DryFireMag: The Cool Training Tool We Never Heard Of

Every now and then something cool and interesting flys under the radar. In this instance, it is a dry fire training tool with a rather self-explanatory name, DryFireMag.

Currently, the DryFireMag is being produced for Glocks only at this time. They say they are working on other popular pistol models at this time. The two models they offer cover both large and small frame Glocks in sub-compact, compact, and full-size flavors.

Searching YouTube for more information netted a couple videos that show the DryFireMag in a bit better detail. The best I can tell it clicks when the trigger would normally break simulating the striker falling. One of the videos shows it out of the gun and a closer look at the operation of the clicker paddle. It also seems that the mag can be tuned to whatever trigger pull best emulates your own Glock.

It is hard to say if this would be a useful training tool or not based on the videos alone. It might make sense with a laser training insert, but at that point buying a SERT makes more sense and the risk of a negligent discharge isn’t there.

Check out DryFireMag on their website, MSRP appears to be $99.



Patrick R

Patrick is a Senior Writer for The Firearm Blog and Co-Director for TFBTV. He is a verified gun nerd and also podcasts at The Firearms Podcast. With a lifelong passion for shooting, he has a love for all types of firearms, especially overly modified plastic handguns, precision rifles, and AR based things. You can follow Patrick on Instagram @tfbpatrick, Facebook, or contact him by email at tfbpatrick@gmail.com.

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  • KestrelBike

    I’ve been able to combine both my dry-fire practice and keeping up my dog’s discipline with his maintenance click-training.

    • Phillip Cooper

      Damn you, beat me to it!

  • Raptor Fred
    • Bucho4Prez

      Like the Duke says one click is to be answered by two clicks.

  • SGT Fish

    does SIRT still make the glock slides? all I can find are the somewhat lookalike pistols, and id rather have something with my guns grip, trigger, and sights, like my gun

  • Saint Stephen the Obvious

    I like the SIRT pistol and the LASR program – way superior to regular dry fire.

    • JumpIf NotZero

      That’s really stupid. Like, that’s actually bad training considering it’s teaching you to just mash the trigger as fast as possible. That system without any recoiling action would be good for first shot only, but even then that guy is point shooting not actually seeing hit sights.

      Bad. Bad all around.

      • raz-0

        You are wrong. Mostly.

        Dry fire is incredibly useful as a training tool. The lack of recoil has very little impediment provided you are reasonably self aware and capable of decent self assessment. A novice isn’t going to learn to improve reocoil control, but someone who knows they should be doing X, Y, and Z better to improve recoil control can definitely work on it in dryfire with tangible, significant results (which you will then measure under live fire, but it definitely stretches the ammo budget a lot farther).

        As for point shooting vs seeing the sights. His splits are down in the .2 second range mostly. You can do that and see your sights. He burned it down a bit in round one where you start seeing .14 and .13s which probably did not have a sufficient sight picture, which is why he slows downfor run two (as witnessed by the long transition to target 2, which was probably to get a higher quality sight picture. .2 to move, .2 to get a solid sight picture, .40 transition). So he’s getting mashy, but pushing it is the point of practice. You will find that mashing the triger with the sights on the target and a good grip results in what one might refer to as “hitting the target”.

        Myself, I used a buttload of dry fire to go from a D class shooter to an A class shooter in USPSA. Lack of recoil wasn’t an issue. That being said, $340 for the SIRT gun and $120 for the software Is a lot of money when dryfire costs you some targets and a timer. Like Maybe $100-125 total, and the timer works for live fire too. Unless there are par timing apps with beeps for free, then it’s like $2 for the targets.

    • Wow!

      I have been meaning to buy this system for some time and keep forgetting about it, I tried it out at a friends place and I loved it (Despite already having gas blowback airsoft guns and a sheet metal target setup).

    • Blake

      I use the DryFireMag in conjunction with a LaserLyte laser barrel and this software. Add that into my SIRT AR bolt and I have a fully functional training range at home.

  • Asdf

    Cool concept. Though, that would drive my wife crazy. Click…click…click…STOP IT!!!!

    • Wow!

      That is why you need a man cave. What happens in there stays in there and the wife is too terrified to explore this uncharted territory just as the husband never wants to visit his wife’s walk-in closet and imagine what has been spent over the years.

  • George Hayduke

    I would consider it for around 1/3 the MSRP.

  • SomeRandomGuy

    $99…really? For that? It better give me a beej and make me pancakes for that price.

  • GaryOlson

    All the rage in education these days is students answering “pop” quizzes with wireless multiple choice “clickers”. I wonder what kind of grade I would get using a Glock clicker.

  • Joshua

    I’d be interested if they had a HP version, I wonder if they could use the mag disconnect safety

  • Wow!

    A gas blowback airsoft gun is about the same price and can be used for force on force training (which is the epitome of training in my opinion).

    • JD

      Force on force is great for training the tactics involved in gunfighting. But dryfire is something that trains you to run the gun. All aspects of running a gun can be practiced with dry fire. Live fire will verify your dry practice.

      • Wow!

        You can use airsoft for “dry fire” too. The trigger pull is basically identical and you get a little recoil (to the point that you can miss a 1″ simulated target from 2 yards away if you don’t use proper follow through and hits on paper or on sheet metal targets. Automatic lockback too so reloading is exactly the same as your carry or issue firearm. G&G also makes a blowback AR for only about $120. I have been using that for a year and it is pretty good. The only tip I can say is that to run them with propane and to replace the seals with a generous amount red silicone gasket maker to prevent leaking.

  • kingof9x

    I would buy a few if they worked for a glock 43.

  • JD

    I have one of these units, met the inventor and his wife, great people. The device is one of those things when you see it, you say to yourself, why didn’t I think of that?! I like this because I can use my actual weapon to dryfire with as opposed to something like a sirt pistol, which I also own. There is a difference in the trigger pull between this device and the actual trigger pull of the weapon. But it does provide a resetting trigger for an empty glock. And the click simulates the striker being cocked and released. Which makes for a better dryfire session. As opposed to not using one and having only one trigger pull having to reset the trigger for every shot. I don’t think the price is that bad considering what a sirt pistol costs. And I’ve seen some bad habits formed by training exclusively with a sirt. I like the sirt but if you’re not careful, you will look at/for the laser as opposed to looking at the sights and seeing the green glow around the edges of the front sight. Nonetheless, I use both the mag and sirt.

  • Tom Currie

    $99 to convert your plastic pistol into a plastic toy pistol that clicks when you pull the trigger! Back when they still had plastic guns in the toy aisle of most department stores you could buy a plastic gun that clicked just like that for under $5.

    • Blake

      You need to use your brain a little. Yes it’s expensive, but when paired with a LaserLyte laser barrel and laser training software one is able to train with their actual sidearm.

      • Tom Currie

        And you really believe that no one can train with an “actual sidearm” that doesn’t make a clicking noise? Obviously your brain works differently

        • Blake

          Wow I can’t believe this needs more explaining. The clicking is not a feature, it’s what makes other features work. The DryFireMag activates the LaserLyte laser barrel, and resets the trigger. So when using LASR training software you have a resetting trigger that feels just like a normal trigger pull and emits a laser dot every time the trigger is pulled. If you can’t comprehend the massive benefit to that over pulling the trigger once and then racking the slide I don’t know how to explain things.

    • SolidSTi

      The click isn’t the point. a trigger that takes up and breaks at the wall similarly to the live fire counterpart is.

  • plumber576

    $99?! I can’t wait for Strike Industries to rip this off, manufacture it overseas, and sell it with a MSRP of $35.

  • Cosmoline ‘n’ Coke

    Nice redundancy, “Currently, the DryFireMag is being produced for Glocks only at this time.” Again, proofread your stuff before posting.

  • evi1joe

    I’d buy one for $50, but that’s about my limit, seeing as how I can just pull on a non-moving/clicking trigger and get 80% of the benefit.
    I do remember when he was just starting out–the latest version looks good.

  • MG

    I use a laser cartridge and a magazine filled with ball bearings.

  • Masimo

    Jesus Christ, just last week I was thinking of creating this exact product, they best me to it, 100 bucks is insane though

  • Blake

    I use the DryFireMag in conjunction with a LaserLyte laser barrel and LASR training software. Add that with my SIRT AR bolt and I have a fully functional training range at home.

  • Wow!

    The purpose of airsoft is to get some of the benefits of live fire practice at home.

    Dry fire serves two purposes: to practice weapon manipulation, and to assess your trigger control without the influence of recoil or gunshot. The former is best fulfilled with live fire, and secondarily fulfilled by airsoft. The latter is uniquely attributed to dry firing but does have limited use.

    Generally it is better to dry fire in between live fire drills at the range. What happens when shooters do a lot of dry firing at home and little live firing is that they don’t combine the two procedural memories and flinch at the range, but are stone cold at home. Live fire where you are hitting a target is always the best training since the bullet does not lie. If you miss, you are doing something wrong, The problem is live fire has to be done at a range and costs ammo which is expensive in money and time. We use dry fire to supplement, but airsoft gets a lot closer to that live fire without much money. With airsoft you get the benefit of trigger reset and recoil control which are aspects that dry firing does not train for.

    If you can live fire, live fire. If not, then do airsoft. If you can’t do that, do dry firing.