The 6.5 Guys discuss the importance of dry fire practice for augmenting regular training sessions at the range. We also look at an interesting product to help with dry fire practice, the Indoor Optical Training Aid (IOTA). Steve shows how he uses the IOTA device and how to setup an indoor simulated “virtual range” to perform dry fire practice. Ed is amazed and wonders how he could have gone so long without the IOTA.
Using the IOTA, one can simulate a particular range with surprising realism. It’s the next best thing to your own Holodeck. Think of the psychological advantage you could have before a match having shot on the range in a virtual session. You can also simulate popup and moving targets using PowerPoint on your laptop computer.
The IOTA can be ordered by contacting Chuck Neller at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Chuck can also be contacted through the Snipers Hide forum by private message (PM) where he goes by the screen name of 264shooter.
If you are interested in a copy of the range pictures shown in the video, print the image below on legal paper. Three to four target pages should be printed and placed at different heights so you don’t have to tip your rifle too low or high if changing from a prone to standing position, etc.
If you want a copy of the PowerPoint presentation which has dynamic targets, please click here (it’s a big file so be patient): IOTA Trainer Dec_10_13_compressed (5)