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    Shot timer for dry fire question

    I bought a PACT III club timer years ago when I was even dumber than I am now. It is a club timer designed to allow stage directors to thrust a timer into the hands of a noob and have them run it properly with 10 seconds instruction. The problem with it is you cant set it to do anything other than time gun shot strings.

    So I am now wiser and have started doing dry fire training in my basement. But I need something that I can set to beep and give me a certain amount of time (1.5 seconds, 7 seconds, etc) and beep again to tell me that I am slow and still suck. I dont have the money to buy a different timer yet. Is there a program anyone knows of that I can download onto my laptop and take to the basement to use as a timer? It would need to have adjustable time countdown and a delay after I tell it to start.

    Thanks for the help, love the forum by the way. I have been lurking for a bit and am impressed by the dedication from the members.

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    You can put start and stop beeps in it if you want, just set it for Par. I don't think it will pick up dry firing, but there is an iPhone app somebody has that will get posted up shortly that will do that for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chemsoldier View Post
    I dont have the money to buy a different timer yet. Is there a program anyone knows of that I can download onto my laptop and take to the basement to use as a timer? It would need to have adjustable time countdown and a delay after I tell it to start.
    Here's what you are looking for (except I don't know if you can download it to your computer. But once it's loaded, it works with or without an internet connection.) It's the one titled "draw at the beep."


    http://www.predatortactical.com/cart...se_detail&id=5

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    If only using it as a start and par time indicator the shot timer apps for smart phones might be worth a look. I use the Surefire one for my iPhone with great success.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chemsoldier View Post
    I bought a PACT III club timer years ago when I was even dumber than I am now. It is a club timer designed to allow stage directors to thrust a timer into the hands of a noob and have them run it properly with 10 seconds instruction. The problem with it is you cant set it to do anything other than time gun shot strings.

    So I am now wiser and have started doing dry fire training in my basement. But I need something that I can set to beep and give me a certain amount of time (1.5 seconds, 7 seconds, etc) and beep again to tell me that I am slow and still suck. I dont have the money to buy a different timer yet. Is there a program anyone knows of that I can download onto my laptop and take to the basement to use as a timer? It would need to have adjustable time countdown and a delay after I tell it to start.

    Thanks for the help, love the forum by the way. I have been lurking for a bit and am impressed by the dedication from the members.
    As people have mentioned, the PACT III has a PAR function you can use. And the Surefire app works well.

    Something else that is useful is the RUReady software. Unzip it, and it is a (very!) simple program that runs on your computer. Set par times, repeat functions, etc. Isn't a timer (won't pick up shots or dryfire clicks) but gives you beeps and such for practice. Useful, if your computer has decent speakers.

    http://www.doublealpha.biz/Forms/RUReady.zip

    (Nerd note: I had some video clips of the ROs at my club, so I pulled the audio from their range commands, and replaced the RUReady audio files with those. So when I first used the software, I actually practiced with range commands given by the ROs where I compete. Silly, but amusing. For those who don't compete---you can turn off the range commands.)

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    Thanks to all

    Thanks, that is exactly what I was looking for.

 

 

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