With ammunition in seemingly short
supply and the need to keep my shooting
skills proficient, dry firing helps control,
but does not improve your accuracy. I
decided to build an indoor shooting range
using my own weapon. There are setups
available for about $500 which was a little
too much for my budget. I built my
shooting range for about $100.
BY RON NEWTON
■ FIGURE 1
This laser system can be built for use with any pistol 9 mm and above. A
plastic tube is used to house the laser,
sensing board, switch, and batteries. The
tube slides down the barrel of the gun.
When it detects the click of the hammer, it
fires the laser. Although it is 3” in length, it
can be used in guns with 1” barrels.
The target runs off of four AA batteries
(or a battery eliminator). It keeps score and
lights up where the photon bullets hit.
I consider this an advanced project. It
will take about four to six hours to build.