Realistic training is a necessary part of every officer’s job and so is having the appropriate gear that can enhance your tactical skills, as well as increase your safety. Training products such as simulators, shields, targets, protective gear and inert weapons can help prepare you for the field so that you can go home at the end of your shift.
PRISim Suite simulators provide realistic use-of-force training that helps to develop the skills required for officers armed with both lethal and less-lethal weapons. It includes realistic video and CGI environments for all aspects of firearms handling, including marksmanship, tactical strategies, observation skills, scene assessments, interactive dialog, problem-solving and decision-making skills. Its ShootBack Cannon fires a .68-caliber nylon ball in conjunction with shots fired in the training scenarios for a realistic effect. The product features flexible deployment options that allow training to be delivered at fixed facilities or any off-site location. Advanced Interactive Systems—800/441-4487 www.ais-sim.com
RedMan’s durable Striking Shield is made with a heavy-duty vinyl material that can withstand intense training and live-duty scenarios with batons. Layered underneath the vinyl covering is dense, impact-dispersing foam that improves protection during training. Its curved shape adds stability and comfort when holding the shield for long periods of time, while the back of the shield has a double-handle design for an easy grip. The product measures 30 inches high, 19 inches wide and 5½ inches thick. It’s designed for law enforcement trainers looking to enhance their program in both unarmed and baton techniques. RedMan Training Gear—800/865-7840 www.redmangear.com
Dojo Toys’ Less-Lethal Ammunition Target is designed for skill development, ease of use and durability. The new and improved 34-lb. stand is compact, lower in cost, lightweight and easily portable, allowing you to set it up quickly in different locations for a variety of training drill situations. The target itself is built with a 3/8"-thick synthetic material reinforced with two layers of polyester for strength. It reacts and flexes realistically with each shot fired which simulates the impact during an actual encounter. The system breaks down into three flat pieces for easy storage.
VirTra’s 300 LE is a tactical firearms, situational awareness and decision-making training simulator. Realistic use-of-force scenarios are projected on five screens and in a 300-degree platform for a fully immersive experience. The product includes support for pistols, rifles, shotguns, taser, OC sprays and impact devices. Marksmanship mode can simulate indoor and outdoor shooting ranges, and also enhances officers’ shooting skills and confidence. The optional Threat-Fire device safely simulates return fire with an electric impulse (or vibration), reinforcing performance under pressure.
VirTra Systems—480/968-1488 www.virtra.com