Guns Surefire Training Devices and Fifty-Cal Flashhiders at SOFIC Dave Merrill May 26, 2018 Join the Conversation While Surefire had all the flashlights and silencers they're so well known for on display at SOFIC, we got hands-on with some decidedly more specific military gear. First up we have what some would call blank firing adapters. Surefire calls them Blank Safety Devices (BSD) for reason which will be clear momentarily. While not exactly brand-new, they aren't often seen in the wild. Of course, they're compatible with Surefire muzzle devices and attach in the same way as normal silencers. The blue example is more refined and features adjustable gas in order to operate in a wide variety of gas systems, whereas the yellow has fixed gas. Surefire calls them Blank Safety Devices because they have integral round traps. If someone happens to mix live rounds with blanks (an unfortunately too common occurrence), the BSDs will catch them and shoot fire out of the side. Though officially they can absorb three live rounds, a good source told us it could likely take far more–but don't get any YouTube ideas about it… Next up are training suppressors. These are the same size and weight of their quiet-maker cousins but have no guts inside. They are particularly useful for when you are training with frangible-type ammunition that can separate inside of a traditional silencer. Last, and certainly not least, is a three-prong meant to tame a .50BMG beast. This new flash hider mounts via a clever clamping mechanism to any unthreaded US .mil .50BMG. It's been successful enough that you might spy a variant for threaded barrels down the line…. Get more info on Surefire training devices here. Explore RECOILweb:Magpul now offering offset MBUS SightsGovernment Denies Glock Protest Over New HandgunInterview with Paul Leitner-WiseTaurus G2C Pistol In .40 S&W Now Shipping NEXT STEP: Download Your Free Target Pack from RECOILFor years, RECOIL magazine has treated its readers to a full-size (sometimes full color!) shooting target tucked into each big issue. Now we've compiled over 50 of our most popular targets into this one digital PDF download. From handgun drills to AR-15 practice, these 50+ targets have you covered. Print off as many as you like (ammo not included). Get your pack of 50 Print-at-Home targets when you subscribe to the RECOIL email newsletter. We'll send you weekly updates on guns, gear, industry news, and special offers from leading manufacturers - your guide to the firearms lifestyle.You want this. Trust Us.