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LEEP 2015

Tim Holley Ed Santos

The Future of Range Design:
The Impact of Technology and Training Requirements

Instructors: Tim Holley and Ed Santos

Technology may be simplifying our lives, but how is it changing the way law enforcement officers operate and train for real-world scenarios? This session will explore currently available range solutions as well as exciting, upcoming products and services. Tim Holley, Meggitt Training Systems, and Ed Santos, Center Target Sports, will discuss the future of range design and the possibilities within these "new" training environments. From curriculum to funding, the session will highlight best practices, cost savings and benefits, and the real-world application of tomorrow's training technologies.

Tim Holley


With many customer service, sales and education awards, as well as a passion for ballistics, guns, and hunting, Tim served as the Manager of all Law Enforcement Live Fire Range Installations and Services prior to his promotion to Manager of Law Enforcement Live Fire Sales. Prior to joining MTSI, Tim Holley developed in-depth experience in the sales management and customer service industries. More specifically, Tim was an owner/builder of a Georgia residential building company, a finance/sales/training manager in the automobile industry, and a top producing Georgia realtor. He also taught many upper level mathematics courses his first several years after graduating from UGA.

Ed Santos


Ed Santos is a Retired Army Officer, long-time competitive shooter, and shooting instructor. Ed is a combat veteran who competed in international shotgun and pistol competitions while in the Army. In addition, he was certified as a Department of Defense Master Level Instructor and taught military and civilian personnel in many locations.

After retiring from the Army in 1994 Ed and Peggy moved to Coeur d'Alene where he continues to shoot for recreation and competition. Ed is a Certified Level 1 Reserve Deputy Sheriff in North Idaho, Certified Law Enforcement Firearms Instructor, and an NRA Certified Firearms Instructor. Ed is a certified Low Light Firearms Instructor. Ed is a graduate of the Steele Foundation's Executive/Dignitary Protection Agent's training program. He is a graduate of the Alameda County, (California) Sheriff's Executive/Dignitary Protection Driver Training School. He is certified by the CDT Non-Deadly Force Training Commission in the use of Non-Deadly Force Techniques. In addition, he is a Certified Range Safety Officer, Taser® Instructor, Narcotics Presumptive Testing (NIK) Instructor, Metal-Tec metal detection system Instructor, OC (Oleoresin Capsicum) Instructor, Kubaton/Mini-Baton and Expandable Baton Instructor, Homeland Security Civilian Emergency Response Team Instructor, and a member of the National Rifle Association's "National Range Technical Advisory Team." He holds armorer certifications for multiple weapons systems.

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Judgmental training is more important than ever in the law enforcement field. Meggitt Training Systems introduces a revolutionary portable system that makes judgmental and marksmanship training more accessible to law enforcement officials than any system on the market.

The flexibility, advanced features and authoring tools of the FATS® L7 allows the training instructors to continuously adapt training courseware to meet changing training needs.

Easy to operate

Controlled via a wireless touch screen tablet PC, the user friendly graphical interface allows for intuitive operation and reduces instructor training time.

Easy to setup

Self-contained system is ready for use as is, or can be installed as a ceiling mounted unit.

Easy to transport

Caster mounted case for ease of movement with four carrying handles for ease of lifting; housed in a durable, mil-spec, portable, self-contained case.


Non-lethal scenarios include Taser® training options using wireless BlueFire® tasers.


Baton training is also available for some less than lethal judgmental scenarios.


OC spray simulators are one option for less than lethal training. Spray effectiveness can even be altered for EDP and drug related scenarios.

Hostile fire system

This optional simulator increases training realism by discharging projectiles at trainees to stress the importance of cover and concealment.

After action review

After Action Review (AAR) is provided via an optional Lookback Kit that records body movements and verbal commands.

Authoring station

Simplified authoring courseware allows instructors to author their own marksmanship training course, while the integrated video authoring capability supports customer creation of video training scenarios and branching options.

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BlueFire® Weapons

Meggitt Training Systems' BlueFire® wireless weapon simulators use commercial wireless Bluetooth® technology to communicate with the FATS® L7 training system in the same manner as our system controlled weapons. Weapon recoil is achieved via a rechargeable magazine of compressed gas. This is significant in that while not tethered, BlueFire® weapons still retain the full sensor feedback. These patented BlueFire® weapon simulators can be used in conjunction with other system controlled weapon simulators without modification.


In addition to the largest inventory of weapons available in the industry, Meggitt Training Systems has already released BlueFire® versions of the Glock 17/19, M&P40, Sig P226, Beretta M9, Walther P99, and M4 simulators.


Achieved with a rechargeable magazine of compressed gas, BlueFire® weapons retain the full sensor feedback and simulated action.


Magazines can be refilled in just a few seconds with either compressed air or nitrogen. Our filling station is designed to accept any of our BlueFire® magazines and refill each one with a quick depression of the handle.

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XWT GEN3 Wireless
Target Carrier

Target retrieval systems are a standard feature in indoor ranges, however, there is no reason to settle for standard training. Meggitt Training Systems delivers the industry's first wireless, 360° turning target retrieval system.

Meggitt's XWT GEN3 Target Carrier now features a direct drive, dual motor system, with anti-static wheels for a quieter, smoother operation. The Gen3 XWT features greater reliability, durability and a sleeker, lower profile, operable to 100 yards with customized user management. The frontal armor has been upgraded form 1/4" to 3/8" inch at a shallow 35 degree angle.

Range Master Control System (RMCS)

Meggitt's RMCS is a fully networked, wireless range control system allowing for easily customizable courses of fire, lighting and temperature, as well as shooter profile and ordering capabilities. The RMCS Wirelessly controls carrier's operations, placing the target down range at any distance in feet, yards or meters, giving shooters the ability to move targets to any position between the firing line and the last target line without the use of signaling devices. Control commands such as face, edge, left and right turning with one-touch operation. Shooters can also program static or looping courses of fire.


The target can rotate 360° and expose either right or left facing in less than 1/2 of a second in either direction.


The target carrier houses a protected target illumination light fixture; providing up to 100 lumens of light with the ability to simulate muzzle flash, perfect for bringing low-light training into your range.


The carrier prow is made of AR500 steel and protects the rotating shaft of the target carrier system. The rail front exposed surface of the carrier and rail hangers are able to withstand occasional direct impact from most handgun and rifle ammunition (where rated).


The XWT is designed to withstand impacts from multiple distances, whether from the firing line or tactical, down range training. Wireless operation means no cables or pulleys to damage, resulting in less maintenance and downtime.

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Bullet Traps

With nearly 90 years of live fire range experience, Meggitt Training Systems is recognized as an expert in ballistic containment. We developed and fielded the first environmentally friendly bullet traps, and were awarded the first patent for a product bullet trap which captured rounds largely intact, with minimal potential for ricochet, reduced potential for generation of lead dust (from smashing rounds) and very low impact noise.


GranTrap™ represents the best available bullet trap technology for bullet capture and containment. Utilizing granulate rubber material, or GranTex™, to stop incoming rounds, the bullet impacts the soft media and is captured predominately intact, minimizing airborne lead dust, averting backsplatter and ricochet, and minimizing impact noise. This provides a cleaner and safer environment for shooting ranges and maximizes bullet recovery and recycling processes.

Capture and containment

GranTex™ provides a cleaner and safer environment for shooting ranges while maximizing the round recovery and recycling process

5000E steel bullet trap

Meggitt developed the first commercially available steel bullet trap in the US nearly 70 years ago. To advance this technology, our engineers and shooters spent over two years designing and developing a unique trap to accommodate rigorous courses of fire with pistol and rifle rounds. The result: the 5000E - a dry, all steel scroll-style bullet trap in both pistol and rifle rated.

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Indoor Range Design Guide

Whether you are building your first range or upgrading an existing facility, Meggitt is here to help you every step of the way. From range design and ventilation to target carriers and ballistic containment, Meggitt's Indoor Range Design Guide is your desk side research tool to deliver critical information throughout the process.

Range Design Guide

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