training, qualifying and
Lately, some police departments are switching from the
traditional steel framed target stands to a much more efficient
system. Especially in regards to multi-target acquisition
One of our local police departments still uses the steel frame
Unfortunately steel frames get damaged very quickly and have to
be repaired or replaced every few sessions and the local steel
and welding yard loves this at $75/hr!
With all the training and annual or quarterly qualifying, some
police departments are spending a lot of money replacing those
steel or wood frame stands. Especially if they are paying their officers to do
Let's face it, when you are required to carry a firearm, you are also required
Why? Because if you don't, you won't pass your quarterly qualifying
requirements. And like anything else, unless it's easy to
do, you won't practice as much.
Target Acquisition Training
Let's look at a typical day of
Usually you have several people lined up, in front of dual
They shoot 2-4 rounds at 10 yards from a draw. Then 15 yards,
20yds and so on.
You can imagine after a half day you have a fair amount of
fatigue in your shooting hand and arm, resulting in much lower
scores toward the end of the day.
This results in a lot of inaccuracy and damage to whatever is
being used for the frame or supports.
The only thing you can damage on these new stands is the furring
strips used as the frame. They only cost about 75 cents.
Using the Tuffsteel target stands, one only needs more furring
strips for a new frame.
Is your department is paying highly paid deputies to build and repair
target stands? If the answer is yes, you are wasting valuable human resources
instructor friend of mine was using wooden frames. These things
were so big and heavy, he needed help to set them up and take them
down. And I was the one lugging them around! Heck, they required an entire shed just
to store 10 of them.
That is when I starting looking around for a practical solution
With the Tuffsteel stands we can store 10 stands in a 24"w x
32"L x 15"h area!
Let's face it....if it's not easy for you to set
up targets, you just won't practice as
At Tuffsteel we believe if you carry, professionally or not, it
is your duty and responsibility to be proficient when handling your firearm in
any stressful situation. In a defensive situation, making even the smallest
error could be disastrous.
We believe if peace officers practice more, more lives will be saved.
Currently PD's and LE Agencies in 48 states use Tuffsteel
target stands not to mention usage in all branches of the military.
Check out the Pro Range 22 and Pro Range 18
stands in action
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