Product Review: The SIRT Training Pistol
If you could shoot thousands of rounds from the comfort of your home for practically no cost and at the same time be coached in proper trigger control, would this intrigue you?
There’s so much demand for ammunition right now from both the civilian sector as well as government that not only the cost of ammunition has risen but it’s made it difficult to find quantities in stock.
Because of the prices and difficulty in finding ammunition, many preppers, law-enforcement agencies, and civilians are seeking for cheaper and alternative ways to supplement their firearms training.
Dry-fire training is always an option however few have the discipline or even patience to use this method of practice.
…Enter the SIRT training pistols from Next Level Training.
SIRT stands for Shot Indicating Reset Trigger and it is one of the most unique laser training devices I’ve encountered on the market in a while, and it really adds a tremendous dimension to your dry–fire training.
Mike Hughes, a former cast member and finalist for History Channel’s Top Shot, is the founder and CEO of Next Level Training and creator of the SIRT pistol.
So why should you train with the SIRT pistol? Well, Mike (along with many firearms instructors) feels that one of the important (if not the most important) techniques to master in firearm shooting is proper trigger control.
Proper trigger control can only be mastered with high volume, repetitive training along with proper diagnosis from a competent coach. According to Mike, the SIRT training pistol’s greatest benefit is that it allows for self-diagnosis — in other words, the pistol will tell you when you are shooting correctly or incorrectly.
So how does it work? I’ll do my best to explain in the following video:
You can see that the primary benefit of the SIRT pistol is that it will tell you (or your instructor can easily see) if you are mashing or whacking the trigger based on how the laser moves and dances all over the target.
In addition, the all-too-important “take up and reset” part of multiple trigger presses is easily drilled into your technique with this training pistol.
When it comes to putting bullets into your target consistently, reliably, and accurately, there are two main areas of concern. The first is front site focus and the second – and most difficult to master – is trigger control. If you can learn to master trigger control, you’re shooting ability will go through the roof.