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DELUXE Retriev-R-Trainer Dummy Launcher Kit

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Retriev-R Trainer Dummy Launcher RRT White Dummy RRT White Dummy Top Detail RRT White Canvas Dummy .22 Blank Loads Cleaning Kit Dummy Launcher Kit Case RRT Manual

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Includes the Retriev-R-Trainer dummy launcher, a white RRT Canvas Dummy, a white Plastic Dummy, RRT cleaning kit, 100 rounds of medium power charges / dummy loads and RRT instructions -- all in a custom fitted carrying case. Recommended.

The Retriev-R-Trainer should only be used with dogs that have already been satisfactorily conditioned to gunfire. The use of "heavy" loads will shorten the useful life of the dummies. To prevent molding or premature deterioration, dry the canvas dummy thoroughly following retrieves in water. Increased distance can be obtained by using the plastic dummy and by varying the angle of fire.

For safety purposes, we recommend that you handle the Retriev-R-Trainer as you would a firearm.

NOTE: When training on water, make sure the launch tube in each dummy is dry before re-launching. If water is in the launch tube when the dummy is placed on the launcher, it can enter the firing port, drowning the load and causing a misfire. We recommend having multiple dummies available so the wet ones can dry between launches.

Retriev-R-Trainer Instructions

The Retriev-R-Trainer is a practical aid for training retrievers. Training dummies designed for the use with it can be power thrown two to three times farther than hand-thrown dummies. They are useful on land or water. Extra dummies can be used to throw doubles, triples, etc. The Retriev-R-Trainer uses blank power charges for throwing power. The accompanying report eliminates the need for a blank pistol.

Blank Power Charges:

Choose your power charge based on the distance you wish to throw the dummy. Use only those charges intended for the Retriev-R-Trainer:

  • Light Green Load -- Distance of approximately 150'
  • Medium Yellow Load -- Distance of approximately 175'
  • Heavy Red Load -- Distance of approximately 200'


    User must thoroughly clean the barrel, chamber, and hinge areas with a good gun cleaning solvent after each use. Failure to properly maintain the RRT Launcher may result in serious injury or death. You may purchase the RRT Cleaning Kit to simplify this process. A small amount of gun oil applied to the hinge area after cleaning will help to ensure smooth operation. Cleaning of the chamber can be enhanced by using a .22 caliber wire brush. Also, thoroughly clean and dry the inside of the dummy tube after each launch to be certain that, prior to each time you launch the dummy from your launcher, it is free of debris both internally and externally. Failure to properly maintain the aluminum insert tube in your dummy may result in serious injury or death. A rubber "O" Ring in a grove near the outer end of the barrel provides a seal for the release gases of the power charge. This "O" Ring will wear causing some of the gases to escape, thereby reducing the flight distance of the dummy. Apply a thin coat of Vaseline, or any other lubricant safe for use on rubber components, to prevent drying and cracking of the o-ring. Replacement "O" Rings are available separately.

    Preparation for Firing:

  • Place an RRT training dummy over the barrel and slide it down. The distance of the throw can be controlled by how far the dummy is placed down the barrel -- all the way for maximum distance, less for shorter throws.

  • Open the breech by pressing the thumb release/latch located in the middle of the launcher just above the handgrip. The launcher will now pivot open exposing the open chamber for receiving the blank power charge. Fully seat the charge in the chamber as you would a single shot rifle or shotgun.

  • Close the unit and press the thumb latch to insure that it is fully closed.


    Firmly grasp the launcher handle in one hand with the thumb latch oriented toward the shoulder of the holding arm. The heel of the holding hand should be facing the thumb latch and your fingers should be wrapped firmly around the grip. Your thumb will be closest to the Pull Knob. Bend the elbow slightly and position the launcher about waist high and one foot from your body. Aim about 45 from the horizontal off to your side toward the target area. Pull the firing knob back to its fully extended position and release it to launch.

    NOTE: NEVER DRY FIRE your Retriev-R-Trainer!

    Cautions and Warnings:

    Your RRT Launcher is not a firearm, but the same handling, care, and safety precautions must be exercised. Your Retriev-R-Trainer is provided with certain built-in safety features, but these are not substitutes for safe handling practices, which include the use of ear and eye protection as well as the use of heavy leather gloves.

  • Firing the dummy is equivalent to firing a six- to eight-ounce bullet. A heavy recoil and loud report should be expected, especially when using red power loads. ALWAYS use eye and ear protection and wear heavy leather gloves when firing.
  • Expect a loud report when the launcher is fired. Prolonged exposure to loud report may affect hearing to dogs and surrounding persons.
  • Never attempt to load your Retriev-R-Trainer with bullets or charges other than those recommended.
  • Always remove the training dummy from the barrel of the launcher before storage.
  • Before loading or firing, ALWAYS make sure the barrel and the metal insert in the dummy are free of obstructions.
  • The Retriev-R-Trainer is NOT A TOY! Do not allow children to play with or operate the unit.

  • DELUXE Retriev-R-Trainer Kit

    The RRT kit combines the original handheld dummy launcher with everything you need to get started, including 100 medium loads, a cleaning kit, and a handy case to carry it all around with you.

    Transcript from Steve's Video:

    The Retriev-R-Trainer comes in a deluxe kit. The deluxe kits include the handheld launcher, 100 of the medium power loads, a PVC plastic dummy, a canvas dummy with a red streamer, a pistol cleaning kit that's going to cover everything that you need to keep your Retriev-R-Trainer in good shape, plus a hard-shell carrying case.

    There's several different styles of dummies for the Retriev-R-Trainer. This is showing just two of them. This is your canvas dummy. So, as it's coming down you are going to get some movement. It's going to help the dog with marking.

    Then we've got the PVC dummies. We prefer these for water work. It's a little bit smaller and it's a plastic dummy. Red is similar to orange in that it's difficult for a dog to see. So you want to keep that in mind. These come in all sorts of different colors, all sorts of different styles. So if you are looking for some variation we've got it.

    Country of Origin: Made in USA.

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    Customer Reviews

    54 Reviews
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    98% Recommend this product (53 of 54 responses)
    By Rick
    Walla Walla WA
    Dummy Launcher
    November 29, 2020
    Great product works as advertised!
    The service from Gun Dog supply was outstanding.
    By Mike
    Nice product. Does what you need it to do.
    September 14, 2020
    I bought this dummy launcher in the spring and am just getting around to using it with my young dog.
    Everything you need is in the kit, I added only the lower powered, "green loads" to the purchase.
    The launcher will send the dummies about 30-35 yards with the green loads, and the dummy 1/2 way inserted. With the dummy fully seated it's probably going about 50 yards. The manual that comes with it does explain how to adjust, shorten, the range, by not fully inserting the launcher into the dummy.
    The yellow loads will send the dummy probably 75+ yards, but that's out of shotgun range on upland birds in New England. It's still fun though.
    Once the dog gets more used to it, we may use the yellow loads for water work.
    • Small, light weight, easy to use and control. Not much recoil at all.
    • None. It works just they way it is advertised.
    By David B.
    Review for DELUXE Retriev-R-Trainer Dummy Launcher Kit
    August 22, 2016
    Great tool for working on steady to shot and getting the dogs tracking airborne dummies for long distance
    By Brian C.
    Review for DELUXE Retriev-R-Trainer Dummy Launcher Kit
    July 1, 2016
    Very easy to use and no kick.
    By B W.
    Review for DELUXE Retriev-R-Trainer Dummy Launcher Kit
    July 1, 2016
    I purchased one of these units many years ago, and it was perfect. This unit seems cheaply made. Plus the yellow loads are too much. I'm not hunting on the moon you know. The unit should be shipped with the green rounds.
    By Jill
    Review for DELUXE Retriev-R-Trainer Dummy Launcher Kit
    June 30, 2016
    Zeke loves the dummy launcher, both on the lake and in the field. A great product!
    By Eli A.
    Review for DELUXE Retriev-R-Trainer Dummy Launcher Kit
    June 18, 2016
    The launcher is the first one I bought. It is easy to use, and my puppy really likes it. Keeps her on her toes. It is a bit louder than I thought. The kit is great. Has everything you need to get started.
    By Joe
    Review for DELUXE Retriev-R-Trainer Dummy Launcher Kit
    June 13, 2016
    I've only shot about six or eight rounds through it but so far it's perfect.
    By S H.
    Review for DELUXE Retriev-R-Trainer Dummy Launcher Kit
    May 11, 2016
    Launcher works great but dummies take a beating. Plastic dummy came apart after only a few launches.
    By TED M.
    Review for DELUXE Retriev-R-Trainer Dummy Launcher Kit
    March 16, 2016
    My dog loves this thing. She has been gun shy but is getting over it.
    By Austin H.
    Review for DELUXE Retriev-R-Trainer Dummy Launcher Kit
    March 10, 2016
    Thoroughly impressed with how much my dog loves this launcher. Anytime I pull it out for him, he goes wild.
    By Brian M.
    Review for DELUXE Retriev-R-Trainer Dummy Launcher Kit
    December 27, 2015
    Great product. Great price. Very happy!!
    By James L.
    Review for DELUXE Retriev-R-Trainer Dummy Launcher Kit
    November 16, 2015
    It is everything advertised. A great training tool.
    By Troy K.
    Review for DELUXE Retriev-R-Trainer Dummy Launcher Kit
    October 19, 2015
    My dog loves the dummy launcher. The pop of the blank adds to the excitement and so does the distance and speed the the dummy is launched. The only down side is your hand will take a beating from the kickback so wear a thick glove, cold weather glove.
    By Bren H.
    Review for DELUXE Retriev-R-Trainer Dummy Launcher Kit
    August 26, 2015
    Love the launcher. The only problem is that the load on the blanks shoots the dummy much further than I prefer. Other than that it's a great training tool.
    By Brian S.
    Review for DELUXE Retriev-R-Trainer Dummy Launcher Kit
    August 17, 2015
    Lots of fun. Great service, and quick delivery.
    By Swayne H.
    Review for DELUXE Retriev-R-Trainer Dummy Launcher Kit
    August 16, 2015
    Case hard to shut. Cleaning kit should include a oil rag in it.
    By Paul G.
    Review for DELUXE Retriev-R-Trainer Dummy Launcher Kit
    April 16, 2015
    Perfect for training my lab. The launcher throws the dummies out far enough to challenge marking and give a realistic hunting experience. My pup is learning to use his eyes first and nose to locate. It's like having a training partner with you anytime.
    By Robert W.
    Review for DELUXE Retriev-R-Trainer Dummy Launcher Kit
    March 30, 2015
    Everything works great. Shoots much farther than I anticipated.
    By Janice M.
    Review for DELUXE Retriev-R-Trainer Dummy Launcher Kit
    March 24, 2015
    Giving it to my grandson for his birthday on Saturday.
    By Joseph
    Review for DELUXE Retriev-R-Trainer Dummy Launcher Kit
    January 9, 2015
    Works great. Both dogs love it. Also my lab was gun shy before I got the thrower, and after a week playing with her she's a totally different dog.
    By Elizabeth D.
    Review for DELUXE Retriev-R-Trainer Dummy Launcher Kit
    December 29, 2014
    Our dog is nuts about this product. Best gift anyone in our family received. So very fun!
    By Roxanne G.
    Review for DELUXE Retriev-R-Trainer Dummy Launcher Kit
    December 27, 2014
    I got this for my father in law for Christmas, and this thing is awesome! He just lit up when that thing shot for the first time! The dog loves it and it's a great way to wear him out!
    By James B.
    Review for DELUXE Retriev-R-Trainer Dummy Launcher Kit
    November 3, 2014
    Works excellent for a hunting retriever.
    By Johnny R.
    Review for DELUXE Retriev-R-Trainer Dummy Launcher Kit
    September 8, 2014
    Training alone most of the time this really helps
    By Yasin A.
    Review for DELUXE Retriev-R-Trainer Dummy Launcher Kit
    September 3, 2014
    Very easy to use.
    By Randy N.
    Review for DELUXE Retriev-R-Trainer Dummy Launcher Kit
    August 2, 2014
    My dog can't quite follow the dummy yet. This thing launches great. I was really surprised at the power it has. He is getting the hang of it. I'm very satisfied with the kit. Everything you need in a nice case. I would recommend it to anyone.

    By Todd T.
    Review for DELUXE Retriev-R-Trainer Dummy Launcher Kit
    June 15, 2014
    It does everything I need and then some.
    By Holly
    Review for DELUXE Retriev-R-Trainer Dummy Launcher Kit
    June 14, 2014
    I bought this for my husband for Father's Day because I overheard him talking about wanting one. I kept my fingers crossed that this is what he was talking about. It was. He couldn't wait to try it and used almost the whole pack of "bullets" that it comes with. He and Raven, his best friend, black lab, could have stayed out there for hours. He should have worn earplugs before trying it (solely his fault), but other than that he said this was the best present ever. Now, I have to go reorder some "bullets" because if I let him on this site, we'll be broke!
    By Robert W.
    Review for DELUXE Retriev-R-Trainer Dummy Launcher Kit
    May 15, 2014
    Works really well. Shoots the dummy out much farther than I expected. This is a great way to introduce a gunshot to any young pup. Great service. Thank you.

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