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sorry; but that is a waste of money, tracers are for night shooting on the rifle range. if you can't see your shoots at a pistol range get your glasses fixed or try the impact targets
if you are in a shoot out the last thing you are going to do is watch your shots and most combat shootings are with in 7 yards
I think it would be pretty neat to shoot a bit of it just because it's unusual technology.
Possibly I could see it having some "one on one" Instructor/Student value with regard to it being an instant "visual" as to P.O.I. but they will need to make an eventual determination on that.I'm out of that game.
And it might be something that younger shooters may be attracted to for the range time coolness factor.
I did night training in the service and tracers worked well but pistol shooting distance is way to short
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Yup sometimes wasting money is fun. Bottle rockets, exploding targets, lots of stuff come to mind.
if you ever shoot real tracers on a 200 yard range at night they are affective and do what they are suppose to but at 35-40 ft itís like sex at 14 its over that fast and you never really got to enjoy it. 20 shots for 19.00= 95 cent a shot that is 3 for one meaning you can shoot 3 regular shots to one of these magic bullets. Bottle rockets are cheaper and give you more bangs for the buck.
Sorry but my range dollar is going to pass on this one
this is a better idea and much cheaper
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Some police tactical teams are using it. Based on the input from the tactical teams they're working on different colors and even IR tracers using the same technology.
Some folks place Glow Ammo loads as the last two rounds in their magazine. When you get to those last two rounds the tracers will let you know you're running out so you can reload.
Soon they will offer HP loads with the tracers on them. I haven't heard what brand of hollow points they will use, but if it's a good bullet like a Gold Dot or SXT I would use them in my defensive gun. Having a trace isn't a bad idea, you lose nothing by having tracers but they might be useful in a self defense situation.