LaserLyte announced the addition of a training revolver to its Trigger Tyme line. The new training tool has the general shape and styling of a Smith & Wesson J frame such as a model 442 or 642. LaserLyte states the gun has a similar weight (11 ounces) and balance to actual revolvers.
Unfortunately, this training revolver has a trigger pull of only 5.5 ounces – well off the weight of a typical small frame, double action only revolver. If the trigger is anything like the 5.5 oz trigger the company uses on its full size Trigger Tyme training pistol, it will feel nothing like the trigger on my own 642.
The manufacturer’s suggested retail price for this training revolver is $149.95.
Based on my experience with some of LaserLyte’s other training products, I am hesitant to spend my money on this device. I like the idea a lot, but I’ve had issues with the company’s training products being consistently accurate. Specifically, I’ve had problems with the full size Trigger Tyme pistol, the Trainer Target and the plinking cans. While the company’s firearms aiming lasers have been reliable in my testing, I’ve not had the same experience with these units.
If you want a LaserLyte laser training product for your small frame revolver, I recommend you look at the company’s LT-PRE. This is a sound activated laser that fits into the bore of your actual gun so you can train with the real thing. Not only do you get the benefits of a real trigger pull and actual gun weight, but it is also cheaper than the plastic imitation revolver at $120.95.