Saturday, December 14, 2013

Another new offering from Laserlyte.... and a fun one it is.



This is another product that Laserlyte has (foolishly?) placed in my hands for review. They seem to be doing a lot of that lately.

These are >laser activated indoor plinking cans...

The idea is, one uses any laser equipped training tool, or real weapon with a laser training aid installed, and shoots these cans.  Quietly.  In the house even, or an apartment, or the office I suppose.

They are about the size of a medium juice can, such as V8 comes in.  Each is powered by a 9v battery, and has a rod that springs out of the base of the can when activated, tipping the can over likes its been hit.  I have no idea how long the battery lasts, as I am still on the first one several weeks into nightly (laser) blasting sessions.

On the front of the can is a light sensitive patch about 1.5" around.  When the laser pulse hits that spot, the can.... just falls over.

A few points:
  • The laser target cans do not do well in strong light.  A brightly lit room (like sunlight) will have them constantly tripping. They need to be used in a somewhat darkened area.  That doesn't mean they just click merrily away half the day, for jimminies sake.  They DO have an off switch.
  • They are.... a might bit pricey.  I suppose, considering there is NOTHING like them on the market, that the price is relative only to the desire to own such neat toys.
  • Setting these up and allowing someone who has never seen them to take a shot always.... and I mean every single time..... results in laughter and happy-shooty times.  New shooters, experienced shooters, you name it.... everyone there instantly wants a turn.
  • The fact that any strong light will trip them allowed me to use them as reactive targets when practicing room sweeps with a light equipped pistol.  Flash on target equals target falling over.  That's pretty neat.
  • Weak hand / weak eye shooting with these is a blast. Is it fun?  Is it training?  I can't decide.... but I'm sure getting better at it.
Do I like them?  Yup.  Do my kids like them?  Yup.  Does Princess like them?  Yup.  Does the neighbor like them?  Yup.  Do the neighbor kids like them?  Yup.


3 comments:

Old NFO said...

At least they aren't boring... :-)

Rev. Paul said...

That looks like a great idea - and fun!

Carteach said...

They are a hoot to use while practicing draw with a laser equipped pistol. I'm finding my pistol-pointing skills seem to be sharpening a bit.