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Changing Scaled Dryfire Targets


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hello everyone,

 

is it recommended to use different scaled dry fire target for the drills?

or just use the smallest one for best benefit?

 

e.g.

1/2 targets for el prez (focus on speed)

1/6 target for trigger and front sight practice 

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20 hours ago, scgun said:

hello everyone,

 

is it recommended to use different scaled dry fire target for the drills?

or just use the smallest one for best benefit?

 

e.g.

1/2 targets for el prez (focus on speed)

1/6 target for trigger and front sight practice 

I would recommend using the largest dryfire target that your space allows. Practice on targets that most closely approximate live fire.  Using 1/6 targets for drills with movement is not ideal--the distance changes too quickly with limited movement. I use full size targets to simulate 10 yds and closer, 1/2 for 10-20, 1/3 for 20+. Unless your space is very tight, avoid 1/6 targets

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Smaller scaled targets also present another problem- if they’re too small, it becomes difficult to distinguish the scoring areas and more tempting to treat them as pass/fail like you would a steel. You can avoid this by being disciplined in evaluating your accuracy but it’s a potential pitfall. 

 

I would use the largest target that lets you simulate the distance you need for a given drill in the space you have available.

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I used different scale targets depending on how much I have to practice. Since I have mine pasted on the wall by the formal dining room which extends to the living room, I use mostly 1/3 scale targets so I can see the scoring areas clearly. The only time I used a 1/6 scale target is when I simulate 50 yards.

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I too use the largest targets the space allows. Shooting small close targets allows you to focus on the target, but to see the sights in a clear focus at the same time. This is not realistic, I use reduced targets on the wall behind my full-size ones to simulate additional distance.

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  • 2 weeks later...

I only have about 15 feet to use but I still use the 1/3 paper target for almost everything. If I need to simulate a tough shot I would rather use a mini popper, paster, or a tight no shoot.


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