I’m a firm believer in dry-fire training. It’s something I do on a regular basis while using my Laser Ammo’s Smokeless Range 2.0 Simulator which you can checkout here. But the purpose of this post is to talk about the SIRT laser pistol for dryfire training from Next Level Training.
Dry-Fire training has been around for quite awhile from simply pulling the trigger on an empty, unloaded firearm to using snapcaps to the most popular choice, SIRT’s and laser bullets like the Pink Rhino 9mm Lase Bullet. Check it out here. Dry-fire training has many benefits, such as learning to handle a firearm safely, learning to correct trigger issues, get faster at drawing from a holster, accuracy, and to eliminate anticipating recoil to name a few, and let’s not forget the savings on ammunition.
The SIRT or Shot Indicating Resetting Trigger pistol that I will be discussing is the Model 110 which has the features, look, and feel of the Glock Model 17 such as the same grip, mag release, sights and weight. The weight is contributed to the removable magazine being close to the same weight as a loaded Glock 17 magazine holding 17 rounds. I have not weighed the SIRT laser trainer or real Glock 17 to compare but going just by feel, they are about the same. But, according to Glock, the G17 fully loaded weighs in at 31.93 ounces and according to Next Lever Training, the Model 110 weighs about 32 ounces.
When you purchase the SIRT from Next Level Training, it comes with the pistol and magazine, a trigger adjustment tool, and a laser windage and elevation adjustment tool. In addition, the pistol does comes with several options: the slide can be either metal or polymer; a slide color of green, pink, purple, or red; and a laser color of green or red.
Out of the box the first thing I noticed is how real it felt and how well balanced it is. I ordered the the red polymer slide with the red laser and was amazed at how bright the laser actually was. Far brighter than most lasers for an actual firearm. Very easy to see where it hits the target. A quick pull of the trigger and you are made aware of another feature built into the SIRT – you will notice a second laser dot when you begin to pull the trigger. The is an instructor feature known as the trigger up-take indicator. It allows a firearms instructor to be able to tell when you start to move the trigger. Useful for finger discipline training. This feature can be turned on and off by a toggle on the slide. The slide itself does not move as there is no recoil feature on this laser pistol. Really about the only negative feature I’ve found. As for the construction of the SIRT laser pistol for dryfire training , this is no kids toy, it feels just as solid as the real thing.
The Model 110 SIRT fits any holster that the Glock 17 will fit making it ideal for many people as the Glock 17 is a rather popular firearm, so many people will already own a holster.
The SIRT from Next level Training is definitely worth the price. There are other laser training pistols out there with more features but also with a higher price tag, and aside from the stationary slide, this has everything you need to practice and improve your shooting.