Rings Manufacturing makes Blueguns. Wonderful blue colored cast plastic firearm mockups useful for holster makers and for safe(er) force on force training.
I bought their Springfield XD45 because my wife wanted to work on desensitizing herself to handguns. She actually brought it up all on her own.
This is what it looks like in the catalog.
There was one thing I wondered about. They had actually cast the grip safety into the mold. “That’s pretty strange,” I thought. “Does it move, like on my real XD45?”
Seriously, Rings? You cast a training gun that no one could actually hold during training?
I took my brand new Rings Bluegun to the Wylie E. Coyote School of Gunsmithing and used a Dremel sander to sand it down flat.
A better view of the sanding job.
I guess no one’s going to be hiring me to work on their firearm grips any time soon.
Other than that, I’m pleased with the Bluegun. I can practice draws in the hallway, which is nice. I taught my wife proper grip on it after I modded it. She still thinks the grip feels a bit unnatural, but she’s doing pretty well for someone who’s honestly terrified of handguns. She even has problems with cops being near her.
I’m pretty proud of her for trying so hard. Most people wouldn’t bother to face their fears.