Nifty from FNH: Gas-Operated Training System

One of the more interesting things on display at the FNH booth was this air powered training system. Using a target on a far wall and a little black box on top of the gun, the computer can track how your gun moves as you’re aiming and records where your shots would land. It also uses a gas powered system to cycle the bolt and simulate recoil on the gun. The full kit runs about $5k, but the slimmed down civvie version can be had for $1.5k. It seems like something that would be really useful for firearms instructors. And I might want one for dry fire practice as well.


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Nick Leghorn is a gun nerd living and working in San Antonio, Texas. In his free time, he's a competition shooter (USPSA, 3-gun and NRA High Power), aspiring pilot, and enjoys mixing statistics and science with firearms. Now on sale: Getting Started with Firearms by yours truly!

4 Responses to Nifty from FNH: Gas-Operated Training System

  1. avatarPulatso says:

    Give it a few years for the price to go down and I can see this being huge.

  2. avatarLance says:

    SCAR: TACK worthless POC. A AR-10 is better.

  3. avataruncommon_sense says:

    Given the cost of ammo these days, one of these could actually pay for itself in a fairly short period of time. Bonus: it doesn’t wear out the barrel, either!

    Heck, given that ammo isn’t even available these days, this could be the only way to get practice … assuming we don’t run out of air.

  4. avatarJohn M says:

    Or you could go for a green-gas powered airsoft rifle (a decent blowback gas powered AR is way less than that thing)… recoil, take down like an actual AR, and can be used for force on force training…

    Heck I use a gas blowback airsoft 92fs for addition trigger time and training (it even fits in all my Beretta 92FS gear!)

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