Watch Mike Hughes Teach Trigger Reset and Reprep: NextLevel Training Video
Next Level Training‘s SIRT is a useful training tool to augment live fire training exercises. The resetting trigger allows the user to “fire” the gun without having to action the slide and the shot indicating lasers provide immediate feedback for shot accuracy.
SIRT is an acronym for Shot Indicating Resetting Trigger. As the name suggests, the trigger of the SIRT emulates the trigger pull of the Glock after which it is modeled, but after the the pull has been completed, the trigger “resets” as though a round was cycled.
In this video, Mike Hughes explains the process of resetting a trigger after you squeeze off a shot. Resetting the trigger is something a lot of shooters don’t think about but is a crucial part of completing the process. To practice, pull the trigger until you feel it hit the point where any more pressure will cause it to fire. Then, squeeze the trigger as if you were firing off a shot. Now, slowly let your finger move forward until you feel the trigger reset. Finally, instead of letting the trigger move all the way forward, hold the trigger against the break point.
One of the easiest ways to train this is with the SIRT take-up laser. This allows you to see exactly when the trigger is prepped. Ideally, when you are resetting the trigger, the take-up laser will only turn off for a short moment. By practicing getting back to the reset, you will find that you are able to fire off shots quicker and more comfortably. With all SIRT training, you want to reinforce the training on the range with a live firearm.
The metal slide helps to give the SIRT comparable weight and balance to the Glock, but it does not move. Although, the dry fire pistol does have a functioning magazine release, and its magazine is molded and weighted to resemble an actual Glock magazine.
Dry fire can help take firearms training off the range. But, while it helps train skills such as, drawing from a holster, changing magazines, and trigger control, it can be monotonous and uninteresting. Fortunately, there are some ways to make dry fire training more interesting, like using the SIRT Dry Fire Training Pistol.
A feature of the SIRT that makes it more interesting for dry fire training is its shot indicating laser. During the trigger pull, a red laser will light up to indicate that the trigger is “prepped.” A second green laser emits when the trigger pull is completed. This secondary beam indicates where the shot would have been placed, were it a live fire drill. The laser positioning is adjustable, and the SIRT also features a switch to engage or disengage the red trigger prep indicating laser.
As the SIRT features a rail for mounting light or laser accessories. This allows the user to train with a tool that more closely emulates their own pistol while performing exercises like speed reloads, mock IDPA courses, or even force-on-force training.
There are a variety of models. The 110 models emulate the key functional features of a Glock 17/22. The 107 Models emulate the functional features of the Smith&Wesson M&P and a pocket pistol sized SIRT.
The Next Level Training Shot Indicating Resetting Trigger Training Pistol is an essential training and teaching tool. You cannot understand the full impact of this device on your life until you get one. Don’t wait. The basic model is $239. It doesn’t take much ammo savings to pay for one. There are a number of models for different needs.
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