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Dry fire practice with laser. Warning.

Discussion in 'Education & Training' started by twoclones, Mar 15, 2012.

  1. twoclones

    twoclones Tri-Cities, WA Well-Known Member

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    I've been playing {training?} with my SIRT dry fire training pistol from Next Level Training and have come to really like this piece of equipment. Mostly because it's inert and I'm not totally comfortable dry firing in my house with a real gun no matter how many times I unload/check it.

    Since my CCW choice is a revolver, I started playing around with my revolver and it's targeting laser. It was all fun and games until I pointed it at a mirror and the laser came back and hit me right in the eye! OUCH!!! Darn that hurt... There doesn't appear to be any permanent damage but from now on I will be considering the laser to be a defensive weapon.
     
  2. elsie

    elsie Way over there on the left Well-Known Member

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    This is why all devices with lasers come with a warning to not shine the laser beam into your (or anyone else's) eyes.


    elsie
     
  3. jimwsea

    jimwsea Vancouver, Washington state Active Member

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    Please don't sue the manufacturer.
     
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  4. 4570 Enfield

    4570 Enfield Woodburn New Member

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    Also practice on wall or target in home or range, not outside or thru window at outside objects. You can injurer others, as well its illegal to lase persons or property of others.
     
  5. Mark W.

    Mark W. Silverton, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    This was a big problem for about 6 months on school busses. Where kids in the bus would shine their little laser pointers at the drivers eyes. In a couple cases it caused wrecks. It didn't take school districts and bus companies to jump all over this safety issue.

    Now self inflected in front of a mirror. Well ?
     
  6. Simonpie

    Simonpie Portland Active Member

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    Didn't Santa warn you?

    "You'll shoot your eye out kid!"
     
  7. Skang

    Skang WA Well-Known Member

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    I still prefer snap-cap. You can practice trigger pull and malfunctions.

    Wear sunglasses next time. :cool:
     
  8. safetyman

    safetyman Clark County, WA Active Member

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    No more head shots anymore ah?
     
  9. twoclones

    twoclones Tri-Cities, WA Well-Known Member

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    I deserve every dig above :)
     
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  10. mjbskwim

    mjbskwim Salmon,Idaho Well-Known Member

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    OK so you're afraid to dry fire a gun,that YOU,yourself cleared,in your house
    You cleared it,you looked in the cylinder and made sure there wasn't cartridges in the gun

    Then you shined a laser in your own eyes


    Hmmmm

    I gotta ask,WTF were you doing at the mirror anyway?
    Was there a camera going too?
     
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  11. Nutty4Guns

    Nutty4Guns Portland ADHD Superstar

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    Did you ask yourself, "do you feel lucky punk?" before you tried to do Lasik on yourself?
     
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  12. Jamie6.5

    Jamie6.5 Western OR Well-Known Member

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    As DeNiro sez:
    :rofl1:
     
  13. HappyRoman

    HappyRoman Sherwood Forest Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    A good lesson is often learned by a mistake
     
  14. pokerace

    pokerace Newberg Well-Known Member

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    Good god read the tags that come with the laser.....
     
  15. Riot

    Riot Benton County, Washington Well-Known Member

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    I was just checking these out the other day...the ONLY THING I don't like about them is that the slide doesn't move. Even modern airsoft gun slides rack and lock back. They're great tools, especially for people that you have no idea what their problem is (i.e. too much trigger finger, anticipation of the recoil, poor follow through, etc.).
     
  16. twoclones

    twoclones Tri-Cities, WA Well-Known Member

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    When you become more comfortable with the American version of English, you will understand that "not totally comfortable" is not a synonym for "afraid". It's not even close.
     
  17. twoclones

    twoclones Tri-Cities, WA Well-Known Member

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    The truth is that I wasn't even pointing it at my reflection. It was more like a bad guy behind the hostage kind of shot. No camera and no corny movie lines :)
     
  18. dakaham

    dakaham Albany, Oregon, United States Active Member

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    Not so fast! Im sure the laser had a warning on it, but what about the mirror? Who ever made that mirror should have know that someone could have shone a laser at it and it would reflect back into said persons eyes. I think there is a strong case here. I think its time to start calling the attorneys. Heck this could be cause for a class action suit. They need to pay!!! :laugh:
     
  19. nwwoodsman

    nwwoodsman Vernonia Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter 2015 Volunteer

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    After reading some of the above comments, Heaven forbid this poor man from ever placing a hot cup of coffee from McDonalds between his legs....then posting about the results
     
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  20. mjbskwim

    mjbskwim Salmon,Idaho Well-Known Member

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    Sure bro,spin it how ever you want."not totally comfortable" reads skeered to me

    As in "I probably shouldn't even own a gun,cause I'm not really sure how to unload it to be safe,before I shine a laser in the mirror and blind myself"

    Again kiddo,spin it how ever you want.I am totally comfortable with my poor interpretation of the English language and my ability to unload my firearms,so I can practice drawing......

    WITHOUT a mirror or a laser to blind myself.

    But that's just me