The Traditions Competitive Starter Pistol serves as an accessory item used primarily for dog training and starts at sporting events. A solid barrel with a red plug identifies the barrel as safe. This hefty, blank pistol is used solely for creating the sound of a pistol but does not shoot any type of projectile. The cylinder swings out to load five 209 shotgun primers. The pistol packs into a foam-lined carrying case with a hard shell.
Features and Benefits
Creates the sound of a pistol but does not shoot any type of projectile
Cylinder swings out to load five 209 shotgun primers
Solid barrel with a red plug identifies the barrel as safe
Packs into a foam-lined carrying case with a hard shell for safe storage
Great for use when dog training
This pistol is not to be used with any loaded ammunition containing any type of projectile nor with any powder-activated fastening devices.
Important Product and Safety Information
We recommend the use of protective eyewear whenever using or near the use of this item.
Item will only be shipped using Ground Shipping to the contiguous 48 states only.
You must be 18 years old to purchase this product. In ordering this product, you certify that you are at least 18 years old and satisfy your jurisdiction's legal requirements to purchase this product.
California Residents: This product may be mistaken for a firearm by law enforcement officers or others, and altering its color or brandishing the product in public may be considered a crime.
The sale or shipment of this product to residents of certain jurisdictions is prohibited. Check your local laws before ordering this product. Check your local laws for any other regulations.
Rated 3 out of
Dude Oklahoma from
WorksHeavy trigger but is very loud
Con looks like real gun
Date published: 2015-03-24
Rated 5 out of
Great training pistolTraditions training/starting pistol is by far the best pistol for the money, hand's down. The very best part is the 209 shot shell primer's are 40.00 dollar's per 1000 count. Where 22 cal. are 40.00 per 100 count. I would highly recommend this training/starting pistol to a friend.
Date published: 2014-12-27
Rated 5 out of
Starter PistolI am a performing artist and was recently in a stage production that involved gunfire. I purchased this pistol for use on the stage as a working prop. This pistol did not disappoint. It fired every time without fail. The results were outstanding.
Date published: 2014-12-18
Rated 5 out of
Starter PistolGreat for training dogs and the 209 primers are much cheaper than 22 blanks.
Date published: 2014-10-07
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I have a question, How fast does the pistol go (FPS).
Asked by: NugShot7
The Traditions Competitive Starter Pistol is chambered to fire only crimped .22 cal (6mm) blank cartridges. This pistol is not to be used with any loaded ammunition containing any type of projectile nor with any powder activated fastening devices.
Answered by: bsinkler
Date published: 2015-11-11
can I buy this pistal online
Asked by: gunlove
Currently, the Traditions Competitive Starter Pistol is not available for online purchase.
Inventory availability and pricing are subject to change, please contact your local Academy Sports + Outdoors store directly or our Customer Service Center at (888) 922-2336 for current availability and pricing. We are available Monday - Sunday from 7:00 am - 12:00 am (CST) and you may, also, reach us by live chat 24 hours a day / 7 days a week.
Answered by: KimberlyR
Date published: 2015-11-06
Do you need to have any type of license or permit to purchase and carry this starter pistol?
Asked by: wasjls
To purchase a firearm from Academy Sports + Outdoors:
•You must verify that you meet the age requirements for purchasing a firearm. You must be at least 18 years of age to purchase a long rifle or a shotgun, and at least 21 years of age to purchase a pistol-grip shotgun. You must be at least 21 years of age to purchase any kind of handgun including a pistol.
•You must provide a valid government-issued photo ID containing your name, current home address, and date of birth.
•You will need to complete a Federal Firearms Transaction Record (Form 4473).
•You will need to pass the NICS (National Instant Criminal Background Check System) background check.
•You will then need an Academy Sports + Outdoors store manager to review your paperwork to ensure that it meets all federal, state, and local requirements, and review your selected firearm to ensure that it is the correct model, barrel length, and caliber/ gauge before completing your purchase.
Please visit your local Department of Public Safety regarding concealed carry requirements.
Answered by: Ckirt
Date published: 2015-03-12
I need a starter gun that is loud...is this loud?
Asked by: remnant53
The Traditions Competitive Starter Pistol is used solely for creating the sound of a pistol and is loud like a pistol.
Answered by: Academysportsandoutdoors
Date published: 2014-10-08
there is a problem with your description. it states quite clearly that it will only use 6mm blanks and then states very clearly that it uses shotgun primers, specifically size 209. the question has been asked twice, It's time for it to be answered,.
Asked by: Bdg shooter
Hello Bdg shooter,
The Traditions Competitive Starter Pistol does use 209 shotgun primers. We apologize for the error and we will have it corrected shortly.
Answered by: AcademyElijah
Date published: 2014-09-03
Where can I purchase the blank cartridges? Do you carry them in store?
Asked by: MonicaBroken
Yes, we do offer blank cartridges. Inventory availability is subject to change, please contact your local Academy Sports + Outdoors store directly or our Customer Service Center at (888) 922-2336 for current availability.
Answered by: Johanna
Date published: 2014-08-25
I have purchased 2 of these and the blanks from Academy neither will shoot the 22 caliber crimped blanks, can I shoot the 209 shot gun primers instead
Asked by: XXXman
The Traditions Competitive Starter Pistol is chambered to fire only crimped .22 cal (6mm) blank cartridges. This pistol is not to be used with any loaded ammunition containing any type of projectile nor with any powder activated fastening devices. Damage to mechanism can be caused by shooting without blank cartridge in the chambers.