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S.I.R.T. & L.A.S.R. / DRY FIRE Live Fire Gun Range Rules

Increase Your Speed, Accuracy, Efficiency & Safety

The NRA has approved Laser Pistol Marksmanship Simulator Training  because it’s an ideal tool for beginners to learn pistol safety and marksmanship and it even provides experienced shooters with a way to fine tune their sharpshooting skills.  Laser pistol training equates to NO LIVE FIRE!  Laser pistol training is perfect for introducing students to handguns and also excellent for one-on-one shooting instruction before students take a live fire class. 


Training focuses on the fundamentals of handgun safety, pistol marksmanship and we demystify topics such as stance, grip, sight picture, trigger, breath control and proper follow through. We use a high-tech Shot Indicating Resetting Trigger (SIRT) professional training LASER PISTOLS that are totally safe yet, hefty enough to feel realistic and has functional trigger, magazine and sights. 


S.I.R.T. LASER PISTOLS  paired with another futuristic training system known as the LASER ACTIVATED SHOT REPORTING, L.A.S.R. system that records & analyzes every shot. The end result, you’ll leave the class knowing the basic marksmanship fundamentals and know when applied; they're effective and they really work!


The Importance of Dry Fire Practice for Pistol Accuracy and Safety

First of all, shooting is a perishable skill.  If you don't practice regularly, your shooting skills will diminish.  It also takes lots and lots of practice to be able to perform well under the tremendous stress and pressure of a violent use of force encounter.  During such situations, you must be able to react instinctively, and that instinct can be developed with hours and hours of PERFECT PRACTICE.  


Going to the shooting range is expensive, inconvenient, time consuming, crowded and ammunition cost money too. So, dry fire practice allows you to practice nearly all the training drills and situations of effective shooting without spending the time and money to go to the range and shoot live ammunition.  By implementing a dry fire practice regiment, you can practice much more frequently and conveniently.

Frequent practice with numerous repetitions will reinforce, maintain and improve shooting performance, speed and marksmanship.


Thirty-nine years of training police officers has taught me many valuable firearms tactics, street survival and high stress combat performance lessons. I have presented a few valuable training concepts as illustrated below:  

  • 80% Dry Fire practice
  • 10% Live Fire practice
  • 10% FoF, Force-on-Force* practice, (simunitions, airsoft, laser & paintball)
  • General shooting skills and safety habits
  • Shooting fundamentals (grip, stance, sight-picture, trigger control, breath control, follow-through)
  • Shoulder, arm and hand muscles necessary for a steady hold
  • Hand-eye coordination
  • Eye muscles and focus
  • A proper, smooth draw and presentation
  • Quick target acquisition
  • Weak or off-hand shooting 
  • Bounding overwatch (aka leapfrogging or fire & movement) 
  • The Shooting Square, (stress inoculation, teamwork, speed, reloading & weapon transition) 
  • Sniper/Hostage Shot, aka Brain In a Box, (critical shot placement) 
  • Barricade shooting, (four-step & right/left hand barricade)  
  • Reloading drills, (effectively completing tactical reloads)
  • Malfunction clearing drills, (tap, rock & rack)
  • Develop "Muscle memory"


Plus, during most "normal" range sessions, you're not allowed to draw from holster, shoot while moving, teamwork, rapid-fire, turnoff the lights or practice many other tactical exercises.  When dry fire practicing at 5150 HEAT or home, you can.


(*)  FoF practice is an effective training tool for law enforcement officers because it simulates realistic tactical situations by increasing task-specific stress such that it affects important outcomes of professional performance and leads to desirable behavioral changes and incremental performance measurement during training.  Plus, if it works well for police & military you know it'll enhance your tactical firearms marksmanship, speed & skills.

L.A.S.R. & S.I.R.T. for Shooters by Shooters

Here's a VIDEO that demonstrates two basic overviews for: 


1: Laser Activated Shot Reporter, L.A.S.R. 


2. Shot Indicating Resetting Trigger, S.I.R.T.  


These are both leading-edge technologies for today's modern always on shooters and evolving marksman & riflemen or should I add... Markswomen & Riflewomen?  Naw, the gun world has never been politically correct, so why start now? 


Back to the video; the S.I.R.T. is a high-level Laser Pistol and when combined with L.A.S.R., which is a computerized system that will help you become a better shooter and maintain and enhance shooting skills. Instant and precise feedback on shot placement and time with any targets and any laser training aide is just the tip of the iceberg, as LASR offers a plethora of features and functions to help you get more from your dry-fire practice.


Watch the SIRT / LASR video...! (click here)


Click on the 'ACTION BUTTON' below to see an 

Introductory S.I.R.T. Training Pistol Fundamentals


Introductory SIRT Training - Pistol Fundamentals

Train Like SEAL TEAM SIX

Train Like SEALs, Special Forces, Marine Recon, Law Enforcement & SWAT Teams

Train Like SEALs, Special Forces, Marine Recon, Police SWAT Teams Dry Fire Live Fire Force-on-Force.

A few years ago, a group of special operations and SWAT personnel teamed up to break down and test everything that they’d been taught during their careers about shooting.  They formed a think-tank and high performance-high stress shooting lab called SEALed Mindset.  There were SEALs, Special Forces, a Recon Marine, a SWAT commander with more than 1,000 dynamic entries under his belt, and other combat veterans.


They taught 140+ classes per month for more than 3 years… Most months, they were running 100+ FoF, (force-on-force classes.  They TESTED & PROVED, under stress, what works and what doesn’t when it comes to gun fighting.


One of the things that they learned is that the ideal training ratio for high stress combat performance is 80% Dry Fire, 10% Live Fire, and 10% Force-on-Force.  

The interesting thing is that you never want to do more than 10-20% of your training with Live Fire.  You can go the other direction and do 99% or even 99.9% Dry Fire. But, if you want to make the fastest gains, you don’t want to do too much of your training with Live Fire.


In almost all cases, this doesn’t mean you never go to the range and that you don't shoot less than you do currently. The elite military & Law Enforcement professionals at the SEALed Mindset think-tank is actually suggesting you augment your training ratios by adding a few minutes of quality Dry Fire practice each and every day.


Dry Fire Think-Tank Tested & Proved Training

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A few years ago, a group of special operations and SWAT personnel teamed up to break down and test everything that they’d been taught during their careers about shooting.  They formed a think-tank and high performance-high stress shooting lab called SEALed Mindset.  There were SEALs, Special Forces, Marine Recon, Law Enforcement, a SWAT commander with more than 1,000 dynamic entries under his belt, and other combat veterans.


They taught 140+ classes per month for more than 3 years… Most months, they were running 100+ FoF, (force-on-force classes.  They TESTED & PROVED, under stress, what works and what doesn’t when it comes to gun fighting.


One of the things that they learned is that the ideal training ratio for high stress combat performance is 80% Dry Fire, 10% Live Fire, and 10% Force-on-Force, (plus or minus 5% variable in any category).  


The interesting point I'm attempting to convey is that you never want to do more than 10-20% of your training with Live Fire.  You could go the other way and do 100% Dry Fire for a period of time. The experts mentioned above tell us if you want to make the fastest gains, you don’t want to do too much of your firearms training with Live Fire.


Train in a 360 Degree Environment With a Gun

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If you haven’t trained in a 360 degree environment with a gun, how do you suddenly know how to move safely and effectively in a real life shooting situation?  Simply put, you don’t.


If all of your gun handling happens in the confines of a lane at a range, on a 180 degree range, or in the woods with no other people around, you’re not going to know how to manipulate your gun, move, and engage targets if you’re confronted with 2-3 active shooters in a mall.


Dry fire with a passive training platform allows you to increase the stress level and practice situations that simply aren’t safe with a gun capable of firing live rounds.


Weber Fechner Says Dry Fire Rocks!

Okay, that statement is complete nonsense, but the sentiment is true.  It’s nonsense because Weber Fechner isn’t a real person.  Weber-Fechner is a law in psychophysics that combines the work of Ernst Heinrich Weber and Gustav Theodor Fechner.  


The Weber-Fechner Law states that your ability to sense things gets worse with the more stimulus you have or the faster the stimuli are happening.  


The bottom line is that 70% of your Dry Fire practice should be done at half-speed with strict adherence to proper stance, grip, sight picture, trigger control, breath control and follow through. 

S.I.R.T. & L.A.S.R. / DRY FIRE

Going to the Range is Expensive & Inconvenient

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And, worse yet, going to the range leaves shooters with HUGE TRAINING GAPS! The major problems with relying on live fire range training alone are: 


Cost: Ammo is expensive and sometimes hard to find. Add to that the range fees, targets, gear, cleaning your weapons; your transportation to and from the range, plus the long wait times at a crowded live fire range just isn't something most of us can do every week. 


Full Range of Motion: Pulling the trigger is one thing but professionals know you also need to train drawing the firearm from your concealed holster, readying the firearm, getting into a stance & grip, reloading, malfunctions and re-holstering the gun. Not only do most ranges have rules against this but it can also be very dangerous to train these skills with a fully loaded firearm. 


Stationary: Real life never holds still, except at the range and you’re probably only allowed to stand still and fire at a single stationary target. This doesn't prepare you for a world where targets move and you need to move too. 


Single Target: Both indoor & outdoor ranges have rules against setting up multiple targets but in real life you shouldn't bet your life on engaging a single assailant. 


Rapid Fire: Not allowed, don’t even thing about it!  

L.A.S.R. - Laser Activated Shot Reporter

THIS IS NOT A LIVE FIRE SHOOTING COURSE!

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BUILDING SKILL SETS:

  • Drawing from holster
  • Reloading drills
  • Presentation
  • Natural point of aim
  • Trigger Control
  • Awkward shooting positions
  • Increasing overall speed and accuracy
  • Acceptable sight picture/sight alignment
  • Scenarios (shooting live targets with safety protocol in place)
  • Target transitions
    • Driving the eyes and bringing the gun on target without overtraveling
  • Prepping the trigger at appropriate times
    • Prepping when muzzle is aligned on target
    • Not prepping when muzzle is not pointed at something you are willing to destroy
  • Decelerating the body to a shooting position ready to shoot

L.A.S.R. - Laser Activated Shot Recorder

Dry-fire practice is the key to maintaining and building skills before, during, and after hitting the range.

L.A.S.R. uses advances in the field of computer vision to "see" the laser from your training aid and record the exact location of your shot. This unique system also provides a shot timer for the added benefit of working on timed drills, as well as numerous other features and modes to help you get more from your dryfire training.

With the instant and precise feedback on shot placement and time, we can help new shooters spot issues early on, or we can dive into the various modes and features and challenge experienced shooters with complex scenarios involving everything from movement to use of cover and much more.

Diagnostic mode can draw a line to indicate movement of the laser, indicating a shooter's weakness. If you are trying to diagnose a trigger control problem, or we are trying to help a new shooter visualize what a good trigger pull looks like, we can enable Diagnostic Mode. You will see a line drawn from your original shot; in the direction your muzzle was moving when the shot broke.

A Laser Range That Will Blow Your Mind

5150 HEAT Has Changed the World of Firearms Training!

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  • Train far more often, save time & save more money $$$.
  • Train your draw from your holster and work on full range of motion without concern for safety.
  • Train with movement, moving around corners, up & down stairs, moving for cover & concealment.
  • Train with multiple targets and angles, inside and outside buildings & vehicles. 
  • Train with a partner or team.
  • Train with barriers, cover, and concealment setting up anything you want.
  • Train with immediate and recorded reporting and feedback. 
  • Train without fear of an accidental discharge: 100% safe, (But, please don’t stare at the laser!)
  • Train in your home, the most likely place where you may need to use deadly force, (with your personal trainer/instructor). 
  • Train for any conditions, any position, any light conditions, any weather, any situation and/or any scenario.
  • Train with "Force-On-Force" situations & scenarios.
  • Train with a Laser Pistol that has the features of a Glock 17/19/22/43/S&W M&P & Revolver (Not affiliated with Glock or S&W)
  • Our USCCA Basic Handgun & Home Defense Courses include introductory Laser Pistol; (SIRT & LASR) Range Time.
  • Additional Laser Pistol Range Time available at $39 per/hr. private; 10% discount: pairs & groups - Great for Team Building
  • 5150 HEAT is able to offer tactical training & street survival skills instruction at the Professional Law Enforcement level. 

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Through our partnership with both the NRA and the USCCA, 5150 HEAT Firearms Training Academy is thrilled to be able to offer men & women with several fantastic training courses.
 

Course enrollment is now open with space available. Call or Email Today! 


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Firearms Marksmanship & Safety are Perishable Skills

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Practice does not make perfect. Only perfect practice makes perfect. Vince Lombardi   


Many people don't realize it, but firearm marksmanship and safety are perishable skills that must be continuously renewed and reinforced through “proper” practice and training. Every expert firearms instructor recommends regular range time or dry-fire training to both improve and maintain safe, speed & accuracy and the skills needed to ward off deadly attacks... Check back often! 

Concealed Carry Fundamentals

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Concealed Carry Fundamentals is a comprehensive course for anyone considering owning or carrying a firearm for self defense. In this class you will learn conflict avoidance, situational awareness; shooting fundamentals; the physiology of violent encounters, legal aspects of using deadly force (including knowing what to do in the aftermath); and a complete guide on gear, gadgets, and ongoing training. Following the course, training and live-fire exercises are conducted on the range.  

HOW WE HELP

BASIC HANDGUN FUNDAMENTALS

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This course is designed to give participants an entry level understanding of handguns and how to utilize them in self-defense situations. The curriculum is divided into four modules, each with several chapters. Classroom and Laser Pistol simulator time. Each participant will receive an excellent textbook: Concealed Carry and Home Defense Fundamentals. Intro to Laser Pistol training. 

HOME DEFENSE FUNDAMENTALS

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USCCA, Home Defense Course, is a comprehensive course for every skill level that focuses on firearms as a tool for home defense. Ultimately, the goal is for students to develop a home defense plan. Plus, many more useful subjects! Intro to Laser Pistol training. 


Each participant will receive an excellent textbook: Concealed Carry and Home Defense Fundamentals.  

WOMEN’S HANDGUN TRAINING

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Women’s Handgun & Self-Defense Fundamentals covers the basics — along with the fun, seriousness and importance of being a responsibly armed female. The basics of shooting will be introduced, reviewed & built upon, while also exploring universal safety rules, situational awareness, common types of handguns, ammo types, marksmanship skills, advanced firearms handling/defensive essentials  & the use of deadly force.  Intro to Laser Pistol training.

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Certified NRA Police Firearms & Tactics Instructor & Range Master - Prior to my retirement from law enforcement I served as a Police Firearms & Tactics Instructor and Range Master with Brea Police Department since 1992. 

CCW FUNDAMENTALS

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CCW - Concealed Carry Fundamentals Course... This is an EXCELLENT course!


Concealed Carry and Home Defense Fundamentals is a comprehensive seminar for anyone considering owning or carrying a firearm for self defense.

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The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. 


The great teacher tells, explains, demonstrates and inspires students to think!