Range Development Seminar

Because Clark Nexsen strongly believes that up-to-date training and education are vital aspects of every job, we invite you and an additional member of your training staff to be our guests at a FREE 1-day Seminar. Please note: Registration limited to LEO or LE affiliates.

This Seminar will examine the many challenges of today’s firearms training requirements and shooting range management issues, and will present how modern shooting range facilities can help you meet those challenges safely, efficiently, and effectively. We will also be in the range for live-fire training designed to demonstrate and reinforce the concepts discussed in the classroom. Bobby Cummings, Clark Nexsen Principal, will head up the Seminar. Bobby is a Reserve Deputy Sheriff and a Certified Law Enforcement Firearms Instructor. The tremendous experience and passion that Bobby brings to firearms range design and construction will be a strong foundation for our Seminar. Bobby and other law enforcement instructors will also be conducting the live-fire range portion of the program with assistance from our Host agencies.

You may register yourself plus one guest. Upon receipt of your registration, we will send you a confirmation packet containing a detailed agenda, hotel information, necessary maps and directions, and other important details. Please contact Michael Stilwell if you have any questions at 540.613.6687 or email. IMPORTANT: Space is limited to the first 50 people who register. Slots will be reserved on a first-come, first-served basis. This is a Law Enforcement only training event.

We will conduct classroom and range presentation simultaneously and rotate throughout the day. Registration opens at 8:30 am and the seminar will begin at 9:00 am. We will conclude by 4:00 pm. Lunch will be provided for all attendees.

Lodging & Transportation
You will be responsible for your own lodging and transportation. Hotel information will be provided in the confirmation packet you will receive after submitting your registration.

Cost Per Attendee
There is no cost for attending this seminar. Participants will receive a Range Development Information and lunch.

Equipment Requirements (if you are participating in the live-fire portion)

  • Duty pistol, magazines, and rig
  • Eye and ear protection, plus a hat
  • Notebook and pen, even if you don’t want to shoot

Note: Ammunition will be provided in 9mm, .40 S&W, and .45 ACP. Any other caliber ammunition must be brought by the attendee.

Your Training Experience Will Include…

The Realities of Today’s Gunfights
We will review and analyze current law enforcement gunfight statistics, plus the physical and mental responses to combat stress. We will then determine how the results should shape your firearms training practices and facilities.

Qualification vs. Training
Are there differences between the two? What are they? Learn why an understanding of these issues is so important, and why you don’t have to settle for one or the other.

Shooting Range Design
We will discuss critical issues relating to the planning and construction of indoor shooting ranges. This discussion is applicable to not only new range projects, but to current range upgrades and expansions as well.

Shooting Range Equipment
As a common thread woven through each of the topics listed above, we will discuss the following pieces of critical range equipment:

  • Reactive Steel – Train to shoot faster and more accurately
  • Moving Targets – Portable and permanent applications, with moving target options
  • Turning Targets – Many varieties, many uses
  • Bullet Traps – The pros and cons of rubber and steel traps
  • Stalls, Baffles, Retrievers
  • Ventilation
  • Shoot Houses – Close quarter indoor combat training in a ballistically safe environment

Putting It All Together
The live-fire portion of the Seminar will be spent on the range with qualified firearms instructors from both Clark Nexsen and our host agencies and local law enforcement officers. We’ll conclude the Seminar with a “fun shoot” to test your skills and find out who is Top Dog!