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General Gun Discussion / Dry Fire System
« on: November 19, 2017, 10:55:07 AM »

Iíve been using my DryFire shooting simulator for a few weeks now and I guess it is about time I voiced some opinion.  THIS IS NOT A VIDEO GAME, and if you use it for one you will miss an opportunity to significantly enhance your shotgun skills.  You will get out of this technology what you put into it because the basis of the system is scientific, not entertainment.   But, on the other hand, itís a ton of fun.
The system is made up of a stand-alone simulator, you the shooter (and others), software that you download onto your Windows PC, your gun(s), a laser/camera device that goes down the barrel of your gun and a choice of two methods to fire the laser.  One is mechanical (a push button), the other is an acoustic pick-up.  Both are magnetically attached to your shotgun, both have plus and minus attributes.
You need a flat wall about ten feet wide in a room with space enough to stand about 9-10 feet away.  Iíve got mine in a garage and it works great.  A nice scenic mural is great for ambience, but the flat wall is all you really need.
Okay, down to the nuts and bolts of this thing.  DryFire projects a clay pigeon transiting across the wall and you shoot at it with the laser.  Simple?  Not quite.  When you fire the laser you also take a picture of the action and the software calculates if the location of the laser beam and the target at the instant of firing are in proximity enough to destroy the target.  However, several hours before that decision is made you are going to have to provide a lot of vital information and the accuracy of that data is what makes this such a valuable tool.  If your measurements are exact, if you really pattern your shotgun, if you exactly align the laser, if you enter the specifics of you ammunition, weather and wind conditions, you can know with certainty that the shot you just took is in fact a duplicate of what you would have experienced at the range or in the field. 
But now comes the best part.  DryFire isnít only going to tell you if you hit the target or not, but where your shot cloud was in relation to the bird.  Itís the feedback that gives you the opportunity to learn and correct.  You get an instantaneous indication as well.  If you break the bird it goes away, if you miss it keep on flying.  You can cuss and fuss just like you do on the  range.
If you have any specific questions donít hesitate to ask me.  DryFire has a ton of videos available on their site and on U-Tube that put out a lot of information.  If you are near the Rio Grande Valley and would like to see the system in action, give me a call and come on over!

I finally got my 25 posts which allows me to list stuff for sale and I haven't got anything left but some left over scopes from when I changed everything over to Vortex.  Meanwhile, after a summer of no rain, when I should be out at the lease getting ready for the deer opener, the caliche roads have turned to muck and mire.  What's a guy to do?

Optics, Lights, Lasers, Holsters & Accessories / DryFire USA
« on: October 02, 2017, 10:43:21 AM »
Its a laser shooting simulator system.  Just wondered if anybody has seen or used it and what their opinion is. 

Rifles & Shotguns / Save the life of my old partner
« on: September 13, 2017, 07:17:15 PM »
My B.C. Muroku/Charles Daley o/u got sick during the opening day of dove season.  Gunsmith says that the lower barrel cocking arm is broken.  He has checked his primary old part suppliers with no luck.  Had this gun for a lot of years and although I'm not adverse to retiring it, I'd hoped to do it in perfect working condition.  Any leads would be greatly appreciated.

I'm in the market for a Browning BT-99 clean one-owner, only used at annual church turkey shoots.  Seriously, if you got a decent gun I'd like to hear about it. 

Anybody tried the new purple tints for clay shooting?  Read a couple of articles that say they are fantastic, but wonder if it is all hype.

Introduce Yourself / OldSpy reporting
« on: August 11, 2017, 04:15:24 PM »
The guys at Coyote Arms told me about this forum and I thought I'd check it out.  I'm retired twice.  First from USN and then from CIA (the real one).  I did the winter-Texan thing for a few years and 6 years ago I moved here permanently and presently live in Weslaco. 

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