Kindle eBook: Laser Training for Better Shooting

Warning: The laser training explored on this website is with real handguns and is NOT for children. This is for adult gun owners who want to become better self defense shooters, or better at shooting as a sport. If you try this in your home make sure there is no ammunition in the gun, and that nobody is near you while shooting with the laser.

"Dry firing" is shooting with an un-loaded gun by cocking the trigger, aiming at a target and trying to keep the gun aligned with the target during the trigger pull. This is the first step in learning how to shoot, and it is essential to becoming a good shooter. Professional marksmen do dry fire training. It is not just for beginners. Adding a laser sight to dry fire training creates the ability to measure the results. How steady was your aim during the trigger pull, and where would you have hit the target if a bullet was fired?

Laser sights can be a very important tool for learning how to shoot a handgun. Laser dry-fire training is based on having a laser sight mounted to your handgun that can emit a laser pulse when the gun is fired with no ammunition loaded.

Laser sights are good for self defense. The effectiveness and simplicity of using lasers as sighting tools is hard to deny. Most shooters using a laser for the first time quickly understand that putting a projected laser dot on target should result in a hit close to that point of aim if the trigger press doesn't move the gun significantly.

Glock G44 .22LR

The Glock G44 .22 LR is an ideal gun for target shooting. It has the same dimensions as the Glock G19 9mm, but is much lighter and uses .22 caliber ammunition, which is much cheaper than 9mm rounds. It is a great gun for new shooters to use to learn the fundamentals of good shooting. Glock spent three years developing this pistol, and it has been one of the most tested and reviewed handguns in the last couple of years.

ShootOFF Laser Training

ShootOFF is a free software application that creates a virtual shooting range that can be superimposed on paper targets.

Your webcam films laser strikes on the paper target and the ShootOFF software analyzes the live video feed to determine when and where a laser strike is detected. This information is saved and displayed for each shooting session. The software at the heart of ShootOFF is powered by Intel’s popular OpenCV computer vision library. You first program in your target by creating a virtual target using the target editor. Once programed in, the software automatically detects your target using the webcam. When you fire “shots” it sees where the laser hit and records the shot placement and your score.