LAYSERLYTE training system

Has anyone here used this company’s Smith and Wesson J Frame laser pistol and targets? I own a Ruger LCR .22 revolver and I’m interested in buying a laser system for in home practice. With the current ammo shortages etc, I’m thinking this might be a good way to practice rather than burning my ammo supply. I’m a first time handgun owner, I have my cc permit and I’ve also taken a number of classes at the range to improve my knowledge and shooting skills. Any suggestions and comments are appreciated!

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I use a laser system. Right now what it’s really good for is making sure you are getting a good consistent trigger pull

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Just ordered the strike man system. Looks to be ok. Will give my thoughts next weekend. It’s supposed to show up this week. Hope it’s as good as advertised. Was reasonably priced. We will see and I will let you guys know what I think.
Craig

Update
Recurved and tried a little this evening. Lots of ghost shots picked up. Will try different lighting tomorrow and let you guys know. So far not impressed and am keeping the shipping box. Good concept. Will put in a little more time.

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Welcome to the USCCA Community!

I’ve made pretty extensive use of a Laserlyte for pratice. I have more experience with their Glock simulator, but have purchase and practiced with the J Frame version as well. With both of them I find a heavier and grittier trigger pull than on the real thing. Now one might think that is bad, but of course if you can maintain sight alignment and picture with the Laserlyte trigger pulls you can do even better with the real firearm. So in the end it is not a bad thing.

I will often keep a Laserlyte sitting on the desk not far from my keyboard. Periodically I will pick it up and engage either a pair of active targets (I also bought two of those from Laserlyte), or head out my office door to engage various other targets (a favorite is the door handle at the end of a long hallway, providing some real challenge). One very important thing is to maintain firearms safety practices when using the Laserlyte. I always keep mine pointed in a safe direction (made easier by my office being below grade). I use a gate to block the dogs from coming downstairs when I am using it, mostly do so when my wife isn’t in the house or I can verify she is not on my floor, and when I walk out the office door I verify that it is safe downrange. This latter point also means I’m practicing for the real thing, scanning to make sure innocent parties won’t be the line of fire. That’s something difficult to practice on a traditional range with a real firearm (though dealing with “no shoots” is one of the benefits of participating in IPSC and IDPA competition). You don’t want to get into a “spray and pray” mindset, and “shooting” inside your own home helps prevent that. But at least you know that the Laserlyte can’t possibly fire a projectile, and so if you do make a mistake you aren’t going to have a negligent discharge.

I’ve also used a SIRT pistol in class, and may acquire one of those to use for teaching others. The benefit of the SIRT is that it has two lasers. One is used to show the student where they are aiming before pressing the trigger and the other shows where the muzzle was pointing at trigger break. So they are better than the Laserlyte at identifying problems during training. If I hadn’t already invested in Laserlyte I might have gone for SIRT. But SIRT doesn’t offer the J-Frame simulator, just Glock and SIG P320 simulations.

The other option is a laser insert or cartridge for your actual firearm. The biggest concern with those for me is that you want to be absolutely “religious” on firearms safety since you are handling a real firearm. I’ve used those in my “gun room”, where I have a 270 degree arc of absolute safe direction I can point the firearm. But I would never use one in my office or out in the hall. Unlike a dedicated simulated firearm, there is the possibility of a negligent and disastrous discharge. So you can practice fewer scenarios.

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Thanks for a great response, you gave me plenty of ideas to think about :wink: before I make my decision!

Irene

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See my edited post above.

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Tried this morning. Just need to get the lighting right. Works and, what do you want for 100 bucks. Def not a 5 star but does what it’s supposed to.

Can see where tracking shots will be beneficial with the history section.:star::star::star:.5

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Thanks for the feedback Craig9. Sounds like you’re enjoying the system. Unfortunately for me, because I’m “out of the norm” with my .22 pocket pistol, I’m finding it difficult to get a laser system that will either retro fit my gun OR even a laser cartridge for 22 caliber… I guess I’m a minority since most folks are using 9mm or .38 specials. I may end up just getting the laserlyte with the J frame since it’s the closest to what I’m currently using.

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