Next Level Training will release their SIRT Pistol Optical Trainer soon. The Optical Trainer is a simple frame (no glass or internals) that replaces the rear sight on the SIRT Training Pistol. It has no aiming point of its own but instead it uses the trigger take up laser to approximate a dot sight. You can see it in action in the video below.
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If you aren’t familiar with Trident Concepts’ TACOST system, you are missing out. TACOST is basically a set of repeatable drills with measurable standards that can be easily carried with you and randomized thanks to their playing card form factor. You can see my review of TACOST – Pistol 1 for more details.
Jeff Gonzales, owner of Trident Concepts, just introduced his latest TACOST set, TACOST – SIRT 1. The new set is meant to be used with the SIRT Training Pistols from Next Level Training. It focuses on skills that are conducive to dry practice with a tool like the SIRT Training Pistol: Ready Positions, Draw-stroke, Low-light, and Movement. There are 13 drills to support each of those 4 modules for a total of 52 drills. See the video below for more details.
Laser training aids like those from Next Level Training can be an effective training and demonstration tool because of the enhanced feedback that they provide over regular dry fire practice. However, that feedback is fleeting. The laser indicator flashes only briefly and it provides no way to retain the feedback for analysis at a later time. That is where Laser Activated Shot Recorder or LASR comes in.
LASR is software that works on a Windows PC in conjunction with a webcam to capture your laser “hits” and display them on a virtual version of your target. The information about your speed and accuracy can be retained and used to track progress over time. LASR has various shot timing functions and can be used to track hits on multiple targets and multiple shooters. It basically gives you the tools you need to turn dry fire practice into something that is repeatable and reproducible.
This is definitely an interesting training tool that seems to have a lot of potential. It will be interesting to see what people are able to do with it.