Practice shooting at home

Discussion in 'Oklahoma Gun Forum' started by Balota, May 30, 2012.

  1. Balota

    Balota ... but I used to play keyboards.

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    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)?
     
  2. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    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.
     

  3. Shoobee

    Shoobee New Member

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    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.
     
  4. Ranger-6

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  5. Argyle_Armoring

    Argyle_Armoring New Member

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