Photo: Range Strategies

Photo: Range Strategies

Range Strategies LLC, has introduced The Unpredictor - a gun-handling training system in current use by U.S. Special Operations Forces as well as law enforcement agencies. The target system offers judgmental situations to teach gun handling skills, discrimination, and when it is appropriate to shoot. The Unpredictor is an automated steel target system that allows the user to realistically simulate gunfights with multiple threats, unpredictable behavior, and variable shot requirements for neutralization, all in a timed event.

The Unpredictor (exclusively from Range Strategies) is an interactive target/training system comprised of an array of hit-counting steel targets and an accompanying control system. It focuses on gunfight training and brings the element of unpredictably to any training activity with pre-programmed behaviors to simulate various scenarios such as gangs, mobs, and riots.

The Unpredictor requires the shooter to (1) discover the threat, (2) drive the gun to the threat, (3) work the gun until the threat is neutralized, and (4) repeat as needed as quickly as possible. A timer keeps track of how quickly each threat is neutralized for scoring and analysis. The core of the Unpredictor feature set is a group of pre-programmed behaviors which provide parameters that can be modified by the user according to his/her training objectives.

There are seven basic behaviors: Solo Sequence, Tactical Random, True Random, Gang, Mob, Riot and Duel. For each of these behaviors, individual targets can be set to "on" or "off" to limit the number of targets participating in a scenario. Targets which are off are ignored and do not activate.

Standard accessories for The Unpredictor include: handheld remote, control box, actuator, target box, 3/8 inch AR500 steel target heads and armored target stands. Two optional accessories are the air compressor and generator.

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