For law enforcement officers and civilian shooters alike, training with your pistol on a regular basis is essential. It is also time consuming and expensive with driving to the range, setting up targets and purchasing ammunition. However, dry-firing is free, it builds key skills into muscle memory and can be conveniently done almost anywhere.
The SIRT (Shot Indicating Resetting Trigger) Training Pistol ($439) from NextLevel Training is designed to promote dry-firing and address some of the drawbacks of this technique. This well built pistol mimics the size and feel of a full-sized Glock 17/22 pistol and features a resettable trigger, allowing more time and focus on trigger control and less on racking the slide.
According to Lt. Michael Paulus, Firearms and Defensive Tactics Instructor with the Champaign, Illinois, Police Department, “The SIRT Training Pistols have helped us identify weapons handling issues, decision making issues, memory recall issues and tactical decisions. Officers are aware of when their trigger fingers find the trigger during scenarios much more.” This training tool is already in use with many individual police officers and agencies, including the Washington State Police Academy as well.