With the entire country stuck at home on COVID-19 quarantine, those lucky to be employed are relying on laptops,scrambling to create a makeshift office amidst the additional bedlam of childrenas they transition to the new challenges associated with home-schooling and even pets havetapped intothe seeming endless source of anxiety.As a result, an abundance of timehas many of us looking for ways to occupy it. Firearm enthusiasts can seek cinematic solace with such films as the “John Wick” trilogy and “The Way of the Gun” only so many times before retreating to theirman caves to clean their guns and other forms of sanity maintenance for shooters.
Fortunately, the LaserLyteTrainerTarget Steel Tyme Kitcan help youhone fundamental shooting skills on a regular basis, without the need for a rangeor leavingyour home. Included are a pair oftwo electronic, dual-modeSteel Tyme targets anda laser-integrated trainer module based on a Glock G43.Simply pull the trigger and the laser projects its beam for 1/10th of a secondto show shot placement while simultaneously activatingeither of the trainer targets,mimicking the sound of a bullet smacking AR500 steel, providing both visual as well as audio confirmation of hits.Or, if usersdon’t want the reinforcedbenefit of sound, users can toggle the targets to silent mode where the targets flash only when hits are recorded. Targets reset after each hit. Similarly, the pistol, which has a 5.5-pound trigger pull, resets after every shot.
Such a design helps teach shooting fundamentals, such as sight alignment and critical trigger-control skills to shoot with growing precision. As a user’s skillbuilds, you can take your shooting skills to the next level by using yourLaserLyte Trainer Target Steel Tyme Kit to up the ante by making subtle, but simple, changes. For example, want to put your tack-driving accuracy to the test? Placingtrainer targets at the end of a home’s longest hallway and force users to work oncritical elements of breath control, trigger control and follow-through.
When the time comes to work on defensive applications, the target distance can beshortened from 5 to 7 yards, orfurther challenge self-defensive skillsothers family members can hide the trainer targets thoughout the home, requiring the shooter to search the home, room by room, engage and successfully neutralize each potential threat. Want to make it more challenging? Add at time limit. For another added element of realism,try it again—at night—while integrating crucial tactical-flashlight skills into the mix.
In addition to helpinggun owner’spractice and maintain key marksmanship fundamentals, LaserLyte’s Trainer Target Steel Tyme Kit canbe used to used as a tactical training aid, too. MSRP: $179.99; amazon.com