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We're looking at the Alpha blank pistols. Alpha is a large-frame blank pistol. It's built on an actual gun frame, so it's got a lot of weight to it, a lot of feel. One of my favorite things about all the Alphas is that they come with orange handles, which makes them easy to find when you drop them in the field. They've also got the orange plug, which is required on a blank pistol.

Alpha is a swing-out cylinder. What that means is you have a button to press. And when you open it up it stays in the cylinder. It has an ejector so that when your blanks are out you can fire them out. Comes with a lanyard ring, which I highly recommend that you strap it to yourself once it's in your holster. This is a large frame pistol. It will fit any of our large frame holsters.

The Alpha comes in three different calibers. This is the .22 caliber. This is the .209 primer. And this is the .32 caliber.

I prefer the .22 because you have three different volumes of blanks that you can use. You can use the small crimp blanks. You can use a medium crimp. And then you can use the loud Winchester .22 short blanks. So that gives you an increase in volume, which is great when you are working with a puppy.

The .209 is probably the most popular we sell, and that's got to do with the price of the blanks. .22 caliber blanks are a little on the expensive side as far as per shot, where .209 primers are a good bit cheaper. The downside of .209 primers is that they are harder to come by because they cannot easily be shipped. So if you are getting a .209 pistol, you need to make sure that you can buy the primers locally. It's just a standard shotgun primer. I prefer CCI's. Most gun stores are going to have them, places that specialize in reloading.

.32 is the least used of the ones that we sell, and a lot of that has to do with the blanks. They are for track and field and for field trials. Certain pointing dog field trials require a .32 caliber blank. I generally do not recommend them for folks that are dog training. The blanks are incredibly expensive.

All three of the Alpha pistols are what are called double action pistols. What double action means is that you can either cock the pistol and then fire it or you can fire it without cocking it.

All of the Alphas come with a hard-shell case. They also come with a cleaning rod. Highly recommend that you keep your blank pistols clean. Typically, if we see problems with them it's folks that just fire them all the time and never bother to clean them off. Any standard gun solvent is going to take care of them. It also depends on the blanks that you fire. The .22 shots are a very dirty blank and they require that you clean it on a more regular basis.

I switch back and forth. With young puppies I use a .22 caliber because I can get that quiet. With older dogs I use a .209. Most people are not going to want that. So a lot of it depends on what you are doing. If you are using a .209 with puppies you just want to back off from them a good bit more and gradually introduce them to the gunfire. I would not take a .209 primer. A .209 primer is almost as loud as a .22 short. It might be as loud as a .22 short. For most people, the .22 is really the way to go. It just depends on how many blanks you are firing.

These pistols cover all of our upland and retriever folks. And really good for rabbit hunters, coon hunters. Anybody that's going to be shooting around a dog, they need to gradually introduce the sound of gunfire to them. And blank pistols are the best way to do that. They're much safer than using an actual load. So you want to gradually introduce gunfire. We've got a couple articles on the website about that.




Customer Review #30812

By: Frank Swenson From WA

I'm a USATF Starter and buy from you because your prices are amazingly better than the track and field supplier.

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 30812
Reviewed: 2016-07-24
Customer Review #30027

By: Tocque Peyton From MD

I am a track and field starter. I ordered the Alfa .32 Caliber Blank Starter Pistol for starting races. I do love the Alfa and would recommend it to T and F Officials. Note that one needs to be careful of the opening at the end of the barrel when firing it. It even fires the crimp type of blanks. Thanks Gun Dog Supply.

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 30027
Reviewed: 2016-06-13
"Great gun, I love it."

By: Martin Richards From AR

I used it for track and field. Great gun, I love it.

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 29468
Reviewed: 2016-05-16
"I enjoy this one so much that I purchased a second!"

By: Keith Stoeber From IA

I enjoy this one so much that I purchased a second!

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 29277
Reviewed: 2016-05-06
"They both works like a charm."

By: Tocque Peyton From MD

Hi GunDog. I am a starter who works in the DC area officiating track and field meets. I needed a starter pistol for that purpose. I have ordered two starter pistols from your company. They both works like a charm. There are some new blanks out there and don't work with some starter pistols. The one that I recently bought from you fires them without a problem. Great starter pistols.

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 29098
Reviewed: 2016-04-27
"The workings of the pistols are smooth and it will work flawlessly."

By: Scott Phoenix From OR

I didn't buy the gun for training dogs, just for starting track meets, but if what you're looking for is a loud sound, you certainly will have that in spades. The workings of the pistols are smooth and it will work flawlessly.

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 25692
Reviewed: 2015-12-20
"I have both an Alfa .22 and .32 pistols to use as a track and cross country starter. Both work excellent and are a great value."

By: David Templeton From PA

Owns 2 dogs. Family pet.
I have both an Alfa .22 and .32 pistols to use as a track and cross country starter. Both work excellent and are a great value. When I had a problem with one of the pistols, the repair was taken care of free of charge and was returned quickly. Thanks for everything!

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 23908
Reviewed: 2015-10-04
"It is much easier to load and remove shells, and there are no loose parts."

By: Nancy Pietrowiak From WI

As a track official, I was using an older starting pistol that did not work well with Pyro shells. The Alfa .32 worked great at the two meets I did with it. It is much easier to load and remove shells, and there are no loose parts.

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 21360
Reviewed: 2015-06-04
"Quick delivery."

By: Mark Beversdorf From

Quick delivery.

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 20931
Reviewed: 2015-05-16
"Gun Dog Supply had the best price (by far!)."

By: Rodney Riggs From UT

Family pet.
I bought this as a starter pistol for track. No interest in hunting dogs, but Gun Dog Supply had the best price (by far!). Their service and same day shipping was AWESOME. The pistol is exactly what I expected, and I am completely satisfied with the product and service. They couldn't have been better.

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 20660
Reviewed: 2015-05-04
"Glad to have my own."

By: Don Richmond From NE

I start track meets, and this is the quality starting pistol that we envy other guys having. Glad to have my own.

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 19420
Reviewed: 2015-03-14
"Price lower than all competition."

By: Don Bottorf From NE

Hunts.
Price lower than all competition.

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 14118
Reviewed: 2014-09-29
"This is by far the best!"

By: Steven Kunzelman From WA

Owns 2 dogs. Family pet.
High quality, well made. I have used several other black pistols. This is by far the best!

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 11225
Reviewed: 2014-06-01
"Great starter pistol for track and field."

By: Timothy James From IL

Great starter pistol for track and field.

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 10197
Reviewed: 2014-04-25
"Lifetime guarantee."

By: Thomas C. From OH

This is my 2nd alpha .32. I also have an alpha .22. I am a track official and use the alpha's to start races, the .32 for outdoors, and the .22 for indoors. My first one (purchased 8 years ago) is in the shop getting repaired. That is why I have two .32's. Lifetime guarantee. Gun Dog Supply has the best price of any Alpha I have seen. Great service. I ordered on Saturday night, and the gun was at my house on Wednesday.

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 10540
Reviewed: 2014-05-06
"I couldn't be happier with the purchase."

By: Ray Boss From MD

I bought this pistol for track and field meets, and I couldn't be happier with the purchase. I haven't had it very long and have only used it at two meets, but it works great and loads easily and quickly, which is important during a fast-paced meet.

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 9530
Reviewed: 2014-03-29
"Great gun."

By: Michael Mayse From FL

Owns 7 dogs. Family pet.
Great gun. Great price. Great service.

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 6926
Reviewed: 2014-01-01
"Great starters pistol."

By: Daniel Epstein From FL

Great starters pistol. And buying it from you was easy, and it was the cheapest in price by far.

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 6965
Reviewed: 2014-01-02
"This pistol is one of the best I have ever used."

By: Marland Rachel From IL

lewellin setter. Hunts. Family pet.
This pistol is one of the best I have ever used. The pistol is clean firing (little to no residue). The sound level is perfect for it is not overpowering yet distinct. The trigger action is awesome for how little pressure is required. I want to order the .22 version for I am so impressed. Furthermore, had a friend of mine who also uses blank pistols wants to purchase one as well. I recommend this pistol to anyone. In one word BEST blank pistol I have owned.

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 3640
Reviewed: 2013-10-18
Customer Review #29767

By: John Cusher From OH

The gun is good but the case it came in was damaged.

Product Rating: 4 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 29767
Reviewed: 2016-05-29
"In general, I don't like it as much as my old NEF starter pistol."

By: Mark Gagstetter From MN

I use it for starting track meets. It's the only gun I could find. The swing out cylinder is very cumbersome. It is also hard to close the cylinder so it is fully engaged. Maybe because it's new? (I hope) In general, I don't like it as much as my old NEF starter pistol. As stated before, I wasn't able to find any other choices. These guns are probably like the .32 cal. blanks, not many made anymore.

Product Rating: 3 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 10218
Reviewed: 2014-04-26
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Rust resistant blued finish and the high strength heat-treated steel parts promise trouble free usage.

Alfa .32 Caliber Blank Starter / Training Pistol


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These blank pistols are not props and can cause serious injury if used improperly. They are not recommended for use in theatrical productions or indoors.


The design and superior manufacturing quality of the Alfa is at the same level as those of licensed arms.

Limited Lifetime Manufacturer's Warranty.

The Z-MAC zinc-aluminum frame with a rust resistant blued finish and the high strength heat-treated steel parts promise trouble free usage. Thanks to the automated drop safety lock and machine tooled steel double-action-trigger mechanism the revolvers are absolutely safe.

The Alfa 32 double action revolver is rugged and reliable with a bright orange grip made of high impact polymer and the orange cap on the barrel is a reminder that the revolver is not a firearm. The six shot swing out cylinder allows easy loading and unloading. A lanyard ring is included for security. Comes complete with a carrying case and cylinder cleaning brush. Winchester .32 blanks recommended.

Specifications:

Barrel: 2"
Overall Length: 7"
Height: 5.25"
Weight: 1.6 lbs.
Capacity: 6
Finish: Blued

Use and/or possession of Blank Pistols (Starter Pistols) and Blanks is prohibited and/or restricted in some jurisdictions. Laws change frequently. Therefore, all buyers should check with local authorities prior to ordering pistols and/or blanks.

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Limited Lifetime Warranty

In addition to offering repair and service, Alfa-Proj warrants to the original purchaser that the product is free from defects in materials and workmanship under normal use. Damage due to abuse, misuse, neglect or unauthorized adjustments or modifications made or attempted by anyone other than the stated factory repair service is excluded from this warranty. The Lifetime Service Policy covers functional defects. Alfa-Proj will repair or replace, at its option, any defects due to faulty materials or workmanship.

The conditions of this warranty are twofold:

First, the purchaser must return the warranty card with proof of retail purchase to: Elite Custom Guns, 2522 Tranquil Way, Sevierville, TN 37876-0170 within thirty days of purchase. Please include a copy of your purchase receipt.

Second, the purchaser must notify Elite Custom Guns service department, in writing or by e-mail (elitecustomguns@gmail.com), stating the difficulty experienced and the date and place of original purchase.

Excluded from this warranty are malfunctions caused by misuse or abuse of the starter revolver, damage due to lack of proper cleaning and maintenance, unauthorized modification, adjustments or repairs, shipping damages, careless handling, normal wear and tear, and defective or improperly loaded ammunition and corrosion.

Alfa-Proj's responsibility under this warranty is limited to the repair or replacement of the revolver. Responsibility or liability for damage to property other than the revolver, personal injury or death, or consequential damages is SPECIFICALLY EXCLUDED.

Country of Origin: Made in Czech Republic.

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