An introduction to the Strikeman Laser Firearm Training System
This training tool is a wonderful way to incorporate firearm training without utilizing any ammunition. This system makes dry-firing more fun by giving you real time feedback both audibly and visually. In addition, it is very reasonably priced. As it states on their website, “Strikeman is a dry-fire training system that allows you to practice your shooting skills without the need for live ammunition. By using our signature target, laser cartridge and smartphone holder in unison with our phone app, you can safely practice your shot in the comfort of your own home.”
The rising cost and scarcity of ammunition is a hardship effecting all gun owners. Most people are choosing to forego live fire training to preserve their ammunition. I cannot disagree with this logic, but training is a must, especially for newer gun owners. Sitting idly not training in any capacity can be detrimental to maintaining or improving your shooting skills. Dry-fire practice is an excellent way to bridge the gap and is something I believe every shooter should incorporate. There are many benefits to dry-fire training, especially for newer shooters.
The Strikeman target system is designed to work with the Strikeman app which is available on the Apple Store and Google Play store. The smartphone app records the laser strikes from the laser cartridge and gives immediate, real time feedback after each shot. The app includes a history section allowing you to view your shot placement and other key metrics, graphing out your progress over time. The app gives you the option for sound as well. You can opt for a “gunshot” sound after each fire and also a voice that calls out your shot placement on the target. The Strikeman system comes with the target, laser cartridge, smartphone holder and access to the app. Suction cups are also included allowing you to remove the target mount giving you the option to hang the target on a wall.
I love being outdoors, so I dry fire on my screened-in porch and that’s just one of the benefits of the strike mount system – it is extremely portable. You can shoot from inside your home anywhere or you can take it outside. You can even set this up in your car, so there are a lot of benefits to the this laser firearm training system.
The laser cartridge is designed without a rim so it will not get ejected after firing. The back of the cartridge has a rubber button pad that safely absorbs the impact of the firing pin and triggers the laser to strike when the gun is fired. This cartridge is safe for your firearm and will not cause any damage during use. Laser cartridges available for this system are 9MM, .380 ACP, .40 S&W, .45 ACP, .38 SPECIAL and .357 SIG.
My first-time experience with setup and use of this system went very well. I kept the target on the removable mount and set it on my table. Once I downloaded the app I positioned my phone with the included smartphone holder in front of the target. In the app, I then selected my distance and adjusted the scale of the target on the screen. I opted to utilize the firing sound and voice feedback so that I could hear immediately where my shot was placed. I did not experience any glitches, technical issues, or delays.
A little more about the app, the smartphone app records laser strikes from the Strikeman laser bullet on the target while giving you real time feedback of your shot accuracy. You can check the history section within the app to see your shot improvements over time, your average shot, score distribution, and other key metrics. This laser training system comes with a 15-day guarantee. If you do not see your shot accuracy improved within 15-days, Strikeman guarantees your money back.
I believe the Strikeman Laser Firearm training system is a great tool for home dry-fire training. Nothing can replace the need for LIVE FIRE TRAINING, but utilizing a system such as this can be very helpful between range sessions. I love the fact that this system is versatile and portable. You can set this up anywhere inside or outside your home and even in an automobile giving you endless training scenarios.
It is also very reasonable in cost. At the time this article was written, you can preorder the Strikeman Laser system for $99.00 with deliveries beginning on November 25, 2020. Normal MSRP is $199.00. They also gives you a money back guarantee – if your shot accuracy is not improved within 15 days, you get your money back. Cost effective, fun and risk free – I believe this is something you should try if you have been looking for an efficient and user-friendly dry-fire system.
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