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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.
http://images.search.yahoo.com/search/images?_adv_prop=image&fr=slv8-hpd10&va=airgun+pellet+traps


There are also cartridges made for indoor target use- no powder, plastic bullet, reusable. Cardboard box with crumpled newspaper for bullet trap.
http://www.speer-bullets.com/products/components/plastic_training_bullets.aspx

There are also lasers that can be used for practice. Or build your own....
http://www.instructables.com/id/Laser-Shooting-Range-laser-guntarget/

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.
http://www.amazon.com/Daisy-Outdoor-Products-Powerline-Pistol/dp/B000WER6MY/ref=sr_1_13?ie=UTF8&qid=1338430123&sr=8-13

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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