? You’d be well served to spend some time dry firing and working with that piece of new gear before going to the range to figure out how it works…or worse yet, waiting until you need to use it in the line of duty or other lethal engagement.

So now you’re asking, “Why dry fire? Why not just go to the range and practice there?” Patience, young Jedi… Think about it. When you dry fire, you can train all the skills you normally work on during live fire (minus recoil management) without going to the range and paying for targets, ammo, range time and these days…gas! By spending the time to dry fire, you’ll be able to go to the range and confirm everything you learned dry firing and become very proficient at shooting. It’s just like when they talking about boxing or MMA matches the fight just confirms who has trained harder and better. Shooting like a Navy SEAL is not magic it’s dry firing.

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