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Dry-fire your TQ before taking off for the weekend

Dry-fire your TQ before taking off for the weekend

Posted by Kerry Davis on Sep 27th 2019

How many times have you put on your seatbelt? you probably put it on and take it off without even thinking about it. Daytime, nighttime, it doesn't matter. You've done it so many times it's ingrained into your neural pathways. You can do it without thinking about it, it's almost a subconscious action. 

You dry-fire with a SIRT gun once a week, or practice your drawstroke a couple of times with your weapon before rolling out for the day - gotta make sure you can get the retention system unlocked to clear leather or move your cover garment before getting your gun out, right? Parents, ever run fire drills or get-to-the-shelter drills for a tornado?

Now, how many times have you "dry-fired" with your tourniquet? Have you ever practiced getting into your EDC kit (or to your kit, wherever it is)?. 

Would you be able to get that tourniquet on, successfully, in under 20 seconds?  

Would you be able to put it on with one hand? 

Would you be able to put it on at night? 

If you can't answer these questions in the affirmative, then you need a little practice. Just that little bit of practice, those few reps,, can make a huge difference in your uninterrupted ability to walk around and breathe on this earthly plane. 

Proficiency in both hard skills and soft skills is important, but be pragmatic. Research different kinds of scope reticle; trick your truck out as a survival vehicle. But put some effort into selecting the best tourniquet and combat gauze too, and then make sure you know how to use it.

So, here's the point. Before you get out there this weekend, take just a few minutes out to get some good reps with your training tourniquet (NOT your SHTF use real world tourniquet). Put it on your leg a couple times using both hands. Put it on one arm using the other. If you really like to party, lay down with your back on the floor and your feet up on a chair and practice putting it on one of your legs. In the dark - like you've been in a vehicle rollover, or a cock-up in the world's worst Ferris Wheel. 

Just a few minutes before you go out this weekend. Because when an accident occurs, you have the rest of your life to figure out how to fix the problem. 

The time chooses you!