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What About the Lack of Recoil?

When considering a laser training system, there are a couple of obvious points:
1) Recoil doesn't occur when you dry fire your gun.  
2) No type of training is going to replace shooting live ammo.

However, these two points don't mean that you can't get benefits from dry fire training.
In fact, dry fire is a proven training technique that will allow you to get more practice between visits to the range and is essential if you want to become a better shooter.  Dry fire training is used by the FBI, the U.S. Military, police departments and competitive shooters.  
In an interview with world champion marksman Robert Vogel, he was asked, "How often do you dry fire?"
He answers, "In one form or another, just about every day. For sheer skill building I feel it has no equal. For every live round that I actually fire, I probably mimic that round eight to 10 times in dry fire."
Here’s the article

Here's another article on the importance of dry fire:
Dry Fire: The Practice for Pro's not Just Beginners

The reason that dry fire works so well as a training technique is because recoil has little to do with your accuracy with a firearm.
Recoil does not kick the gun until after the bullet has left the barrel, therefore your aim determines where the bullet will go.


Recoil does affect your ability to get back on target after a shot, but so does having to re-rack your weapon each time when dry-firing. 

One bad habit that people can pick up while learning to shoot actually happens because of recoil.

Flinch - or the anticipation of recoil  - happens when you are expecting to feel the kick and try to compensate for it by putting downward force on the gun as the trigger is pulled. Even experienced shooters can have this problem because it has been engrained into their neural pathways.
Dry-fire training is an excellent way to overcome this shooting problem.
How to stop anticipating when you shoot.

Without recoil, you train yourself NOT to anticipate it. Therefore, training for sight alignment, trigger pull, proper breathing and anticipation of recoil are all accomplished through dry-fire training.

Chris Sajnog, a training expert and the bestselling author of “How to Shoot Like a Navy SEAL” has a youtube channel where he practices and teaches dry fire training as an important aspect of better marksmanship.
Chris's Page is Here
Here’s some more articles on the benefits of dry fire training.
The Truth About Guns.com
Sig Sauer.com