“It’s important to our employees, it’s important to myself & it’s important to Action Target as a whole that we support this community of citizens who have served so greatly for our country.” – Mike Birch, CEO at Action Target. As we approach Veterans Day, take time to thank those that have served and given so much protecting our freedoms.
Last month Action Target launched the “Nominate a Hero” giveaway! Our fans across social media nominated hundreds of Veterans that have served our country to attend the Heroes Among Us Pheasant Hunt in Green River, Utah. 3 Veterans were selected and experienced the beauty of Utah on a great hunt in Green River with our CEO, Mike Birch.
It truly is important to Action Target that we support those that have served our country.
AFTERMARKET SERVICES OPTIMIZE SHOOTING RANGE PERFORMANCE
One of the most compelling reasons to work with Action Target is to access a complete turnkey solution. Not only do we provide professional range consulting, design, manufacturing and installation services, but we also offer a host of aftermarket programs and products to make sure your range operation excels. This translates to a partner- ship that continues after your range is built.
MANAGING HAZARDOUS WASTE
Shooting ranges are responsible for all the waste they generate and must be able to verify that it is properly disposed of or re- cycled. Examples of non-recyclable waste include used PPE and contaminated filters. Recyclable hazardous materials include collected lead and brass. Action Target has pro- grams to significantly simplify the process of managing range waste. Our recycling and disposal procedures are OSHA and EPA compliant and are in strict accordance with EPA and DOT regulations. In addition, we provide detailed documentation of our processes, protecting ranges from potential fines.
METALS RECYCLING PROGRAM
Several years ago, we rolled out our innovative Metals Recycling Program. Members of this program find it exceptionally reward- ing. It requires next to no effort on your part. Simply call us when you’re ready for a pick-up. We will arrive at your range within 72 hours and sort and weigh your spent metals. With our transparent pricing, which is based on the London Metals Exchange (the global center for industrial metals trading), you will receive the best price for your recycled lead and brass in either cash or Action Target credit. Credit can be applied toward our online store products, range equipment, and range services. Customers who opt for credit receive an extra 10% bonus.
RUBBER BERM TRAP CLEANING
Cleaning and mining a rubber berm trap is an inconvenient, time-consuming, and messy process. Action Target removes the hassle and prioritizes the safety and profitability of your range with convenient and comprehensive rubber berm trap cleaning available. Our proprietary lead recovery process is the fastest and most efficient in the industry. Furthermore, our pricing is competitive and transparent, allowing you to maintain control of your metals revenue.
CUSTOMIZED MAINTENANCE PLANS
Many range operators simply don’t have the manpower, expertise, or time to keep their equipment properly maintained. When lack of maintenance leads to equipment failure, critical operating time is lost. Whether your range is a training facility or a commercial operation, an Action Target maintenance
plan will help you focus your time on the important business of running your range. Action Target works with you to build a plan that determines the appropriate number of annual visits your range requires. These visits include specialized services to keep your range running at peak condition. Our technicians thoroughly inspect your range products for wear and assess necessary service and maintenance protocols. Any products in need of service are taken care of on-site.
ACTION TARGET STORE
Action Target carries all the essential products to keep your retail area stocked and your range clean, safe, and ready to operate. Be it range safety products, cleaning supplies, or targets (paper, cardboard, and steel) we have everything you need to make your range or firearms training program a success. We ensure that we keep products in stock and ship them quickly, making it easy to optimize your inventory. We also offer discounts based on annual purchase volume.
CONTACT YOUR ACTION TARGET REP
Action Target can help your range succeed with a variety of services, maintenance pro- grams, discount plans, and equipment retro- fits. To get started, call us at (800) 779-0182 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SECURITÉ GUN CLUB | WOODINVILLE, WASHINGTON
The owner of Securité Gun Club had a strong vision for the type of range operation they wanted. Per their web- site, their mission is to deliver a “uniquely refined” experience in an environment that is “luxurious, modern, secure, and family-friendly.” They chose to partner with Action Target because of our extensive industry experience and reputation as a provider of quality shooting range equipment. Furthermore, Action Target offers the market’s best ventilation systems, which greatly appealed to the safety-conscious owner.
Securité’s 34-lane shooting range is equipped with Action Target’s TCTTM Vortex steel trap system, DefenderTM stalls, and a combination of our state-of-the-art GenesisTM and Touch Plus target retrievers.
Securité is partnered with an exotic car dealership, so the owner of the gun club may be seen driving a McLaren adorned with Securité’s logo.
KIMBER RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT RANGE | TROY, ALABAMA
Gun manufacturer Kimber partnered with Action Target to build their research and development shooting range. Located in the company’s manufacturing facility in Troy, AL, this high-volume shooting range required a powerful bullet trap system. To meet this requirement, the 6-lane range was outfitted with Action Target’s TCTTM Vortex steel trap system as well as the BCS Deluxe 20, which is Action Target’s newest bullet containment system. This system utilizes
large capacity 20-gallon drums connected to the base of each deceleration chamber. The drums are situated upon dollies and utilize a quick release clamp for easy change-out.
The Kimber R&D facility also features Action Target’s tactical ceil- ing baffles, SRET retrievers, Guardsman stalls and a recirculation ventilation system.
Action Target is pleased to announce a new partnership with Jumping Targets. Over the last 10 years, Jumping Targets has excelled in the development of affordable, high-quality tar- gets. Most targets are made solely of AR500 steel, providing a long life and exceptional value. The targets also ring loudly when struck, providing valuable audible feedback to target shooters. Jumping Targets holds eight patents (some pend- ing) for their innovative designs. Action Target is excited to provide additional reactive target options for our customers.
This fall, you can purchase these new targets at Sportsman’s Warehouse or from shop.actiontarget.com.
PILOT TARGET RETRIEVER
Action Target’s PilotTM target retriever was developed to provide a wireless out-and-back target retriever solution in place of traditional wire-drive-based systems. Additionally, the Pilot includes damage-preventing features such as a hidden backer clamp and Strike WatchTM technology. Strike Watch detects when the carrier is struck and will terminate sessions if excessive strikes occur, protecting the range owner’s investment. The system’s integrated target lighting and embedded camera displays the target on the shooter’s control screen, providing an unrivaled target shooting experience. Furthermore, Pilot interfaces with Action Target’s range control software SmartRange AxisTM to provide total retriever control, lane time control, and equipment permissions.
GAME SERIES PAPER TARGETS
Action Target recently launched our Game Series paper targets, bringing an added element of competition and entertainment to target shooting. Inspired by arcade games, wildlife hunting, carnival entertainment, tabletop gaming, and team sports such as baseball, these targets create a riveting and interactive shooting experience. Each target includes rules for game play. For example, the object of ‘Ocean Battle’ is to be the first player to sink an opponents’ ships by shooting the ships’ target rings. Some targets, such as ‘Alien Invasion’, employ fluorescent colors, allow- ing ranges to amplify the game experience with black lights. Many of these paper targets have been integrated with Action Target’s GenesisTM target retriever control system for automated game-play and training.
Visit shop.actiontarget.com to peruse the Game Series target selection.
MASTER TARGET CONTROL
Operating targets has never been simpler or more convenient than with Action Target’s new Master Target Control. This wireless control system boasts an intuitive interface and gives users complete control of target systems from their mobile devices. When developing the Master Target Control, Action Target incorporated extensive feedback from federal and local law enforcement agencies.
“With the ability to run drills, adjust lighting, change target speed and modify target behavior from anywhere on the range, instructors have the opportunity for a more hands-on approach with their trainees,” said Chris Hess, Product Marketing Manager at Action Target.
The Master Target Control is available for Action Target’s Fixed Lateral<supTM and FTTSTM advanced electric turning target products.
Max Michel recently gave Action Target a little glimpse into his world as a competitive shooter. He stated, “I was fortunate to compete in the European Steel Challenge and the Infinity Open last month. I took my family with me to enjoy the experience and won both events. It’s great to be able to expose my kids to the world and I’m very appreciative for Action Target and all of my sponsors who make it possible.”
Kyle Schmidt represented Action Target at the NRA Bianchi Cup this year and was the Bianchi Metallic Champion. Action Target proudly supports NRA Competitive Shooting and has been the steel target sponsor of the Bianchi Cup since the beginning.
We are pleased to announce our sponsorship of Austin Ariss. At just 17 years old, this California native is an IDPA Master in most divisions. He is a USPSA Grand Master in Carry Optics, Open and Limited. He won this year’s HiCap USPSA Nationals Jr. National Championship in the Carry Optics class, placing 5th overall in the Carry Optics class. We are thrilled to support Austin’s career in competitive shooting.
Action Target is excited to announce that 16-year-old Danyela D’Angelo will be sporting the Action Target logo on her jersey this year. We are also proud that she will be using Action Target products to prepare for her upcoming championships.
ACCEPTING NEW DEALERS!
Becoming an Action Target dealer is quick and easy. Call (763) 746-5390 and we will get you up and running today!
NOMINATE A HERO GIVEAWAY
To show appreciation to our veteran heroes, Action Target sponsored veterans to attend the “Heroes Among Us Pheasant Hunt” at the Banasky Shaw Ranch in Green River, Utah.
DISCOUNTS AND PROMOTIONS
Sign up for discounts and promos on products such as steel targets, paper targets, and safety apparel at shop.actiontarget.com. Follow our social media channels to make sure you never miss a giveaway.
Tony Sentmanat, Diego Devera & Ruben Alvarez instructing the LEO Tactical Survival at Action Target’s annual Law Enforcement Training Camp in Provo, Utah.
Kadance Konecny of American Fork Police Department interviewed.
Real World Tactical
Our Mission at RealWorld Tactical is to teach real life focused firearms training specializing in urban concepts that we have learned through our operational experience. Our primary goal is to give the average hard working person the skills and knowledge for a fighting chance against the human predator looking for its prey.
There isn’t always a happy ending, in fact most of the time the bad guy usually wins.
When you need a police officer they are never around, and when you only have seconds to react it takes them minutes to respond.
When you think things cant get any worse, they always do, and they usually come in threes.
When you become a victim of a crime, you have only seconds to make a difference in your life or the lives of your loved ones and you don’t get 10 takes to get it right (like in a movie), you only get one.
Keep your friends close and your enemies closer.
Situational Awareness is as important as carrying a gun.
Tell me who you hang around with and Ill tell you who everybody thinks you are.
Don’t judge a book by its cover.
Never under estimate your opponent no matter his/her size or weight.
If you run every time you have a problem, you will be running for the rest of your life, and I don’t know about you, but I hate running.
Everybody that carries a gun has a plan until they get shot at.
The faint zipping sound of a round as it passes your head is the most humbling experience that a man will ever feel in his lifetime..
Last but not least I have come to realize that we live in the greatest country in the world, a country where free men have sacrificed there lives so that we can have the freedoms we have today, and this country gives us the right to a carry a gun, do not give evil men and women the advantage, always carry a gun so that you can protect yourself and your family from those willing to to do harm.
The AutoTargets are placed at the start and finish of this course of fire to act as the shot timer for the course. Once the last AutoTarget is hit and falls down, the timer stops. Giving you real time data on how long it takes to transition between targets, draw time and more.
AutoTargets is an intelligently connected target system that lets shooters interact with their targets in a way never possible before. With its powerful hit sensing technology, advanced app, portable wireless activation, and revolutionary programmability, AutoTargets is truly changing the way you shoot.
Clean Air Every 60 Seconds
Action Target provides the industry’s best ventilation systems for both new range installations and existing ranges that exceed environmental standards. We offer a complete package of controls, air filters, and maintenance to ensure that employees, customers, and the surrounding area are protected from the health concerns associated with lead exposure and other air-borne toxins found in indoor ranges. All our innovative ventilation system designs exceed NIOSH, EPA, and OSHA air quality standards, and are fully customizable to your particular range installation.
Action Target develops world class shooting range facilities and advanced target systems to help our Law Enforcement be better equipped in their training and better prepared for the dangers they face each day protecting our communities.
Action Target products used in this video: The Dual Running Man (DRM) Pro This target system is the most powerful and feature-rich running man system ever designed. It boasts 3HP motors, ultra-wear resistant pulleys, speeds up to 20 fps, realistic acceleration, and an easy to use control interface for use on tablets and mobile phones. The DRM Pro uses two lateral traveling, non-turning target carriers capable of moving independently from one another because they are mounted on two separate tracks that run parallel to each other. Paper, cardboard, and plastic targets can be attached to the Dual Running Man by stapling or clamping them to the standard 1” x 2” wood sticks secured to the target carriers with clamps.
The Fixed Lateral 360 (FL360) This target system allows targets to be repositioned laterally along a fixed rail without the use of tools. Simply unlock the target and it will slide left and right for positioning in groups or creating open spaces on the range. Used in conjunction with the Dual Running Man target system, these targets can represent bystanders or perpetrators to simulate real-world scenarios.
No matter what your purpose for training, Action Target has the product for you. You too can train with Action Target! Team Glock’s Michelle Viscusi Training on Action Target Steel.
Michelle Viscusi’s path to shooting sports has materialized a little differently than most competitors. She began her competitive shooting at the age of 21. Joining the Army National Guard at the age of 19, Viscusi soon learned from her military training that shooting came naturally to her. While in the military, Michelle had the opportunity to be on The History Channel’s hit series Top Shot. Competing with 17 other more experienced shooters, Viscusi realized that to make her dream a reality she would need to throw herself at her craft and start taking competitive shooting more seriously. Last year, Viscusi committed herself to countless hours of training at the range to continue the legacy of champion women’s shooters for Team GLOCK.
Katelyn Ely training with her Springfield on Action Target target steel targets. Action Target provides targets and target systems for any training environment. No matter what your goal is, we have you covered with the targets and target systems to train. Better Equipped, Better Prepared.
Springfield Armory always makes for a great day on the range.
In an effort to ensure that the memory of Master Officer Joseph Shinners lives on- Action Target has created a scholarship in partnership with the UVU Police Academy to donate 1 spot each year to attend the annual Law Enforcement Training Camp with officers from all over the country.
Beginning in 2019 and with no end in sight, an officer will attend this training at no cost in memory of and to honor Master Officer Joseph Shinners.
JOSEPH WILLIAM SHINNERS
Master Police Officer Joseph Shinners was shot and killed in Orem, Utah while attempting to arrest a wanted fugitive at 10:00 p.m. Investigators had received information that the wanted subject was going to be in the area of a retail store at 50 West University Parkway, in Orem. Members of the Provo Police Department and the Orem Police Department located the subject in the parking lot and attempted to take him into custody. During the arrest the man opened fire, fatally wounding Officer Shinners. The subject was also wounded in the shootout and is in custody. Officer Shinners was transported to Utah Valley Hospital where he succumbed to his wounds shortly before midnight. Officer Shinners had served with the Provo Police Department for three years and was posthumously promoted to the rank of Master Police Officer. He is survived by his wife and young son.