I purchased the hard copy of the book last week and it’s still on it’s way. Over the weekend, though, Ben sent me a pdf copy so that I can get started on going through the drills and evaluating the content. It’s well written and I’m confident that practicing these drills will make me a better competitive shooter.
What really stands out is the fact that dry-fire doesn’t need to be the stand-and-shoot working-on-draws-and-reloads type of deal, rather working on arrays as well as stages. I have been using Seeklander’s drills which include in the dry-fire section, at most, step and draws/reloads. “Guaranteed Results” goes beyond this.
A common theme with pro-shooters are to expand upon a typical stand-and-shoot dry-fire model. Of note, when I was in class last year, I asked Bob Vogel what his dry-fire routine consisted of; he sets up full stages in his home.
Having learned this last season, an example from my own dry-practice is to set PAR times for engaging a target with two shots around a corner, reloading on the move along a wall, then engaging a target around another corner. Great. But what else can I do?
In, Guaranteed Results in 15 Minutes a Day, Ben and Jay have a plan with a whole set of ideas to customize your own drills and it includes forty-three drills if you don’t want to create your own. What makes this dry-fire guide practical is that their drills are based upon their experiences with matches and classifiers throughout the years. Mix and match, string them together to create full stages.
Based upon the original set of 15-minute dry-fire sessions that Ben wrote on his site a few years ago, these drills are steps beyond the original series.
“This is the dry‐fire book that we wish we had as a reference guide when we first started shooting.” – Ben Stoeger & Jay Hirshberg
These drills are what propelled Ben to being a national championship contender. You’ll get beginner, intermediate, advanced times to strive for on the drills and you’ll also get explanations on:
- The Dry-fire/Live-fire Loop
- Honesty and Realism in Dry-fire
- Where are the Tracking Sheets?
- The “See What You Need to See” Fallacy
- The “Make Every Repetition Perfect” Fallacy