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Safe Dry-Fire Practice

Safe Dry-Fire Practice
Dry-Fire Practice

Dry-fire practice the safest way possible and enable your pistol to function normally at the same time.

 Any firearms instructor worth his weight in salt will emphasize the importance of safe dry-fire practice. The benefits are practically immeasurable. Dry-fire practice allows you to work on maintaining your site alignment while working the trigger; furthermore, it allows you to work on reloads, drawing from the holster, target acquisition, grip acquisition from the draw, and more. And, the best part is, it doesn’t cost anything.

Unloaded guns behave differently. Slides lock back, etc. You know this if you have ever worked with a semi-automatic pistol. Additionally, you cannot visibly see if the gun is unloaded. This was the case until now

Welcome to BarrelBlok


BarrelBlok is the device all of my students see in my semi-automatic firearms in class. It is also what I religiously use at home while dry-fire training.

BarrelBlok was designed for use in semi-automatic pistols. It allows the user to realistically train while maintaining the full mechanical functionality of the firearm. When combined with the included MagBlok, the firearm functions just like it has a loaded magazine. There’s a whole list of benefits that BarrelBlok provides.


  • Train with your actual firearm, not a dummy pistol
  • Users can safely practice dry-firing and many other training drills
  • Firearm and all controls can be fully manipulated
  • Firearm can be holstered with BarrelBlok inserted
  • Firearm cannot chamber a round with BarrelBlok installed
  • Visually indicates the firearm is safe
  • Can be trimmed to desired holster draw height
  • Simply insert and train, no disassembly or tools required
  • PLUS its dirt cheap
BarrelBlok Insert

I have been providing a lot of personal training lately where my students see me using this great device. Since I believed in it so much, I figured it might be a great thing to write about, so here you are.

Considering its cost, at only $14.99, I’d get one for all the pistols you carry and train with. They come in all the different calibers. It’s really a no brainer.

Be safe,
Joe Shahoud

Joe Shahoud is the owner and lead instructor at Safe Family Defense LLC, a firearms training academy that serves the greater Columbia, SC area specializing in pistol, concealed weapons permits, personal defense, and general education in personal safety. Visit their classes page to see what is available and enroll.

Joe is also the owner of Safe Family Safes, an online retailer that specializes in fast-access smart gun safes and other gear essential to the concealed carry lifestyle.

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