NLT SIRT Training Pistol Review

SIRT Training Pistol

SIRT Training Pistol

NLT SIRT Training Pistol

Shot Indicating Resetting Trigger (SIRT) Training Pistol is a training tool created by Next Level Training (NLT). Its a plastic Glock shaped training pistol that shines a laser every time the trigger is pulled. It even has a option to shine a second laser when the trigger’s slack is taken up. When it was originally being released a few years back, NLT contacted me (among others i’m sure) pretty often in attempt to get us to buy a school set discounted but still pretty pricey. Once prices started to become reasonable I decided to pick on up.

Though I guess it might have once came in a nice plastic box, mine was pretty much just wrapped and placed in shipping box. The SIRT Training Pistol has a pretty realistic weight to it and feels pretty similar to a full sized Glock pistol. They have been saying that they will have a M&P version any day now for over a year now, but i’m not holding my breath. It does have a removable magazine with a extended release but the slide itself is stationary. The trigger pull is pretty heavy but it is very adjustable. It feels pretty sturdy and i’m not to worried about damaging it during training. The laser is also stated to be eye safe but i don’t know how much I am willing to test that.

Dual Wielding ALIVE! Workshop with Steve Miles

Duel Wielding Gun and Knife

Duel Wielding Gun and Knife

Duel Wielding! – ALIVE! Workshop with Steve Miles

Date: February 7th 2015
Instructor: Steve Miles
Location: Salado, Texas
Length: 4 hours

This months ALIVE! Combatives Workshop was dedicated to the idea of dual wielding either knife and knife, or knife and gun. We follow the idea that “Two is One, One is None” especially when it comes to carrying defensive tools. So a lot of our guys carry at least two accessible knives on them and that’s not including their daily firearm. So the idea of using two at once, or fighting against someone using two is not a completely unrealistic situation. So the first then we discussed was in what situations would you find yourself with two knives, or knife and gun. One thought was during the encounter you deploy and present you off hand knife, and in a null in the fight, you deploy your strong hand knife instead of switching hands. Another way you disarmed one opponent and know you have two against your next. What if you draw your firearm and reach for a mag reload but grab your knife instead? What if you don’t carry extra magazines? What if instead of two knives its a knife and a flash light? Gun and flash light? Gun and empty magazine? It did not take much thought though we might have stretched a bit on some logic on where you would end up having two weapons. 

Vehicle Gun Fighting with Mark Human Review

Vehicle Gun Fighting

Vehicle Gun Fighting with Mark Human

Vehicle Gun fighting in Waco

Date: April 2013
Instructor: Mark Human
Location: Waco, Texas
Length: 16 hours

We where very lucky to have Mark Human from South Africa spend a weekend with us and teach us all about Vehicle Gun Fighting. Mark Human is one of the world’s most premier instructors who truly enjoys what he does for a living and you can see it in all the energy and knowledge he brings in to his seminars. This is one of those seminars that is hard to write about because it is something everyone should experience first hand.

People spend a lot of time in and around vehicles but we spend so little time actually incorporating it into our regular training. This truly was one of the classes I have been looking forward to the most in 2013.