Has anyone ever used the rubber/urethane training guns? I see they sell them a couple of places and just wondered if anyone else is as big of a nerd as I am.
I found one on ebay for $25 and it appears to be a replica of the gun family I am looking to purchase. The $25 doesn't really bother me as I will be dropping much much more on a gun, ammo, holsters, safes and more.
It is the slightly larger non compact model but that is fine. I am just looking to practice drawing and holstering during my long permit wait (another 3.5-5.5 months) as well as to get a feel for this style gun before I go to try them out and purchase one. I know they are usually meant for disarming scenarios but why the heck not!
I have a bunch of them, they are fine for drawing practice and such. There are a few concerns with some models, for example the XD models. The grip safety is molded in the "out" position, so it doesn't move when you grip the gun. Some of the 1911s are molded with the hammer down so a thumb break holster won't snap. Same with some models of holsters and guns with slide mounted safeties. On the revolvers you can't change grips, and you can't change the grip inserts on guns like yours. All in all I think they're a pretty good training aid.
That's what I wanted to hear!
I am not worried about things not being interchangeable because I expect it to just be a hunk of rubber. I probably would not even bother but like I said I am a ways out from the permit. And who knows this might even convince me to go with the full size m&p.
Ahhh HA! :biggrin2: So some people ARE as big a nerd as you are! :wink:
Do NOT, NOT, NOT let kids play with them--they go outside and play "Cops and Robbers" with a real-looking replica--they could end up shot dead-right-there by being mistaken for a real threat!!!!!!!
Better to use snap caps or such and your actual pistol. This way the weight and trigger feel can be trained into your draw stroke and shooting skill set. The molded guns are great for weapon retention and other drills. I also use snap caps to practice clearing malfunction drills. Just be sure to keep all ammo , loaded mags in a different room or locked up till you are done.
No kids so no worry there!
Originally Posted by Chaplain Scott
Absolutely, we would not want a Chuckee replay where he swapped the "paint bullets" with real bullets
Originally Posted by rocky