Dry Fire Options? Look at iDryFire

    Following up with my earlier post about ITS Tactical’s article on dry firing, we were sent a link to a website that specializes in dry firing technology: www.idryfire.com

    What I think is pretty cool is that they have a system that gives much better feedback than the LaserLyte (though they are considerably more expensive).  It looks like the system uses a camera to map the laser strikes and superimpose them on a digital picture.  Some of the variations of the packages they offer allow you to dry fire at your computer screen (with a sheet of material that presumably makes the laser easy for the camera to see while allowing you to see through it).  The other ones allow you to use a projector.  The video below demonstrates one of the products using a SIRT pistol.

    I think the technology could be used to do some interesting training scenarios, and is definitely a way to add some feedback into your dry firing training, though the price is a bit prohibitive for the upper end kits.  I could also see it being of use to training classes.

    It looks to be a commercial version of HomeLESS.  Anyone here think this would be a useful addition to your training regime?

    Tom is a former Navy Corpsman that spent some time bumbling around the deserts of Iraq with a Marine Recon unit, kicking in tent flaps and harassing sheep. Prior to that he was a paramedic somewhere in DFW, also doing some Executive Protection work between shifts. Now that those exciting days are behind him, he teaches wilderness medicine and writes for a number of publications, including The Prepared, a site devoted to self-preparedness. He hopes that his posts will help you find solid gear that will survive whatever you can throw at it–he is known (in certain circles) for his curse…ahem, ability…to find the breaking point of anything.

    You can reach him at tom.r AT thefirearmblog.com


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