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So with the impending doom of our ammo supply and no “re-supply” in sight, I’m thinking of investing in a dry fire software. I’ve been dry firing for years now and have scaled targets in my man cave to practice with but have seen several different softwares lately. I listen periodically to the concealed carry podcast and they use lasr-x. Anyone try that? Thanks in advance!


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There is always the pencil technique. It is not fun, but it is incredibly effective.

I'm glad you started the thread, though. I am interested in the same thing because I think it would be fun and good training.
 

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There are a number of options when it comes to smartphone or tablet apps. I use a G-Sight laser cartridge with their accompanying smartphone app, a tripod for my phone to aim the camera, and a paper target on the wall. It works reasonably well but don't expect pinpoint accuracy with every shot, the laser point of aim tends to wander a bit.
 

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There is the low tech solution I've used for decades. Squeeze the trigger and concentrate on the front sight. Most right handed shooters will see a circular movement. Eliminate the movement and on range accuracy will increase significantly.
 

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There is the low tech solution I've used for decades. Squeeze the trigger and concentrate on the front sight. Most right handed shooters will see a circular movement. Eliminate the movement and on range accuracy will increase significantly.
Agreed but this can only go so far. I’m thinking something like the “lasr “ or mantis system would help more than that.


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Agreed but this can only go so far. I’m thinking something like the “lasr “ or mantis system would help more than that.


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I would say it goes far enough. Replicates everything that happens on the range except recoil. The shooter, grip, trigger press, sight alignment are all there. Electronics are just a better mousetrap in my opinion.
 

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This cost me $0.10 and is very effective. Balance a dime on the front sight, smooth trigger pull, keep it balanced. Doing some offhand only work here.
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I use the Mantis X3 on my Glocks. Very good system and the app is updated constantly and support is outstanding.
 
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Many years ago, went to visit a friend. He filled a baking pan to about 3/4 in deep with melted wax. When it cooled, he used spent 38 shells, cut a plug from the wax, put in a new primer and we spent hours shooting wax "bullets" at various targets.
 

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Many years ago, went to visit a friend. He filled a baking pan to about 3/4 in deep with melted wax. When it cooled, he used spent 38 shells, cut a plug from the wax, put in a new primer and we spent hours shooting wax "bullets" at various targets.
The crazy thing is now days, a primer is more each than what a loaded 9mm was only a year ago lol


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When you dry fire a gun, do you use the caps or do you just fire.

I always thought that dry firing was bad for the gun if you don't use snap caps.
 

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When you dry fire a gun, do you use the caps or do you just fire.

I always thought that dry firing was bad for the gun if you don't use snap caps.
It isn’t a problem for most modern guns. I will put a foam earplug over the firing pin in a hammer fired gun, more of a noise avoidance than worrying about damage.
 

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When you dry fire a gun, do you use the caps or do you just fire.

I always thought that dry firing was bad for the gun if you don't use snap caps.

I always use caps, for the reason you stated.
I like the idea of some software - wonder if we can get the thread back to that discussion?
 
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When you dry fire a gun, do you use the caps or do you just fire.

I always thought that dry firing was bad for the gun if you don't use snap caps.
Snap caps are usually preferred. It depends on the gun. I don't dryfire rimfire guns. I don't dryfire older revolvers with the firing pin on the hammer. Most modern revolvers and pistols are good for limited dryfiring. The manual will often tell you if dryfiring is possible.
 
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I've been using the Mantis-X system for a couple of months. It works well and provides lots of feedback.
 
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What else is out there besides Mantis and LasrX?
 

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When you dry fire a gun, do you use the caps or do you just fire.

I always thought that dry firing was bad for the gun if you don't use snap caps.

I just realized that my response to this, regarding getting back on track, may have sounded like I'd dissed you or something. Certainly didn't mean it to sound that way - if it did I sincerely apologize.
 
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