The last couple of weeks I’ve had the opportunity to play with a friend’s SIRT Pistol. This is a neat little training device that allows trigger reset dry-fire with the aid of a laser “impact” on your target to make sure that your practice is actually what you want it to be. The concept for this is exactly the same as dry firing with your Crimson Trace Lasergrips turned on, as it gives you actual visual feedback on what you’re doing right and wrong during you trigger pull; but the difference with the SIRT pistol is that you don’t have to manually reset the trigger. There is a great thread at the Enos forum about training with the SIRT and its benefits for dry fire, training your vision, etc. Right now, the SIRT is only available in the Glock 17/22 frame configuration, and can be had with the red slide (pictured), a clear coat slide, or a black slide which simulates the appearance of your standard Glock. Future models will apparently include a Sig P226, Smith & Wesson M&P, Springfield XD, and most interestingly an AR 15 SIRT that will be an inert lower receiver that works with your existing upper. That should be cool.
Living in Indiana the past few years it was always difficult to get valuable practice in the winter. The snow and bitter cold made it impossible to get to the range, and like many people I get bored easily with dry fire. I’m not going to buy a SIRT yet as I don’t have a Glock and have intentions of changing to the platform, but just from playing with one that belongs to a friend I can easily see the benefit in the SIRT as a training device. If you’re a revo shooter and want most of the benefit of a SIRT, you can also get a set of Lasergrips for you competition revolver!