Laser Shot’s SimRange™ 2.0 enables ultra-short throw projectors with dual integrated infrared detection cameras to be installed within 18” of the projection surface reducing the overall footprint required. The SimRange™ 2.0 is scalable and can be delivered in multiples of three lanes per screen allowing for expansion to meet throughput requirements.
In the past, firearms simulators required installing an independent laser hit detection camera adjacent to the projector, requiring careful positioning and calibration during each setup. The SimRange™ 2.0 eliminates this task by integrating the laser hit detection camera inside the projector, ensuring constant alignment and readiness to begin training.
The SimRange™ 2.0 can be placed within 18” of the projection surface due to its ultra-short throw technology. This enables smaller rooms or spaces to be converted into virtual ranges for safe, effective training without the need for ballistic facilities or live weapons and ammunition. The SimRange™ 2.0 is typically sold in a package with Laser Shot’s Judgmental Training Software (JTS) for use-of-force training. These packages include various training devices, such as simulated tasers or other non-lethal weapons.
The SimRange™ 2.0 features two built-in infrared detection cameras – one to detect the X,Y coordinates of laser “hits” from training weapons and one for integration with Laser Shot’s flashlight trainer – a crucial component when training for night / low-light scenarios. This simple innovation significantly reduces the time needed for setup and calibration, compared to other simulators. All accessories are packed in a ruggedized wheeled hard case for transport.
SimRange™ 2.0 is considered a “Plug and Play” solution that is designed specifically for the marksmanship training needs of Law Enforcement. Setting up the SimRange™ is an intuitive process that requires very little time or manpower.
After one introductory training session, a single operator will be able to complete the setup from a fully-packed state, which includes automated camera calibration, and be ready for training in 10 minutes or less.
Ultra-short throw technology for projection and hit detection capabilities make Laser Shot’s SimRange™ 2.0 the smallest footprint in the industry, which can be set up in a 10’x10’ room or area, and can operate in most light environments.
Simulator training environments are completely independent of live fire range access or weather conditions. Students can maintain aggressive training tempos and instructors can provide better training oversight to beginner, intermediate, and advanced marksmen.
Simulators develop key technical skill sets that build proficient and experienced Law Enforcement Officers. Use-of-force scenarios challenge individuals’ decision-making skills and reaction times to potential threats that Law Enforcement Officers may encounter. Through repetitive simulations with instructor-controlled threat escalation or de-escalation, leaders can see how Law Enforcement Officers respond in active shooter situations and train to build confidence in their skill sets.
Simulators with use-of-force training capabilities and a user-friendly built-in scenario editor enable instructors with basic computer skills to create or modify complex scenarios that are relevant to training. Simulation builds upon core marksmanship training fundamentals and significantly challenges Officers’ intermediate and advanced skills.
Small arms weapon qualification is a fundamental requirement for all Officers, and as firearm proficiency is a perishable skill, it requires repetitive training to maintain and improve. SimRange™ courseware was written in adherence to the standards set by the US Military and top US Law Enforcement agencies, and builds readiness and skills through repetitive Preliminary Marksmanship Instruction (PMI) training.
Simulator training is proven highly effective in creating transferable skills to live fire training and missions. Laser Shot’s SimRange solves many of the problems facing the Law Enforcement community with immersive scenario driven exercises derived from real law enforcement encounters for maximum preparedness.
Laser Shot’s SimRange is a multi-functional firearms simulator designed to address both basic and advanced firearms training requirements for combat, law enforcement, and security forces. Optional add-on modules of mission specific training courseware or specialized weapon systems can elevate standard weapons training to address all individual, collective, and asymmetrical threat training requirements.
SimRange is a cost-effective simulator creating success in weapons proficiency utilizing virtual training vignettes. Simulators provide immediate feedback opportunities for both the officer and instructor to master basic weapon fundamentals like grouping, zeroing, and qualification prior to going to the range for live fire training. Simulators assist in safer advanced weapons training and collective team drills that before would be considered very dangerous and require risk mitigation planning.
The SimRange features a built-in hit detection camera. This simple innovation significantly reduces the time needed for setup and calibration, compared to other simulators. The operator station and accessories consist of two monitors and keyboards for individual control of instructor station and primary screen. All accessories are packed in a ruggedized wheeled hard case for transport. SimRange is considered a “Plug and Play” solution that is designed specifically for the marksmanship training needs of Law Enforcement.
- Portable with the use of transport case
- Integrated instructor station
- Scalable - add additional lanes through networking multiple SimRange units together
- Compatible with small arms and less lethal simulated weapon systems
- Integrated hit detection camera for rapid setup
- Individual and collective skills training
- Use-of-force training with lethal and less-lethal options
- Accurate ballistic API for realistic training
- Optional mission-specific courseware modules for CQB requirements
Setting up the SimRange is an intuitive process that requires very little time or manpower. After one introductory training session, a single operator will be able to complete the setup, which includes camera calibration, and be ready for training in 10 minutes or less.
Ultra-short throw technology for projection and hit detection capabilities make Laser Shot’s SimRange the smallest footprint in the industry, which can be set up in a 10’x10’ room or area, and can operate in most light environments.
The SimRange comes standard with a 1650 Pelican case for transport when used as a portable system.
Laser Shot Simulations develops courseware that focuses on core training principles of both military and law enforcement doctrinal training standards. Subject matter experts from law enforcement, military special operations, professional competitive shooters and firearm instructors have collaborated with Laser Shot to design courseware that addresses dynamic training fundamentals.
- Reflexive fire
- Reducing reaction time to target Threat assessment
- Rules for use-of-force (RUF)
- Target identification
- Target engagement prioritization Increasing speed
- Target acquisition
- Critical thinking drills & desensitizing shooters
JTS – JUDGMENTAL TRAINING SOFTWARE
Laser Shot Simulations developed JTS to improve effective judgmental training through the use of high definition interactive simulation scenarios. These scenarios are created from anticipated threats or previous real-world situations that resulted in officer fatalities. Officers can interact with threatening opponents on the screen in office environments to assess threats and react to active shooter situations. Leaders can evaluate Officers’ performance with comprehensive AAR features within JTS and coach based on current engagement policies.
Training scenarios can be generated from an existing library or customized to address immerging threats and specific training requirements. Training will challenge individuals’ decision-making skills and reaction times to potential threats they may encounter. Laser Shot’s live-fire hit detection technology provides the most realistic opportunity to train, like drawing from the holstered position or taking cover as needed dependent on the threat presented in the scenario.
A remote tablet is included in this package so that instructors can operate Judgmental Training Software away from the operator station to assist trainees at the firing line as an alternative. The remote tablet will network back to mini gaming console via the JTS router.
Select JTS packages include a user-friendly built-in scenario editor, enabling instructors with basic computer skills to effortlessly create or modify complex scenarios. Easy to use tools such as advanced zoning options and simple drag-and-drop controls support importing scenarios into the design canvas. This creates a simple platform for generating new simulations and branches that are automatically generated and displayed in a top-down, real-time 3D, hierarchal view. While training, the instructor can manually direct the scenario to create multiple outcomes based on the student’s interaction, reinforcing communication and deeper understanding of the use-of-force continuum.
JTS scenarios feature a built-in AAR threat timer that records the amount of time between the moment when a threat is presented and the officer fires the first shot. This feature is crucial for both state and federal law enforcement officers in order to train to react in accordance with lethal force regulations.
COURSE OF FIRE II
Laser Shot’s Course of Fire™ supports qualification requirements for Basic Marksmanship Instruction by enabling instructors at any level of computer knowledge, skill, or ability, to replicate any physical firing range and target condition. Course of Fire provides up to 4 individual qualification lanes per Virtual Range set, all operated through a single dedicated IOS or remote tablet. The user-friendly GUI features include a simple menu interface for selecting and inputting shooters, selecting courses, course editing, and developing and exporting training reports to reflect student performance and progress.
Course of Fire has unique and user-friendly course editor options to create virtually any qualification course.
Pre-loaded and included targets include:
- LTR-IV BLUE
- ICE-QT (2009)
- FLETC Transitional II
- Green US Treasury Transitional I CMD I
- CMD II
- Customs & Border Patrol Use of Force
- US Border Protection Target (16”x48”)
- US Border Protection Target (24”x40”)
- Basic Pistol
- Practical Pistol
- Basic Rifle
- Combat Rifle course
- Shotgun courses
- APD II
Additionally, any new target may be modeled by Laser Shot’s software team, loaded into Course of Fire enabling an instructor to edit for target zoning.
Upon target selection, an instructor may create a qualification course with an unlimited amount of stages per round, with shooting distances ranging from 1.5 yards to 50 yards, variable lighting conditions at each stage ranging from fully lit to complete darkness, and edit the number of rounds and time per stage. Stage instruction is also setup through the course editor by the instructor who has the option to type in the individual instructions per stage and/or records the instructions for audible instruction (as it would be done on a physical range).
In Course of Fire, the instructor enrolls students by inputting date of training, student name, rank, and roster number. Once the student is enrolled, the instructor selects a course and begins the session. Stage instructions appear at the bottom of the target screen and/or audibly over the system speakers. As the shooter fires their weapon, they receive instant visual feedback of shot placement with virtual bullet-hole marks, numbered in sequence, where the shot hit the target. This bullet impact feature can be turned off and on by the instructor as can the hit-by-sequence numbering feature. When each round is complete, the target enlarges on the After-Action-Review (AAR) screen where results are scored and shots are visible on the target in total or by each stage. The AAR scores based on the following: number of rounds fired, hits in scoring point values that can be set by the instructor, non-scoring hits on target, missed target hits, rounds not fired, and scoring ring values (including higher point value for a cut scoring ring). Instructors are also able to correct scores (add or deduct) for each target. Course of Fire enables the student or instructor to print their target and data upon completion of each round and archive/export the results of each round for later review.
Course of Fire can be operated as a single screen solution or networked to operate multiple lanes and screens. Every computer has the ability to independently launch Course of Fire and conduct training. Each computer on a network is able to be shut down for testing and modification, or changes needed by the instructor from the IOS. Also from the IOS station, if a weapon malfunction occurs or the instructor needs to interrupt the training, the desired lane can be paused and later continued without affecting the other trainees. Alibis are also possible at the instructor’s discretion; the instructor can reface a target to allow trainees to complete total number of rounds interrupted by malfunctions or interruptions.
Officers can evaluate the culmination of all their combined marksmanship skills with Laser Shot Simulations’ Practical Shooting courseware that simulates professional shooting competitions. Shooters will be presented with targets of various sizes, multiple-hit targets, moving targets, reduced-size targets, and the stressors of being timed and competing against other Officers.
Officers will naturally develop impressive transferable skills that will significantly improve marksmanship proficiency and build on Officer readiness while instilling self confidence in individual shooting abilities.
Practical Shooting was designed with input from the current International Practical Shooting Confederation (IPSC) World Champion as well as five World Speed Shooting Championships among many other titles. This is not a static virtual target course, it simulates movements to other obstacles, barricades and presents array of targets that make it not only an excellent training tool but also encourages individuals to want to get better and compete amongst each other. Upon completion of the course, Officers will be provided Official IPSC scoring. Multiple courses are included to continue to challenge all skill levels. Practical Shooting can be used with any small arm simulated weapon type.
Skill Drills are advanced drills that significantly increase marksmanship proficiency. Laser Shot Simulations skill building exercises develop strong transferable skills that carry over in to live fire applications. Included are various training drills that focus on the improvement of Officers’ speed, accuracy, and reaction times. Designed by subject matter experts in advanced firearms training, drills are designed to focus on critical eye and hand coordination while introducing stressors like timers, no shoot targets, reflexive fire, and head to head competition with other Officers to reinforce urgency in speed and accuracy.
Each drill has adjustable settings to allow for the progression of training and determining degree of difficulty required to challenge all skill levels to perform better. Drills can be used with any simulated weapon types.
Training exercise titles and variable parameters for some of the included drills are listed below:
PMI LE -PRELIMINARY MARKSMANSHIP INSTRUCTOR
Preliminary Marksmanship Instruction (PMI) is designed specifically for small arms skill development, sustainment, and qualification with marksmanship standards straight from military and law enforcement training standards, such as:
- DEA Carbine
- DEA Handgun
- DEA Rifle
- DEA Shotgun
- FBI - Pistol (25-3)
- FBI - Pistol (3-25)
- FBI Bullseye
- FBI Carbine
- FBI Shotgun
With this powerful courseware, trainees can concentrate on zeroing, grouping, and qualifying without having to go to the range or draw ammunition and other resources, allowing leaders to transform a warfighter's downtime into quality, milspec, on-demand training.
PMI supports up to four training lanes per projector/screen, quadrupling the trainee capacity of other qualification courseware titles. Multiple simulators can be networked together to create an indoor virtual training facility with higher throughput, less liabilities, and less time lost than the live-fire equivalent.
Virtual marksmanship training has been proven to meet or exceed the effectiveness of live-fire training in numerous studies and provides additional value such as a hearing-safe training environment where instructors can be easily heard by the entire firing line, the ability of instructors to "get up close and personal" on and in front of the firing line, and immediate data feedback to the instructor as to shot placement, timing, and even the condition of every weapon with Laser Shot Series 2 sensored simulated weapons.
Officers can continue building on their advanced marksmanship proficiency by training on Steel Challenge. Targets get progressively smaller and more difficult to hit. Laser Shot Simulations developed Steel Challenge with six-time, Steel Challenge World Champion Max Michel. This courseware replicates a timed steel plate course designed to evaluate and improve speed and accuracy. Steel Challenge offers eight (8) individual courses of varying degrees of difficulty.
CQC ALPHA PACK
Laser Shot is proud to present CQC - Alpha, featuring action-packed scenarios staged in a drug dealer's derelict headquarters. Be warned - this title tests much more than marksmanship! Shooters are challenged to distinguish between shoot and no-shoot targets in the blink of an eye as they clear the structure room by room; breaching doors, windows, and negotiating debris - all the while contending with the low light of this drug trafficker's den.
- Challenging shoot / no shoot moving targets
- Snap movements around corners and through passageways
- Each iteration scored & timed to track shooter's improvement
- Instances of low-light and obstructive-lighting (police lights)
KD RANGE (ADD-ON OPTION)
Featuring milspec targetry in vivid 1080P virtual immersion, Known Distance (KD) Range is a fundamental element of Laser Shot's comprehensive marksmanship instruction curriculum, adhering to the doctrinal standards of military and law enforcement field manuals, such as FM3-22.9. This virtual version of real-world marksmanship instruction includes functions designed to enhance the shooter's training experience and provide instant feedback to the instructor, such as a responsive LOMAH indicator (Location of Misses and Hits) in the peripheral view of the shooter, which displays instant shot placement without the need to interrupt the shooter's sight picture. Additionally, this powerful courseware visualizes both POA and POI (point-of-aim and point-of-impact) to the shooter to clearly conceptualize the relationship between where the weapon is aimed and the impact location of the virtual bullet based on the type of firearm / round type ballistics and distance in the virtual environment. These added features greatly reduce the amount of time required for a shooter to become proficient with their weapon system at varied distances.
KD Range sets a new industry standard in realism by featuring true-to-life target sizes - a result of a precise calculation of the shooter's distance
A KD range has three primary objectives: fire tight shot groups at a known distance, make sight adjustments at range while experiencing the effects of gravity, and marksmanship testing. The firing task on a KD range is an intermediate step toward the firing task of a combat service member. The service member is provided information concerning the precise hit-or-miss location of every bullet fired. KD firing is conducted with a single, clearly visible target at a known distance, and the service member can establish a position that provides a natural point of aim on that single target.
Laser Shot Simulations designs our recoil weapons to replicate the weight and feel of real weapons. Government Furnished Equipment is not required. Laser Shot Simulations has the ability to manufacturer all parts in our state-of-the- art weapon production facility.
Laser Shot is the first simulator company to design our pneumatic recoil to be filled inside barrel reservoirs instead of the magazines. The barrel reservoirs can be filled with a CO2 adapter on a CO2 tank with siphon tube. Since magazine changes are required more frequently during normal training, the seals are commonly worn out and cause increase air leaks. Laser Shot improved this feature by leaving the magazines inert and constructed air reservoirs inside the barrels. No additional accessories to the weapon are required that would not normally be standard issue. This design allows for a higher fidelity simulated weapon. Synthetic audio is not necessary because the mechanical action is sufficient to replicate the cracking of the weapon begin fired. All assist in working towards mitigating flinching or anticipation of recoil.
- Adjustable Sights
- Pneumatic Recoil
- Refillable CO2 Reservoirs
- Magazine Round Counts
- High Fidelity Design
- Unable to Chamber or Fire Real Ammunition Removable Sights
- Eye Safe
If CO2 is not accessible, all Laser Shot simulated weapons can also be operated using a compressed air system. This configuration requires weapons to be tethered. Magazines are capable of round counts to reinforce reloading procedures and must be removed completely. Infrared lasers are secured inside the barrel or within the PEQ 15 assembly for easier maintenance. All sights are adjustable and completely functional.
Laser Shot has developed Smart Magazines capable of adjustable round counts for both rifle and pistol weapon platforms.
When the number of shots fired equals the round setting, a bolt stop is actuated to lock the bolt to rear replicating the physical characteristics of an empty weapon and magazine. Users must physically eject the magazine and press down on the actuator to reset or reload the magazine then re-insert in to the magazine well.
Each magazine replicates the weight and feel of a real, loaded magazine and feature true-to-life dimensions for seamless loading into tactical gear or duty belts for reload drills.
REFILLING TETHERLESS WEAPONS
Simulated recoil weapons such as the M4 were designed to contain enough CO2 to simulate a full combat load of 210 rounds. When the bolt action begins to slow down or the firing begins to feel sluggish, the CO2 will need to be refilled. Depending on the model, fill ports are either located underneath the front sight, at the muzzle, or on each magazine.
To refill, simply attach the hose from the CO2 supply bottle, open the valve and allow the CO2 to recharge. This usually takes about 30 seconds. When completed, simply close the valve from the supply CO2 bottle and resume normal firing operation.
When the simulated Taser’s trigger is pressed, characters in select JTS scenarios will react as if a Taser has been deployed.
Designed by firearm engineers to replicate the form, fit, and function of prolific polymer-framed sidearms, the SIM7 instills unforgettable muscle memory into the user with its true-to-life trigger weight, take-up, and reset. This simulated firearm can be outfitted with the user's choice of a visible laser for standard dry-fire training or an 850nm infrared laser for integration with Laser Shot virtual firearm training simulators. Laser Shot understands that a good training tool requires more than realism and took the development of this product several steps further and answered the market's demand for a maintenance-free device by ensuring the simulated trigger will function flawlessly through trigger pulls numbering in the hundreds of thousands - if not millions.
Designed to match the dimensions of standard-issued OC Spray devices, when the trigger is pressed, characters in select HD scenarios will react as if OC Spray has been deployed.
The IR Flashlight Trainer is an infrared laser-based training device that upon activation triggers illumination of the screen in low light scenarios.
COVER / CONCEALMENT ANGLE TRAINER
Laser Shot’s C/CAT is a portable, modular, barrier system which allows shooters to utilize cover and concealment, enhancing simulated and force-on-force training scenarios. Barricades measure 4’x6’ and are built with modularity in mind. A C/CAT can be configured to replicate obstacles found in the field, such as: doorways, hallways, corners, and other architectural layouts. Barriers also incorporate 2’x2’ removable panels to create apertures and windows. Each C/CAT system is comprised of two barricades which can be set up and torn down in minutes. The entire system packs easily into a single case measuring 13’x39’ and weighs only 46 lbs.
- Barriers can be linked to create a 90 degree corner
- Panels can stand alone or be linked with little effort utilizing integrated Fastex buckles
- Multiple C/CAT’s can be purchased to create more elaborate layouts such as rooms or elongated hallways
- Each set comes with 2 complete barriers, (4) solid 2’x2’ panels, (2) clear windows, (1) curtain and (1) quarter-aperture
- Assembled without tools in less than 5 minutes Padded carry bag is included and designed with air travel in mind
- Made in America
USER LEVEL – NEW EQUIPMENT TRAINING
Laser Shot experienced trainers inspect and ensure proper operation of the unit and provide NET instruction. One training day (approximately 8 hours) is allocated to cover set up and operation of the system, operation of simulated weapons, operation of courseware, JTS scenario player and editor, user level system maintenance, user level weapon maintenance, and troubleshooting procedures. The NET is hands on and will be performed with end users SimRange™ unit. All participants that complete the training course will receive a completion certificate as an authorized operator.
The purchase of Laser Shot’s SimRange™ will enhance current Law Enforcement marksmanship training programs and protect against possible domestic threats against stand-alone facilities. New skill sets are created that increase accuracy, target identification, reaction time, threat assessment, and consistently increasing qualification rates. Digital record keeping tracks individual Officers’ performance. Immersive simulation training driven scenario exercises through repetition will prepare Officers in decision making skills and building confidence in their judgmental abilities to perform in the line of duty.
The SimRange™ addresses emergent threats and current marksmanship concerns with proven simulator technology that directly supports the transfer of skills to improve individual results. It also goes to the next level and provides advanced training opportunities with dynamic virtual targetry within interactive scenarios to develop additional skills. The SimRange™ is portable, durable and should be placed at unit levels for increased training throughput. The SimRange™ is easy to use, self-calibrating and is scalable and upgradeable with additional weapon systems and does not require contractor support to operate the system.
While all Officers are required to have the ability to shoot, some learn faster while others struggle and never gain the confidence required to be proficient with their weapons. Shooting is a perishable skill that requires repetition to master. Law enforcement units are operating in a resource constrained budgetary environment and opportunities to perform live fire training exercises are limited. Through the use of simulations, this challenge is an opportunity to create success and build readiness.