Okay - I'm going to display my great ignorance here ....
Aren't most semi-autos DA??
You pull the trigger, and it fires, loads a new round, and internally recocks itself - yes?
But how does it do the internal recock if there's no firing, which actuates the slide for the internal recock?
So how do I tell if a gun (before I buy) is DA?
(I know I tried a repeat trigger pull with my future gun at the store, and it didn't.)
And if it isn't DA, what does that affect (other than dry fire)??
I did some checking, and my XD Mod 2 (that I haven't bought yet) is SA in that the slide action cocks the striker and the trigger just releases it. I did try a repeat trigger pull in the store once - it didn't.
At this very beginning point, what makes sense to me is to keep all my practicing with the same gun. I'm afraid that if I switch out guns for part of my practice, something (grip, sights, draw, ....) is going to be practiced differently than I will actually want when I shoot.
So this Dry Fire Mag looks like it would help me keep my dry fire practice with the same gun I will use to live fire. Does that make sense??
Almost every review, video and blog and Amazon, says the same thing: good for repeat trigger pulls; the trigger pull/break is close but not completely the same; not sure it's worth the cost unless you dry fire a lot and add up the savings in ammo and time not going to the range.
Dry firing does not help you become a better shooter??
Or this product will not help you dry fire??
I'm asking honestly. As a rank newbie, I'm just grabbing onto everything and asking questions to help sort things out. I do know that nothing beats putting rounds down range, and dry fire has been around long before lasers and other gimmicks. So I'm asking questions.
Yes dry firing can improve your shooting in that it helps with trigger control, instinctive sight picture and muscle memory. I don’t think that this product is going to be much help with any of those things. My cousin was in the police academy and was having trouble getting qualified on the handgun. I spent an afternoon with him and left him my 9mm to dry fire at the TV. A week later he passed. Real trigger pull and proper grip.