Here’s me doing a sub 2.50 second reload from concealment in dry fire.
This is actually a completely pointless accomplishment; a vanity drill. It’s the dry fire equivalent of bro-curls in the squat rack. Yes, it’s cool to be able to manipulate the gun quickly, but you’ll notice that I’m not doing anything other than the reload itself.
A much better drill, and the drill I prefer to train on in dryfire is the Reload-2 drill. I’ll use a specific target point for this drill, and on the buzzer initiate the reload, then dry fire two trigger presses at the target. This forces me to actually establish a proper master grip and get a decent sight picture. Obviously, the par times for that are going to be longer, and there’s more that can go wrong on a Reload-2 dry fire drill.
That’s not to say that vanity drills aren’t fun. Just like there’s a time and place for shoulders and arms day, there is a place for vanity drills like straight reloads or one shot from the holster. Morale is an important part of training, and sometimes it’s fun to do a silly bro-drill and feel good. Because it does feel good to crack a 2.5 concealment reload, just like it feels good to have a 0.75 draw from the holster. But you wouldn’t go to the gym for two months and do nothing but curls and forward plate raises, and similarly you should make sure to do other dry fire drills to train.