UTM Man Marker Rounds for 7.62 Weapon Systems

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BreachBangClear has posted an excellent trieste and introduction to new 7.62mm marking munitions from UTM.  Man-Marking Rounds are deployed by the US Military, Federal agencies, and LE customers to better simulate real-world firearms combat.

Simplified, UTM’s man-marker rounds are a cross between very powerful airsoft and paintball projectiles that can be used with appropriate adapters in fielded weapon systems. Typically, customers will need a special bolt (for rifles) or barrel system (for pistols) and will have to replace their real counterparts for the MMR rounds to work.

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Since their inception, UTM has produced only 5.56 and 9mm MMRs. Now they have released 7.62 projectiles that increase their compatible array or weapon systems to include Medium Machine Guns and the iconic AK platform.

7.62 systems are available to Government, LE, and appropriate customers now. UTM’s compatibility list is growing, so you may see it at a military or training range near you soon.

Perhaps they will end up at specialized civilian ranges too?



Nathan S.

One of TFB’s resident Jarheads, Nathan now works within the firearms industry. A consecutive Marine rifle and pistol expert, he enjoys local 3-gun, NFA, gunsmithing, MSR’s, & high-speed gear. Nathan has traveled to over 30 countries working with US DoD & foreign MoDs.

Nathan can be reached at Nathan.S@TheFirearmBlog.com

The above post is my opinion and does not reflect the views of any company or organization.


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  • Evan Ferguson

    Good stuff. These are very useful for quality training. While they don’t recoil like the real thing, it’s the next best thing to simulate weapons employment. I was able to pull of a headshot on a target repeatedly popping up on a roof to take shots at a principle in a PSD training scenario. A P228 and the 9mm sim-round worked well enough together to land it square in the forehead at ~15m.

  • Aaron E

    UTM has a remarkable product. I’ve used the .223 and 9mm versions. They have incredible accuracy, and provided a more realistic recoil then SIMS or Airsoft. It is a bit more expensive, but the results are worth it. By far a better training round.