Last February we posted on Universal Training Munitions (UTM), and their significant importance to reality based training (RBT) for the military and law enforcement. The UTM design allows officers to use their duty firearms during force-on-force training. For the AR-15, officers are only required to change out the bolt carrier group. The clearly marked blue UTM bolt is designed to be rim fired. This protects against an accidental firing of live center fire ammunition during training. There are other procedures for Glock handguns, providing the same level of protection.
A short time after our post, UTM came out with their Civilian Target Ammunition (CTA). We posted an article with the particulars of the CTA product. Several months ago UTM contacted us and offered us an opportunity to test the CTA. We jumped at the opportunity, and after a bit of a delay we’re ready to share our findings.