LaserLyte VS SIRT Laser Training Pistols Review [VIDEO]

The secret is out … dry fire training is critical for any serious shooter. The industry has more options than ever before for both laser inserts/cartridges as well as laser training guns.

Today I set out to compare the LaserLyte series of Laser Training Pistols and the Next Level Training series of SIRT Training Pistols.

Here is the Video:

So in summary:

Major Pros For the SIRT Pistols:

  • For Glock or M&P shooters you can get a training pistol that is molded exactly after your gun. Use your same holster and other accessories.
  • The pocket pistol is comparable to the Glock 43 or M&P Shield and the grip resembles a real single stack compact firearm vs the LaserLytle compact pistol which is awkwardly thin and doesn't feel like a real gun. In addition the SIRT Pocket pistol has an optional magazine/grip extension to help you make it as comparable to your actual gun as possible.
  • Functional rail for mounting lights, lasers, or the MantisX. All SIRT pistols have a functional rail and that allows you to work with a lot of great accessories.
  • Take up laser comes on all models of SIRTs. The take up laser comes on as you take up the slack in the pistol and is displayed below the point of impact. It's a great training tool.
  • Different models available for green vs red lasers. The lower cost models come with red take up and red shot lasers but you can make for higher end models that have green lasers instead.
  • Removable magazines on the full size models. Practicing reloads or malfunction clearing is much more realistic if you have a removable magazine.
  • Realistic resetting trigger. The trigger is perfect on the SIRT pistols.
  • Works with all laser training software and target systems. Also true of the LaserLyte but worth mentioning that the SIRT will work with LaserLyte targets.
  • Comes sighted in out of the box. I have about 10 SIRT pistols and they are all flawless when it comes to the sights. Point of impact is perfect.


Major Pros For the LaserLyte Pistols:

  • The only option for a Revolver Laser Training Pistol. If you carry or use a revolver as your primary weapon then the LaserLyte Laser Revolver is your only training pistol option. The trigger mimics a double action long trigger press.
  • The laser fires but doesn't remain on with each trigger press. This prevents the potential for a software training aid to think you have fired twice.
  • Considerably less expensive. Depending on the models the LaserLyte pistols are probably $50 to $100 less expensive than the comparable SIRT.
  • Works with all laser training software and target systems. Also true of the SIRT but worth pointing out.
  • Adjustable laser for sighting in. It doesn't come perfectly accurate out of the box but you can make the necessary adjustments.


There you have it, a comparison between SIRT VS LaserLyte training pistols. Which one have you used and trust for your dry fire training? You are dry firing, right? Leave us a comment, below.

About Jacob Paulsen

Jacob S. Paulsen is the President of provides in-person and online firearm training for American gun owners. The Company is currently teaching in-person classes in 25+ states with a team of more than 55 instructors. Jacob is a NRA certified instructor & Range Safety Officer, USCCA certified instructor and training counselor, Utah BCI instructor, Affiliate instructor for Next Level Training, Graduate and certified instructor for The Law of Self Defense, and a Glock and Sig Sauer Certified Armorer. He resides in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado with his wife and children.


  1. dave on August 4, 2018 at 2:34 pm

    Great comparison. Just what I was looking to know. I also was not too keen on the idea of the SIRT laser remaining on when the trigger is locked to the rear, but it might be a helpful for you to train getting off of the trigger and resetting it as soon as it breaks.

    • Josh on December 18, 2022 at 1:20 pm

      I believe the laser staying on instead of going dark immediately is that it will show you if the barrel is moving. You will see streaking or lines develop instead of single points of impact, giving you feedback to continue improving your trigger control.

  2. Scott Wilson on April 17, 2020 at 9:18 am

    I carry Sigs and I’m wondering if using the SIRT Glock will be as helpful? I see that SIRT has a P320 model but its very expensive compared to the Glock and only comes with a metal rail. I hate to get the SIRT Glock and find that it is not helping me but hindering me with dry fire training. Any opinions on that. Ive not shot a Glock but know that the grip angle is a bit different than Sigs. Thanks

    • Jacob Paulsen on April 17, 2020 at 1:37 pm

      Scott, my two cents is you should buy the SIRT 110 and give it a shot. The grip profile may be a little different and it probably won’t work with your P320 holster but you will build amazing skills. Would it be better to get the SIG SIRT if budget allows… for sure. But otherwise I still think you will get great ROI for your purchase.

  3. Paul on June 12, 2020 at 3:29 pm

    What is the reason one would chose a metal slide or a green laser as an upgrade?

    • Jacob Paulsen on June 12, 2020 at 3:39 pm

      The metal slide makes the gun 4oz heavier which makes it weighted exactly the same as the real firearm of that model. Additionally, some people feel the green laser is preferable and it certainly is easier for many to see who have color blindness.

  4. Patti Butzlaff on July 9, 2022 at 9:39 pm

    I carry a compact gun. Ruger .380 LCP Max, the SIRT compact does not have a removable mag. Should I be concerned about that and go with a full size model or stick with the SIRT compact because it is closer in size. Also, I am thinking I should go with a metal rail to help with comparable weight. Also do these SIRT guns come with manuals? I know they did not several years ago.

    • Jacob Paulsen on July 12, 2022 at 8:00 am

      Patti, hard for me to say which would be better for you. If you want to practice magazine reloads I suggest buying a BarrelBlok in your caliber and using your real gun. If you want to practice shooting and accuracy you would probably do best with the SIRT Pocket Pistol. They do come with some simple instructions and there are additional instructions available on their website. As to weight I wouldn’t worry that much about it.

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