Police officers utilize firing ranges as a training course in every academy, force, and organization around the country. America’s 2nd amendment right is fully exercised in the law enforcement field to assist them in performing their jobs correctly. Gun ranges provide a safe environment for law enforcement to practice simulated exercises. Many law enforcement officials are required to learn to shoot while standing still and in motion requiring a more complex safety plan.
Protecting police officers during gun range exercises is an important policy in all agencies. Companies like MT2 are contracted to provide a safe environment for shooting practice and an environmentally safe clean up. Accidental ricochets are not uncommon and some officers have lost their lives at the range before ever stepping foot into the field.
The objective is to prevent these accidents by taking proactive measures and policies to ensure officer safety. Simulated exercises offer targets made of paper or cardboard with specific pinpoints to enhance marksmanship and accuracy. If the bullet goes through the dummy, ranges use a variety of tools like range soil that can stop the bullets from shooting through the building or going beyond outdoor boundaries. Design and evaluation is also important because it’s during the maze shootings, which simulate forced entry missions, where most injuries occur. By providing an accurate layout, annual inspections, and maintenance education, officer safety can be increased.
MT2 also specializes in bullet recovery and recycling, collecting up to 99.5% of rounds and recycling them for making new ammunition. This creates an added bonus of income for gun range owners and officers who are looking for cost-efficient practice. Also insurance creates an added security to law enforcement knowing that even if accidents happen, there will be compensation and improvement. Decreasing law enforcement accidental range shootings relieve an already stressful, heroic career, giving our officers peace of mind while they practice.
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