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Balota 05-30-2012 11:47 PM

Practice shooting at home
Question: Is there any type of gun that can be used for practice shooting at home in town?

I live in Glenpool, OK in one of the developments on the east side of town. I know that I can dry fire all I want at home. What I'm trying to figure out is whether I can live fire anything, like an Airsoft gun or a BB gun or a paintball gun. Does it make any difference whether I shoot inside or outside the house (at an appropriate backstop, of course)?

c3shooter 05-31-2012 01:54 AM

First, airsoft has no real accuracy- smoothbore, as are almost all BB guns. Pellet guns, OTOH, are eerily accurate. They DO make pellet traps that are intended to catch those, and they can be used indoors.

There are also cartridges made for indoor target use- no powder, plastic bullet, reusable. Cardboard box with crumpled newspaper for bullet trap.

There are also lasers that can be used for practice. Or build your own....

Back in the early dawn of time, the military used a Holifield Dotter Cartridge for training- firing pin made a small rod pop out of muzzle, and make a dot on a paper target a couple of inches from the muzzle. Make your own, using a pencil with masking tape rolled around it to to make a loose fit for the barrel. Sounds simple, but may be harder to get those dots to converge than you think.

Shoobee 05-31-2012 02:04 AM

Just get some snapping caps and practice in front of the mirror.

All martial arts include a mirror phase to improve your speed and form.

Snapping caps help you improve your trigger squeeze.

Working with your firearm and snapping caps helps you develop familiarity.

Ranger-6 05-31-2012 02:15 AM

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I set up a shooting range in my living room, and shoot a Powerline BB pistol to practice trigger control and aiming.
Works great.

Argyle_Armoring 06-01-2012 09:42 AM

Snap caps for dry firing is the best indoor practice you can do.

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