Induced Stress Improves the Quality of Training and Practice
Anyone who has been to a professional firearms training course has had the opportunity to face turning targets from the firing line. The advantages of this type of target presentation are that everyone on the firing line has precisely the same amount of time to execute the instructor’s directives without the use of stopwatches and timers. This part is obvious.
The less obvious contribution that turning targets brings to training and practice is STRESS. Not knowing when you’ll get your opportunity to shoot- STRESS. Knowing that you have only a limited amount of time to deliver your rounds- STRESS, yet knowing that you need to be accurate- STRESS, how will I perform while others are firing at the same time- STRESS.
As you train at different distances from the targets, the period of time the target is shown will vary, and as you become more proficient this period of time can be decreased, again inducing- STRESS.
This training and practice stress is the same type stress that is encountered in real-world situations. Hostile aggression and business-end views of firearms run this stress level high. However, if you train and practice with an increased level of stress, your performance under high stress will be better for real-world challenges.
Conventional Turning Target Configurations
Typical professional turning target systems shooting range equipment is of stout steel construction and driven by powerful hydraulic systems that are designed from the ground up for each installation. These systems are actually built into the range. Typically operated with a corded on/off switch as a remote control, it provides the range master with limited, but somewhat repeatable target operation.
Ranges with a tighter budget, or those agencies limited to sharing ranges that have to haul in and haul out their equipment daily, have had a choice of “portable” pneumatic target turners. Each steel turner weighs between 40-50 pounds, and the plastic ones won’t stay up in a breeze. Now add an air compressor (plus gas or 120VAC), the necessary lengths of air hoses that go from the compressor to each of the target stands, and a wired switch with limited control. Now you’ve got a truckload of gear and plenty of back breaking setup and tear down time for as few as even one or two turning positions. This old technology portable shooting range equipment is bulky, time consuming, and is NOT inexpensive.
A Slick New Option in Training Equipment
With the development of our TAC II Two Position Portable Turning Target System, there is now an economical solution for those who want, or wanted to offer, this type of training and practice capability outside of a professional facility with the addition of extreme portability, ease of setup and flexible computerized control. And NO compressed air or hoses are needed!
These include small town law enforcement agencies, and larger law enforcement agencies on tight budgets. Individual professionals and enthusiasts who wanted to own this capability, and outdoor and indoor local shooting ranges had few, and very compromising choices before the TAC II. Now, this exciting capability is available for use at all law enforcement training sites, local ranges or wherever one enjoys shooting, and clubs or teams that wanted to add another level of challenge to their shooting scenarios, stages, or COFs, now have a viable option.
Sniper training too takes a step forward with our standard 1000' wireless range (under ideal conditions). With our optional Extended Range Antenna, the remote control range can be extended to 2600'(1/2 mile) or more. Now the sniper doesn't have unlimited time to set up and squeeze one off. This equals better training!
The Bottom Line
Our TAC II Portable Turning Target System is the world's best portable shooting range equipment available. No other portable target system provides our, topnotch construction, and versatility, at a similar price point. Compare us with all others and see if you don’t agree. Improve your proficiency, and the skills of your trainees or team by including the TAC II in your training or practice regimen.
We said it... but you be the judge!