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Bullet Trajectory, Drop & Trap Specifications in Indoor & Outdoor Shooting Ranges

Not all shooting ranges are created equal. Some cater to the long gun crowd, while others are sidearm orientated. Others are strictly shotgun for shooting clays like trap or skeet. Indoors ranges are generally restricted to sidearms, though some provide 50 yard ranges and can accommodate smaller caliber rifles, but most indoor venues are restricted…

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What Happened to Range Time? How Much Does Gun Range Time Cost & What Record Keeping is Recommended?

It is given that the more range time we log, the more likely we will perform better in any given deadly encounter. Most law enforcement agencies require qualifications as least biannually, with quarterly training mandatory or about four hours of range time per year. Most experienced shooters will advocate an hour every two months minimum,…

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Multiple Interactive Learning Objectives; Milo Range Live Fire Firearms Training Simulator for Law Enforcement, Military & Civilian Instruction

With modern technology, shooting ranges are able to provide better training for our law enforcement and military agencies, particularly with the newer and exciting training simulator called Milo Range. More and more indoor ranges are being designed with these modern milo range rooms where they can have more diverse and completed scenarios. With these scenarios…

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Pistons & Bullets Part 2; Bullet Trajectory, How Far Can a Bullet Travel Before it Falls, Minie Ball During the American Civil & Crimean War

Earlier we explored round ball and black powder and compared the bullet to a piston. Early firearms were smoothbore weapons firing a sub-caliber bullet. The bullet was smaller to accommodate the fouling that would build up in the bore. Wadding was placed over the powder, the bullet dropped in and rammed with a over-wadding covering…

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Pistons & Bullets Part 1; How Does a Gun Fire a Bullet & How Does the Formula for Potential Kinetic Energy Come Into Play?

Ever pondered the fact that a firearm like an automotive engine is a heat engine? A heat engine simply converts heat energy created from chemical energy to mechanical energy. In the car, the engine ingests air containing oxygen, and combines with a hydrocarbon fuel, ignites and uses the resultant heat to create expanding gas that…

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