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Training on a 2-Way Range

Meanwhile, in Detroit it is now apparently possible to train on a 2-way range.

Training on a 2-Way Range

Bill Kucyk of Action Impact Gun Ranges has put a transparent ballistic wall across an indoor shooting bay so individuals training can perform shoot/no shoot exercise at live role-players who might also shoot back.

“It is the next evolution of training and it's as close to real as you can possibly get,” he says, and you can see the pucker factor in the video.

Says Oswald Leslie of Action Impact,

“It's one thing to stand on the range and shoot at a target, but when you're confronted with a person and your brain is going; you're thinking; you're talking; it's a whole different scenario.”

This is certainly different from using marker cartridges, though of course the educational objectives are necessarily more limited.

Says Kucyk,

“That's the value of this training. So that it can stress you, find a way to correct you so that in a real-life situation perhaps it will save your life. When I say I want to save lives I am not kidding. I want to save officers' lives and I want to save civilians' lives.”

As with anything involving training and live fire, this will draw criticism as much as it does approval, and there's probably some merit to both sides.

Is it unsafe? That probably depends on what that wall is made of, what they're shooting and how often they switch it out. Maybe it's stupid, maybe it's the greatest thing to come along since moulage and Simunition, I haven't decided yet — but either way I'd like to train there.

You can learn more online at Action Impact Range. They're also on Facebook here.

See the original story on Detroit's Fox Channel 2.

Hat tip to Candice Horner.

Action Impact Range according to their own description:

Michigan's ONLY CPL Course with an attorney as a chief Instructor!

We are a Firearms Sales, Training Organization based in South East Michigan and offering firearms and classes nationwide. We are committed to providing comprehensive training in the safe use and handling of firearms to people of all shooting levels.

Our instructors are graduates of the Sig Sauer Academy, NRA certified, current and former police officers, and seasoned security professionals. Our classes identify each shooter's individual needs to insure that all students complete their respective courses with positive results to show for the time and money they have invested. Our courses provide the most up to date techniques on firearm training, safety, and personal defense.

Our Michigan CPL/CCW course is a requirement for all persons applying for a CPL/CCW in the State of Michigan and provides students with easy to retain information and skills to prepare for a life threatening situation, or to just spend some time at the range.

We offer convenient courses with straight forward direction. Our goal is not to overwhelm students, but rather provide straightforward training that they can easily retain and use as responsible gun owners and CPL holders. Be safe and shoot straight, we hope to see you soon!

ONE DAY, ONE SITE. It is our Range and Facility. You DO NOT have to travel to a range location to complete your course. Lunch is also provided.

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