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Alfa .32 Caliber Blank Starter / Training Pistol

Rust-resistant blued finish and the high strength heat-treated steel parts promise trouble free usage.


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Restricted shipping. Cannot be shipped via USPS. Shipping prohibited to Puerto Rico.

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.

It comes with a 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 swingout 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.


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.

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 (, 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.

Alfa .32 Caliber Blank Pistol

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Transcript from Steve's Video:

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.

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Customer Reviews

31 Reviews
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97% Recommend this product (30 of 31 responses)
By Bruce
Hunt texas
Great pistol
April 12, 2021
I've used this pistol to start 5 track is very good and last pistol I used for starting track had over 20000 shots on it
  • High quality
By Keith S.
So good I bought another!
May 6, 2016
I enjoy this one so much that I purchased a second!
By Rodney R.
Completely Satisfied
May 4, 2015
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.
By Ann
Richland, WA
***Also a Great Track and Field Starter Gun!
May 4, 2023
This is my second time purchasing this product from Gun Dog Supply. Quality Product! I had other Track and Field officials ask me where I purchased it and happily shared that info. I will continue to buy from Gun Dog Supply - they are easy to work with, knowledgeable, and shipping was fast.
  • From a Track and Field starter perspective only - it was consistent, reliable, and plenty loud! No issues jamming. Thank you again Steve Snell
By Matt
West slope, Colorado
Great trainer/starting pistol
March 15, 2023
I mainly have used this for track and field starts and this has been a fantastic purchase. Ease of use and weight of the unit is stop on. After a couple dozen starts, there are no complaints.
  • Gun Dog Supply is a great company to purchase through! Will be buying more.
  • Had some issue with miss firing the blanks. After looking into everything and trying the blanks in a different starter, found nothing was wrong with the unit. It was a bad batch of blanks.
By Scott
Central Texas
Bought for Track, WAY cheaper than Track suppliers but same equipment
February 16, 2023
Website easy to use, called to confirm inventory and got immediate courteous response. Shipping was very fast and reasonable cost. Would DEFINITELY do business with them again.
  • Everything was positive for me
  • NONE
By Tom
The Best Starter's Pistol Currently on the Market
June 7, 2022
I own two Alpha 32 starter’s pistols. They are well-made and easy to use. I found that Gun Dog Supply easily has the best price for this starter’s pistol when I was looking to purchase a spare.
  • 1) Easy loading and unloading of 32 blanks;
  • 2) six-shell capacity instead of the typical five;
  • 3) well-balanced.
  • 1) Can't tell how many live shells are left in the cylinder;
  • 2) difficult to get some cleaning tools/tips in the chambers.
By Joel
Hilo, Hawaii
Good product; GREAT service.....Mahalo nui loa....
March 29, 2022
The Alfa 32 caliber and 22 caliber are the current "go to" pistols for track and field starting. They are durable and reliable and with proper care, can last a lifetime. Being my first purchase of one of these pistols, I searched far and wide on the internet for a good source. I was lucky to find and purchase one from Gun Dog Supply located in Massachusetts; GDS is owned and operated by the Snell family. The service is beyond "old time excellent"....and it's the kind of treatment that takes you back in time to the old days when customer service was number one and oftentimes made the difference between those companies that operated solely on lowest price and those companies that charged a fair price but backed up their products with EXCELLENT service. My starting partner just asked me last Saturday where I bought my pistol and without hesitation I told him "Gun Dog Supply", "check them out on the internet", "you won't be disappointed". Thanks for an excellent product at a great price and mostly for the "off the charts" customer service.
  • excellent product
  • good price
  • fast, efficient service
  • personal touch
  • none
By Donald S.
Grant, Nebraska
received item quickly and in great working condition
February 17, 2022
Reliable product, received quick delivery, extremely pleased
  • very good product, very dependable
By Justin
Madison, WI
Worked great... at first.
June 2, 2021
Had the gun for about 6 years now and use it for starting track races. When I first got the .32 cal. I had few issues unless I didn’t clean it well. Now it seems like it I can’t make it passed 1 shot without getting jammed due to paper wods from the shells getting stuck in the chamber. I do not recommend this gun. If it didn’t have the narrowed chamber in the cylinder then I would recommend this to anyone. When it worked it was a great gun but would only take about 20 shells before it needed thorough cleaning.
  • Connected cylinder
  • Ejection plate to remove shells from cylinder
  • Comfortable grip
  • Directed muzzle to point the fired powder away from the user.
  • Gets jammed easily.
  • Hard to clean and ruins cleaning brushes for barrel because if awkward size of chamber.
  • If a paper wod is stuck inside the chamber then it's hard to open.
  • Due to its size chamber it does not allow all types of .32 blanks to be used. More specifically you cannot use the plastic crimped shells.
By Steven R.
Jefferson County, New York
Excellent service
March 19, 2021
Your price was the the best of several suppliers I looked at. The starting pistol arrived sooner than scheduled. Oveall an excellent experience.
By Gil C.
Bellmore, NY
Excellent as always
December 19, 2020
Service and product delivered perfectly. Thank you
  • Fast and quality
By Frank S.
Review for Alfa .32 Caliber Blank Starter / Training Pistol
July 24, 2016
I'm a USATF Starter and buy from you because your prices are amazingly better than the track and field supplier.
By Tocque P.
Review for Alfa .32 Caliber Blank Starter / Training Pistol
June 13, 2016
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.
By John C.
Review for Alfa .32 Caliber Blank Starter / Training Pistol
May 29, 2016
The gun is good but the case it came in was damaged.
By Martin R.
Review for Alfa .32 Caliber Blank Starter / Training Pistol
May 16, 2016
I used it for track and field. Great gun, I love it.
By Tocque P.
Review for Alfa .32 Caliber Blank Starter / Training Pistol
April 27, 2016
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.
By Scott P.
Review for Alfa .32 Caliber Blank Starter / Training Pistol
December 20, 2015
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.
By David T.
Review for Alfa .32 Caliber Blank Starter / Training Pistol
October 4, 2015
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!
By Nancy P.
Review for Alfa .32 Caliber Blank Starter / Training Pistol
June 4, 2015
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.
By Mark B.
Review for Alfa .32 Caliber Blank Starter / Training Pistol
May 16, 2015
Quick delivery.
By Don R.
Review for Alfa .32 Caliber Blank Starter / Training Pistol
March 14, 2015
I start track meets, and this is the quality starting pistol that we envy other guys having. Glad to have my own.
By Don B.
Review for Alfa .32 Caliber Blank Starter / Training Pistol
September 29, 2014
Price lower than all competition.
By Steven K.
Review for Alfa .32 Caliber Blank Starter / Training Pistol
June 1, 2014
High quality, well made. I have used several other black pistols. This is by far the best!
By Thomas C.
Review for Alfa .32 Caliber Blank Starter / Training Pistol
May 6, 2014
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.
By Mark G.
Review for Alfa .32 Caliber Blank Starter / Training Pistol
April 26, 2014
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.
By Timothy J.
Review for Alfa .32 Caliber Blank Starter / Training Pistol
April 25, 2014
Great starter pistol for track and field.
By Ray B.
Review for Alfa .32 Caliber Blank Starter / Training Pistol
March 29, 2014
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.
By Daniel E.
Review for Alfa .32 Caliber Blank Starter / Training Pistol
January 2, 2014
Great starters pistol. And buying it from you was easy, and it was the cheapest in price by far.
By Michael M.
Review for Alfa .32 Caliber Blank Starter / Training Pistol
January 1, 2014
Great gun. Great price. Great service.

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