When was the last time you truly focused on your fundamentals? We all know they are important but it is easy to have them slip your mind when practicing advanced drills. In truth, all reps should be diagnostic. When you take a diagnostic approach to your training, you can figure out what your deficiencies are and how to improve them. This isn’t just for beginners either; the best shooters evaluate every shot they take.
The SIRT is a powerful self diagnostic tool. While a bullet hole shows a moment in time, the SIRT gives you the entire story.
Dots Vs Dashes
One concept that shows this is the ‘Dots vs Dashes’ test. As you take a few reps with the SIRT, see if the laser appears as a dot or dash on the target. If it looks more like a dash, this is indicative of a trigger issue. The dash shows that your weapon is not remaining stable during your trigger pull. A longer dash indicated more movement.
If the laser appears as a dot but is still off target, this tells you that there is a problem with your muzzle alignment on the target. Depending on your distance from the target, this can mean one of two things. If you are far away, it is likely a sight alignment issue. You are either not looking at the sights properly or your weapon isn’t properly sighted. If you are close to the target and still are inaccurate, it is a grip issue. You want to develop a grip that gives a natural sense of aim.
If you want to ramp up the difficulty, use the adjustable trigger weight of the SIRT and set it higher. This will really test and develop your hand muscles and control.
Training on a range is great when you have the time but most of us can’t get there every day. With the SIRT, you can turn your home into a practice range. Every item in your home can become a target, meaning that you can train for short periods of time throughout the day, everyday. Take extra care when training at home to have live fire weapons out of the picture.
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I am using a friends sirt am interested in knowing exactly what is available
Currently we offer two models of SIRT. The 110 has the functional features of a Glock and the 107 has the functional features of a M&P.
Additionally, we offer two kinds of lasers on each model.
GR – Red prep laser and Green shot indicating laser
RR – Red prep laser and Red shot indicating laser
If you train outdoors we highly recommend the Green laser as it is still visible in direct sunlight.
Finally, on the 110 model we offer two versions of the slide material. Metal is our most popular as it gives the full weight of a live fire gun. Polymer is less expensive but just as durable.
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I am interesting to buy sirt gun to practice in my apt. My gun is Ruger SR9-9mm.
Good analytical shooting techniques on 2 common errors. Thanks for sharing!
Great training articles it is very important to practice a little bit each day the choice indoors at multiple targets is a great one and get you set up on target rapidly and squeezing rounds properly thanks for the info
I have a Wilson Combat 1911 in 45ACP and have a Laser Ammo insert but when dry firing I have to rack the slide for each shot which is a drawback and does not serve me very well to practice dry fire. Can you tell me more about your SIRT with Model selection that would be closest to my firearm. Can you practice mag release techniques with your SIRT. Does your laser react to some of the targets that provide an audible signal for indicating hits on target and if so what target system do you use for your SIRT pistol or could recommend.
Any information on your System would be greatly appreciated.
I became a firearms instructor when I was with an armor car company. I’m now retired & in my late seventies & am unable to get to a range. I would like to be able to practice more in my garage. The firearms I have are a Sig P220 & a Sig P365 w/a laser. My eye sight is so so though I do wear prescription glasses. What system would you recommend that would include an audible target when it is hit? If you have a system to meet my needs, what would the cost be? Hope you can help me. Thank you in advance.