HOW IT WORKS

 

Dry Fire vs. Semi-Automatic DryFire

Each pull of the trigger will activate the CO2-powered mechanism to cycle your pistol’s slide. We call this Semi-Automatic DryFire.

  • Your hands will feel a realistic “kick,” which will force you to grip the pistol properly. 
     
  • Your trigger finger can prepare the now reset trigger for the next shot. 
     
  • Your eyes will need to reacquire the sight picture for the next shot. 

 

 


Practical operating conditions include a combination of temperature and mechanical factors that allow you to get the best performance every time:

  • The amount and temperature of CO2 in your source tank. We recommend keeping your CO2 tank at room temperature or slightly warmer. 
  • The temperature of the mechanism itself will be influenced by the environmental temperature, but also by how much and how rapidly you shoot. 
  • The temperature of your environment impacts both, so keep your CO2 warm or at least temperate, and take short breaks to allow your CoolFire Trainer barrel to return to ambient temperature.
  • Striker tip condition will give you consistent shots. Click here for details about maintenance instructions (page 9 of the user manual). 
  • The mechanical condition of your pistol must be in a good serviceable condition, including lubrication of the slide rails, and the condition of the firing pin.

 

Essential Items

CoolFire Trainer System converts your real pistol into a highly effective, safe, and frugal training tool. You’ll replace two parts of your pistol:


Conversion Barrel replaces your live fire barrel inside your real pistol. Each pull of the trigger will activate the CO2-powered mechanism to cycle your pistol’s slide – we call this Semi-Automatic Dry Fire.

Features:

  • Each barrel fits precisely inside your pistol’s slide and frame for over 130 models of pistols. 
    • FYI: May not be an exact replica of your OEM barrel
  • Standard round capacity under practical operating conditions is the same or greater as your live fire magazine capacity:
    • 20+ shots for typical long-slide pistols.
    • 18+ shots for typical full size pistols
    • 15+ shots for typical compact pistols,
    • 10+ shots for typical subcompact pistols
  • If you want even more firepower, see the optional Rapid Fill Adapter and Extend-a-Shot for additional capacity.
  • The barrel features a replaceable plastic anvil to protect your firing pin against excessive wear 
  • Can be used as-is, or with optional muzzle attachments for additional functionality an training value:
    • Basic lasers
    • Expanded capacity with Rapid Fill Adapter or Extend-a-Shot mock suppressor, with optional lasers

       

Recoil Spring Unit replaces your pistols factory spring.

Features:

  • Optimized for the best balance of highly realistic recoil, maximum shot capacity, and realistic manual manipulation of your slide.
  • Depending on the design of you pistol, our items will replace your pistol’s recoil spring, your recoil spring and rod, or the entire recoil spring assembly.

Fill Device allows you to charge CO2 into the conversion barrel from your preferred type of CO2 tank: 

FILL DEVICE: SODA MAKER (Product Code: CASMA1) Features:

Use with Sodamaker CO2 bottles – popular brands include SodaStream®, DrinkMate®, or SodaSense® as they are the most convenient for most customers because of their availability in local retail stores. 

If you wish to use Paintball CO2 bottles can be used with either of the following fill devices:

  • FILL DEVICE: PAINTBALL 1 ((HAND HELD) Product Code: CAPBA1))
  • FILL DEVICE: PAINTBALL 2 ((BENCH-MOUNTABLE CHARGING STATION) Product Code: CACS11) 

If you wish to use 90 gram / 88 gram / 3.2 oz CO2 cartridges, please use our FILL DEVICE: 90 GRAM (Product Code: CAA902)

 

Accessories include 2 magazine inserts to keep your slide cycling. 

Essential consumables include:

  • 2 spare striker tip
  • Grease
  • Selected rubber seals

Optional Extras - Enhance your package:

 

Lasers:

Visible Red Laser allows you to see your hits on reflective targets and activate compatible electronic targets. 

Features:

  • Activated by the vibration of hammer/striker impact at the start of the recoil cycle
  • Fully adjustable point of impact is fully adjustable to the point of aim of your sights, using adjustment set screws.
  • We provide 3 reflective targets with each such laser. You can get additional ones, or you can shoot at any reflective object, including paper targets, light switches, and so on. 

Available in the following formats:

  • Visible Red Basic Laser: 
    • Screws into the muzzle, returns to zero each time, and allows you to refill your System with CO2 in about 10 seconds. 
    • Compatible with many open front holsters and semi-open front holsters. Approximately 1 inch (2.54 mm) long
  • Visible Red laser within the Rapid Fill Adapter. See details here.
  • Visible Red laser within the Extend-a-Shot mock suppressor. See details here.

Invisible Infra-Red Laser (IR Laser) will activate compatible electronic targets or camera-based shooting simulators. 

Features:

  • Activated by the vibration of hammer/striker impact at the start of the recoil cycle
  • Fully adjustable point of impact is fully adjustable to the point of aim of your sights, using adjustment set screws.
  • IR laser light is invisible to your eye, encouraging you to focus on your pistol’s front sight. 
  • Fully compatible with many electronic targets, including our iMMTS targets, LaserPet II targes, and many camera-based simulators including Smokeless Range, and LASR App/LASR X. 

Available in the following formats:

  • IR Basic Laser: 
    • Screws into the muzzle, returns to zero each time, and allows you to refill your System with CO2 in about 10 seconds. 
    • Compatible with many open front holsters and semi-open front holsters. Approximately 1 inch (2.54 mm) long
  • IR laser within the Rapid Fill Adapter. 
  • IR laser within the Extend-a-Shot mock suppressor.

Extend-a-Shot

Features: 

  • Conveniently refill in about 3 seconds through the exposed fill port. 
  • The greater overall volume and mass means that you can shoot more rapidly and/or longer at peak recoil performance. 
  • Ideal for unholstered shooting.

Available with the following laser options:

  • Extend-a-Shot with an integral Visible Red laser. See details here.
  • Extend-a-Shot with an integral IR laser. See details here.
  • Extend-a-Shot with no laser, for shooters who prefer recoil and trigger reset only. 

 

Targets

  • Reflective Target 3-pack comes free with each visible laser, or can be purchased separately.
  • LaserPET™ II Electronic Target by Laser Ammo has multiple modes featuring timer and hit counting functions. Compatible with our visible red lasers or invisible IR lasers.
  • Interactive Multi Target Training System by Laser Ammo - confirm your hits and present shoot/don't shoot decision making challenges. Compatible with our visible red lasers or invisible IR lasers.

                                 

CO2 bottles

  • Sodamaker bottles ship pre-filled with CO2 for out-of-the-box experience. 
  • 90 gram cartridges ship pre-filled with CO2 for out-of-the-box experience. 
  • Paintball bottles must ship empty due to regulatory requirements, so have it filled with CO2 from a local supplier. 

Notes:

  • IMPORTANT: Our pneumatic barrel is designed to be powered by CO2 only. It's cheap, widely available, efficient, and safe.
  • We offer Systems for over 100 models of pistols. 
  • Firearm not included - the end user provides the firearm.
  • Protected by multiple patents.
     

Essentials - Each System includes:
 

  • Conversion Barrel of your choice; replaces your pistol's live barrel.
  • Fill Device of your choice, allows you to charge CO2 into the conversion barrel from your preferred CO2 source: Sodamaker CO2 bottles, Paintball CO2 bottles, or 90 gram CO2 cartridges.
  • Recoil Spring Unit replaces your pistol's factory spring.
  • Accessories include 2 mag inserts to keep your slide cycling.
  • Consumables include 2 spare striker tips, grease, and rubber seals.