Laser for dry fire practice

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Taterman

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For Christmas, I thought I'd get my wife and laser for when she dry fires (SR9 full size). I found the three linked below, has anyone tried either of them or can recommend the best type to get?

CenterPoint All-In-One Laser Boresighter
http://www.natchezss.com/centerpoint-all-in-one-laser-boresighter.html


Sellmark Sightmark 9mm Luger Premium Laser Boresight
http://www.natchezss.com/sellmark-sightmark-9mm-luger-premium-laser-boresight.html


BSA Red Laser Sight (This would have to mount on the front lower rail).
http://www.natchezss.com/bsa-red-laser-sight.html
 

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I'm not too sure how boresighters work, but seems to me they project the beam according to the bore? DUH?

In a handgun, when the sights are aligned with the ideal sight picture, the line of the bore is well below the point of aim. Seems to me this would be no aid in dry firing. A laser sight would seem to be of more benefit.

For many years I've dry fired without the benefit of any electronic device, can't see where such would really help much.

Bob Wright
 

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Get her a bunch of snap caps and a crimson trace set of grips.

These are great for seeing what is going on while practicing trigger control, you see all they ugly stuff going on, wobble, etc.

Easier with a revolver, but.....
 

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I've found a laser to be a big help in coaching shooters. You can absolutely see what the shooter is doing right or wrong.
 

Taterman

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Bob Wright said:
I'm not too sure how boresighters work, but seems to me they project the beam according to the bore? DUH?

In a handgun, when the sights are aligned with the ideal sight picture, the line of the bore is well below the point of aim. Seems to me this would be no aid in dry firing. A laser sight would seem to be of more benefit.

For many years I've dry fired without the benefit of any electronic device, can't see where such would really help much.

Bob Wright

It doesn't have to be on target. She pulls the gun a bit down and left when shooting (rough trigger) and wants to concentrate on holding steady. Money is a big issue, or else I'd get her a Crimson Trace and have trigger work done.

Mobuck said:
I've found a laser to be a big help in coaching shooters. You can absolutely see what the shooter is doing right or wrong.

Thanks, that's exactly what I'm hoping.
 

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I was given a BSA laser that was mounted on a 10/22 and I had zero problems with it.
I also have a bore sight similar to the Center point it should suffice as well. It might change the balance a little, making the front end a little heavier.
 

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Not much info on Sightmark's site, It doesn't sound like they are designed for dry firing though. This is their video on you tube:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uXsQteO4xo8
 

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mishtub said:
Not much info on Sightmark's site, It doesn't sound like they are designed for dry firing though. This is their video on you tube:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uXsQteO4xo8

Thanks for that link mishtub. I guess I'll go with something like this then: http://www.natchezss.com/centerpoint-all-in-one-laser-boresighter.html


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You want a laser trainer that goes in the bore and is only triggered when you pull the trigger.

Laserlyte makes them. Here's an example: http://www.brownells.com/shooting-accessories/targets-accessories/target-accessories/laser-training-system-prod42612.aspx
 

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She actually needs a laser that stays on, not just when pulling the trigger. She needs to work on not pulling the pistol (SR9) as she squeezes the trigger.
I guess that limis it to the type that slide into the bore or one that mounts on the rail under the front of the barrel.
 
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Titan, you are correct about that, but the OP had stated she has an SR9. You could do it with a revolver (if they made one for revolvers, I don't know if they do) by loading it in the chamber that will come into battery when the trigger is pulled.

Taterman, in this case, I would go with a rail mounted laser because it is more firmly attached than a bore mounted boresighter. With a rail mounted you can also use it in training (like drawing from a purse, holster, etc.). It will definitely show her (and you) what happens when she is aiming and pulling the trigger.
 
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