BarrelBlok™ was designed for use in semi-automatic pistols so the user could realistically train while maintaining the full mechanical functionality of the firearm. There are several features that were engineered into BarrelBlok™ to provide the safest, most realistic training platform possible!
1.) Safe and Simple- BarrelBlok™ inserts through the open ejection port into the barrel and chamber. It effectively "blocks the barrel" and prevents the firearm from chambering a round. Your firearm is now safe. You DO NOT have to disassemble your firearm to use BarrelBlok™.
2.) Visual Indicator- The tip of BarrelBlok™ protrudes from the muzzle allowing everyone to see the firearm is safe.
3.) Holster Clearance Indicator- The tip of BarrelBlok™ can be trimmed to obtain the proper draw height from a holster. It is recommended that BarrelBlok™ be trimmed so that approximately 1-inch is protruding from the muzzle. Use the half-inch increments as a guide when trimming the tip.
4.) Strike Face- BarrelBlok™ features a Strike Face on the rear of the device for the firing pin to contact when performing dry-fire training. This gives the firing pin a semi-rigid surface to hit without damaging the firing pin. It also helps to reduce the vibrations often felt when conducting dry-fire training.
5.) Out-of-Battery Indicator- BarrelBlok™ features an Extractor Ramp on the back that is designed to safely engage the extractor and prevent the firearm from going into battery if the slide is not fully actuated and released when charging. This is a great training aid for users who have a tendency to "ride-the-slide" forward or half-charge (short stroke) the slide. It also allows the user to set up out-of-battery malfunction drills with their pistol.
6.) Universal- BarrelBlok™ will fit into any firearm of the same caliber.
7.) Curved Neck- The curved neck aids in the easy insertion and removal of BarrelBlok™ from your firearm.
8.) MagBlok™ Insert- BarrelBlok™ comes with three (3) MagBlok™ inserts that snap into the top of an empty magazine. This device tricks the firearm into thinking it has ammunition in the magazine, preventing the slide from locking to the rear. With MagBlok™ inserted into an empty magazine, you know have FULL and UNRESTRICTED mechanical functionality with NO slide lock! Now you can now safely duplicate every function and malfunction in a training environment. The three MagBlok™ inserts allow the user to train with up to three magazines to simulate emergency reloads repetitiously. NOTE- MagBlok™ is NOT for sale separately.
Best of all, neither the firearm or magazine have to be disassembled to use BarrelBlok™ or MagBlok™! Simply insert it to train and remove it to return your firearm to its full ready state. Products are made from a composite material that will not mark, damage or mar any surface of your firearm. It is durable and designed to handle the rigors of firearms training. BarrelBlok™ is impervious to gun oil, lubricants, and GSR. BarrelBlok™ is universal for each caliber and will fit into multiple firearms. BarrelBlok™ is available in 9mm (9x19), .380 Auto, .40 S&W, .45 ACP and .357 Sig.
HOW TO INSERT BARRELBLOK™ INTO A PISTOL
STEP 1- Make sure the firearm is SAFE, CLEAR and UNLOADED. Visually and tactilely make sure that the chamber and magazine are clear and there is no live ammunition in the firearm or magazines.
STEP 2- With the slide locked to the rear, insert BarrelBlok™ through the open ejection port and into the chamber. If the tip gets hung up on the inside of the chamber, bend BarrelBlok™ upwards for a moment and then lower it to insert into the barrel. DO NOT force BarrelBlok™ into the firearm.
STEP 3- Carefully push BarrelBlok™ as far into the chamber as you can with your finger. You will feel some slight resistance as the curved neck enters into the chamber. The tip of the BarrelBlok™ will start to protrude from the muzzle. Make sure that the back of the BarrelBlok™ is resting inside the chamber.
STEP 4- Release the slide slowly forward. If the slide meets resistance and does not go into battery, bump the slide forward with the palm of your hand to put it into batter. Once the slide is in battery, lock it back in the open position.
STEP 5- For training, the tip should be trimmed so that you have approximately 1" is protruding from the muzzle. Count the number of desired 1/2" incremental segments you want to cut off and mark it. Trim BarrelBlok™ to the desired length. NOTE- Measure twice and cut once!
STEP 6- Insert the MagBlok™ devices into the empty magazines with the channel pointing upward in the same direction as the opening on the top of the magazine.
STEP 7- Insert the magazine into the firearm and slowly release the slide to make sure everything is lined up properly. The slide should move freely back and forth with no interference.
Removing BarrelBlok™- To remove BarrelBlok™ from your pistol, lock the slide to the rear and with the muzzle pointed up the 12 o'clock position, sharply tap the tip so that the chamber plug falls into the open ejection port. Carefully reach into the ejection port and remove BarrelBlok™. If the chamber plug gets rotated down into the magazine well, use your finger to push BarrelBlok™ back into the chamber slightly and twist the tip on the muzzle side one-half turn. Then, holding it at the 12 o'clock position, tap the tip again. NOTE- Please be safe with removing BarrelBlok™. If you meet any resistance when removing, use a hard surface instead of your hand to remove.
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