Beat the High Cost of Ammo and Shoot More

Laser Lyte Reaction Tyme unit

Ammunition is in short supply, but high demand these days. As soon as it is delivered at the loading ramp, the line starts forming in anticipation of when it will hit the shelves. The high demand has also caused prices to follow, but that doesn’t mean we can afford to let our hard-earned skills suffer as a result.

Recently, I came across a solution that will not only ease my ammunition demand, but it has taken my dry-fire practice to an entirely new level. LaserLyte has developed a new interactive target system with dual modes for reaction and training—the Reaction Tyme Target, TLB-RT. The laser training system comes with two targets for more realistic training scenarios. Each target works independently of each other providing you with a variety of scenarios from left-to-right or near-to-far shooting. You can position the units close together and far apart (three and seven yards for pistol and farther for long-gun scenarios).

Reaction Mode

The interactive Reaction Tyme works in two modes—reaction and training. The reaction mode features random LED signals in intervals of three to seven seconds that can be shot with any of the LaserLyte Trainers. When a hit is made the target celebrates with two audible beeps and a visible red LED flash. I use this mode for practice in drawing and firing a controlled, focused and accurate shot.

Training Mode

The training mode allows you to practice trigger control and accuracy with an always-on and ready-to-be-shot mode. The target reacts the same way as in Reaction Mode when a hit is made—you hear two audible two beeps and see the LED flash. Best of all, you can see the laser dot marking the hit. The dot lasts long enough to see the laser’s trace giving full feedback as to movement at the moment the gun would have fired with a live round. This is critical in developing a smooth, accurate trigger pull. I use this mode to hone my muscle memory and take the trigger pull from a jerky, conscious act to a smooth, repeatable action controlled by the subconscious mind. All the while in my mind I recite the mantra, slow is smooth; smooth is fast; fast is accurate and accurate is deadly.

The LaserLyte Reaction Tyme Target is ideally suited for both new and experienced shooters and aids in training for increased levels of confidence and skills—when and where it is most convenient and while saving money on ammunition. The twin targets provide an active training session that you can set-up in a variety of ways. Any of the LaserLyte Trainers work with the TLB-RT including the LT-PRO, LT-1 and the LaserLyte Trainer Cartridges in .223, .380, 9mm, .40 S&W and .45 ACP.

LaserLyte offers a 3-year warranty for all products sold new, including products sold new up to three years ago.

LaserLyteTLB-RT Specifications

  • Works with any of the LaserLyte Trainers: LT-PRO, LT-223, LT-1, LT-380, LT-9, LT-40, and LT-45
  • Two Targets: With 2.5 inch diameter shooting ring
  • Batteries: 3 x AAA
  • Battery Life: 6,000 shots
  • Activation: LaserLyte Laser Trainer
  • Weight: 4.25 oz. / 119 gr.
  • Length: 1.30 inches / 33.43mm
  • Width: 3.00 inches / 75.96mm
  • Height: 3.74 inches / 95.00mm

Have you ever used a laser trainer? Let us know about your experiences or thoughts in the comment section.

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Comments (7)

  1. as to the comment about the ammo “shortage” .
    I feel that this is just the ammo manufactures taking advantage of the consumers fears about new gun control legislation to earn record profits much like the oil companies. think about it. they can make millions of rounds per hour between the many different makers and before all the hoopla the retail stores shelves were over flowing and the prices ( although too high already in this shooters mind ) were still within reach for most shooters , went thru the roof. shame on the manufacturers for doing this to the shooting public. shame shame.

  2. All right, I shouldn’t admit this but I gotta, I misread the opening paragraph, I thought it said ” the line starts FOAMING in anticipation”, then I had to laugh because that probably fit too anyway, but back to the article, I went the same route as Rick at #1, I have 2 M&P .40’s a full size and a compact and also an M&P .22 pistol which was fun for awhile until even ammo for that was impossible to find so I bought an M&P BB pistol, now I have the trap set up in the garage and go out and ventilate paper whenever I feel like it.

  3. have the other target and their cartiage. great workout and really smothes the trigger pull. really like using with the viridian green laser as green doesn’t effect the target and you can see the barrel movement easy as different spots on target and get much smoother/

  4. As a disabled veteran, I could never afford one. So, I use an air rifle and pistol. I also found away to catch the BBs and reuse them.

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