Month: May 2011

Action Target Now ISO 9001:2008 Certified

Recently, Action Target underwent a detailed, comprehensive, and rigorous certification process with the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). The ISO is a worldwide network of standardization entities which establish quality management benchmarks for all levels of an organization to adhere.

Kyle Burdette, Action Target’s Vice President of Quality Assurance championed the certification process. He commented, “To demonstrate our ongoing commitment to superior quality and reliability, Action Target is now officially ISO 9001:2008 certified. ISO 9001:2008 is a set of international standards for quality management and quality assurance. This exclusive standard represents an international consensus on good management practices, policies, and procedures that allow us to consistently deliver superior quality products. Because we are registered under ISO 9001:2008, you can take comfort in knowing that your shooting range equipment will be designed and manufactured under its demanding quality standards.”

Considering the rapid growth and expansion of Action Target not only in the USA but internationally as well, it was imperative to achieve the highest level of standardization. Therefore, they strategically embraced the ISO established requirements by addressing these areas of their organization:

  • Business Development
  • Market Development
  • Product Development
  • Policies & Procedures

Action Target is committed to continuous process improvement and excellence. Being ISO 9001: 2008 Certified is just one example of our relentless dedication to being the world leader and preferred choice of the firearms training industry.

Action Target Announces Early Registration for 2011 Law Enforcement Training Camp

Law Enforcement Training

For 20 years, Action Target has hosted one of the most comprehensive training camps for law enforcement in the United States. Law Enforcement Training Camp (LETC) is a week-long curriculum consisting of four eight-hour classes that are taught by world-class firearm instructors.

Law Enforcement TrainingThis year’s LETC provides highly qualified instructors with backgrounds consisting of the Safariland Shooting School, Hoffner’s Training Division, Team Spartan, GLOCK Training, Bill Rogers Shooting School, and the Action Target Academy. Combining high caliber instruction with an effective and comprehensive curriculum makes LETC one of most anticipated events among law enforcement agencies from the U.S. and abroad.

This event creates an opportunity for more hands on practical application of training, idea sharing, the exchange of great stories among advanced trainers and fellow law enforcement officers, and of course, the most trigger time. Each year, those participating in LETC take what they learned and incorporate that knowledge into their existing firearms training programs to help their academy and in-service personnel become more effective.

LETC provides students the opportunity to select a different course to take each day. Some of the courses available this year at LETC are:

  • LETC TrainingHigh Performance Handgun
  • Patrol Rifle/Carbine
  • Ultimate Shotgun
  • Rapid Deployment Patrol Rifle Operator
  • Emergency Medical Response for Firearm Instructors
  • Shoot, Move, & Communicate
  • Glock Armorer
  • Reactive Shooting on Steel for Speed & Accuracy
  • Advanced Practical Handgun
  • Success with Remedial Shooters

LETC

LETC will be held September 12-16, 2011 in Provo, UT. Don’t waste any time! Register by July 31, 2011 and only pay $450 to enjoy a week of shooting and learning from the best law enforcement firearms instructors in the US. Regular admission pricing for LETC begins August 1. Hosting sponsors provide for some scholarships, so please contact your territory managers to see if you qualify.

For more information on LETC, or to take advantage of early registration savings, visit the Training Calendar on our website, or download our information packet and registration form (PDF).

Action Target at the 2011 Bianchi Cup

2011 Bianchi Cup Logo

Action Target is proud to support and sponsor this year’s 2011 MidwayUSA/NRA Bianchi Cup. For the past 25 years, Action Target has sponsored and provided target equipment for firearms competitions across the U.S. and throughout the world. Action Target equipment has been used at the Bianchi Cup for over 20 years and we are proud to be expanding that role and are pleased to continue to support this event.

The Bianchi Cup began as a law enforcement training match in 1979. It was created by former police officer John Bianchi of Bianchi International, the holster manufacturing company. Ray Chapman worked with John and developed this world-class event. Action Target worked with Ray at his facility to provide a target system fit to meet the needs of the cup in the late 80’s. Over the years, this event has brought together shooters from all over the world. Last year’s competitors came from Australia, Canada, Germany, Italy, Japan, New Zealand, Netherlands, Switzerland, and the United States.

The 2011 Bianchi Cup is a competition of speed and accuracy. This year’s awards include the World Famous Silver Bianchi Cup and Division Champion Trophy Cups for the Metallic and Production Division. Class awards are awarded to various categories including High Law Enforcement, High Woman, High Junior, High International, High Newcomer, High Senior, High Grand Senior, High Service, High Semi-Auto, High Revolver, and Aggregate.

The Course of Fire consists of four separate matches:

  • The Practical Event: From the appropriate shooting line, the shooter fires at distances of 10 to 50 yards under varying time limits.
  • The Barricade Event: From within shooting boxes and behind barricades, a shooter fires at targets on either side of the barricade under varying time limits and distances.
  • The Falling Plate Event: From the appropriate shooting line, the shooter fires at 8 inch round steel plates arranged in banks of six at distances of 10 to 25 yards under varying time limits.
  • The Moving Target Event: From within shooting boxes at distances ranging from 10 to 25 yards, the shooter fires at a target moving from left to right, with the target being exposed for only six seconds.

Throughout all matches, competitors shoot from standing and prone positions and are required to shoot with both strong and weak hands at various stages.

The 2011 competition runs from May 25th through May 28th in Columbia, MO. To assist new shooters in their first attempt for the Bianchi Cup, a Newcomer Orientation will be held at the Competitors’ Meeting, also attended by former and current champions and the Match Staff.

To help during these tough economic times, we have instituted a lower entry cost and a “bring a buddy” option. If a competitor brings a friend who has never competed in the Bianchi Cup before, each competitor receives a reduced entry fee. We have also reduced fees for juniors, production firearms, active duty military, and those who register early.

For more information about the 2011 MidwayUSA/NRA Bianchi Cup or to compete, please visit the NRAhq website.

Action Target Selling Paper/Cardboard Targets and Backers at Discounted Price

We are selling our existing inventory at a discounted rate for our newsletter subscribers. Take a look at our all-time low prices for these products.

Cardboard Targets

Paper Targets

Plastic Backers

Foam Backers

Law Enforcement Cardboart Target

Orders must be placed through the Action Target Online Store to receive this discount. We have set aside a limited number of targets and backers for sale at the discounted rate, so order quickly. After the sale is over, we will be moving our inventory to LETargets.com, where all future purchases of the above items can be made.

For more information, see our recent Action Target Journal article about the sale. Order today!

Action Target Selling Paper/Cardboard Targets and Backers at Discounted Price

Action Target is selling its existing inventory of all paper, cardboard, plastic and foam targets and backers at a discounted rate for newsletter subscribers, available through the online store. This offer will run the entire month of May. After the sale is over, we will be moving our inventory to Law Enforcement Targets.

Here are the items that are available:

TypeProduct DescriptionMSRP/eaLiquidation Price/ea
Cardboard TargetsB21 E – White Perforated Silhouette (23”wide x 34” tall)$0.80$0.59
B27 E – Black (23”wide x 35” tall)$0.75$0.63
FBI-Q – Die Cut for Turning Target Systems (19”wide x 39” tall)$0.65$0.50
Transtar II – Blue Color Image; Die Cut for Turning Target Systems (24”wide x 39”tall)$0.95$0.70
Paper TargetsB21 E – Black (23”wide x 35” tall)$0.35$0.29
B21 E – Blue (23”wide x 35” tall)$0.35$0.29
B27 E – Black (23”wide x 35” tall)$0.35$0.29
Plastic BackersVertically Fluted Backer – White; (24” wide x 36” tall x 4mm thick)$2.75$2.00
Vertically Fluted Backer – White; (24” wide x 36” tall x 8mm thick)$7.50$4.75
Foam BackersFoam Backer – Cut for Turning Target Systems; White (24” wide x 48” tall x 3” thick)$40.00$30.00

These prices are ONLY available through the Action Target Online store . If orders are placed with Law Enforcement Targets, you will be charged full retail price. No coupon code required; discount automatically given upon checkout.

After Action Target sells the inventory set aside for the sale, they will move their inventory to Law Enforcement Targets. After May, you can continue to place all future paper and cardboard target/backer orders by visiting the Law Enforcement Target website or by calling the following individuals at (888) 489-7830:

  • Federal & Military – Kara Hale
  • International – Dan Swanson
  • Western US – Kathy Dube
  • Texas to Southeast US – Louanne Slattery
  • Midwest to Northeast US – Jennifer Deelstra

Please note: Action Target will continue to inventory and sell the 3D cardboard targets and the cardboard target holder used for indoor shooting range retrievers, even after May.