The Shot Indicating Resetting Trigger (or SIRT) Training Pistol from Next Level Training has a strong fanbase. Their 110 and 107 models, respectively analogous to the Glock 17/22 and Smith & Wesson M&P, have been widely lauded by many professional instructors and dry-fire training enthusiasts for years. The SIRT is intended to compliment live-fire training by offering a realistic and convenient home- or classroom-based laser practice tool. Next Level also offers additional training aids such as an AR-15 laser bolt, a blunt training knife, and even an imitation reflex sight add-on. New for 2020, Next Level is recognizing the success of SIG Sauer’s P320 series with the introduction of their SIRT 20 and 20C.
As per the official SIRT 20/20C product description:
The SIRT 20 has the functional features of a SIG P320. This model has a metal slide with a green shot indicating laser and red take up laser.
Safe, effective, and innovative, the Shot Indicating Resetting Trigger (SIRT) Training Pistol was developed by shooters for shooters, to complement, not replace, live fire training. The SIRT Training Pistol brings together a host of patent pending technologies critical to improving shooting accuracy while addressing issues of cost and liability.
With a $479 MSRP, each SIRT comes with the necessary adjustment tools and one training magazine (more available for additional purchase if you want to incorporate reloading along with your dry fire and draw stroke practice). While they do offer a less expensive PP training pistol option, it does not correlate to any particular handgun and is only meant to be generally similar. If you shoot SIGs, you may find enough value to shell out the additional cash for the training tool most like your actual gun. Next Level also suggests that the device can be used as a safe instructional aid, or for a new concealed carrier who wants to start getting comfortable before tucking a real gun in his or her waistband. The 20 and 20C both feature rail sections on the underside of their frames, so you should be able to install your favorite weapon light and integrate that element into your training as well. When you’re done with your at-home practice and ready for more live fire, I’ll see you at the range!
Photos courtesy of Next Level Training.
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