January 15, 2013 11:04 ET

Ultimate Training Munitions (UTM) and Phoenix RBT Solutions Unveil the Industry's First Select Fire Rifle Conversion Kit and NLTA at 2013 SHOT Show (Booth #6503)

Company Will Also Introduce New Personal Protective Equipment

LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwire - Jan 15, 2013) - Ultimate Training Munitions (UTM)/Phoenix RBT Solutions, providers of a leading non-lethal training system, today announced the launch of its new UTM select fire rifle conversion kits and 7.62mm non-lethal training ammunition (NLTA) as well as its latest personal protective equipment (PPE). The expanded product line is now on display at the annual SHOT Show at the Sands Expo and Convention Center in booth #6503. 

UTM 7.62mm Conversion Kits and NLTA
In keeping with its commitment to lead the industry in developing the best training weapon systems for military, law enforcement and professional training organizations, UTM has developed a new conversion kit for the Heckler & Koch HK417 select fire battle rifle. Once the rifle is converted to a training weapon, which can be done by simply removing the live bolt and inserting the UTM 100 percent fail safe conversion bolt, it cannot fire live ammunition -- due to its 3mm offset firing pin. When the rifle is converted it will only fire UTM's new 7.62mm NLTA. The 7.62mm round is available in the company's popular Man Marker Round (MMR), Battlefield Blank Round (BBR) and Silent Blank Round (SBR). 

UTM also offers conversion solutions for the widely used AK-47. New 7.62mm NLTA is available in 39mm and 51mm lengths. As in the widely heralded 5.56mm, the 7.62mm MMR achieves an average muzzle velocity of 375 feet per second. 

"With more and more 7.62mm select fire rifles being used in live theater it's critical that we have new training solutions in place to ensure proficiency with all service weapons," said Steve Didier, co-CEO of Phoenix RBT Solutions. "UTM/Phoenix RBT Solutions has become synonymous with reality-based training and this new 7.62mm conversion kit and NLTA will further enhance realism during force-on-force and force-on-target training drills and scenarios." 

In response to the increased desire to incorporate crew-served weapons into the training paradigm, the company plans to release its new 7.62 conversion kit and NLTA for M240B machine guns later this year. 

At the Show, UTM/Phoenix will also showcase its new facemask, which features a molded goggle frame with Revision's Desert Locust goggle lens. The high performance OcuMax® coating on the lens prevents fogging and scratching, ensuring unprecedented visual clarity. The optically correct goggle lenses are engineered to maximize field-of-view and safety. The updated facemask allows for better ventilation by reducing heat retention through the nosepiece. The mask is more comfortable and the new molded goggle frame provides enhanced eye protection for the end user.

In addition to the facemask, other items on display in booth #6503 will include Phoenix's portable training facility (PTF) and various combatives equipment for fitness, physical techniques and reality-based training exercises, such as strike pads, a heavy bag, focus mitts and mats.

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About UTM / Phoenix
Ultimate Training Munitions (UTM) is a leading provider of weapon conversion kits, non-lethal training ammunition (NLTA), and safety equipment for armed forces and law enforcement agencies around the world. In partnership with its sales and training team, Phoenix RBT Solutions, UTM/Phoenix offers a complete non-lethal training system that also includes training courses, training props, portable training facilities (PTF) and personal protective gear. Products are available on the GSA schedule, contract number, GS-07F-5749P. For more information visit: or