Dryfire practice is an excellent way to work on shooting fundametals. Many of the top competitive and tactical shooters recommend dryfire practice with your firearm of choice. However, those same shooters also agree that dryfire practice is boring. While you get a lot of trigger time (without firing a lot of rounds of ammunition), you don't get a lot of feedback and it's difficult to see how well you are doing.
L.A.S.R fills the gaps in dryfire practice and gives you a way to track your progress. If you have a computer with a webcam, more than likely, you can use L.A.S.R. to take your training to the next level.
How It Works
To get started, simply point your webcam at a target, start the L.A.S.R. program and start shooting your laser training aid at the target. L.A.S.R will see each shot and record where and when the "hit" occurred.
L.A.S.R. uses advances in the field of computer vision to "see" the laser from your training aide and record the exact location of your shot. This unique system also provides a shot timer for the added benefit of working on timed drills, as well as numerous other features and modes to help you get more from your dryfire training.
Minimum System Requirements
Operating system: Windows Vista, Service Pack 2 or newer (Including Windows 7 or 8)
CPU: 1.0 GHz or higher
RAM: At least 2.0 GB of RAM
Hard Drive: 100 MB of free hard drive space
Webcam: Any webcam will work, but recommended resolution is 320x240 at 30 frames per second. Built-in webcams are not recommended because they are typically pointed at you.
If you have purchased your computer within the last 3-4 years, your computer is very likely at or above these minimum specifications.
One of the nice things about dryfire practice is that you can use anything as a target. L.A.S.R. will also work with nearly any target. However, due to the limitations of your webcam or the lighting in your practice room, you may find that some targets work better than others. Here is a short list of targets that have been tested with L.A.S.R.
• Various colors of construction paper (Brown, Green, Black, Blue, Yellow, and Gray) with magic marker drawings on it
• Cardboard targets of various types (including silhouttes and square / improvised targets)
• Plywood that is spraypainted
• Cabinetts, walls, and even the side of a gunsafe
• E-Type targets
• VTAC targets (front and back)
• The L.A.S.R target (downloadable with the product and can be printed on an 8.5"x11" piece of paper)
Training Aid Compatibility
The only training aid requirement is that it has a momentary laser. Most of the time, in devices like this, the laser is activated when you pull the trigger, mechanically. "Constant On" laser devices, such as bore-sighters and laser sights, are not compatible or practical.
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- Shot tracking on multiple targets
- Shot timer modes: Basic (not timed), Immediate Start, Random Start, Random Start with Par, and Call Targets
- Adjustable delay for random start timer modes
- Laser color detection
- Can ignore certain laser colors (useful for trigger press laser on devices like SIRT pistols)
- Adjustable hit-size diameter
- Adjustable hit colors
- Automatic calibration to ambient light
- Adjust camera settings from within the application
- Reactive targets -- optionally, a sound can pe played with each detected hit
- Special-purpose targets -- choose an action to be performeed whenever a target is hit
- Save targets for later analysis
- Save targets for multiple shooters
- Delete old, unwanted targets
- Print saved targets
- Edit the name and drill of previously saved targets
- Race mode to track shots for multiple shooters (up to 9 shooters on their own targets)
- Diagnostic mode to display any movement during trigger break
- Multiple shot sound libraries
- Target down mode to train for shooting until the target goes down
- Reload mode to simulate emergency reloads
- Free upgrades
...and much more!!
For an in-depth look at the software, check out the LASR Online Tutorial
Once you have purchased your license, you can find help installing LASR here: LASR Installation Tutorial