Are you are working to increase your shooting skills and think a SIRT training pistol may be in your future? If so, you'll want to purchase the SIRT that is going to be best for you and/or most similar to your firearm. If you need guidance, this is the article for you.
In this buyer's guide, we will break down various differences between SIRT models as well as discuss variations for any given single model to help you make the best purchasing decision you can.
Choosing The Best SIRT Model For You
As of this writing (and my intention is to keep this updated), there are seven different models of SIRT pistols. Six of those seven are intended to closely imitate a specific make/model of firearm. Those six firearms are a Glock 17 (Gen 1-4), Glock 17 (Gen 5), Glock 19 (Gen 5), Full-Size Smith and Wesson M&P, Sig Sauer P320, and Sig Sauer P320 Carry.
The seventh is the SIRT “Pocket Pistol” which isn't designed to imitate any specific make or model but more generally be similar to popular single stack micro-compact guns.
So, as you can see from the above graphic, if your primary firearm is a Glock 19/17, an S&W M&P, or a P320, this decision is going to be really easy. Everyone else is going to need more information.
First Let's Discuss the SIRT Pocket Pistol
The Pocket Pistol is the only model NOT designed to imitate a specific firearm. The SIRT Pocket pistol is shipped with EITHER a flush magazine plate or an extended magazine plate. You choose which you want at checkout. Unique to the Pocket Pistol, compared to other models, it does NOT have a removable magazine.
In the next graphic, you can see the SIRT Pocket Pistol's dimensions and shape shown with both magazine plates. This graphic can be downloaded as a PDF by clicking here. If you print it on regular 8.5×11 paper it should print to the correct dimensions. Then you can lay your handgun on top to compare.
- Sig Sauer P365 & Springfield Armory Hellcat: The slide and barrel are very similar to the Pocket Pistol but your grip module is not as deep/wide as the grip on the SIRT Pocket Pistol. It will not perfectly mimic your grip but it's fairly close. The SIRT PP is not likely to fit in your holster.
- Glock 43/43x: The Glock 43 is extremely similar to the SIRT Pocket pistol in the grip module. In many ways, it feels similar to the Glock 43x also, but obviously, the 43x has a longer grip. SIRT PP MIGHT fit in your holster.
- M&P Shield 9mm: Very similar grip module and overall shape. SIRT PP MIGHT fit in your holster.
Your Gun Is a Mid to Full-Sized Gun That is NOT a Glock, M&P, or P320
There are no significant size differences between the SIRT 110, SIRT 115, SIRT 115C, SIRT 107, and SIRT 20c models. The “measurements” would all be extremely similar. Below I've included some comparison images that show 3 of these models stacked on top of each other.
What is different? As you can see from the pictures, the grip profile varies slightly from one to another. The 20c and the 107 are somewhat similar in grip profile with the biggest difference being between them and the 110/115. Of course, we all already know that Glocks have a unique grip profile so that shouldn't surprise anyone, but it can affect the natural point of aim.
The SIRT 20 which is the full-size P320 imitation is obviously larger in the muzzle and slide but otherwise not significantly different.
All of these have removable magazines, a functioning rail, an adjustable point of impact, adjustable trigger weight, and a take-up laser. The SIRT SPOT Sight is also available for each model if you want to simulate a red dot optic.
Ultimately comparing the size and profile of your concealed carry firearm, with the Sig Sauer P320, Glock 17, Glock 19, and Smith and Wesson M&P will help you best determine which SIRT is most similar to your firearm.
Other Considerations & Differences That Might Matter
While ultimately I think you should choose the gun that is best for you regardless of the cost, this discussion would not be complete if we failed to bring up the price. The SIRT 110 (Glock) is substantially less expensive than the competing Glock Gen 5, P320 & M&P models. If you would otherwise not have a preference between them, the cost would dictate choosing the 110 model.
Compatibility With The SIRT STIC
The STIC (SIRT Tactical Integrated Carrier) is a tool that allows you to convert a SIRT pistol into a functioning laser training carbine. Currently, the only SIRT pistols compatible with the STIC is the SIRT 110 and 115. So, if you care about having a SIRT training carbine utilizing the STIC you need to purchase a SIRT 110 or 115.
What About The Various Features and Options?
SIRT Pistols are generally available with 2 laser color options, Red and Green. Green lasers are easier to see by the human eye, especially in brighter light conditions but also are more complex and expensive to manufacture. Thus, the green light is considered the preferable option but is also more expensive.
Some SIRT pistols also allow the customer to choose between a polymer slide and a metal slide. The metal slide is both more realistic and provides a more accurate weight and balance compared to the specific firearm model that SIRT is imitating.
The difference in weight is minor (less than 5 oz) but you may care about the slight difference that makes it more realistic. The metal slide options come with a cost premium.
Getting The Best Price
This is easy. The best price is right here on ConcealedCarry.com. I encourage you to price compare SIRT pistols on our site vs any other competitor. We work hard to bring you the absolute lowest price anywhere. Click here to shop SIRT pistols today!