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Old March 20, 2014, 02:06 PM   #1
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Shot timer for dry fire?

Has anyone found a shot timer that works well for dry firing? I haven't had any success with the IPSC timer I downloaded. I realize the click is not very loud, maybe too faint to ever work compared to the sound of background noise or the gun being pulled out of a holster, etc.

I don't mind buying a timer, but I'd like to know before hand if I'd be wasting money.
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Old March 20, 2014, 02:19 PM   #2
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I have a PACT club timer III

I dry fire tested it just now by starting the timer and dry firing my Glock, Ruger Redhawk, 22/45, 1911, 870, and Colt AR-15. All guns were about 12" away from the timer.

The AR was the only gun that made a loud enough *click* when dry fired to register on the PACT.

If I recall correctly, there is a way to adjust the sensitivity of the PACT so it will pick up rim-fires and suppressed guns better. I am sure it could be made sensitive enough to pick up dry firing but then it would be picking up other noise as well. I have never tried to adjust mine.

I have no affiliation with PACT. I just really like this timer!
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Old March 20, 2014, 11:34 PM   #3
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It would be easier to use the par time feature (count down) than the acoustical one.
Set the par time and try to beat it with draw and fire, for example.
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