Defense UTM offers “Just the basics” Recoil Staff June 25, 2015 Join the Conversation UTM Worldwide is now making what they call the “CTA Core Kit” available for purchase. The CTA (Civilian Training Ammunition) core kit consists of a UTM marking cartridge round bolt carrier group and CTA ammunition. This would allow the rifle owner to swap BCGs (a very simple matter) and begin shooting the UTM training rounds in moments. Says UTM, “CTA gives you the ultimate freedom with your firearm – freedom from live-fire, training and practice restrictions and the fear of catastrophic accidents and injury! The UTM RBT Civilian Training Ammunition (CTA) technology has been used by military and law enforcement agencies for over a decade and rated the safest, most reliable and accurate alternative to live ammunition – ideal for beginners, recreational and competition shooters – with full 360° firing capability at home or the range! Freedom never looked so good!” The core kit comes with a bolt carrier group, UTM suitable 5 round magazine and 50 rounds of training ammunition. You can purchase your kit here for $294. Some salient points: Bolt Carrier Group exchange only – no gunsmithing The converted weapon will not fire standard .223/5.56mm Normal weapon function, recoil and realistic & consistent cyclic rates Plastic projectile weighs less than 1 gram Average velocity of 375 fps at the muzzle Accuracy of .223/5.56mm ammunition reported as 1.18” group at 32 yards Noise level at 113db – hearing protection recommended No Ggunpowder – primer actuated systems Utilizes proprietary dual primer system and projectile driving band system. Average Muzzle Energy: Avg 2.8 Joules/2.1ft/lbs Average Muzzle Velocity: Avg 122m/sec (375fps) Accuracy: 30mm (1.18in) at 30m/32yds (mean radius) Maximum Effective Range for Training: Approximately 50m/55yds UTM advises, “RBT Civilian Target Ammunition (CTA) Conversion WILL NOT fire standard .223/5.56mm live rounds because of its offset firing pin design and that cartridge technology has over a 99% reliability as certified by the U.S. Army’s Picatinny Arsenal.” Explore RECOILweb:Bloody Important - Cheetos and Duct TapeVertx Tactical Tips: Bag OrganizationA Critical Look at Failure Drills: Part IA Mag Extension You Might Actually Carry: Henning Group 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.