How to Set Up Dryfire

Equipment & Information

What you need to be up and running.

Let's start with the basics: you'll need a room that's large enough to train in, a Windows PC or laptop, and your gun. From there you'll add a DryFire simulator and software--and you'll be training in no time.

You Provide:

1. Room Requirements

If you are an individual shooter you will need a minimum of an 8’ x 8’ space.

A team setting, or those with multiple shooters, requires a 14’ x 14’ space.

Skeet shooters benefit from practicing on an 18’ shooting wall although there are ways to practice skeet on a 14’ wall.

Lighting considerations: The system does not work well with excessive Infrared light present, so light from the sun or incandescent light-bulbs on the shooting surface can be an issue. Fluorescent and LED light are the best types to use with DryFire.

2. Computer Requirements

A PC or laptop (with Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, or 10) will run the DryFire software and display the shot results on the screen. Some users choose to connect their computer to a larger monitor or TV to make it easier to see.

3. Your Own Gun

Training with your own gun is critical to getting the most out of DryFire. Your gun is outfitted with hardware and your gun’s unique details are entered into the software to create an accurate practice experience.


 

Now, you'll add the following:

1. A Single Head OR Dual Head DryFire System


Single Head: This cost-effective option works for the individual practicing singles which are launched one at a time.

Dual Head: This system provides the most options, from throwing single targets to being fully functional for squadding practice, sporting clays, and skeet.

2. Gun Assembly

The gauge specific gun assembly uses a disc-magnet to mount the infrared laser in the muzzle of your gun. For those shooting in a group or squad each person on the line should have their own gun assembly.


3. Examples of Optional Add-Ons

Background Canvas: A high-quality, printed shooting screen provides a realistic outdoor feel to your training. Printed on durable vinyl, screens come in three lengths (10, 14, and 18 feet) and are 48 inches high. We provide drawings and a parts list for making a lightweight frame to mount your shooting screen on; or it can be stapled, wall-papered or hung with grommets.

Trap houses: We offer three sizes of 3D trap houses, scaled to make your practice as realistic as possible. Trap houses are scaled for 16 yard, 22 yard, and 27 yard handicaps, and are made of lightweight Styrofoam. Trap houses come with attached magnets, and one (1) light-weight metal mounting plate.

Skeet houses: A pair of 3D skeet houses come with attached magnets, and two (2) light-weight metal mounting plates.

Trap Exercise Software: This additional software takes ATA Trap practice to the next level by isolating and mastering each shot, by using Slow Motion Training. This method teaches the proper lead on any angle target, while focusing on perfect centering of the shot cloud on the target.

Projection Software: Used in conjunction with an Ultra Short-Throw projector (not included) this method allows you to project any image on to your shooting wall. This method works particularly well with the Rifle/Pistol Add-On as well as the Game/Hunting Add-On.