Originally Posted by Volucris
Why are you not just shooting the real thing?
I do shoot "the real thing" and just put a few hundred rounds through it this past sunday.
I dont know about you, but I am not made of money and .45 ammo is costly, even shooting reloads( which I am doing ) it comes to around 15.00 a box per 250 rounds. Likewise, I live in "the city" and cannot "shoot the real thing" unless I pay for indoor range time and factory ammo.
I only train with "the real thing" outside city limits now where I am free to do what I want. But, that requires 2 hours worth of driving plus set up and take down time. I work full time and have a 3 year old daughter so I get 4 days a month to really get some serious work done.
The purpose of this "replica" is to mitigate my down time and extend my training to a daily affair. I can of course, dry fire and manipulate the "real thing" but that does not get me shots on target nor does it "guage" my progression or lack there-of... With this, I can do Todd-Gs "dot torture" while I am making dinner....AND... I get about 1000 shots for around 8.00 if you include c02.
I can train more often and in a more practical manner(around the house) with this kit.