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Laser Ammo - SureStrike Ultimate LE Edition

laser ammo The SureStrike Ultimate LE Edition laser trainer is a cool package deal. In it you get a laser trainer cartridge for 9mm, .40 S&W, and .45 ACP, and a .223 laser cap. You also get pistol barrel inserts to make sure that your firearm is clear, a carrying case, and 6 reflective targets. The targets have little holes so you can hang or pin them up. The Laser caps are really easy to use, you just have to swap out one part for another to switch to a different caliber. You have to make sure you put it together right. I accidentally assembled it for .223 but left the 9mm laser cap on it. It got stuck in the chamber and after we got it out of the AR the laser trainer was stuck together. It took a lot of work and a couple vice grips to get it apart but afterwards I was able to  assemble it the right way and “shoot” the AR. Later I tried it out in a brand new M&P-15 and the bolt had a little trouble closing on it. If you racked the charging handle and released the bolt it slam into battery with a little hiccup towards the end. It’s great for trigger control and practicing using a DA/SA or DAO gun. If you have a SAO gun the laser trainer doesn't have a rim on it so that you can rack the slide without having to reinsert it. The only issues I had with it were that the .40 S&W insert and 9mm laser cap were not marked, it fit snug in the M&P-15(not the other AR), and that I messed up assembling the .223 trainer. Overall this is a great package if you have multiple caliber pistols and something in .223(we all know I mean an AR-15).

Firearms Insider Reviews - 8 Key Points

Claim to Fame Training Technologies

Target Market Home defense, law enforcement, and military.

FNBs Use your own firearm to train Prevents loading live round Easy to switch caliber between 9mm, .40 S&W, .45 ACP, and .223(more if you get other inserts) Can be used as training ammo or to boresight Guaranteed for 5,000 shots Acts as a snap cap Comes with a carrying case Comes with reflective targets

What other aesthetic options or finishes are available? There are no other aesthetic options.

What others are saying? 5 Stars “Haven’t seen anything better out there.” amazon.com 2 Stars “on time, battery weak, does not ” midwayusa.com

Price point MSRP = $199 laser-ammo.com Retail = $187.06 amazon.com  $179.10 midwayusa.com

I need it now! Availability Check your local gun shop or anywhere that has gun stuff.

Our Rating + Multiple calibers + Functions with other inserts for even more caliber options + Carrying case + Targets included + Functions as a boresight + Long battery life (5,000 shots) - .40 S&W insert and 9mm laser cap not marked

85Score 8.5 Great

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I don’t know about you, but for me these little guys were one of those items that just kept being pushed to the wayside. These beauties can be had for $16-$18 and I always would look and say, “hmm .. I'd rather buy a box of ammo”.  To me, their value as a training aid never seemed great enough to warrant the expenditure. However after buying my first wheelgun that can utilize a speed-loader, changed this for me.  I wanted the ability to practice reloading with a speed-loader while at home and decided that snap caps would be a great safety measure to ­­­­take.  My entry into using these with speed-loaders have piqued my interest in utilizing them in regular magazines while training with semi automatic pistols as well.

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Claim to Fame:  Functionality.

Target Market:  Anyone involved in shooting sports.

FNB's:

Key Features

  • Precision CNC Machined
  • Made in the U.S.
  • Patented “Dead Cap” provides limitless dry firing
  • Hard anodized

Key Benefits

  • Facilitates a safer training and or working environment

What other aesthetic options or finishes are available?:  This product is available in over 100 other calibers. My experience has been with .38 special and 12 gauge and I have had nothing but great results.   A-Zoom

What others are saying?: One review I found was very critical about the quality of the A-Zoom snap caps.

Price Point: I purchased mine on Amazon for under $16 shipped, seems this is the cheapest route.

I need it now! Availability: These can be found online such as on Amazon or the manufacturer. They are also typically at your local gun store in common calibers.

 Our Rating:

+ Solid Contstruction + Great fit

- Anodizing will rub off

Score: 880

 

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