Most of us spend quite a bit of time in our cars but shockingly few have ever trained using their firearm from their vehicle. It seems like it would be a no-brainer to train in your car but very facilities are setup to accommodate this. That’s where the SIRT training pistol comes into play. It allows you to train with your vehicle in your garage or on your property.
It pays to be prepared, so check out this video of Mike Hughes training with his car. Exposure like this is crucial for developing your skills.
We highly recommend first practicing this with your SIRT as there is no danger to yourself, your vehicle, or anyone you are training with. To begin, make sure your environment is clear of all live fire guns and people who aren’t aware of what is going on. If you are going to be using live fire, make sure you have a good ballistic background at a range that supports driving your car up.
Now, designate a few targets. With the SIRT, these can be anything from a lightswitch to a tree. Practice hitting these targets from multiple positions around your car. Once you get this dialed in, work on actually getting out of your car and engaging the targets. Make sure to start with your seatbelt on as you want to accurately simulate a real life situation.
The best part of this training is you can do it without any setup. Keep your SIRT easily accessible so every day when you get home from work get a couple of reps in. This distributed practice will make you better and keep you honed in. Finally, it’s fun to see yourself improve! You will notice your dashes start turning to dots, even when moving quickly.
If you can, validate with live fire. Depending on where you live, you may need to find a range that supports drive up practice. Just make sure to follow your general safety rules.
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Thanks I never practiced with my SIRT around my car. Now I will.
Nice shooting. Nice SIRT training with a vehicle. Thanks for sharing!
Keep them coming
Shooting out off a car is not realy strange for me. We had a competition a few years ago where we had to shoot out of the car (open window), over the front and under the car. But it is good to be reminded to train it again. In the car I would carry my glock in a grip forward position on my left side. I am right handed and there is no problem with the belt. The appendixposition is a little bit uncomfortable. Thank you for your good informations.
Most people don’t realize how much time we all spend in and around our vehicle, not to mention how often we are around vehicles period. Get out there and learn to shoot from in,out and around including under not just your type of vehicle but others as well. Adapt to your environment is not just what your wearing it’s what your around as well.
How about training from inside the car? As in a carjack situation.
I’ve had my Sirt Pistol for about a year now and can tell you that it has helped me immensely with my training, especially trigger control. I’m not a young person (83), and have developed Macular Degeneration in my normal shooting eye. Fortunately I am able to shoot with my left eye which is my dominant eye. By using the Sirt I have been able to re-learn my shooting technique. Even though I’m left eye dominant, I’ve always shot with my right eye as I am right handed and have always been fairly proficient this way. A trip to the range to confirm my skill level was very satisfying and I couldn’t have done this without the Sirt. Thanks so much for all the free training. It’s been more than valuable.
I love my SIRT. I bought a 110 about 5 years ago, and it mimics my Glock 23 well enough that I have no trouble switching back and forth. My skills are sharper now than when I left the military 20 years ago. Thanks Mike, and the rest of the NLT team!
Good day Mike, nice product, I want to purchase 2 x SIRT guns for our training here in South Africa.
if you can let me know your pricing for the G17 Pro model.
James Bristow – Magnum Shooting Academy
Great drill! I will also use airsoft pistol with biodegradble bbs when I can’t shoot live or am trying to conserve my ammo.
Great job. Thank you for sharing. I just got my SIRT pistol and love training with it. Thank you for all the work into it and designing a great training tool.