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    Is there such a thing...

    as a Snap Cap that will emit a Lazar beam out of the barrel when the trigger is pulled ?
    I was dry firing my M&P last night and that thought crossed my mind. If not, someone needs to invent one. I think it would be an asset to most any shooter.
    Whatta you guys think ?

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    I've never seen one, but that dosen't mean one don't exsist. Why would you want it to do that? To simulate where the hit would be? Just curious.

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    They do exist, but are marketed as laser boresighters/trainers rather than the standard ones to protect firing mechanisms from the abuse of dry firing.

    http://www.lasersnapcaps.com/

    http://personalsecurityzone.com/cgi-...roductID=38418

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    I think I remember an article a few years back in an American Rifleman regarding a training setup using something similar to that, and the target that comes with it registers where the "hits" would be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Growler67 View Post
    They do exist, but are marketed as laser boresighters/trainers rather than the standard ones to protect firing mechanisms from the abuse of dry firing.

    http://www.lasersnapcaps.com/

    http://personalsecurityzone.com/cgi-...roductID=38418

    Cool I did not know these exsisited

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    IKeep in mind that the POI is boresight and not necessarily alligned with the actual sights.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cruzthepug View Post
    I've never seen one, but that dosen't mean one don't exsist. Why would you want it to do that? To simulate where the hit would be? Just curious.
    Thats exactly right cruzthepug. If knowing the exact POI during dry fire practice makes you a better shooter, it can't be a bad thing. They say "Practice makes perfect",,, I say, "Perfect practice makes perfect"

    Thanks for the links Growler.....

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    My High School Football coach always said:

    "Practice does not make perfect because perfection is an ideal and cannot exist in the real world. Practice makes you better. The more you practice the better you become. Seeking perfection is only setting yourself up for failure as you can never achieve an ideal. You can, however, strive for excellence. Excellence is an attainable goal."

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    Growler - thanks for the links!

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    Here's another option, the Laserlyte LT-PRO: http://www.laserlyte.com/New_Products/New_LT-PRO.html

    I haven't gotten one yet but I'm very interested in it. It's a bit pricey but it is said to work very well used in conjunction with a holster. I also like that the light goes into the muzzle end because unlike a snap cap, it won't have to be re-loaded into the chamber each time the slide is racked to reset the trigger on my Glock.

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    Thanks for that link Flieger.
    I saw those yesterday while surf'n.
    My M&P will reset the trigger without fully working the slide. About a 1/4" is all it takes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flieger67 View Post
    Here's another option, the Laserlyte LT-PRO: http://www.laserlyte.com/New_Products/New_LT-PRO.html
    It also does NOT offer ANY protection for firing pins like Snap Caps do. Just wanted to point that out. The evidence is inconclusive on striker types but for those with firinf pins, I would recommend ALSO using a snap cap with this product.

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