Muzzle Inserted Safety Rod

Muzzle inserted safety rods are brightly colored reinforced fiberglass rods, which prevent accidental discharge of the weapon, while providing a visual indication that the weapon's chamber is clear. The rods fits inside the barrel and seal the chamber, thus minimizing the risk of accidental chambering of a live round, and enabling a safer handling of the weapon during training. Safety rods are widely used in the Israeli SF community as a firearm safety device.

Muzzle inserted rod fitted in a Glock handgun (left) and in an assault rifle's barrel (right).

The safety rod is installed by removing the weapon's slide or upper and inserting the rod in the barrel from the chamber end. Once installed, the rod cannot be removed from the weapon by pulling it out from the muzzle or from the ejection port. When using the rod, the weapon's trigger and slide remain fully functional for instructional and training applications,

The safety rods can be used with a variety of weapons including handguns, SMG and assault rifles.

Handguns


LOTAR Eilat operators during a bus hostage rescue training. Operators are armed with Sig P228 fitted with safety rods.

 

Masada operators during CQB training armed with a Jericho fitted with compensators, stocks and safety rods. Left operator is throwing a training model of a stun grenade. Note protective gear and Marom-Dolphin vests (photo: IPS).

 

YAHALOM operators during airplane hostage rescue training. The operators are armed with FN HP fitted with safety rods.

 

PALSAR Golani team during training armed with Sig P228 handguns fitted with safety rods.

IDF SF operator armed with a Sig P228 fitted with a safety rod during training at the Counter Terror School (photo: IDF).

669 operators during training at the IDF Counter Terror School armed with Sig fitted with safety rods.

IDF SF operators during airplane hostage rescue training at the IDF Counter Terror School. The operators are armed with Sig P228 fitted with safety rods (photo: IDF).

Assault Rifles


YAMAG operator during training armed with a Colt Commando fitted with a Trijicon Reflex and a Jericho in a thigh holster. Note that both the assault rifle and the handgun are fitted with safety rods.

PALSAR 7 operators during training. Both operators are armed with CAR15 fitted with Meprolight Mepro 21 and safety rods.

Shayetet 13 operators during training. The operators are armed with M4A1 fitted with EOTech or Trijicon ACOG 4x32 and safety rods.

YAMAS operators during training. Left operator armed with a M4A1/M203 Combo, right operator armed with a M4 Commando. Both weapons are fitted with Meprolight Mepro 21, flashlights and safety rods (photo: IDF).

IDF Counter Terror Instructors (middle and left) demonstrate weapon handling technique to U.S. Marines during training at the IDF Counter Terror School. The instructor is armed with a M4A1 fitted with a Meprolight Mepro 21 and a safety rod.

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