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5 Handgun Training Tools You Can Use at Home

5 Handgun Training Tools You Can Use at Home

Training is an essential part of gun ownership and personal defense, since it builds the skills necessary for safe, effective handling of your firearms. Of course, the best way to train is to get out and shoot, but heading to the range on a regular basis might not be possible for those with a busy schedule. How can you build your shooting skills and keep them sharp without burning powder? Check out these five home-based training options that'll keep you ready the next time you head out for the range:

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Capable of being hung on a wall or placed on any flat surface, the LaserLyte Trainer Target Steel Tyme Kit allows you to refine essential marksmanship skills. It features two electronic, dual-mode targets that mimic the ring of a bullet smacking steel, while LEDs light up to provide visual confirmation of hits from the included laser-integrated trainer module based on a Glock G43. The pistol also has a 5.5-pound trigger. MSRP: $219.95 laserlyte.com

B. Prohands Tactical Grip Exerciser trains your entire hand, wrist and forearm by imparting tension via spring-loaded pistons that build dexterity and strength in each finger and palm. The integrated laser helps you to maintain critical accuracy by helping you to hold the laser on target while practicing your trigger control. Choose from five different models of graduated resistance from 5 to 13 pounds. MSRP: $34.95 prohands.net

C. Available in hundreds of models for various handguns and rifles, Ring’s Manufacturing Glock 17 Weighted Magazine Simulator brings an added element of realism to your training, namely to experience the weight of a loaded handgun whether dry-fire or practicing speed/tactical reloads. MSRP: $32.34 blueguns.com

D. Recommended for use with lead airgun pellets and/or shot and designed for energy not more than 20 ft.-lbs., the SIG Sauer Pellet Trap Target boasts a simple design that consists of sections that lock into one another without hardware for easy transportation and quick assembly. A packet of 15 single-use, 6.5-inch targets is also included. MSRP: $12.99 sigsauer.com

E. Far from a run-of-the-mill C02-powered air pistol, the Springfield XD(M) 3.8 by Air Venturi shares the weight and balance of its centerfire cousin, but the similarities don’t end there. The rugged polymer frame sports common XD features such as a Picatinny accessory rail, trigger safety and an ambi magazine release. Three interchangeable backstraps and a grip-frame extension help customize fit, and a fiber-optic front sight adorns the top of the metal slide. MSRP: $119.99 pyramydair.com

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