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    Posted: June 01 2021 at 9:51am
Has anyone here tried the Laser Hit dry fire training system?
I ask because I've ordered a kit; in an attempt to improve my pistol shooting!

The system can be used indoors and uses a special adapter that fit's in the chamber of the pistol. When the firing pin strikes the adapter, a laser is fired at the target in a few thousandth's of a second.
The position of the laser "flash" on the target is filmed by your smartphone camera (using their software download). It can be connected to a big screen TV so you can see the shot placement.

I have a problem with trigger control; often pushing low and left of POA with the pistol. With this system I will be able to practice the trigger pull and hopefully spot the faults more easily than at the range.

It may take a few weeks to arrive; but I'm looking forward to trying it out!
It's also an excuse to update my phone!

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I’ve thought about getting one of these.  I know a guy that has one for rifles.  I bet it really helps with trigger control. 
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my son gat my wife shooting and she uses one - cant tell you what she has [she is not a sharer] but she enjoys it a lot , she thinks it has improved her accuracy , im not as good as she is anymore so i have no idea , she outshoots me any day of the week - always been a good shooter , 
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I'll let you know when it arrives and I have tested it. I'm looking forward to trying it out.
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Laser systems are great for this. To see the movement of the muzzle before during and after the trigger is pressed, along with getting diagnostic information, consider the MantisX Shooting Performance system. It can be mounted with a barrel clamp and give both live and dry fire feedback. 
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The Laser Hit kit arrived this week. I haven't tested it yet; but it looks to be good quality.
 I got a new smartphone today, as my old one was well out of date. So I need to set up my new phone and download the app'; then work out how to connect it up to the TV screen.
Looking forward to getting training with this. 
I'll keep you posted when I've got it all together.
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I tried out the Laser Hit system last weekend. It's great! 
The set up is easy; but needs a little attention to detail regarding the background and lighting. 
I found it really fun to practice with the 1911. 
The 1911 is practical because you only need to pull the hammer back to cock and fire, where as some modern hammerless designs require you to rack the slide.
You get a good target image with your impacts and estimated group size for 25 metres.
I'll try and get some photos of the set up this weekend. 
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Very cool Zed.  Can you fit this to your LE or is it only set up for pistol?
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I believe the only rifle cartridge available is the .308 Winchester. 
So I could use that in the L39.
But at present of just got the Pistol cartridge.

Here's the basic set up!


And here's the screen after shooting, with the registered shot's and score details.


This weekend I had a few hits that did not register; not sure why at the moment. Last week I had it set up in a different spot, with no issues at all. 
This could be due to the camera angle or ambient light; as that's quite critical. 
I will need to find a better spot to use it regularly. It is so much better than just dry fire!
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I've used the Laser Hit a few times now.  I'm seeing some improvement on the practice.

So need to get back to the range to see if there's any real improvement!
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This would be extremely useful in my view as it really does have the ability to remove the rifle and ammunition variables from the accuracy equation.  This will tell you what the shooter errors are, and only the shooter errors, and allow a basis to measure improvements.  

Have you tried this in a rifle yet, or is this in pistol?

I have two No. 4 rifles in 7.62 NATO, and this would really help in dry fire practice in the standing position.  The No. 4 of course can be cocked without opening the bolt via the cocking piece.  Using this system with the M1 may also be possible, I think the hammer may reset before the laser “cartridge” gets ejected. 
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This is mainly for pistol and revolver; however they do have the laser cartridge in .308 for rifle, so that's the same as the 7.62 for laser practice. But it's not suitable for long distance. Probably ok for standing position.
 I think they say that 25 yards is ok, but I realistically the set up; lighting etc would need to be perfect to work at that distance.

One thing I have found is this is great to try new things; such as finger position on the trigger; or two hand hold. I've realised that a slight change in my trigger pull has made a difference during practice.
Also improved my two hand hold.
For our service pistol competitons we use single hand for precision; and we can use either two or single hand for "vitesse" and "gongs". 
I've been using single hand for both; as I found it difficult to shoot consistently using two hands.

Now I need to get back to the range and see how much the laser fire is helping.
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Offhand thumb position will too. Odd as it may sound.
Its something to do with the tendons in the hand, with a 2-handed hold if you point the thumb at the target, & then bend it down over the strong hand thumb, you can actually feel the hand tense up!
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