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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?

That's the Glock 76 - to be introduced at the 2076 Shot Show - hosted by a bionic clone of Jay Leno.
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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:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lYL8J62z8wo
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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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Old December 20, 2014, 10:38 PM   #10
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My wife and I have both started steel challenge in our dotage. We don't have 10 years to get mediocre so we bought a SIRT and LASR Software (even though we're not Glock folks). For our application the LASR software makes all the difference. We're setting up an accurately scaled steel challenge area in an out building using velcro mounted targets and a fixed webcam. The software remembers stages so we simply have to take down and put up 5 velcro-backed "targets", select a stage and we're good to go.

It's not a substitute for live fire. We won't shoot less, but we'll get better faster. It's not inexpensive, but the whole system including an inexpensive, dedicated PC costs less than many steel factory autoloaders.
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Old December 21, 2014, 09:18 AM   #11
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I have an earlier version of the technology, more like the old laser tag stuff.
But airguns work better for me.
More realistic, the blowback versions with recoil that put actual holes in the targets.
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