One of the best platforms available for providing firearms training to your kids, or spouse, is the .22 LR pistol or rifle. All of the disciples that make for a safe and successful centerfire shooter are required with the rimfire pistol or rifle. Using an inexpensive rimfire firearm, you can teach safe weapon handling, stance, grip, trigger pull, muzzle control without the weight of a large caliber firearm, or its rapport.
LaserLyte has recently added the LT-LR, a .22 caliber laser trainer, to their line of laser training tools. Why use a laser? First in my mind is safety, followed by an increased frequency of training and capped by convenience.
With a laser training tool, you can train in the convenience of your home, on a daily basis, to develop a high degree of proficiency. When you combine the LT-LR .22 caliber trainer with a laser activated target, the trainee receives immediate positive response. This approach is highly effective when combined with live fire exercises. It means that you can achieve a greater level of proficiency, more quickly and more completely, with less trips to the range. This is not a trivial point living through times where we need a magnifying glass and prayer rug to find .22LR ammunition.
One final point when using your laser training tool on a rimfire weapon. Rimfire weapons, unless equipped with a firing pin over travel pin, will allow the striker to impact against the chamber wall. Over time, this will damage the firearm. To avoid damage, be sure to use .22LR snap caps; they’ll cost you about $7 and they are well worth the cost.
LaserLyte’s LT-LR will fit firearms chambered in .22LR, .22WMR, .22 Short, .22 Long and .223 with a minimum of a 1.875-inch barrel. The LT-LR will also fit calibers that are similar to a .22 bullet, such as .22-250 and .220 Swift.
The LT-LR laser trainer extends less than one inch past your muzzle. The system is versatile, allowing for effective laser training at any location, home, range, classroom or office.