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NOV 2016

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www.officer.com NOVEMBER 2016 LAW ENFORCEMENT TECHNOLOGY 17 chamber; an optional containment system is also available. The 5000 series may be purchased for a variety of types of firearms as well as 9mm, handguns, and shotguns. Another company, AutoTargets, has come up with its own way of advanc- ing technology for firearms practice by coming out with the AutoTargets Lift Unit. "It is a reactive target system that is controlled by a tablet or smartphone," says Grace Auld of AutoTargets. The "smart" target will pop up and react upon impact once a certain requirement is met. In addition, a number of units may be linked together to design a vari- ety of reactive shooting scenarios. Auld says "AutoTargets may be used for tactical training, defensive pistol classes, sniper training and more." The company has also come out with a side-lifting feature that offers nine different lifting positions so the target may pop out from behind walls, windows, and other obstacles. The future of target practice In coming years the face of the shooting range will change as tech- nology continues to evolve. The ultimate goal for each of these com- panies, as well as for others in the industry, is to provide more efficient methods of training through instant results. With more options available for target practice and attention to detail and precision, law enforce- ment personnel can sharpen the skills they have and further protect themselves on duty. "The range will improve technique by easily providing a variety of shooting options to officers that was simply not available before," says Chief Goss of the Rossford Police Department. "I foresee officers wanting to use the newly renovated range more often, which can only make them more efficient with their weapons." It seems that with new techniques and new devices available, the firing ranges of the www.desantisholster.com 800-GUNHIDE 631-841-6300 Dept #LEN6 431 Bayview Ave., Amityville, NY 11701 MSRP Style M67 39 99 $ • Sturdy, lightweight & trim • Precision molded from ballistic nylon • Features an adjustable tension device Nylon Mini Scabbard ® DeSantis didn't invent concealment, we just perfected it! Circle 72 on Reader Service Card past are long gone. Goss says police these days are "gadget oriented," when something new is available, they want to try it. Hilary Romig has extensive law enforcement training and is currently pursuing an active career in law enforcement. Range Systems Inc....................................................... 67 MantisX ...........................................................................68 Meggitt Training Systems ..........................................69 Savage Range Systems Inc. ...................................... 70 AutoTargets .................................................................... 71 For more information, circle the number on the Reader Service Card.

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