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I need to get a laser for trigger training.
 
I wonder if snap-cap based laser is accurate enough for that.  I would think so or at least it will show you POI movement during trigger squeeze.... and thats exactly what I have always fought with...
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I hope the snap cap laser will work and I can find one in 9mm luger.  That way i can train with all my 5 of my 9mms.... Loco
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I got Lori a LaserLyte training system for Christmas.  She really likes it... except the fact that it burns batteries so quickly.  I use it... good trainer.  Definitely works on your trigger control. 
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Wow, thats exactly what I'm talking about.  Love the target with memory too!
 
I'm going to get this system.  Since I have 5 9mms all of different size and grip angle this system will allow me to practice with them all.   Batteries won't be an issue...Wink
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Been a while since I've shot a night match, but I finally got to shoot another match last week. As always, I learn things at these matches, and this one was no exception.
Our first stage was the biggest eye opener. You started in the prone position with 3 targets 100yds away, next you had to fight your way past a bunch of targets (20 plus at at least) to get to your shotgun and engage 6 clays on the ground and one thrown in the air.
Now here are the 2 things I learned on this stage.
First: with my big 600 lumen weapon mounted light I had no problem seeing the 100yd targets with my scope set at 3X; that is until the first 2 rounds were fired and kicked up all kinds of dust. The second target was still visible, but to make sure I got the rounds on target I fired 3 rounds, kicking up even more dust, and I had to wait until the dust cleared enough to engage the third target. Lesson learned, make sure your muzzle brake doesn't blow gas downward so dust wont get kicked up obscuring your view.
Second: I was putting 1, 2, or 3 rounds on each of the 20 plus target as I hurriedly walked past them to make sure I got at least 1 round in the A-zone or 2 on target when the magazine ran dry. Tried to do a magazine change (like I've done a thousand times), but I could not get that magazine to go into the mag well. It took several tries before the mag went in, and that ate up more time than I wanted. Lesson learned there was flared mag wells may not be a gimmick; even if you can find the mag well blindfolded.
Everything else went pretty smooth. Even made a magazine change with the pistol with no issues.
I do love shooting these night matches, even if I do feel like I took an ass whoopin in the mornin.
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sounds like my basic training with an Ak rifle, 40 years ago.
We had tracers (every 6th or 8th round), though, and our targets has little lights to simulate muzzle flash, and we had some kind of tritium on the front sight post.
I was doing just fine until i stepped into a rabbit hole, dropped forward twisting my ankle, sprayed a couple of bullets in the ground  and spent 2 weeks working in the kitchen with a cast on my foot.

Here's an idea for ya'll in KY: if you don't shoot well you shall peel taters for 2 weeks.
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Sounds like fun glad you got to do this. I don't know of any like that here. NRA matches but thats about it.
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Back in the summer during our annual qualifications, I spoke with Loonyville Metro's current firearms training staff about weapon mounted lights. Back when I was in the training unit of the old LPD, I managed to get lights approved as an option. Now they are required for all new hires.
They are restricted to 2 brands of lights and a specific holster, and are trained not to use the trigger finger to activate the light to prevent NDs.
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