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January 2020 E-Newsletter

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SIMULATION TRAINING, GUN RANGE DESIGN, EQUIPMENT AND INSTALLATION NEWSLETTER – JANUARY 2020

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SHOT SHOW 2020 – Will YOU Be There?

Now beginning its tenth year at the Sands Expo Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, the Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade Show (SHOT Show) and Conference will run from Jan. 21 to 24, 2020. This year’s theme is “FULLY LOADED”, which expresses the broad range of exposition, networking and educational opportunities available.

In keeping with the theme, Meggitt Training Systems, at Booths #12267 and #6602, will display its industry-leading live-fire and virtual training products. Meggitt has fielded more than 13,600 ranges worldwide since 1926 and is the industry leader in turnkey shooting range design, equipment and installation for law enforcement and commercial shooting ranges. In addition, we have become the undisputed leader in virtual training systems chosen by the world’s most demanding military and law enforcement customers. As a result, a visit with Meggitt Training Systems at SHOT Show is a must!

Building a Gun Range? We’re Your One-Stop Shop at Booth 12267

Meggitt Training Systems offers a reliable and comprehensive array of shooting range equipment, with a proven track record of over 90 years. Building a gun range, looking to upgrade your existing range or simply doing your homework on what it takes to build a range? Visit Meggitt at booth 12267 to discover our equipment offerings, how we can help with your range design, installation and after-the-sale customer service and warranty questions. We’ll have a vast array of products on display at our booth, including:

The XWT GEN4 wireless target carrier: the latest advance in the industry’s first wireless, 360˚ turning system. The XWT GEN4 extends the availability of the target system for your range. For example, it uses a lithium ion battery with a positive locking connection and ergonomic placement. This technology provides a 50% increase in battery watt hours. The new docking system improves contact design for faster, more reliable charging; that means more time using the XWT GEN4 and less time charging it. The chassis features a new side cover design for wheel overhead protection and prevention of brass drivetrain damage. Anti-static wheels eliminate grounding tinsel and reduce electrostatic discharge.

The XWT ProImage® projected target system: Revolutionizing image and video targets for indoor shooting ranges. If you haven’t seen the XWT ProImage system in action, you’ll appreciate this industry first. A compact video projector and camera system attaches to Meggitt’s XWT target carrier and can move downrange to any distance on the track. Wirelessly connected to a 10” lane control unit mounted to the shooting stall, the system projects interactive games, digital videos and images that a shooter can upload onto white paper or cardboard targets. The onboard camera provides a streaming, close-up view of the target for instantaneous feedback, including bullet hole tracking displayed on a tablet. The XWT ProImage is a simple addition to any XWT GEN3 or GEN4 carrier, uses lithium batteries, and with the XWT, it docks and charges while in operation.

Multi-Function Stationary Infantry Target (MF-SIT): A more realistic experience for urban operations and specialized training. The MF-SIT is the go-to in stationary target systems. It offers a fixed target head configuration that can respond to hits or a pre-programmed scenario, ensuring that the shooters do not anticipate target actions. This feature increases the realism for officers who must face the unexpected in urban environments. The MF-SIT system is operated through radio frequency, hardwire or ethernet controls that enable great flexibility in range design and usage.

The LOMAH (location of miss and hit): a better way to measure accuracy. The LOMAH system adds shot scoring by measuring the precise time of a bullet’s supersonic shock wave passing over a ballistically protected microphone sensor array. Triangulation of sound waves for hit location makes Meggitt’s offering unique in this market, determining the bullet’s location and presenting a graphical image on the shooter’s firing point computer. The bullet’s measured location provides the shooter the accurate information needed to display shot grouping and zeroing of weapons more effectively. The result, of course, can be significantly improved marksmanship skills. LOMAH can be installed easily via a retrofit kit or on new, LOMAH-capable Meggitt targets such as the MF-SIT.

In addition, Meggitt will have models on display of the GranTrap™ rubber bullet trap, LE5000 escalator steel bullet trap, our SHOTT™ House tactical environment and the Road Range™ mobile indoor range.

If you’re looking for virtual weapons training, see us at Booth 6602

Located in the Law Enforcement Pavilion, Meggitt Training Systems will exhibit one of our latest advances: the FATS® 100P portable virtual training system. A compact simulator that features advanced functionality for both instructor and trainee, the FATS 100P delivers everything you would expect from our larger simulation systems. Weapon handling and shot placement analytics. Marksmanship automatic coaching tools. Video-based judgmental training for escalation and de-escalation. Enhanced graphic capabilities. Portable and light, the FATS 100P comes in two rugged hand-carry cases the size of a large range bag that allow easy transportation, set-up and operation by one person. In addition to remote training, it is also ideal for law enforcement sharing resources or conducting public affairs for citizen groups. Up to six weapon simulators, including wireless BlueFire® ones on display, which resemble in form, fit and function as the actual weapons, can be run simultaneously.

Learning the Ins and Outs of Shooting Ranges at SHOT Show’s Law Enforcement Education Program (LEEP)

Be sure to register for Meggitt Training Systems’ presentation at LEEP on Tuesday, January 21 from 10:45-11:45 am in the Marcello Room #4504, part of the Sands Expo. The presentation, “Staying on Target: How to Outfit your Shooting Range for Maximum Safety and Efficiency”, will include industry insights on live-fire range development and operation trends, including indoor range equipment, such as target carriers, baffles and bullet traps. Outdoor ranges will also be featured, with emphasis on sound abatement and rubber bullet traps to meet stringent EPA regulations. Meggitt will also discuss increasing requirements for ranges that can accommodate dynamic, tactical training on the move. Upon completion, LEEP participants receive a Certificate of Attendance confirming course participation, which can be used to document training. Show attendees can register for this LEEP session at https://shotshow.org/leep/. We encourage you to register today to be a part of this informative session!

Visit Meggitt Training Systems at SHOT Show!

Be sure to visit our live fire (#12267) and virtual (#6602) booths to speak with one of our Meggitt representatives during SHOT Show. Or better yet, schedule an appointment now at https://meggitttrainingsystems.com/about/request-a-meeting-with-meggitt-training-systems/.

Only days remain until the show and we look forward to visiting with you soon!

PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT

Would you like to win a $200 PRIZE PAK?

Are you going to SHOT Show? Then you’re in luck! Like #MeggittTrainingSystems on Social Media, visit us at SHOT Show (booth #12267) and you could win one of three PRIZE PAKS valued up to $200 each!* Visit the sites today and you’re on your way! Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn!

*Contest Rules

  1. The Meggitt Training Systems (MTS) PRIZE PAK Contest is not sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn or Twitter.
  2. The MTS PRIZE PAK Contest will run December 20, 2019 to January 23, 2020 at 6:00 pm, EST.
  3. Participants must be 18 years or older.
  4. To enter, visit our Social Media sites and like or follow the page by January 23, 2020. Then drop your business card at the MTS #12267 booth at SHOT Show between January 21-23, 2020.
  5. A winner will be chosen at random each day of SHOT Show, January 21, 22 and 23, 2020 and will be announced via MTS Social Media sites.
  6. The prize will be mailed to the winner upon confirmation of name and address. MTS will pay all shipping and handling charges.

DID YOU KNOW

  • Meggitt Training Systems provides turnkey solutions for nearly every aspect of your range design and development? We can supply all range equipment and ventilation, and work one-on-one with your general contractor to satisfy structural issues, construction and ballistic material questions, lighting solutions, ancillary areas, ADA requirements and more. With over 90 years in the gun range industry, Meggitt’s team of professionals is ready to turn your ideas into reality.
  • Meggitt offers a virtual training system to fit the requirements of all levels of law enforcement. The FATS® 100LE features an embedded video authoring station and software editing package, enabling the user to create their own judgmental scenarios and video range courses. The FATS® 100P is a full virtual system offered in a portable solution with ease of transportation, set up and operation. The FATS® 300LE brings a 5-screen, 300° field of view to the user, while the FATS® 180LE delivers 3-screen, 180° training. Both immersive systems provide realistic, engaging training. With high-definition on every screen and 5.1 surround sound, the users will feel like they’re in the action, facing decision making pressures while maintaining situational awareness. See the FATS 100P in action at SHOT Show, booth #6602.

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FAQ

Q. I currently have a rubber bullet trap. How often do I need to have it cleaned and what is involved?

A. Rubber traps should have lead abatement and cleanout services performed at 80,000 rounds*. Cleaning the trap can be simple when using the correct equipment, as most rounds mined from the trap remain fully intact. The engineered design of the over trap supply bin also makes cleaning an easier process. Lead dust is minimal due to the design of the environmentally friendly rubber trap, and the rubber media lasts for years before it needs to be replaced. The trap can also be topped off with low cost rubber media after its been cleaned. Another practical option is to use gum rubber coverings to keep unspent gun powders, cardboard baker materials, or other dust or debris out of the rubber media. Visit our website to learn more about Meggitt’s bullet traps.
* Approximate round count of 80,000 per four-foot trap section (average lane width).

Q. What weapon solutions are offered by Meggitt Training Systems for virtual training systems supporting law enforcement and commercial customers?

A. Meggitt has four weapon options available for use with any FATS® virtual training system. They include:

  1. Meggitt’s patented BlueFire® weapons are the most realistic simulation weapon available in the industry, with the same form, fit and function of a live weapon. The wireless BlueFire weapon requires the student to properly load the weapon for duty. The instructor can monitor performance and weapon status in real time, observing remaining round count, magazine status, slide position and chamber loaded (with safety and cant of weapon for certain weapons).
  2. BlueFire tethered weapons are ideal for stationary marksmanship training and feature realistic recoil for accurate instruction. It allows for small or large groups to train simultaneously.
  3. Meggitt systems are compatible with Dvorak recoil insert kits.
  4. Third party dry fire laser inserts are also easily adaptable to Meggitt’s systems.

No other simulation company provides as many weapon solutions as Meggitt Training Systems. Contact your sales representative today or click here for more information on virtual training systems.

MEGGITT IN THE NEWS

Meggitt Training Systems to Highlight Full Range of Live-Fire and Virtual Solutions at 2019 SHOT Show         Learn more

The Grand Opening of the Wilmington Public Safety Training Center       Learn more

Building a gun range?

INDOOR RANGE DESIGN GUIDE

TRADE SHOWS

Industry Day at the Range 2020
January 20

Bolder Rifle & Pistol Club

Bolder City, NV
Booth #14
Schedule a meeting with us here!

SHOT SHOW 2020
January 21 - 24

Sands Convention Center

Las Vegas, NV
Booth #12267 & #6602
Schedule a meeting with us here!

British Shooting Show 2020
February 14 - 16

NEC

Birmingham, UK
Booth #E6
Schedule a meeting with us here!

AACOP Winter 2020
February 17 - 20

Renassance Hotel and Convention Center

Montgomery, AL

Schedule a meeting with us here!

SimTEX 2020
February 23 - 25

ADNEC

Abu Dhabi, UAE
Stand 05-A20/A40
Schedule a meeting with us here!

EnforceTac 2020
March 4 - 5

NurembergMesse

Nuremberg, Germany
Booth #12-666
Schedule a meeting with us here!

IWA 2020
March 6 - 9

NurembergMesse

Nuremberg, Germany
Booth #9-108
Schedule a meeting with us here!

Warrior Expo West 2020
April 1 - 2

San Diego, CA

Schedule a meeting with us here!

This newsletter covers just a few of the ways that Meggitt’s virtual and live-fire products are improving training for defense forces, law enforcement agencies and commercial gun ranges around the world. In upcoming newsletters, we’ll introduce you to new technologies and products. For more information, contact MGTTS-LESales@meggitt.com.

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