LaserLyte Training Barrel For Glocks

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http://www.theoutdoorwire.com/story/14230124674wympn7m915

LaserLyte has introduced a safe training aid for those looking to practice dry fire at home. A drop-in barrel-shaped laser replaces the factory barrel of your firearm, and not only prevents discharges but also acts as a snap cap for your firing pin:

Cottonwood, Ariz. – LaserLyte®, innovators in firearms laser technologies, proudly introduces the LT-GM, the Laser Trainer barrel for the GLOCK 19 and 23. The Laser Trainer Barrel shoots a laser dot simulating bullet impact and providing feedback to the shooter.

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Now, LaserLyte® provides a no-excuse, safe training aid with a sound-activated training barrel that replaces the barrel in your GLOCK. The Laser Trainer Barrel does not and will not accept ammo making it a perfectly safe anytime/anywhere training tool. An additional benefit to the Laser Trainer Barrel is as a visual reminder to other persons within the area, that the GLOCK is unloaded and in a safe-mode. A built-in snap cap also protects the firing pin from repeated dry firing.

The LaserLyte® Laser Trainer Barrel produces a sound-activated laser when the user pulls the trigger. The Laser Trainer Barrel allows the user to gain confidence and trigger muscle memory in the privacy of their own home. LaserLyte® continues to get sport shooters and professionals on the target faster, increasing accuracy and overall hits with affordable and fun laser training tools.

For more information, visit www.laserlyte.com.

LaserLyte® LT-GM Specifications:

Compatible Firearms: GLOCK 19/23

Power Output: 650NM, 5MW, Class IIIA

Activation: Sound activated by striker firing

Batteries: 3 x 393

Battery Life: 10,000 shots

Weight: 1.5 ounces

Material: Aircraft Grade 6061 aluminum

Length: 4.00 inches

Width: 0.60 inches

Height: 1.00 inches

MSRP: $159.95

Sound-activation means the laser doesn’t require any extra modifications to the gun. Since the sound of the firing pin dropping can reach over 100 decibels, this is probably a fairly reliable way to actuate the laser, though I don’t wonder if firing-pin activation wouldn’t be cheaper.

The concept is very good, I think; a drop-in item that allows you to train with your actual firearm’s trigger truly safely, as opposed to relying solely on your own diligence, is something I think there is a market for. However, I think LaserLyte will find their price is an obstacle; while I appreciate quality manufactured aluminum parts, I suspect that a cheaper model could be made, and would sell better.



Nathaniel F

Nathaniel is a history enthusiast and firearms hobbyist whose primary interest lies in military small arms technological developments beginning with the smokeless powder era. In addition to contributing to The Firearm Blog, he runs 196,800 Revolutions Per Minute, a blog devoted to modern small arms design and theory. He can be reached via email at nathaniel.f@staff.thefirearmblog.com.


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  • Brian

    What makes this better than the laserlyte bullets that they offer? This seems like too much work.

    • BattleshipGrey

      I suppose that you wouldn’t have to worry about ejecting the laser when you reset the trigger, but with a little care that shouldn’t be a problem anyway. This is definitely more specific to make and model. The cartridge lasers would be able to be used in multiple guns.

      • Brian Farmer

        You don’t have to worry about that problem to begin with. They don’t have a rim for the extractor to grab and they have a rubber gasket to help seal them inside the chamber. This definitely seems… useless.

        • BattleshipGrey

          I din’t realize they weren’t rimmed.

          • Brian Farmer

            Yeah, you have to use a pencil to push it out.

          • BattleshipGrey

            If it’s used without their laser bullseye target, are you able to see where the dot hits? Seems like if you are using sights correctly and have good follow through, it might be obscured by the sights.

          • Brian Farmer

            I find that it’s bested used to practice point shooting and trigger control. But there are programs out there that use webcams to track your hits. I think TFB posted on the program before.

  • Wingbert

    I rather have a AD at that price

  • Todd G

    Solve the reset problem and I’d be interested. Racking the slide after every ‘shot’ is a pain. And yes, I’ve tried the toothpick trick. Never did work reliably for me.

    • joe

      I think want you’re looking for is a gas blowback glock airsoft.

      Airsoft is far batter and cheaper than any laser system.

      • JumpIf NotZero

        I’m not sure if it’s batter or better. But I’ll agree that there are advantages to gas blowback training aids. If you can’t use UTM because of the cost and don’t need any degree of real accuracy, I think airsoft makes a fine poorman’s force on force for certain scenarios.

        • joe

          Force on force training with handguns is at bad breath range. Airsoft is more than enough accurate. UTM will have the same lack of range due to fps safety limitations

    • BattleshipGrey

      What’s the toothpick method?

      • anon

        this. what is toothpick method?

  • Don Ward

    OK. Am I the only one who is thinking that this can make for a MUCH more fun Laser Tag game?

    • MrApple

      That would probably be seen as mighty irresponsible by some. But a lot of damn fun by others.

  • Bruce

    Sound activated trainers work fine. I’ve got their little insert that goes in the barrel, the problem is you have to remember to turn it off when you are done, otherwise the mic circuit will drain the batteries. If you want to ‘solve’ the reset problem, just get a DA gun. If you can pull the trigger effectively on your long, heavy DA gun, you’re going to rock that striker trigger. Dry fire is about not disturbing the sights when you pull the trigger. It’s harder with a DA gun. Consider their fancy little blue gun if all you’ve got are striker fired guns.

  • stephen

    Neat but you have to rack the slide for each shot as others have already said. If you have to do that, why not just get the laser insert for about $80 and save some money?

    What they need is an airsoft insert so you can get recoil and laser.

  • stephen

    Other recoil kits cost $1,000 each and that is too expensive for everyday people.

    CoolFire looks interesting because the cost is $399 – still a bit pricey but its a deal compared to those 1K recoil kits.

    Might have to look into it – thanks for posting.

  • Tod C

    “sound of the firing pin dropping can reach over 100 decibels” Are you sure about this? Just the firing pin can cause instant hearing loss? A jack hammer at 50′ is 95 decibels…

  • DisqusID45362

    $160? Go away. Ridiculous. This is $30 worth of tech, at best.