The single most important factor in precision shooting is consistency. The best way to develop consistency is repetition. If you don’t own an indoor range or live in the desert, how are you going to get your repetition? How can you shoot every day?
The answer is the Next Level Training Shot Indicating Resetting Trigger (SIRT) Training Pistol.
I have been training with mine for a year now. I have fired it tens of thousands of times. It has helped my presentation from the holster, pointing, magazine changes and multiple target engagement. I have used it teaching and it is a great tool. I can demonstrate and point in any direction without violating safety rules. The students can see my hits without live fire.
SIRT (Photo courtesy of marksmanshipassociates.com)In teaching weapons retention and defensive tactics, it can show close shooting without projectiles.SIRT Pistols are replica guns that emit a laser when the auto resetting trigger is touched and when it breaks. They look and feel like a full size Glock. Unlike a real Glock, you don’t have work the slide to cock the striker before each dry fire shot.
The 110 models emulate the key functional features of a Glock 17/22. The 107 Models are set to release in mid-2012 and emulates the functional features of the Smith&Wesson M&P.
If you watched Top Shot season 3, you know Mike Hughes. Before he was a TV star, he was an engineer who founded Next Level Training. NLT introduced its stand alone dry fire training pistol – the SIRTTM (Shot Indicating Resetting Trigger), at Shot Show 2011. We are just beginning to see the effects on the way 21st century shooters train with its new dry fire training products.
Ninety percent of the problems I see with shooters (and my shooting) are trigger manipulation issues. We can sum up the entirety of shooting knowledge with this: If you put the sights on the target and manipulate the trigger without moving the sights, the immutable laws of physics require the bullet to hit the target. This is simple, but it is not easy.
Dry fire training is no substitute for live fire training, but with the Shot Indicating Resetting Trigger (SIRT) Training Pistol and the exclusive laser feedback mechanism you can get a lot more out of your dry fire. The first shot brakes before noise or recoil affect the shooter. This critical first trigger manipulation and reset are the perfectly simulated by SIRT. SIRT Dry Fire Training Pistol lets you get thousands of repetitions with feedback that no other system provides.
The guys at NLT are shooters. They know how important good practice is and how hard it is to get. There are to many stories of TVs and mirrors shot during dry practice with “empty” guns. SIRT is perfectly safe but incredibly realistic. When you touch the trigger, a laser shows you and/or you instructor where the muzzle is oriented. As the trigger breaks, you see where the round would hit. You can select both lasers or just the hit laser. The SIRT trigger is adjustable to mirror the trigger on your handgun.
SIRT is designed for real training. There are models made of steel for defensive tactics training and models made of plastic for economy. There are red lasers, visible indoors and military specification green lasers you can see out doors. NLT says, “If you break it, we’ll fix it.”
The SIRT Dry Fire Training Pistol looks and feels like the real thing by matching the size, weight, and center of gravity of your pistol. The SIRT also offers extra weighted inert training magazines which fit your real Glock too.
Unlike a live fire or Air Soft, the SIRT Dry Fire Training Pistol provides instantaneous feedback from anything which will reflect a laser. You can train in your living room and shoot any target with laser feedback. No ammo or safety gear required. It is easy and addictive. The SIRT doesn’t just permit additional training, it encourages it.
The training you can do is limited only by your imagination. Do you have a poor imagination? Check out Mike’s training center.
Defensive tactics, weapons retention, magazine changes, trigger manipulation and reset, pistol handling, shooting during movement, multiple target engagement, integrated cardio and even force-on-force training scenarios. The SIRT Training Pistol can be used safely in nearly every environment and situation.
MADE IN THE USA The SIRT Training Pistol is designed and manufactured in the USA. Volume discounts are available for select departments and institutions. Discounts available for NRA instructors and military.
The Next Level Training Shot Indicating Resetting Trigger Training Pistol is an essential training and teaching tool. It has improved my shooting and my teaching. You cannot understand the full impact of this device on your life until you get one. Don’t wait. The basic model is $219. It doesn’t take much ammo savings to pay for one. There are a number of models for different needs.
This is the pitch from NLT:
- presenting gun on target
- natural point of aim
- TRIGGER CONTROL
- awkward shooting positions
- increasing overall speed and accuracy
- acceptable sight picture/sight alignment
- scenarios (shooting live targets with safety protocol in place)
- target transitions
- driving the eyes and bringing the gun on target without overtraveling
- weapon transitions (rifle to pistol)
- prepping the trigger at appropriate times
- prepping when muzzle is aligned on target
- not prepping when muzzle is not pointed at something you are willing to destroy
- decelerating the body to a shooting position ready to shoot
In theory there is no difference between theory and practice. In practice there is. (Yogi Berra)