The Ultimate Practice Shooting System

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What does the Ultimate Practice Shooting System (UPSS) include?

There are four basic components to the Ultimate Practice Shooting System (UPSS): LaserShooter, LaserPro Moving Target Projector, Wobbler, and Skeet and Trap Banner.  The primary, and necessary, component is the LaserShooter, which you can use on its own to practice or in combination with the LaserPro, which gives you moving target practice.  The LaserShooter (in a single gauge) and the LaserPro combination is our most popular product.  The LaserPro attaches to the Wobbler for more challenging target practice, and the Skeet and Trap Banner can be put on your wall so you feel like you’re on the range.  There are a number of packages available which combine the products in different size cases and have lower prices than if each component were purchased separately.

Which parts of the Ultimate Practice Shooting System do I need?

The LaserShooter is the only product you absolutely need, but the best practice occurs when you add the LaserPro and can consistently shoot at moving targets. Most popular is the system consisting of the Red LaserShooter in a 12/20 gauges and the LaserPro.

How easy is it to set up the Ultimate Practice Shooting System?

It is a two step process:  1. Making sure your gun is free of live ammo, put the LaserShooter in your gun's muzzle; 2. Put the LaserPro on its tripod on a flat surface and turn it on.  Aim in the direction you want the moving target to travel and fire away at the target.

How does the Ultimate Practice Shooting System help improve my shooting?

Practice-Practice-Practice–nothing takes the place of repetitions that leads to muscle memory and excellence.

How long should I practice in a practice session?

Practice until you feel you have had enough. It is better to practice in short sessions for several periods than to push yourself and become tired. In a typical 15 minute session you will shoot your gun about 200 times. In a week of 15 minute practice sessions you will fire your gun about 1000 times providing you with the practice at various targets and the repetitions required to develop muscle memory. 

LaserShooter

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How many feet should I stand from the wall when using the LaserShooter in my shotgun?

You should stand no closer then 8 feet from the projection wall. You can stand as far back as you want. 

Will the LaserShooter damage my gun barrels?

NO. The insert is aluminum with brass centering balls. No damage can occur even with a full choke gun. 

Which barrel should I put the LaserShooter in in an over and under shotgun?

Always insert the LaserShooter in the top barrel. We want the center line of the LaserShooter to be as close to the gun’s rib as possible. 

What is the Allen Wrench that comes with the LaserShooter for?

The 0.050″ Allen Wrench is used to sight in the LaserShooter. 

How do I sight in my LaserShooter?

The LaserShooter is sighted in before leaving the factory, but sometimes it is necessary to make adjustments when practicing with various guns.  Using the Allen Wrench, turn the screws in very small increments until the laser light is properly centered. 

How do I know if the LaserShooter is centered in the gun barrel?

Shoot it.  If you hit your target dead on, it’s centered properly.

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How far will the laser light shoot from the LaserShooter?

Depending on the ambient light conditions, in a normally lighted building — daylight or artificial light — the Red Laser will go hundreds of feet. The Green Laser is brighter and will go much further.

What are the gauge sizes of the LaserShooter inserts?

12 (also does 10 ga), 20 (also does 16 ga), 28ga and 410 bore

What batteries do I use for the Red and Green LaserShooters?

The Red LaserShooter uses three (3) LR44 watch batteries available anywhere, but you can also buy them from us.   The Green LaserShooter uses one (1) 1/2AA Lithium battery.

Do you have to cock (open) the gun to fire the laser for each shot?

You never have to cock your gun; in other words, you don 't have to open the gun or slide the action for every shot.  Every time you touch the trigger you fire the laser.

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What is the difference between the Red and the Green LaserShooters?

The green laser in the Green LaserShooter is 10 times brighter then the red laser. It is typically used in very bright ambient light conditions, or if you prefer a brighter light or want to quickly and easily distinguish he difference between the LaserShooter and the LaserPro laser lights.  Also, if two people are practicing at the same time, the two colors allow the shooters to differentiate between their shots. The Green LaserShooter is about $95 more expensive than the Red LaserShooter.

How bright are the lasers in the LaserShooters? Are the laser lights in the LaserShooters and LaserPro harmful?

The Red Laser is 635Nm–the brightest red laser legally allowed. The Green Laser is also 635 but inherently brighter.  The lasers are not harmful; they will never be dangerous to the shooter or bystanders.  However, it is best to avoid pointing the lasers at anyone's eyes, just to be safe!

Is the LaserShooter a useful tool for determining Gun Fit?

The LaserShooter is the ideal tool for figuring out if your gun fits you. and making stock adjustments that are instantly verified with the LaserShooter. 

Bang Box

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What does the Bang Box do and why do I need it?

The Bang Box sounds “bang” every time the shooter pulls the trigger. It is not a necessary requirement for practicing your shooting, i.e., it's not going to help your skill level.  However, it adds a touch of realism to the practicing experience.  And, well, it makes the practice sessions more interesting and fun too!

LaserPro

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How do I get the Voice command to work on the LaserPro?

Set the right hand knob at the 1:00 o’clock position. Call “PULL” to release the laser target. You must be in a quiet room to have the system work predictably.  Remember to return the knob to the 5 o'clock position when done.

Why are there two laser targets on the LaserPro?

The LaserPro can throw two targets in line, which illustrates several things:  1. the lead of a passing target; 2. a “simulpair” in Sporting Clays.


HOW DO I ESTABLISH LEAD?


Projecting the "Double" selection allows the practicing shooter to see the lead and shoot at the forward target.  As the target speed increases, the established lead increases.

How do I adjust the speed of the laser target on the LaserPro?

Turn the left hand knob to adjust for speed and direction.

How do I know when I hit the LaserPro moving targets?

Your focus should be on making repetitive swing and mount, lead, fire and follow-through movements so that shooting becomes consistent,instinctive, habitual, second-nature. You can’t hear the hit, but can see exactly where you’re shooting, if you’re not following through, if you’re flinching, etc. It is not necessary to hit the target directly; you simply want to be consistent.


Also, when throwing a single target, you must lead it the same as shooting a real clay at the range.  This is good practice for seasoned shooters with really fast target — the rule being you should always lead the moving target and with a faster gun speed than the target.  Also, make the full follow-through after the shot.


You can also throw the “doubles” targets.  That is, lead and follow two target simulpair popular in sporting clays.  Always shoot the back target first, then move into and pass (for lead) the front target, establishing lead when taking the shot.  For the skeet, trap and sporting shooter, when throwing the two targets, always maintain fast gun speed and follow-through.  This is great practice at high speed, exercising quick and accurate target acquisition.


For the practicing FITASC shooter, the whole discipline of swing-mount-lead-fire-follow through at high target speed is the BEST practice and, with the visual feedback at the shot, is an essential substitute and supplement to field practice.

How do I set up the LaserPro to replicate skeet targets?

You will aim the LaserPro to throw high house or low house targets. Set the speed for 2.5 seconds from point-to-point on your wall (or Skeet and Trap Banner) to duplicate skeet speed. You can walk around the skeet half moon from Station 2 through 6. You can also set the LaserPro to throw Station 8 targets.

How do I adjust the LaserPro for trap or sporting clays targets?

Just adjust the direction of travel using the universal adjustable head of the tripod.

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Should I set the LaserPro for Quick Cycle or Voice?

Set the quick cycle to practice your repetitions. Set it on voice command to practice fast target acquisition time. 

How long does it take to charge the LaserPro and how long will the charge last?

The LaserPro will fully charge overnight. It will last for about 15 hours of continuous use before recharging is required. You can use the LaserPro during the recharge operation so you are never without the use of the LaserPro. 

Why would I want the 50" Tripod for the LaserPro instead of the 6" Tripod for the LaserPro?

The 50″ Tripod gives more flexibility in LaserPro target selection and it stands on its own so you can move it wherever you want.  The LaserPro on the 6″ Tripod needs to be placed on a table in front of your projection wall. 

Wobbler

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Why would I use the Wobbler? Can it be used on its own?

The WOBBLER is a great product that adds fun to the practicing sessions. You can throw curved targets, unpredictable targets and any Sporting Clays/5 Stand or wild bird targets.  It is a product that pleases everyone that uses it. The LaserPro attaches to the Universal Mount on the Wobbler.

Skeet and Trap Banner

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Do I need the Skeet and Trap Banner?

The skeet/trap banner puts the practicing target shooter right in the field. It is very popular for youth groups, clubs and others that want the realism of a skeet or trap range when instructing shooters.  Most shooters, however, use a wall larger than the banner to project the moving target. 

What are the dimensions of the Banner?

9 feet wide by 4 feet, 5 inches in height.   

How high should I hang the Banner on the wall?

At eye level. 

Shotgun Combo Gauge

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What information does the Shotgun Combo Gauge give me and why do I need it?

The Shotgun Combo Gauge allows the shooter/gunsmith/gun fitter to accurately determine every dimension on the gun that will measure the subtle dimensions that leads to perfect gun fit.

BoreMaster

BoreMaster Multi-Bore Gauge Measures a Shotgun's Inside Measurements:  Bore, Choke, Chamber Length

What information does the BoreMaster give me and why do I need it?

Measuring accurately and quickly the whole inside of the shotgun: Bore diameter, choke, chamber length and diameter, forcing cone length and barrel wall thickness. 

Why do I need to know the Barrel Wall Thickness of my gun?

When shooting older guns or guns that have been reblued it is imperative to ascertain that the gun is safe to shoot. 

What are the BoreMaster Calibration Rings used for?

To calibrate the BoreMaster for each gauge diameter. 

What is the metal strip that comes with the BoreMaster used for?

To set up the Barrel Wall Thickness to zero. 

Are there any special tips that would help me in using the BoreMaster?

Learn how to use the BoreMaster by practicing with it. Always take three readings and eliminate any that are out of the standard.