There aren’t a lot of ways to practice shooting without ammo. Of course, dry firing is incredibly useful. You can develop a good grip, and work out some of your bad habits. You are also perfecting your trigger pull. Everyone should do a bit of dry firing, before and after a live fire session.
The problem with dry firing is simple. For one, it’s boring. That’s actually the main problem.
Way back when I was a recruit in boot camp on Parris Island I went through hours and hours of dry firing practice. This was all before we were even allowed to see live ammunition. We laid under the South Carolina sun for days with a chorus of clicks caused by hammers hitting firing pins and firing pins striking nothing.
We are lucky to live in an age where firearms and technology are constantly colliding with each other. This has led to the development of so-called smart guns, new ammunition, and serious innovations like the tracking point line of rifles. We can’t forget that training has evolved as well. These days we can turn dry firing into something not only beneficial, but entertaining.
LaserLyte is a company that builds, you guessed it, lasers. Their main bread and butter is building a wide variety of laser sighting systems for weapons that traditionally don’t accept a laser, like pocket .380s and J-Frame revolvers. They’ve recently begun going in a different direction and making training aids.
LaserLyte developed a laser-based shooting training devices. These devices are designed to give shooters a method of dry firing that actually gives a reaction instead of just a click. This makes dry firing more entertaining and gives the shooter an added incentive to continue their dry fire training.