Dryfire practice is an excellent way to work on shooting fundametals. Many top competitive and tactical shooters recommend dryfire practice with your firearm of choice. However, those same shooters also agree that dryfire practice is boring. While you get a lot of trigger time (without firing a lot of rounds of ammunition), you don't get a lot of feedback and it's difficult to see how well you are doing.
L.A.S.R fills the gaps in dryfire practice and gives you a way to track your progress. If you have a computer with a webcam, more than likely, you can use L.A.S.R. to take your training to the next level.
How It Works
To get started, simply point your webcam at a target, start the L.A.S.R. program and start shooting your laser training aid at the target. L.A.S.R will see each shot and record where and when the "hit" occurred.
L.A.S.R. uses advances in the field of computer vision to "see" the laser from your training aid and record the exact location of your shot. This unique system also provides a shot timer for the added benefit of working on timed drills, as well as numerous other features and modes to help you get more from your dryfire training.
Minimum System Requirements
- CPU: 1.0 GHz or higher
- RAM: At least 2.0 GB of RAM
- Hard Drive: 100 MB of free hard drive space
- Webcam: Any webcam will work, but recommended resolution is 320x240 at 30 frames per second.
- Operating System: Windows Vista, Service Pack 2 or newer (Including Windows 7, 8, or 8.1)
*Built-in webcams are not recommended, since they are typically pointed at you, not the targets.
*A modern, multi-core processor is recommended.
Mac user? Click here for more information on running LASR on your computer.
Most computers made within the past 3-4 years can run LASR just fine.
LASR will work with almost anything as a target, within normal indoor lighting. You can use a lightswitch or picture on the wall, full-size sillouttes, prinouts from the internet, and much more. You may find that in different lighting condiitons, some targets work better than others.
Training Aid Compatibility
The only training aid requirement is that it has a momentary laser. Most of the time, in devices like this, the laser is activated when you pull the trigger, mechanically. "Constant On" laser devices, such as bore-sighters and laser sights, are not compatible or practical.
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- Shot tracking on multiple targets
- Shot timer modes: Basic (not timed), Immediate Start, Random Start, Random Start with Par, and Call Targets
- Adjustable delay for random start timer modes
- Laser color detection
- Can ignore certain laser colors (useful for trigger press laser on devices like SIRT pistols)
- Adjustable hit-size diameter
- Adjustable hit colors
- Automatic calibration to ambient light
- Adjust camera settings from within the application
- Reactive targets -- optionally, a sound can pe played with each detected hit
- Special-purpose targets -- choose an action to be performeed whenever a target is hit
- Save targets for later analysis
- Save targets for multiple shooters
- Delete old, unwanted targets
- Print saved targets
- Edit the name and drill of previously saved targets
- Race mode to track shots for multiple shooters (up to 9 shooters on their own targets)
- Diagnostic mode to display any movement during trigger break
- Multiple shot sound libraries
- Target down mode to train for shooting until the target goes down
- Reload mode to simulate emergency reloads
- Free upgrades
...and much more!!
For an in-depth look at the software, check out the LASR Online Tutorial
Once you have purchased your license, you can find help installing LASR here: LASR Installation Tutorial
Have a question about features or capabilities? Check out the LASR User Forums