New to Pistol Optics? The SIRT Pistol Optical Trainer Builds Repetitions

The SIRT Pistol Optical Trainer (SPOT) is a very simple and cost-effective way to train for the reflexive optic you may have on your live fire pistol. The SPOT fits on your SIRT slide (110 glockish models) and uses the red trigger take up laser to mimic the dot in a pistol mounted red dot optic. This new feature will hit the Next Level Training website in August.

Dry fire is an important element to firearms training off the range. But, while it helps train skills such as, drawing from a holster, changing magazines, and trigger control, it can be monotonous and uninteresting. Fortunately, there are some ways to make dry fire training more interesting, like using the SIRT Dry Fire Training Pistol.

SIRT is an acronym for Shot Indicating Resetting Trigger. As the name suggests, the trigger of the SIRT emulates the trigger pull of the Glock 17/22 after which it is modeled, but after the the pull has been completed, the trigger “resets” as though a round was cycled. The metal slide (which helps to give the SIRT comparable weight and balance to the Glock 17/22 models), however, does not action. Although, the dry fire pistol does have a functioning magazine release, and its “magazine” is molded and weighted to resemble an actual Glock magazine.

A feature of the SIRT that makes it more interesting for dry fire training is its shot indicating laser. During the trigger pull, a red laser will light up to indicate that the trigger is “prepped.” A second green laser emits when the trigger pull is completed. This secondary beam indicates where the shot would have been placed, were it a live fire drill. The laser positioning is adjustable, and the SIRT also features a switch to engage or disengage the red trigger prep indicating laser.

As the SIRT features a rail for mounting light or laser accessories. This allows the user to train with a tool that more closely emulates their own pistol while performing exercises like speed reloads, mock IDPA courses, or even force-on-force training.

There are a variety of models. The 110 models emulate the key functional features of a Glock 17/22. The 107 Models emulate the functional features of the Smith&Wesson M&P and there is a pocket pistol sized SIRT.

The Next Level Training Shot Indicating Resetting Trigger Training Pistol is an essential training and teaching tool. You cannot understand the full impact of this device on your life until you get one. Don’t wait. The basic model is $239. It doesn’t take much ammo savings to pay for one. There are a number of models for different needs.

There are also some great training videos at Next Level Training:

The SIRT is a useful training tool to augment live fire training exercises. The resetting trigger allows the user to “fire” the gun without having to action the slide and the shot indicating lasers provide immediate feedback for shot accuracy.