Company: DryFire Midwest
Shotgunworld Rating: 5-Stars - "DryFire,
by Dryfire Midwest, is the
coolest and most useful product we've seen for improving your scores at
the clays range since the invention of the shotgun rib"
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A revolutionary new product is taking the
shooting world by storm. Just imagine standing in your recreation
room and firing at 250 clay targets with no noise, no recoil and no
expense. Sound like a fairy tale. It’s not and it’s available now.
DryFire is a computer
simulator that can be set up almost anywhere in your home and it can
duplicate any clay target shot that you will ever see out on the
The DryFire unit projects a laser target that has the same
speed and trajectory as a real clay and requires the same swing and
lead to hit and break that clay. The best part is that you don’t
need a special gun. You can use your favorite gun and all you have
to do is install a small soft plastic insert into the barrel and
attach a micro switch to the trigger and you are ready to go. The
program can be configured to simulate the shells you are using,
choking for either a single or double barrel, wind speed and
direction, time of day, sun location and more. All the different
clay disciplines are supported and you can even design your own
layout with a program called "Course Designer".
The heart of the DryFire is a laser and
camera system mounted in a movable head. The moving laser is
projected on the wall and the camera monitors the
surrounding area. When you pull the trigger, the barrel insert
projects an infrared beam at the laser target. The camera detects
where your "shot" went and tells you exactly where you hit or missed
the target. Your shot pattern is shown visually on a computer
monitor for instant feedback.
The main software needs to be installed on
a Windows PC. Just about any computer can be used as long as it has
a 233MHz processor; so don’t throw away that old computer just yet.
The DryFire unit contains the camera, laser and equipment to control
the moveable head. The computer is used to calculate where you shot
and display the results. It is a relatively simple system utilizing
modern technology to solve that age-old problem of "dead" or "lost"
and not being able to see where your shot went. Now you can practice
that shot over and over.
It was a bit un-nerving to shoot at a red
dot on the wall about eight feet in front of me. The absence of a
three-dimensional target, the sound of the trap and the trigger
sensitivity took a little getting used to but after three or four
shots I felt very comfortable with the system. For you recoil
sensitive shooters that use a release trigger, the DryFire system
can be set to function just like your gun. DryFire comes standard
with an acoustic release. All you do is call PULL and a target is
released just like on the range.
I’ll admit that at first I was a bit
skeptical, but after a little practice, I was convinced this was a
great way to practice those dropping clays shots that I usually
miss. DryFire is not a toy or a game; it truly simulates the clay
sports. Whether you are a beginner or an expert, for less than $796,
DryFire allows you to fine-tune your technique any time, any place
and in any weather. Now you can practice shooting skeet, trap or
sporting clays on your living room wall until you can truly shoot
perfect scores at the range.
- Allows for different choke sizes
- Allows for different shell sizes
- Allows for very cheap all-year practice
- Layouts for Trap, Skeet and Sporting