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#1 robot

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 01:04 AM

I donít use 2/3 sized targets that most people do, Iím blessed with having a large screen HP Touchsmart PC in my room that I use as a target surface. In order to make the scenarios more dynamic, I cobbled together a Powerpoint deck that was originally created by T.Ron, a local influential NWPPA Safety Officer and Stats meister. I modified it mainly to use as a USPSA dry-fire program (changed targets to USPSA Metric style) and added swingers, plates, texas stars and others.

You can read my post and download the PPT deck here : http://gunbot.wordpr...t-dryfire-deck/

Hope you find it useful, and if you do, let me know, send me a mail or something. Iíd love to know how youíve used it. Better yet, record a video!
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Posted 10 November 2012 - 06:59 PM

I like it. I use my smaller TV via an HDMI cable in my bed room, about 7 or 8 feet from the screen, it works fine.

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 12:04 PM

That's really cool. Thanks for sharing. I have used the tool on Matt Burkett's site before, but never thought of putting it together in a power point like that.
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Posted 11 November 2012 - 12:04 PM

Thanks for sharing. This is great!
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Posted 11 November 2012 - 12:39 PM

Thank you for posting this!

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 12:43 PM

Very nice. You did a good job in giving it some variety.

On swinger left and swinger right, I get no movement. Just the green rectangle. Is this an indication of an old version of PowerPoint?

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 04:40 AM

Looks good. I'll have to try it out.

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 06:17 PM

thanks for sharing this is awesome

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 08:41 AM

ooohh I like this. I just realized this would be perfect on my 100" projection screen. I can do all kinds of dry fire stages with this idea.

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 05:07 PM

Very nice. You did a good job in giving it some variety.

On swinger left and swinger right, I get no movement. Just the green rectangle. Is this an indication of an old version of PowerPoint?

Thanks.

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Thanks guys! Glad you find it useful.

Bill, I think you need a newer version of Powerpoint or you could use the free Powerpoint viewer. Apart from the swinger, the texas star also rotates, do you see that?

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 09:05 PM

Thanks guys! Glad you find it useful.

Bill, I think you need a newer version of Powerpoint or you could use the free Powerpoint viewer. Apart from the swinger, the texas star also rotates, do you see that?


Hey, a little updated technology fixed everything.

That Texas Star is awesome.

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 07:01 AM

I like it! Great idea! Thanks!
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Posted 21 November 2012 - 07:49 AM

Very well done and helpful! :cheers:
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Posted 23 November 2012 - 01:15 AM

Very NICE!!! Thanks

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 05:19 PM

Glad you guys find it useful!
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Posted 02 December 2012 - 08:51 PM

Looks great! Thanks for the efforts!

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 10:57 AM

Is there a way to get it to run on it's own or do I have to hit the space bar / arrow key to get it to advance through the slides?
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Posted 04 December 2012 - 05:26 PM

I just came accross this post today and had a chance to play with PPT at work for a short while (one of the perks of working at a gun store).

It is a great tool! Thank you very much for sharing it with us.
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Posted 06 December 2012 - 10:43 PM

Is there a way to get it to run on it's own or do I have to hit the space bar / arrow key to get it to advance through the slides?


Steve, just hit F5 to launch the powerpoint. Each slide is coded with timing information to automatically advance the slide. Once it gets to the end, it restarts by itself for more dryfire time :)


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Posted 15 December 2012 - 09:44 PM

This is a fantastic assortment and technique. I like this idea for training and keeping the office time a time during lunch!

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Posted 15 December 2012 - 11:14 PM

Awesome idea. This should come in handy as I might need hand surgery and actually firing a weapon during recovery will probably be to painful, so dry fire will be all the training I can do.

Thanks for sharing.

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Posted 16 December 2012 - 04:38 AM

Well done, this is great!

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Posted 16 December 2012 - 10:09 AM

I will have to give this a try.

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 05:12 AM

Can I replace the target shapes with any other format of the IPSC Classic target?

I am not a PowerPoint wiz, so pardon the extra quastions ... how do I edit the targets on the swingers?

Ho do one buidl the moving target slides? I would like to build few bobbers, swingers moving accross a window, etc, as well ...

I like this a lot.

Tanks Robot for sharing ...

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Posted 28 December 2012 - 11:44 PM

Thanks!

it's Powerpoint, so if you know how to use Powerpoint, you can edit it to your hearts content. It's just changing shapes and playing with animations.


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