An Alarm Clock as a Training Tool?

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    An Alarm Clock as a Training Tool?

    My wife saw one of these (and I'd love to see it under the Christmas tree this year). She asked if it would be something I'd like, and I immediately said "yeah!"

    Now, instantly I thought of this as more than just an alarm clock in that it could help with becoming more trained with accuracy and awareness if you're suddenly waken from a deep sleep in the middle of the night.

    I think if used properly, this could be a great training tool on top of a very neat alarm clock.

    My thought is that I would keep the alarm clock's gun on top of my Gunvault so the general motion (minus entering the code) would be familiar.

    Here's a video on what I'm talking about:


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    Coolness! Although I'd be worried that I'd actually grab the 1911 and blow it off the table.
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    Yeah, a valid concern for some... however for myself, I have 3 little kids to my guns are safely locked away. It would take a mental effort to 'accidentally' grab the wrong gun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thunder71 View Post
    Yeah, a valid concern for some... however for myself, I have 3 little kids to my guns are safely locked away. It would take a mental effort to 'accidentally' grab the wrong gun.
    Just keeding. If I thought I was that groggy when I woke up, I wouldn't have a gun anywhere near me. As it is, mine is locked in a gunvault by the bed.
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    Well, it is a good point though... for those who sleep with a gun in open sight (no kids, kids old enough, etc).

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    It would be funny if after all the training you did with it, someone breaks in and you grab the toy gun. In my mind its a no go.
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    I would hope someone going for a gun would know the difference between a gun that is 4oz and one that is locked in a safe 10x the weight - if not, it's probably best to not have the real thing in hand at that moment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thunder71 View Post
    I would hope someone going for a gun would know the difference between a gun that is 4oz and one that is locked in a safe 10x the weight - if not, it's probably best to not have the real thing in hand at that moment.
    Thunder, its all about consistency. If you come of a sleep and you have been practicing with your toy, then the chances of you grabbing that toy are great. Like I said in my mind its a no go. Remember its just my opinion.

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    I understand, but if you don't train at all - where does that leave you?

    If it's about consistency, and you never do anything - you're going to do nothing until it's too late.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thunder71 View Post
    I understand, but if you don't train at all - where does that leave you?

    If it's about consistency, and you never do anything - you're going to do nothing until it's too late.
    I didnt say not to train. If your going to train, do it right. Toys and other gimmicks will cause training scars.
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