Top 10 Training Guns in 2012

We just ran a report of our training gun sales over the last year (August 2011 through July 2012), and thought it would be interesting information to share here on our blog. A few of the surprising facts were that 8 out of 10 of the training guns are Ring’s Blueguns, 5 of the top 10 are Glocks, and Ruger is well represented with the LCP at 7, LC9 at 9 and the LCR was at 11. The ASP Red Guns didn’t make an appearance until the 19th spot with their Smith and Wesson M&P training gun. Also, the first weighted training gun didn’t appear on our rankings until 91, with the Springfield XMD Weighted Version by Ring’s Blueguns.

Top 10 Training Guns

1. Glock 17 / 22 Ring’s Blue Gun (FSG17)

The top spot belongs to the Glock 17 Blue Gun, with almost twice the sales of the #2 spot, and around 6 times the sales of the #10 spot. Because of the close similarities, this can also be used for training with a Glock 22 or Glock 31.

Glock 17 Ring's Blue Training Gun

2. Glock 19 Ring’s Blue Training Gun (FSG19)

With almost double the sales of the #3 spot, the Glock 19 training gun by Ring’s took the #2 spot. This one also work for training as a Glock 23 or Glock 32.

Glock 19, 23, 32 training gun

3. Blackhawk Tactical Glock 17 Orange Demo Gun (BH-44DG)

Blackhawk Tactical has a very limited selection of just the most popular weapons, but they make a quality training gun at an extremely competitive price over the blue and red training guns.

Blackhawk Tactical Demo Training Gun

4. Ring’s Training Knife (FSTK)

Not technically a ‘Training Gun’ but the blue training knife by Ring’s was #4 on our list. A lot of combat training requires disabling and removing weapons from attackers, and having a non-sharp knife to simulate the combat with is a must.

Blue Training Knife

5. 1911 Blue Training Gun (FS1911)

The 1911 and it’s variants is one of the most mass produced pistols in history, making the 1911 blue gun our fifth best selling training gun over the last year.

1911 Blue Training Gun

6. Blackhawk Tactical Glock 17 Gray Training Gun

The gray version of the Glock 17 demo gun that was already #3 on our list. Combining the orange and gray versions would have moved the Blackhawk Glock 17 training gun up to the seconds spot on our list.

7. Ruger LCP Blue Training Gun (FSLCP)

Ruger was well represented on our list, and they come in at #7 with the LCP.

8. TASER X-26 Blue Training Gun (FSX26)

With the TASER’s increasing role in law enforcement over the last decade, the sales of the X-26 TASER blue training weapon have increased every year since it was released.

9. Ruger LC9 Blue Training Gun (LC9)

The LC9 hasn’t even turned 2 years old yet, but made a huge splash at the 2011 SHOT Show, then went on to winShooting Industry Academy of Excellence’s ...

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M4 Blue Training Gun with adjustable stock now available!

Back in January we announced here that Ring’s was going to be releasing a new M4 long gun with an adjustable stock. We now have them available for the M4 and M4 Commando open stock training guns.

Adjustable Stock M4 Training Gun

Both of the new training guns feature a 3 position adjustable stock with steel tube reinforcements through the stock into the training gun for added support.

Here is a video we shot of the adjustable stock training gun at SHOT Show:

 

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Ring's Blue Training Gun Frequently Asked Questions

We have been getting a lot of questions lately about the blue training guns. In this video, we give a general overview of the training guns and try to answer some of the main questions about them.

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Ring's Blueguns coming out with a Laser Blue Training Gun

laser blue training gun

Ring’s Manufacturing announced a few days ago that they are working on a Bluegun training gun with a built in trigger fired laser. Not only will you be able to train safely using a Blue gun, but you can also simulate firing while you train.

The laser training gun in currently in the preliminary stages while they get feedback on it. We have heard that there will be a few select handguns along with a Remington 870 Shotgun, but we should know more information within a few weeks.

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Ring's Blue Guns releasing new collapsible stock long gun at the 2014 SHOT Show

We had a chance to visit the Ring’s Blue Guns booth at the SHOT Show this year and see their newest item, the Collapsible Stock Long Gun. No more will you have to order separate training guns for each position!

 

Blue Training Gun with Collapsible Stock

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Recent Questions

Government .45 Red Training Gun by ASP

 Is the actual model with the hammer cocked? Been trying to find a non-cocked model for holstering.

Government .45 Red Training Gun by ASP

 Length of Goverment .45 Red Training Gun by ASP

Beretta PX4 Storm Red Training Gun by ASP

 Does the trigger work on the Red guns? I am interested in getting one for my son to have a ''safe'' gun to train with while practicing his black badge. What about the weight does it match? I saw some clips, can a person practice changing clips as well with these safe guns?

Blackhawk Demo Gun

 Is the Mag removable?

Blackhawk Demo Gun

 Which model glock is this dimensionally?

Blackhawk Demo Gun

 Are these dimensionally identical to the real firearms? (I need them for Kydex holster making).

Blackhawk Demo Gun

 Do they have a holster to match?

Blackhawk Demo Gun

 Are they similar in weight to the real thing?

Blackhawk Demo Gun

 Are these pretty strong and impact resistant?

Colt 1911 Blue Training Gun by Ring's Blueguns

 Is this close to the kimber Royal II ???

Colt 1911 Blue Training Gun by Ring's Blueguns

 When can it ship?

Colt 1911 Commander 4" Weighted Blue Training Gun by Ring's Blueguns

 How much is shipping?

SIG Pro 2022 Blue Training Gun by Ring's Blueguns

 Can you get this in red?

Remington 700 Blue Training Long Gun by Ring's Blueguns

 Can the bolt be cocked back and can i use this for armed exhibition training (spinning)?

Remington 700 w/ Leupold Scope Blue Training Long Gun by Ring's Blueguns

 Can you see through the ''scope''?

Remington 700 w/ Leupold Scope Blue Training Long Gun by Ring's Blueguns

 What's the deal with the scope, are there lenses?

AR15 A2 Blue Training Long Gun by Ring's Blueguns

 What is the actual weight of the AR15 A2 and AR15 A2 Fwd Rail?

AR15 A2 Blue Training Long Gun by Ring's Blueguns

 Is the weight the same as an actual AR15 A2?

Beretta 92F Blue Training Gun by Ring's Blueguns

 Do these guns have any action to them?

S&W Bodyguard .380 Blue Training Gun by Ring's Blueguns

 Is this item weighted or just the training gun?

S&W Bodyguard .380 Blue Training Gun by Ring's Blueguns

 Is this the revolver or the small semiauto?

Beretta PX4 Storm Sub Compact 9mm Blue Training Gun by Ring's Blueguns

 Does this come with a magazine?

Bersa Thunder 380 Weighted Blue Training Gun by Ring's Blueguns

 Made in the USA? Not exactly, is it?

Bersa Thunder 380 Weighted Blue Training Gun by Ring's Blueguns

 What is functional?

CZ75 Blue Training Magazine by Ring's Blueguns

 Will this mag fit the SP-01?

Glock 17/22/31 Blue Training Gun by Ring's Blueguns

 Do these have removable magazines thus enabling magazine reload practice?

Glock 17/22/31 Blue Training Gun by Ring's Blueguns

 Does this fire blanks?

Glock 17 Blue Training Magazine by Ring's Blueguns

 Some Glock 17 mags only hold 10 rounds. How many does this hold?

Glock 17/22/31 Weighted Blue Training Gun by Ring's Blueguns

 Can the magazine come out?

Glock 19/23/32 Blue Training Gun by Ring's Blueguns

 Can I use the glock 19 blue gun in trigger control practice?

Glock 19/23/32 Blue Training Gun by Ring's Blueguns

 What is the weight of the Glock 19

Glock 19/23/32 Blue Training Gun by Ring's Blueguns

 Is this Glock replica able to be dissembled for training purposes?

Glock 19 Blue Training Magazine by Ring's Blueguns

 Do you have these in stock currently?

Glock 20 Blue Training Magazine by Ring's Blueguns

 Is the magazine weighted to represent a fully loaded mag or empty mag?

Glock 21 SF Blue Training Gun by Ring's Blueguns

 Does the Glock 21sf come in a version without the added picatinny rails?

Glock 22 Blue Training Magazine by Ring's Blueguns

 If using the training mags with a real pistol, does it allow the slide to still function normally or with a rifle training mag, does it allow the bolt to function normally?

Glock 23 Blue Training Magazine by Ring's Blueguns

 What's the capacity of the Blue Training Magazines?

Glock 26/27/33 Blue Training Gun by Ring's Blueguns

 Is this blue gun weighted to simulate a loaded G262733?

Glock 37 Blue Training Gun by Ring's Blueguns

 I am a martial arts and firearms instructor to public citizens. Would I qualify as a trainer?

Ruger KP95DAOPR15 Blue Training Gun by Ring's Blueguns

 Is this item in stock or made to order? if so what is the wait time on production?

Ruger LCR Weighted Blue Training Gun by Ring's Blueguns

 Can one have this in a carry-on at the airport?

Ruger LCR Weighted Blue Training Gun by Ring's Blueguns

 Does this gun weigh exactly the same as the real one?

Claymore Mine by Ring's Blueguns

 Does the claymore mine have the folding legs and threaded cap wells?

M4 Open Stock Blue Training Long Gun by Ring's Blueguns

 Does this item have an NSN?

M4 Open Stock Blue Training Long Gun by Ring's Blueguns

 Is the M4 detachable?

M4 Open Stock Blue Training Long Gun by Ring's Blueguns

 Does this Colt M4 Blue Training gun have an extended stock?

M4 Commando Open Stock Blue Training Long Gun by Ring's Blueguns

 How long is this practice weapon?

M4 Commando Flat Top Closed Stock, Fwd Rail Blue Training Long Gun by Ring's Blueguns

 How long is the barrel?

M4 Closed Stock, 14" Barrel Blue Training Long Gun by Ring's Blueguns

 Is this a true weight model?

M4 Flat Top Closed Stock, Fwd Rail, 14" Barrel Blue Training Long Gun by Ring's Blueguns

 Can I attach a real sight?

M4 Flat Top Closed Stock, Fwd Rail, 14" Barrel Blue Training Long Gun by Ring's Blueguns

 What is the overall length of this gun?

M4 Open Stock, Fwd Rail Blue Training Long Gun by Ring's Blueguns

 Can I purchase this blue training weapon and have it weighted at ten pounds or more for weight comfort training?

M4 Open Stock, Fwd Rail Weighted Blue Training Long Gun by Ring's Blueguns

 Do any of the training guns have calapsable stocks?

MK3 Blue Training PEPPER SPRAY

 Can I get it in black?

SIG P220 w/ Rails Weighted Blue Training Gun by Ring's Blueguns

 Does the trigger pull like a real one? Does the mag. eject? Can you load with dummy bullets?

SIG P226 Weighted Blue Training Gun by Ring's Blueguns

 Do you have this trainer in stock?

SIG P238 Blue Training Gun by Ring's Blueguns

 Is this cast using a 1st or 2nd generation? Before or after Dec 2011?

SIG P238 Blue Training Gun by Ring's Blueguns

 Do you have the Sig P238 in stock?

H&K P30 Blue Training Gun by Ring's Blueguns

 What is the weight of the unweighted model?

H&K P30 Blue Training Gun by Ring's Blueguns

 Where is the safety on this model??

H&K P30 Blue Training Gun by Ring's Blueguns

 Are these weighted? Can you get a weighted one?

H&K P30 Blue Training Gun by Ring's Blueguns

 Do you have Blue Training Guns in stock?

FN P90 Blue Training Long Gun by Ring's Blueguns

 Does it come with a shoulder strap?

Springfield GI .45 1911 A1 5" Blue Training Gun by Ring's Blueguns

 Is this replica built to exact dimensions? Can it be used for retention drills in a holster made to fit the actual firearm?

Springfield Operator 1911-A1 5" Blue Training Gun by Ring's Blueguns

 Does this come with rails?

Springfield 1911 A1 5" Blue Training Gun by Ring's Blueguns

 Is the weight similar to a loaded 1911?

Springfield 1911 A1 Cocked & Locked 5" Blue Training Gun by Ring's Blueguns

 Is this item available in true gun weight?

Springfield Micro Compact 1911 3" Blue Training Gun by Ring's Blueguns

 What is the barrel length on this blue gun?

S&W M&P 40 4.25" (MED. BACKSTRAP) Blue Training Gun by Ring's Blueguns

 Do you have them currently in stock?

S&W M&P 40 Compact 3.5" Blue Training Gun by Ring's Blueguns

 Is this the same size as the M&P 9 Compact?

S&W M&P 45 4.5" Blue Training Gun by Ring's Blueguns

 Do you carry the s&w m&p .45 4" blue gun?

S&W M&P 45 4.5" Blue Training Gun by Ring's Blueguns

 Is this the weighted version?

S&W Shield Blue Training Gun by Ring's Blueguns

 Do you have the shield with crimson Trace Laser shape?

Blue Training Knife

 How long is the knife?

H&K UMP-45 Blue Training Long Gun by Ring's Blueguns

 Can you remove the forward assist?

H&K UMP-45 Blue Training Long Gun by Ring's Blueguns

 Can you remove the grip?

H&K UMP-45 Blue Training Long Gun by Ring's Blueguns

 Do the sights work?

TASER X26 Blue Training Gun by Ring's Blueguns

 Are these genuine tasers that I can use for protection without having to purchase an expensive one?

TASER X26 w/ Taser Cam Blue Training Gun by Ring's Blueguns

 Is there a laser sight on it?

Springfield XD40 Sub-Compact 3" Blue Training Gun by Ring's Blueguns

 what are the over all dimensions of this replica

Springfield XD40 Sub-Compact 3" Blue Training Gun by Ring's Blueguns

 Will this gun sit properly in an xdm .45 compact holster? This holster is capable of holding any size xdm and my xd9 sits properly in it as well.

Springfield XDM 40 4.5" Blue Training Gun by Ring's Blueguns

 Can you remove the magazine?

Springfield XDM .40 MAG Blue Training Magazine by Ring's Blueguns

 This training magazine mimicks a 16 rnd capacity?