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Old 12-02-2014, 06:36 PM   #1
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anyone do any dry firing practice? Ive been using a lazerlyte cartridge and there plinking cans.thought it was a tad pricey and thought the cans were small but after shooting them for the first time i was happy. there good trigger control pratice and just fun to shoot. been trying to shoot them with both eyes open not really working but gives me something to work on. only bad thing about them is you need to unlug the batteries everytime your done and plug them in when you start . they will go dead fast if you dont! even tho the manual tells you that i tested it
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Old 12-02-2014, 06:41 PM   #2
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I dry fire a good bit. I enjoy it. Working on trigger control is good, but I've found it really gives me a chance to work on my left hand purchase on the gun. I stare at the front sign, using a very strong left hand, then concentrate on pulling the trigger strait back. I love to see that the front sight doe not move or even wiggle when I do it properly.


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Old 12-02-2014, 07:03 PM   #3
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I do a lot. Plinking cans, laserlyte target, TMZ on TV,
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I've got the Laserlyte target, plinking cans and training cartridges in .380, 9mm and .45. The plinking cans are a lot of fun when the grandchildren are here to reset them for me. I dry fire 3 or 4 times a week, it really helps since I can't actually get to the range as often as I'd like.
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When the family isn't home, I "shoot" up all of the Christmas decorations. Easter gets fun too. Would like to get the Lazer lite setup.
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I bought two packs of Snap Caps today...use for training the wife with her Kimber Micro.
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Old 12-22-2015, 05:13 PM   #7
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I've been told that you can dry fire the new guns without causing any damage.
The only range we have is outdoors so we've ordered the laser light in both .380 and 9mm along with the training target.
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I've been told that you can dry fire the new guns without causing any damage.

The only range we have is outdoors so we've ordered the laser light in both .380 and 9mm along with the training target.

It works great. I've perfected my shots quite a bit. Helps you really get to know your weapon and without the noise and ammo waste. You can easily learn your mistakes, etc.
if you are using the cartridges, keep in mine, one shot per either hammer pull or rack. My advice is, use a hammer fired gun because wracking hard will wear the cartridge down fast. OR when racking, let it slide forward easily for (edit: striker), fired guns.


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It works great. I've perfected my shots quite a bit. Helps you really get to know your weapon and without the noise and ammo waste. You can easily learn your mistakes, etc.
if you are using the cartridges, keep in mine, one shot per either hammer pull or rack. My advice is, use a hammer fired gun because wracking hard will wear the cartridge down fast. OR when racking, let it slide forward easily for trigger fired guns.


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Yes that is the drawback to a striker fired gun (such as the Solo ) on the laser practice rounds.
I never let the slide slam shut on an empty chamber and you make a valid point to treat the laser target round the same.
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Originally Posted by bhunted View Post
It works great. I've perfected my shots quite a bit. Helps you really get to know your weapon and without the noise and ammo waste. You can easily learn your mistakes, etc.
if you are using the cartridges, keep in mine, one shot per either hammer pull or rack. My advice is, use a hammer fired gun because wracking hard will wear the cartridge down fast. OR when racking, let it slide forward easily for trigger fired guns.


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I believe pretty much all guns are trigger fired.
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