In any sport, whether it be golf, baseball, tennis, football, basketball et al. the cliché is “practice makes perfect”! In the shooting sport, it is no different. The more you practice, the better you get!
LeBron James doesn't need a full basketball court to practice on every day. In fact, all he needs is a ball, a backboard and a hoop.
We are not suggesting that there is ever a replacement for actual "live fire" training! "Live fire" certainly does have it's benefits as well as a time and a place! We in the shooting sport do not need a full gun range and live fire in order to practice either! We can use what is called “dry fire” techniques to help hone our skills while we are away from the range. While “dry fire” is effective, and it does work, it is time consuming (in that you have to “rack the slide” between every (simulated) shot (which throws your rhythm off)) and, because we are using a “real gun” for this form of practice, it could be dangerous.
Now, using the latest in Laser Technology we have “S.I.R.T.” Pistols. Utilizing a S.I.R.T Pistol in our "dryfire" practice regimen allows us to train in that middle ground in between "live fire" and "dryfire". Using our S.I.R.T. Pistols we can work on 5 of our Fundamentals of Pistol Shooting ie; Grip, Sight Picture, Breath Control, Hold Control and Trigger Control. Then, when you go to the "live fire range" all you have to have to really concentrate on is your Recoil Control!
S.I.R.T stands for Shot Indicating Reset Trigger. A S.I.R.T. Pistol is an inert, plastic gun that is incapable of firing any kind of actual “bullet”. That said, it is not a “toy” by any means! Based off a Glock 17/22 design, the S.I.R.T. Pistol has an auto-resetting trigger so you don’t have to continually rack the slide as if you were dry-firing a real semi-auto pistol. Not only does manually racking the slide waste time, but it also makes it challenging to effectively practice transitioning from target to target. The S.I.R.T. also accepts weighted magazines, so you can practice your reloads. You can also use a Glock 17 holster to practice drawing and shooting from concealment or in competition.
Please go to the "How Does it Work" tab to read how we have integrated all this together in our indoor range!