Meggitt Training Systems, a leading provider of integrated live-fire and virtual weapons training products and services for armed forces and law enforcement, is taking marksmanship to the next level, literally, by equipping a dual use firing range in North Carolina and a double-decker one in Ohio.
Renovation of Parma Armory Firearms in Parma, Ohio, a privately owned, 45-foot firing range, located in a former US Army Reserve building, began in July 2018 and was completed in April 2019.
Parma Armory Firearms now features 21 custom stalls on two levels, which is only the second two-story configuration in the country.
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The Parma Armory Firearms upper level is pistol rated, while the lower one is rifle rated.
The state-of-the-art range is controlled by a Meggitt RangeMaster™ 10K, which combines wireless and touchscreen technologies for convenience and flexibility in range operations.
Targets are provided by 14 XWT GEN4 wireless, 360-degree turning carriers and seven XWT ProImage® projected systems that provide gaming and entertainment imagery to help maximize revenue-generating range time.
A 12-foot GranTrap™ granulated rubber bullet trap stops incoming rounds and captures them predominantly intact.
The all-new, 31,000 square-foot Haynes/Lacewell Police and Fire Training Facility in Wilmington, North Carolina broke ground in August 2018 and is expected to open in December 2019.
The city-owned complex’s 10-lane firing range will include running man targets and Meggitt’s AA2 single turning target system, which improves live-fire training through unpredictable, fast-action presentation to shooters.
The facility will accommodate 100-yard static and 25-yard tactical applications for maximum flexibility during a variety of long-range and close-quarters training exercises and scenarios.
Meggitt’s Range Master 10K range control system and GranTrap bullet trap rated for .50-caliber rounds will be featured here as well.
The facility’s large size and dual use for police and fire department officers make it a model for other jurisdictions contemplating investment to deliver similarly high levels of training.
(Learn More about the brand new police and fire training30,000 square foot facility is quite the step up for the Wilmington Police and Fire Departments. Courtesy of WWAY NEWS and YouTube. Posted on Jul 17, 2018.)