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Ever Seen One of These? Swedish Marksmanship Training Machine

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by HGM22, Jun 11, 2012.

  1. HGM22

    HGM22 Well-Known Member

  2. Captain Brown Beard

    Captain Brown Beard Well-Known Member

    I've always been skeptical of methods of practice that don't actually involve putting rounds down range, unless you were practicing a draw. But for $120... doubtful.

    Also, these things are old hat. They've been around since the early 1900's I believe. American Rifleman had them in one of their "75 years ago" bits. So maybe they work, maybe they don't, either way you're better off doing the real thing.
  3. jcwit

    jcwit Well-Known Member

    They really take into account recoil to control/eliminate flinch.
  4. Apple a Day

    Apple a Day Well-Known Member

    One book, "Swedish-made Marksmanship Training Machine And Me: This Sort of Thing Is My Bag Baby", by Austin Powers.
  5. Kaeto

    Kaeto Well-Known Member

    The U.S. Navy used to use something like this during the Dreadnought era to train the shipboard gunners.
  6. EddieNFL

    EddieNFL member

    Every world class shooter I'm familiar with includes dry firing in their training regime. Wtach HP shooters during the prep periods of a match.
  7. Captain Brown Beard

    Captain Brown Beard Well-Known Member

    That's a bit apples to oranges though. When these world champion shooters you mention dry fire, they aren't doing so to test their accuracy. That's more for grip, trigger control, draw technique, etc. I do the same thing, that's not what the gadget linked at the top is for.
  8. tekarra

    tekarra Well-Known Member

    I agree with you Captain. There may be a place for that type of equipment but it does not beat sending rounds downrange.
  9. Centurian22

    Centurian22 Well-Known Member

    I heard of one of these in an ebook one time referencing a time long ago when marksmanship was taught in middle and high schools. I have never seen one outside of that. Awesome find!
  10. Nushif

    Nushif Well-Known Member

    So how does it actually work?
  11. Ryanxia

    Ryanxia Well-Known Member

    I agree that training needs to involve actual shooting but this could definitely help practice trigger control. I often 'practice' with a handgun by placing a round on top of the slide and dry firing without it moving.
  12. OcelotZ3

    OcelotZ3 Well-Known Member

  13. shootniron

    shootniron Well-Known Member

    I just use doorknobs and all kinds of things around the house for my marksmanship training.

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