Rifleman and pistolero agree: dry-fire – pressing the trigger of a gun confirmed to be unloaded – is important for marksmanship in everything from the introductory phase to advanced skill maintenance. If you see the sight dip or jerk to the side at the “click,” you know what you have to work on.
As a new shooter in California, Jakob Kishon was disappointed that this was all the feedback dry fire afforded, so he has been working on something he and Kevin Creighton call IPTS: Interactive Pistol Training System. It includes a recoil simulation system that disturbs sight alignment and forces the shooter to come back on target,
It’s electronic, wireless, and comes with a couple of interactive targets. The Glock-ish pistol gives assorted feedback metrics, and doesn’t require you to lift your head from your sight picture to see where a laser dot is hitting, a downside with the laser-based dry-fire trainers now available. MSRP is projected at about $400. Diligent dry-fire work could pay that off in ammo savings on the first day of use.
It’s still in very early stages and looking for investment funding, but seems to have promise. See lots more info about it on IndieGoGo.
Offered for your consideration.