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How to buy firearms training equipment

Download this Police1 firearms training equipment buying guide to learn key steps for product selection, purchasing and implementation


While firearms simulators are revolutionizing police firearms training, nothing can replace the experience of live shooting for officers. Live training allows students to practice with the same ammunition they carry daily, as well as with less expensive training loads or lower-power simulated ammunition using a conversion kit in their own firearms.

In addition to firearms and ammunition, agencies need an appropriately equipped range. Whether indoor, outdoor, or a combination, a safe range requires shooting stations, targets, air circulation to limit lead exposure, a system to trap on- or off-target projectiles, and a method to store and dispose of spent projectiles and casings.

This Police1 guide to buying firearms training equipment is an essential resource, whether you are making a purchase for the first time or looking to upgrade your department’s equipment. It provides a comprehensive overview to help you navigate the purchasing process effectively.

Included in this guide:

  • Key considerations before purchasing firearms training equipment, ensuring you choose the right options for your department’s specific needs.
  • Essential questions to ask vendors, enabling you to gather all necessary information to make informed decisions.

Equip your department with the most effective firearms training equipment. Download your free copy of Police1’s “How to Buy Firearms Training Equipment” guide by filling out the form.