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Month: April 2011
Commercial indoor firing range developments are a vital addition to any community. They not only provide a safe and accessible shooting location for private citizens, they also provide a firearms training facility for local law enforcement agencies. Action Target Range Consultant Robb Anderson recently completed the SharpShooters USA commercial shooting range project that demonstrated Action Target’s desire to provide shooters of all skills levels with an enjoyable and safe training facility.
The Sharpshooters range project began two years ago and, with the help of Tom Deets, Ken Burson and Action Target, became the most efficient, innovative and modern indoor shooting range in the Atlanta market.
Some of the features of the SharpShooters Range Project include:
- Three separate bays with eight lanes in each bay
- Bay #1 is a “Fixed Firing” range consisting of two 50 Cal lanes and six lanes designed for 223 and 308 rifle use
- Bay #2 is a “Fixed Firing” range consisting of eight lanes designed for 223 and 308 rifle use
- Both Bay #1 and Bay #2 are installed for ADA handicapped shooters
- Bay #3 has a hybrid range design for public and Tactical Training for local law enforcement community
- All three bays include the Mancom Instructor Stalls and are equipped with Mancom “Touch-n-Go” Target Retrievers
- All rear and side walls are covered with PEPP acoustical tiles by Acoustical Services.
All three bays include the Mancom Instructor Stalls and are equipped with Mancom “Touch-n-Go” Target Retrievers.
The SharpShooters Range has quickly become a popular favorite among Atlanta’s shooters and law enforcement. Recently, 20 agencies participated in a two day seminar – Modern Firearms Training – that allowed attendees the opportunity to give back to the communities that supported this range.
In a testimonial, a member of SharpShooters USA wrote:
“Since the doors were opened to the public, your staff has made it their policy to ensure everyone feels welcome. It is obvious they intend to make the experience comfortable and enjoyable to all comers. Yesterday I had the privilege to witness a situation that took that attitude to a unique level.
In the lane next to mine were a father and son. The son appeared to be in his early teens. It was obvious they were a bit new at this and enjoying a genuine “father-son” afternoon together. Each took turns with a pistol and one could sense they found the experience both new and exhilarating. I noticed a short lull in their shooting and soon realized it was because they were changing weapons. They had an AR.
Moving away from my lane to dispose of a spent target, I saw Range Safety Officer Shaun Kennedy stepping forward to ensure all was about to go well. As I approached the trash can, the father and I exchanged a nod and I asked if that was his rifle. “No, it is a rental. We are visiting from Canada and don’t have access to anything like it there. This may be the only chance my son will ever have to shoot one.” As the dad and I stood back closer to the wall, Shaun continued a brief explanation to the son of the mechanics and safety issues of the weapon. From the gentle manner with which he talked to the young man you could see his intent was to ensure the son was comfortable, safe, and confident enough to enjoy what he was about to experience. The youngster thoroughly enjoyed what followed while a very proud father watched. The look passed between them after the last round was fired was priceless. They asked if they could have a spent casing. Shaun retrieved one with a broom.
For all the right reasons, nothing happened that you should be aware of. Nothing went wrong. An alert Safety Officer made certain of that.
For all the right reasons, something happened that you should be aware of. An alert Safety Officer made certain two novice shooters, a father and son, went home with a newfound sense of shared pride from what they accomplished and an afternoon of great memories.
Kudos to your staff.”
Congratulations to all the SharpShooters USA Staff and Robb Anderson for a job well done!!!
Other Recently Completed Projects:
- Belmont Firearms & Range, NH (Matt Brinkerhoff)
- Federal Reserve Bank, Memphis, TN (Jason Snell)
- Duke Nuclear Energy Plant, NC (Mike Stillwell)
- Houston Police Department, TX (Aaron Ludwig)
- Ankeny Police Department, IA (Chris Hart)
If you are interested in our products and are in the south-eastern states, contact your Regional Representative Robb Anderson. For all other areas, please visit our Contacts Page to find the territory manager for your area.
801-377-8033 ext. 124
Choosing a bullet trap is one of the most important aspects of designing and building a shooting range – an area you simply cannot afford to cut corners in. Unfortunately, it can quickly become overwhelming to determine the best, safest, most reliable, and most economical solution to fill your range’s needs. Luckily, Action Target is hosting a free 30-minute webinar entitled “Choosing the Optimal Bullet Trap: The Total Containment Trap” to help you understand what to consider when making a decision and why the Total Containment Trap is the most advanced, most effective, and safest bullet collection and disposal system available.
About the Webinar
During the course of the presentation, Addison Sovine, co-founder of Action Target, Inc. will:
- Give critical information and tips for those considering a new bullet trap
- Answer common concerns regarding bullet traps
- Outline what to consider when building a new bullet trap or modifying their existing trap
- Present an overview of the Action Target Total Containment Trap
- Explain why Action Target is an invaluable partner in shooting range planning and construction
Event and Registration Details
When: Thursday, May 12, 2011
Time: 11:00-11:30 A.M. (MST)
Registration Link: https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/464282150
Whether you are actively looking for a new bullet trap solution, or simply curious about what goes into making the bullet trap construction process a success, you can’t afford to miss this informative and entertaining webinar. →Register Now
Eric Clapsaddle of the Orlando Police Department recently made the journey with his wife to Action Target’s corporate offices located in Provo, Utah. During his visit, Clapsaddle attended an award ceremony where he received the first 2011 Action Target National Rangemaster of the Quarter Award for Quarter-1, 2011.
This event was one that Provo City Mayor John Curtis was not going to miss. As a public official, Mayor Curtis has a vested interest in the safety of his constituents. Following the announcement of this award ceremony, he cleared his busy schedule to attend and present the award to Clapsaddle.
There was standing room only in our Action Target main hall as Mr. Clapsaddle received his award. Other distinguished guest that attended this event included Action Target’s President, Tom Wright and the Co-Founder / Executive Vice President, Addison Sovine.
From Left to Right: Mrs. Clapsaddle, Eric Clapsaddle, Addison Sovine,
Mayor John Curtis, Tom Wright
This award ceremony marks the first of four that Action Target will present this year as part of their recognition program. At Action Target, we are deeply involved with many Rangemasters and want to your feedback about which types of individuals should be considered for these awards in the future. Nominations from peers and a deep knowledge of the individuals being considered play a significant role in our selection process.
Prior to launching this year’s award, we spoke with many industry professionals to help establish some aspects a nominee must have to qualify for this award. Listed below are a few aspects that will be considered during the nominating process.
Each nominee should have several of the following:
- Lifetime of Service / Years of Service
- Contributions to their department’s firearms training
- Contributions to their region, state and industry in firearms training
- Changes to POST requirements
- New / innovative training standards
- New / innovative tactics
- Expert witness testimony
- Subject Matter Expert for firearms and/or training
- Active resource for feedback on training, tactics, equipment and standards
- Partner to develop / modify equipment to enhance training effectiveness
As stated, these are only some of the characteristics we consider prior to deciding upon a recipient. This recognition program includes our clients, all Commercial Ranges and US Military and law enforcement organizations in the US. Those selected for the award will receive recognition in our weekly newsletter, on our website, in our main office and will receive a personalized award.
If you would like to nominate a peer, please write a letter using your organizations letterhead and send the letter via email to ATNewsletter@actiontarget.com detailing why we should consider the person you are nominating, or visit our Programs page for more information and to fill out a nomination form online. Upon receipt, our marketing department will do their due diligence regarding each nomination before making a decision.
We want everyone to help spread the word that at Action Target, we fully support firearms training programs and the individuals who have had a profound impact within this industry.
This customized award is only a small token of gratitude, recognition and appreciation we have for Eric’s contributions to law enforcement firearms training.
Congratulations Eric Clapsaddle for being selected as the first 2011 Action Target National Rangemaster of the Quarter.
Action Target would like to announce the newly updated Livonia Police Department Outdoor Rifle Range in Livonia, Michigan. The Livonia PD oversaw the removal of their existing bullet trap, heavy excavation and modification of existing dirt beams, concrete work and installation of Action Target’s Total Containment Bullet Trap.
We wish to thank the Livonia PD Procurement and Livonia PD Project Managers Ben McDermott and John Kalil, Tony Angelo Cement Construction Company, Action Target Great Lakes Territory Manager Jason Snell, Action Target Project Manager Kris Ardohain and many others for their hard work and a job well done!
Some of the equipment Action Target provided and installed included our 32′ AR500 Steel Total Containment Trap.
Shown here is the back of the Total Containment Bullet Trap, using the Canister System.
Congratulations to Livonia PD and all those involved!
Other Recently Completed Projects
- Polk CSO – Robb Anderson
- Watertown Police Department, MA – Matt Brinkerhoff
- Dearborn Police Department, MI – Jason Snell
- Linden Police Department, NJ – Mike Stillwell
- St. Charles Sheriff’s Department, LA – Aaron Ludwig
- Elk Grove Village Police Department, IL – Chris Hart
If are interested in our products and are in the Great Lakes area, contact your Regional Representative Jason Snell. For all other areas, please visit our Contact Page to find the territory manager for your area.
801-377-8033 ext. 158
Recently, Action Target acquired Law Enforcement Targets, the largest paper target distributor to law enforcement departments in the United States. We are thrilled to add their comprehensive collection of images to our inventory and encourage our loyal subscribers and customers to contact Law Enforcement Targets for all your paper target needs.
Since all future paper target orders will be processed by Law Enforcement Targets, we have a significant amount of our ‘Combat Paper’ product line available at a discount price.
Normal retail price for these targets is around $0.32/each; however, we have divided up our remaining ‘Combat Line’ products into packs of 200. Most packs include an average of ten targets for each type of target included in this line; however we cannot guarantee an exact number per target type included in the pack.
To see all of the paper Combat Targets, click here.
Each pack of 200 costs $50, with shipping included (note: for free shipping to be applied to your order, there cannot be any other items in your shopping cart besides the Combat Paper Targets). Certain states require a tax; if applicable, the tax will be added to the overall cost. We have a limited quantity of the Combat Paper packs left and once they are all sold, we will discontinue printing the Combat Paper line targets. All sales are FINAL.
Again, the number of packs is limited so check out our Combat Paper line for the last time and place your order today. To redeem this special offer, enter the code COMBAT2011 after purchasing your order at our online store, www.shopactiontarget.com .
Action Target’s International Department recently returned from a very successful trip to Nuremberg, Germany for the annual IWA show. Similar to the Shot Show held annually in the USA, IWA has been one of the world’s leading exhibitions for the hunting, shooting, sporting and outdoor industry for over 30 years.
IWA is the abbreviation for Internationale Waffen Ausstellung or International Weapons Exhibition. For 2011, over 1,100 exhibitors were revealing their newest products and services to the world. IWA traditionally attracts more than 30,000 visitors from over 100 different countries. Due to the interest IWA draws from the international community, it was a great place for members of the Action Target International team to showcase some of the newest products. A few items generating the most interest were the FlexTact reconfigurable shoothouse system by Hufcor, the Self-Healing reactive targets from Reactive Target System (RTS) and the economical hit counting mobile wireless shooting range system also from RTS (shown left).
For many years, Action Target has been increasing its position of dominance in the international community. The entire complement of Action Target products have been sold throughout the world. Those most prevalent are the MATCH (Modular Armored Tactical Combat House) shoothouses that have been incorporated into multi-story, cross-functional and fully automated structures. When these have been placed in close proximity of each other for CQB (Close Quarter Battle) and MOUT (Military Operations in Urban Terrain) training purposes, they are exalted to what we term a ‘MATCH Village’. These structures have been built and utilized for years by foreign customers, their military, secret police, special forces and other groups requiring the best training equipment.
Overall, IWA was a huge success for Action Target with thousands of past, current and future customers stopping by to say hello and investigate new products. To read the IWA News Daily (PDF) about the event, click here.