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I just watched the you tube review and I would really agree with pretty much everything there, though I will say that the recoil is actually pretty close to my steel loads and just a bit wimpier than my USPSA loads  ( 147 gr coated over 3.4 gr VV N320) .  I guess if you are used to factory 115's it would be soft.  I have never fired an open gun, so no way to compare the feeling. 

 

The dot does make a bit more of a circle than an "up and down", but I figure I am learning to watch it either way, and the fact I can track it at all is a win.

 

I have not seen the barrel freeze and slow down, even when I am hammering away, but I am a bit obsessive with lube and use a lot of oil on the coolfire when I put it in the gun

 

I agree that there is still a place for non fire,  technique dry fire, and I do that , often w/o the cool fire in,  but as I have no easy range, I do like the semi live fire experience.

 

Again, there is a bit of difference - I can rip a surrender draw to dot on target in 0.8-0.9 dry all day , but when I try with the Coolfire and pull the trigger and the dot jumps, it seems I am not as settled and on target as I like. This has helped my first shot is steel as I have to get that grip, bear down and see the dot a bit clearer.

 

But hey, it is another tool, and if you think it will help, it likely will.  for the cost of a case and a half of 9mm, it was worth it to me. 

 

 

 

 

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1 hour ago, a_whole_lot_of_freedom said:

Does anyone know what kind of places fill paintball tanks. No paintball places near me I can get to.

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Try a welding gas supplier...  

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2 hours ago, a_whole_lot_of_freedom said:

Does anyone know what kind of places fill paintball tanks. No paintball places near me I can get to.

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I filled up at a home brew company. $5 for a 20 oz tank. Tank going strong after a few months. 

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I´m using it, and i love it.

 

Couldn´t shoot since march due to corona. All i could do, was dryfiring with coolfire. I had 2 livefire trainings in this time period and there was no weird feeling, as there normally would be when you can´t shoot for 5 Month. It felt like i never stopped, i even became better.  

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I slowed down using it for a bit, but now with small pistol primers basically unicorn horns, unless you want to pay some scalper on GB 10X retail, and the last I saw, 9mm 115 gr was 0.65-0.70 cents a round, it seems to make sense again. Now this costs what 500 rounds of practice ammo would cost. No brainer. 

 

I still think it is helpful, and it did point out that my weak hand grip was well, weak. The dot was making circles, and tracking up and down. 

 

Slowly getting better .......

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One advantage to the Coolfire and similar "recoil" systems is that they reset the gun automatically.  Most striker fired and single action guns require racking the slide after each trigger pull so multiple fast shots are impossible unless recoil resets the striker or hammer.  

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it doesn't sound like gunfire, but it does produce some noise. I spent quite a bit of time firing the coolfire Trainer, using to the two included 90-gram CO2 cartridges, as well as several that I purchased. Most importantly, the kit was reliable. You do need to keep your gun fairly well lubricated.

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On 4/16/2021 at 5:38 AM, bimmer1980 said:

... and my timer can time every shot. Thats pretty cool.

I'm thinking about getting the coolfire system, but I also need a shot timer. What timer are you using that picks up the coolfire well? Thanks!

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On 5/19/2021 at 5:21 PM, jtaylor996 said:

I'm thinking about getting the coolfire system, but I also need a shot timer. What timer are you using that picks up the coolfire well? Thanks!

Hi!

 

I´d say every timer, on wich you can adjust the sensibility. I use a DAA Shotmaxx 2.

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