In this industry the one thing you need are good, safe and responsible safety habits. You can loose muscle memory if you don’t practice, Ring’s BlueGuns are one option and if you don’t have good practice, you’re an accident waiting to happen. I can run through the list of stories of all of the negligent discharges of firearms at Police Training Centers, Firearm Academies and Gun Ranges. People loading guns in the parking lot, new recruits discharging firearms while drawing their weapons, discharges while re-holstering, and discharging firearms while defending themselves in defensive situations.
There are plenty of ways of keeping on top of your skills, and there are other options besides plastic firearms, Blade Tech has plastic replacement barrels, but it’s still not a bad idea to consider throwing Ring’s BlueGuns in to one of your range bags if you may be teaching a novice. Grip, stance, sight picture, are all things you can teach with a $40 piece of plastic, Police use them in training rooms, NRA Instructors do too. It’s not the type of thing you normally find at a gun range or gun shop which is why Tactical Stores like www.RogueElite.net exist.