Dry Practice Dry Fire App Not Your Fathers Shot Timer Google Hangout
Ready! Hi, I’m Richard Carlton. This is another one of our live events here in Google hangout with the team from Drypractice and also some of our testers who have been testing the software and giving us feedback. We’ve been getting some questions about why we created the app, and I want to jump out real quick to Zach, Zach and Jeff. I know you both have been fielding questions from some of our testers. I mean, what are they asking about this?.
A question that keeps coming up is, why did you create the app? Yeah, the app was primarily created to provide a compelling training tool for dry practice. People go to Front Sight they spend a lot of money going to Front Sight. It’s not inexpensive to go there, ammunition costs are very high right now even getting the ammunition can be a challenge and so the idea was that you would go to Front Sight, you would get this great training, but then you need a way of maintaining your skill set and your muscle.
Memory after you’ve left front sight, before your next trip back out there. so the idea with the Dry Practice App, it’s actually been on the cooker for a while, you know, on the stove, where we’re thinking about this idea, but we could never quite make it work, because the critical piece of the Dry Practice App is the voice activation. It’s one of the questions that Jeff had. Jeff, you had a question about the shot timer idea, you know, isn’t the Dry Practice App just some sort of fancy, expensive shot timer, right?.
That’s right, there’s a lot of people that have been wondering if it’s just a fancy shot timer, or what is it? What does it do? Yeah, and you know the typical shot timer is one of these boxes like this, and it gives you your times, and it beeps, and it goes off, and, you know, the whole idea is that this tells you maybe when you’re going to pull your weapon, it’ll tell you maybe, if you’re firing live ammunition, how long it took you to fire. But it gives you your start and stop times on a drill. And the problem.
Is, you know, if you’re actually going to learn and do dry practice, you have to sit and program all the times; you have to know how far you are from the targets; and it doesn’t really interact with you. All it does is it sits and complains. It beeps. And so people say, Well, it’s a shot timer! Well yeah, this is a shot timer. What the app that we have is an interactive, virtual instructor, and it actually talk to you, speaks to you, gives you range commands, so as you’re sitting and you’re going through the drills,.
You’re actually getting the commands. the range is clear, present to the ready, right? So you’re going to present to the ready, you’re going to check for an unloaded weapon, you’re going to say Oh, I have a magazine in here. You’re going to pocket the magazine, you’re going to confirm your weapon is unloaded, you’re going to be ready to go. It actually verbally instructs you and walks you through Dry Practice. It coaches you through the Dry Practice it’s not a beeper. Now, there are beeps in it, but the beeps are really secondary.
The primary impact of the app is one that verbally instructs you, it gives you guidance, it walks you through the same range commands you’re going to have at Front Sight. And so that’s the value of the Dry Practice App. Now, what made the Dry Practice App practical like I said, we’ve been talking about it for a long time was the voice control. Getting the programming set so we could actually yell at, or speak to, the app so that as you do a drill, you are pointed in finger on the trigger, ready, click, you know. You do your.
Three meter drill, and then when you’re done, you do it at your own speed, right? so some people are going to be slower, some people are going to come out of the holster and they’re going to be, you know click! And it’s going to be very quick. And so, the problem was to make an app that would interact and give each person both the slow people and the fast people a rich experience, and this voiceactivated app does that. So it sits there, it actually waits for you to finish the drill, and then you say ready, or next,.