UTM RBT Civilian Training Ammunition (CTA) Now Available!

    Who here has had the, ahem, pleasure of simunitions training? If you haven’t been in place where that was part of your training or work-up, you now have the ability as a civilian to partake… In all seriousness, it is a great training aid.

    UTM (founded in 2000 with a mission to provide a safe training ammunition) joined with Phoenix RBT Solutions (in 2010) to develop a program for training military and law enforcement. And they now have put together a kit that anyone can buy–the CTA Target Shooting Kit.

    With lower velocities and projectile weight, the Civilian Target Ammunition (CTA) is designed for complete safety and reliability, bringing target practice with your weapon to a whole new level – without the need for a range and free from live fire restrictions. The CTA utilizes the same core technology the U.S. Military, Special Forces and Law Enforcement Agencies have been using in their operational weapons during training for nearly a decade.

    The CTA Target Shooting Kit Includes:

    • 1 UTM RBT Universal AR-15 Style Bolt Carrier Group Conversion – No Gunsmithing
    • 1 Magazine (5 Round)
    • 100 Rounds of UTM RBT Civilian Target Ammunition (CTA)
    • 1 Bottle of Gun Lubricant
    • 3 UTM RBT Paper Targets with Nylon Coated Vinyl Holder
    • 1 Steel Projectile Trap (fits behind target)
    • 1 Projectile Puller
    • 2 Bungee Cord Target Holders

    Ammunition $29.50 per box of 50 Rounds. (Which sadly is now cheaper than M855)


    • Virtually NO weapon fouling, Non-Toxic, Lead Free, Environmentally Friendly!
    • Normal weapon function, recoil and realistic & consistent cyclic rates
    • Train those new to firearms in weapon safety and basics
    • Replace dry fire and enhance live fire practice for professional & recreational shooters
    • Improve your skills & proficiency safely with your own weapon: accuracy, trigger & breath control, sight alignment, clearing malfunctions, magazine reloads and more…


    • Plastic projectile weighs less than 1 gram
    • Average velocity of 375 fps at the muzzle
    • Outstanding Short Range Accuracy, .223/5.56mm ammunition = 30mm (1.18”) group at 30m/32yds (mean radius)
    • Noise Level – 113db
    • No Gunpowder – primer actuated systems
    • UNIQUE patented, proprietary and exclusive dual primer system and projectile driving band system.
    • The UTM RBT Civilian Target Ammunition (CTA) Conversion WILL NOT fire standard .223/5.56mm live rounds because of its offset firing pin design
    • Cartridge technology has over a 99% reliability as certified by the U.S. Army’s Picatinny Arsenal
    • For more Information or to order now go to https://utmworldwide.com/civilian-target-ammunition/

    Tom is a former Navy Corpsman that spent some time bumbling around the deserts of Iraq with a Marine Recon unit, kicking in tent flaps and harassing sheep. Prior to that he was a paramedic somewhere in DFW, also doing some Executive Protection work between shifts. Now that those exciting days are behind him, he teaches wilderness medicine and runs an on-demand medical staffing business. He hopes that his posts will help you find solid gear that will survive whatever you can throw at it–he is known (in certain circles) for his curse…ahem, ability…to find the breaking point of anything.

    You can reach him at tom.r AT thefirearmblog.com or at https://thomasrader.com