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lee1959

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I have been spending a lot of time at the range, until I noticed one huge fact, I was rapidly going through my ammunition and reloading components a LOT faster than I was able to find them for replenishing. Not willing to practice myself right out of ammunition, yet still needing something to kee my eye, and entertain myself I started looking into laser training.

What I ended up with was two laser bullet, going to get more and I will tell you why, and a target, will get more eventually also. I got one .380 laser cartridge and one .38 special cartridge and a small laser target. Each cost about $40, so about $120 bucks, a not inconsiderable cash outlay, especially if it did not work well., yet not so expensive that it could not easily pay for itself in saved ammunition.

Last night after receiving it all, I spent an hour playing, I mean practicing and I must have shot over 100 times, so lets say it saved one box of 380 and one box of .38 specials already. What you get is a brass cartridge, 6 batteries and spare o-rings to make a tight accurate seal which centers the cartridge. To use you put it in the chamber , the firing pin activates the laser pulse.

ITS FUN!!!!!!!!!! And let me tell you it takes trigger control to master this. The target I got was the cheapest I could find and it is small, the aiming point if you look at the picture is a tiny white dot in the center, about 3/8" maybe 1/2" inch and you have to hit it dead on. I plan on getting the larger targets with a bigger aim point for faster combat type shooting. And I intend on buying at least one more .38 special cartridge so that I can shoot fast double taps in consecutive chambers.

The only negative I can see is that in striker fired pistols you will need to rack the slide for each shot, and revolvers realign the chamber, unless you buy 5 or 6. Other than that its simply batteries and occasional oring.

I can see me using this a ton

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Laser training is good, and it is a lot less expensive.  Plus you can do it at home without having to go to the range.  I got a dedicated laser gun (an SIRT) toward the end of my career as an active trainer and use it a lot.  It's more expensive than the cartridge models, of course, but still an excellent investment

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I use blue ball guns.  We even have shootouts with them.   I use them to teach people point shooting also.  No issue with them except my cleaning lady complaining about the vacuum cleaner picking them up.  

Sounds like the laser training cartridges are a valuable training tool for sure.

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lee1959

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Having great fun with these things, and they are helping my get better with my off hand shooting a lot. 
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I use a 12 gauge laser to borsighting for mounting scopes and red dots on shotguns mostly on 870s and Mossberg 500s for card shooters and turkey shoots. You would be surprised to see where your bead or sight is compared to where the laser points at certain distances
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