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Black 6
7/24/2007 4:29pm,
Came across this after reading through the latest Guns & Ammo: http://www.blade-tech.com/Training-Barrel-pr-1018.html

It's a replacement barrel for use in current handguns. It's a bright color, and highly visible rendering the weapon safe. On top of the fact that it would be great for practicing gun disarms, or gun-retention drills, the fact that it's cheap is really nice.

I haven't looked at them in a while, but I remember blue guns not being very cheap. At least in this case, you can spend $20 and train with your actual weapon.

teddy_bear
7/24/2007 7:15pm,
Very cool.

chemistry
7/31/2007 9:16am,
Came across this after reading through the latest Guns & Ammo: http://www.blade-tech.com/Training-Barrel-pr-1018.html

It's a replacement barrel for use in current handguns. It's a bright color, and highly visible rendering the weapon safe. On top of the fact that it would be great for practicing gun disarms, or gun-retention drills, the fact that it's cheap is really nice.

I haven't looked at them in a while, but I remember blue guns not being very cheap. At least in this case, you can spend $20 and train with your actual weapon.


Nice accessory. Very useful to those who can't spend the $$$ for something better.

You're right about the dummy Glock blue guns, being expensive. That, plus from what I recall, they're not available to the general public (LEO-only).

The only other alternatives seem to be the Airsoft ones, which many are simply too light to give the "real feel." The ones that are of the correct weight, such as Sig's own entry, are about 300 bucks...

http://www.sigarms.com/SigStore/ShowProductDetails.aspx?categoryid=99&productid=235

Nid
7/31/2007 9:31am,
Or just put a yellow rope through the existing barrel and ejection port.

vigilus
7/31/2007 10:19am,
Or drills

Unload the pistol, have someone clear the pistol, use the "real feeling" pistol in training.

Replacing the barrel seems a little much. Are people actually shooting themselves during training?

sdave
7/31/2007 10:30am,
Replacing the barrel seems a little much. Are people actually shooting themselves during training?

http://www.websitetoolbox.com/tool/post/uslawman/vpost?id=643766

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2001/12/28/national/main322576.shtml

http://www.ci.arlington.tx.us/news/2001/archive_0601_07.html

It does happen on occasion. I seem to recall an incident here in Texas a few years ago during a college course but I can't find a link or remember the details.

*Edit*

Nearly 40 firearms-training related fatalities listed here:

http://www.ntoa.org/2007TrainingDeathsReport.pdf

meataxe
7/31/2007 3:58pm,
Who can forget this one...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZE3QAeYRk-A

Black 6
8/01/2007 6:12am,
We would all like to believe that people follow all the rules of firearms, such as treat every weapon like it is loaded until you inspect it to be otherwise, and keep your finger off of the trigger until you are ready to shoot, but that doesn't happen. A really good thing about this is that it allows others to know that they are safe.

With this you can also practice clearing the weapon, magazine changes, without having to worry about that slightest chance that a bullet could make it's way into the gun and be fired.