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Training System
Non-Lethal - Reduced-Energy

The FX® system is comprised of FX® marking cartridges, weapon conversion kits and personal protective equipment. All three essential components are supported by a comprehensive Simunition® Scenario Instructor and Safety Certification Training Course.


  • Most realistic close-range training system
  • Non-lethal and non-toxic cartridges (Toxfree primer)
  • Force-on-force and man-to-man live fire scenario training without the associated danger
  • Functions in Simunition® converted service weapons
  • Convenient training (any place, any time)
  • Total training system with cartridges, kits, protective equipment and training courses
  • High quality
  • Reliable
  • Affordable
  • Easy to use
  • World renowned 


  • Individual and team situations
  • Counter-terrorism
  • Close-quarter battle (CQB)
  • Urban fighting (MOUT/FIBUA)
  • Protection of dignitaries
  • Trench clearing
  • Fighting in wooded areas

FX® Marking Cartridges

The FX® marking cartridges, which come in six colors, are at the core of the FX® Training System known as "the world's most realistic close-range combat training system". The patented, reduced-energy, non-lethal cartridges leave a detergent-based, water-soluble color-marking compound. The visible impacts allow accurate assessment of simulated lethality. The cartridges are available in .38 cal. and 9mm and feature tactical accuracy up to 25 feet (7.6 meters). The 5.56mm is tactically accurate with ball cartridges to 100 feet (30 meters). No special ballistic facilities are required. They meet the need for a force-on-force and man-to-man training system that is realistic, effective, inexpensive, adaptable and fully portable.


FX® Non-Marking Cartridges

We also manufacture a FX® non-marking cartridge for use in areas or situations where marking is not desirable. The 9mm FX® non-marking has the same characteristics as the FX® marking cartridge except for ballistic match at 16 feet (5m.) versus 25 feet (7.6 m.).

Simunition® Conversion Kits

The Simunition® conversion kit, conversion bolt, bolt carrier assembly and safety-ring insert are mandatory and easy to install, they allow FX® marking cartridges to be fired safely from the user’s own service weapon. These kits help preclude the inadvertent chambering of live ammunition and ensure the proper operation and cycling of the weapons.

FX® Protective Equipment

The "impact awareness" delivered by its ammunition contributes to the realism of FX® interactive training. To ensure safe and realistic training, yet still allow the impact to be felt, Simunition® developed a full line of protective equipment for both men and women, including head protector, throat protector and groin protector as well as pants, gloves, a vest and sleeves. These components are for use exclusively with FX® marking cartridges. They are comfortable and lightweight and allow the user to move as freely and naturally as possible. Simunition® policy requires users to only wear Approved Simunition® FX® 9000 Series masks, throat and groin protectors when training with FX® marking cartridges.

FX® Training Courses

In our increasingly violent world, realistic training can mean the difference between life and death. The FX® Scenario Instructor and Safety Certification Course is designed to prepare law enforcement, military and tactical teams with quality, reality-based training using FX® marking cartridges, weapon conversion kits and protective equipment. This is the only system that allows officers to use their own service weapons in safe, force-on-force exercises against living, breathing, motivated human beings who can actually shoot back! Select Training Courses for availability in your area / country.