When training is frequently scheduled at a distant qualifying range, after hours, or on the weekend—it’s less likely to get the full attention it deserves from those participating. But when you can train on-site, you can weave training into the regular workweek. With an on-site range, you offer your officers the opportunity for more training time and repetitions, improving performance in real-world situations.
For example, agencies that add a Ready Range to their station parking lot might ask officers to step in and empty just one magazine per duty cycle. Those minutes of additional daily practice keep skills fresh, helping officers stay comfortable quickly drawing their weapons and being accurate when doing so. Suppose that Ready Range includes interactive police shooting range simulation software. In that case, officers can work through one training scenario daily, improving situational awareness, emotional regulation, de-escalation and communication skills, and decision-making speed and accuracy. The comfort and confidence they develop from that repetition will prepare them to remain calm and in control in interactions with the public later in the field.
With just seven minutes of firearms, judgment, de-escalation, communication, or situational awareness training per shift, you’ll have accrued more than thirty extra training hours at the end of the year. Police in your department will have more hours of active training than most US states require, all in less time than it takes to enjoy a cup of coffee.