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L98A2 Laser Engraved Wooden Training Weapon
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L98A2 Military Training Aid, Wood

The L98A2 Military Training Aid is a useful and detailed training weapon designed to assist instructors to help improve skill at arms. With the L98A2 training weapon aid, members of the army and cadet forces who cannot obtain regular access to armouries can practice weapon handling and drill knowledge in a safe environment.

This version of the L98A2 training weapon is manufactured using high-quality wood materials and is laser engraved on the right-hand side. It additionally features similar dimensions and centre of balance to a regular L98A2 rifle. Furthermore, sling loops can be fitted, allowing cadets to practice sling fitting and removal.

As well as an essential practice weapon, the L98A2 army training aid can be used to teach parts of the rifle, firing positions and weapons drills to cadets, without all the security and administration requirements of a real L98A2 or DP weapons.

Order your L98A2 Military Training Aid today from Cadet Direct with same day shipping and receive express UK delivery. For more military training, make sure to check out the full range of combat accessories from Cadet Direct.

L98A2 Military Training Aid Features:

Size: 78.5cm x 30cm x 1.2cm
Weight: 430g
Colour: Wood with black painted trim

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The L98A2 Military Training Aid is a useful and detailed training weapon designed to assist instructors to help improve skill at arms. With the L98A2 training weapon aid, members of the army and cadet forces who cannot obtain regular access to armouries can practice weapon handling and drill knowledge in a safe environment.

This version of the L98A2 training weapon is manufactured using high-quality wood materials and is laser engraved on the right-hand side. It additionally features similar dimensions and centre of balance to a regular L98A2 rifle. Furthermore, sling loops can be fitted, allowing cadets to practice sling fitting and removal.

As well as an essential practice weapon, the L98A2 army training aid can be used to teach parts of the rifle, firing positions and weapons drills to cadets, without all the security and administration requirements of a real L98A2 or DP weapons.

Order your L98A2 Military Training Aid today from Cadet Direct with same day shipping and receive express UK delivery. For more military training, make sure to check out the full range of combat accessories from Cadet Direct.

L98A2 Military Training Aid Features:

Size: 78.5cm x 30cm x 1.2cm
Weight: 430g
Colour: Wood with black painted trim

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Good bit if kit

19th October 2016 by
Bought with part of our grant to teach cadets parts of the weapon - recommended
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Useful bit of kit

16th July 2016 by
Useful and practical training aid and we use it all the time at the unit.
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Good idea

13th July 2016 by
I like the idea of having a training aid for things like arms drill and weapons handling although could have been done better. A single plywood piece doesn't really come close to the weight of the L98A2 (which I have used). Better off going to the effort of training with L98s (and there are deactivated ones for training purposes anyway if you can get hold of them) as it prepares you better for when you have to do it for real. An example form my own experience, when training with L98s we didn't even use dummy rounds (the grey ones)for operating drills. So when you had a mag of 20rds and you have been training with an empty one for two days, half the mags fell out of the range point as we weren't used to even half full magazines.
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An interesting item!

7th March 2016 by
Now this will be an interesting review, I’ll not comment on the current position relating to official permission to use these at cadet units – that is for the cadet forces themselves to decide.

Instead I’ll look at these from the angle of what they are, a wooden cut out training aid in the shape of the L98A2, and what uses they may be put to within a cadets context.

When it arrived in the post I surprised by just how thin it was, yes the dimensions are shown on the website but it’s not until you hold one you realise fully how thin they are!

It’s also very light, a fraction of the weight of the actual L98A2 – now that may seem obvious but it’s still worth pointing out!

The whole thing is cut from a single piece of ply wood and the edges are smooth and having been laser cut are black, if you get close enough you can smell a slight burnt wood smell on them.

One side of it (the side with the cocking handle on) has various details etched onto it while the other side is blank. The etched details are very good and allow you to identify the parts shown on that side, which could be useful during a lesson to learn the parts of the L98A2.

You could even colour these in to highlight them or use it as part of a wall mounted display showing the parts.

All in all it’s a well made and sturdy item that should cope with normal use with ease.

Another possible use for them is as a prop during Fieldcraft lessons. I’m sure most people have been teaching various parts of the Fieldcraft syllabus at individual units with cadets pretending to hold a rifle or possibly holding a stick! Having a few of these training aids available would allow cadets to hold an effective prop while training without having to worry about a lack of actual L98A2’s

I would still recommending ensuring they behave correctly with them as even though they are a wooden training aid if they pick up bad weapon handling habits with anything resembling the L98A2 it may cause problems later. It may also be worth painting parts of them in a bright colour to show they are only a training aid.

Another possible use for them is in the teaching of rifle drill. Now I have seen wooden props used like this before however they are not ideal as they do not weigh the same as an actual L98A2 and being thinner as well you hold them differently.

That said as long as the differences are noted and pointed out and cadets also get introduced to rifle drill with proper L98A2’s during the same session they may have a use as a teaching aid in this area.

So, would I recommend them? I would, although there is a big however along with that!

As long as there is permission for their use at units I can seem them being a useful support to training. I wouldn’t want to see them used as the only thing cadet’s train with but as a wooden training aid used to aid training I can see a use for them as long as their limitations and differences to the L98A2 are taken into account.

Also, for an individual getting one to practice at home, I would again say that they can be useful – not many people will have a replica L98A2 at home to practice with! But again you would need to keep in mind how different they are to the actual thing.

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Good idea

6th February 2016 by
Good idea to be used as a training aid. However, if these are to be used as drill practice 'rifles' you may just have to cut off the foresight...
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Great training aid

5th February 2016 by
Until regulations change no cadet unit (Air, Army or Sea) is really authorised to use these but they are really useful and I used something very similar while training at the Army Foundation College.
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Good Idea

4th February 2016 by
I think these are a great idea and possibly will buy some for my detachment, a lot better than possibly using BB guns which you are not allowed, and are too fragile. Security issues , just go for the plain brown one, and the fact its 1.2cm thick, might make it not look real!
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Will never receive MOD Approval

4th February 2016 by
With the current MOD expenditure on DP weapons and the current national security levels this item should be removed from sale.
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Excellent teaching tool

2nd February 2016 by
We need more training aids like this in air cadets and i will ask my squadron to get some.
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Great Idea

2nd February 2016 by
Just got this and I have to say it has made teaching some of our lessons that much easier and is popular with other instructors. Still waiting for DPs after years of promises and this bit of kit really helps.
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Very Poor Idea

1st February 2016 by
These Replica Rifles are not covered by any Cadet order or instruction which means they are not allowed to be used in any way what so ever by any Cadet Force. what is further to the point it is negligent for you to sell these weapons as you may have members of the public running around with realistic weapons that don't look like toys and police or worse may become involved.
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Wooden weapons

1st February 2016 by
My concern is whom is controlling such items at detachment level and is the same view given to the impact on them being taken and used for criminal means. A gun is a gun to most civilians. If the weapon was on a fixed post on a stand then it would still give the student the impact they want without the security impact. MOD is already over sensitive with our own weapons let alone adding to the situation with this replica.
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Training aids

29th January 2016 by
As retired military I had no problem in receiving the use of most weapons Having said that these weapons were real and very dangerous in the wrong hands hence an armoury to store and be guarded. The use of a training aid is all well and good and in the right context would give a cadet the hands on experience of weapon handling The only downside is the security of these lookalike weapons, replica weapons pose as much fear to the uninitiated as a real one. The point is security these aids should be treated as if they were the real deal. Police would not hesitate to use force if someone had one of these aids and flashed it around say near their home or elsewhere for that matter. It would seem they, the aids are readily available to all and sundry. Perhaps vetting would be in keeping. These aids can easily be spray painted black.

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