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katmandoo

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Laser Training
« on: December 31, 2016, 12:42:00 AM »
So I picked up this kit at https://www.itargetpro.com looking for something to recommend to my carry permit students. Also in a local bullseye league and wanted something I could train with at home.  So far I am pretty pleased with it.  I didn't have a laser cartridge so the kit wasn't a bad price, but if you do have a laser trainer then you should be able to download the app for free and prop up your phone in front of just about any target.

I actually loaded it on an old android phone that I had root'd and loaded with droidVNC.   Now I can see and control the whole deal from my laptop and project on the presentation screen for class. 

Here are a couple of screen shots, nothing spectacular as I suck at bullseye (hence the need for a way to train at home).  This is about 45-50 feet across my basement off hand with my SIG p320 using a standard 50' slow fire target. Again, not great but that 320 has a 7.5+ lb pull on it so cut me a little slack :)



What the setup looks like in my messy unfinished "the project that never ends" basement.


The scoring is a bit off but I could tweak it a bit. Pretty happy with it so far.  The guy even gave me a custom 10% discount code for our students.

I'm also testing another free program called ShootOff http://shootoffapp.com/#welcome.  I didn't have a proper web cam but I was able to setup my old phone as an IP cam just to run a quick test.  Looks very promising and the price is right, already have a projector so $20 for a new webcam and it's up and running.  You could actually do without the projector and just tape targets on the wall if needed.

Kind of excited to test it out. Maybe a bit too excited because I also picked up a Laser Ammo kit that had adapters to work with 9mm, 40, 45 and 223.  Added a 12ga adapter and should be all set. The Wife is going to think I'm nuts but the Boy is going to love it.  Well, if it all works anyway.

Anyone have any other "on the cheap" laser training tools they've used or recommend?

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MinnesotaKevin - Stillwater, MN

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    Re: Laser Training
    « Reply #1 on: December 31, 2016, 03:25:54 PM »
    Laser Ammo kit.  9mm, 40, 45, 223 & 12ga. Also had multimode cap to act as bore sight. Sweet!



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    MinnesotaKevin - Stillwater, MN

    "The laws that forbid the carrying of arms are laws of such a nature. They disarm only those who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes....Such laws make things worse for the assaulted and better for the assailants; they serve rather to encourage than to prevent homicides, for an unarmed man may be attacked with greater confidence than an armed man."

    Thomas Jefferson's "Commonplace Book," 1774-1776, quoting 18th century criminologist Cesare Beccaria in Chapter 40 of "On Crimes and Punishment", 1764

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