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Old November 23, 2014, 12:08 AM   #1
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Laser training

Has anyone used laserlyte or similar training devices when practicing at home? The laserlyte has a universal model for pistols and rifles. It's no substitute for range time but It seems like a fun way to train when You can't get out
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Old November 23, 2014, 09:55 AM   #2
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I've had a Beamhit system for years. Dry firing is useful, but adding a laser to it helps to confirm that you are practicing the fundamentals properly.
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Old November 23, 2014, 03:54 PM   #3
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I have used one and find it to be beneficial. Its a good way to check your sites on a new pistol. Also its fun when its too cold to go outside.
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Old November 24, 2014, 11:16 AM   #4
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Got a SIRT - lots of use shooting up the house, practicing pie-ing.

One critique, I've seen is that you start to watch the dot for hits to much.

But I like it.

When it came in the mall, my wife asked what it was and I said it was a Glock laser pistol. Some discussion of are they actually making ray-guns now?

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Old November 28, 2014, 03:25 PM   #5
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Got the LaserLyte Reaction Tyme setup that uses the caliber specific lasers. Got it at the height of the ammo shortage. They work. Good practice on trigger control because I dropped it in a traditional SA/DA pistol. Every shot is like the 1st shot. HARD...

The challenge is that unless you have some distance inside your house, you will be limited to 20-something feet.
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Old November 28, 2014, 09:29 PM   #6
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I like the Laserlyte systems. I have the basic target and the Reaction Tyme. Unfortunately, one of my older cartridges is a little bit off axis, which is annoying. Other than that, they are a great boost to dry fire practice.

They are not a replacement for range time, but they sure help when you can't make it to a range as frequently as you would like.
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Old November 28, 2014, 09:35 PM   #7
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I'm waiting for laptop-based training software to mature.

Things like this are very intriguing, but not quite there yet, IMHO:
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Old November 28, 2014, 10:35 PM   #8
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I have practiced witht he laser light setup, in a single action gun its not as nice... But with a da, its a very nice tool...
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Old November 29, 2014, 04:46 PM   #9
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Haha, yes, basically all of your practice with a SAO pistol will become "one from the holster" or a malfunction drill.
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