FATS for non-LEO?

FATS for non-LEO?

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    FATS for non-LEO?

    Hi All,

    I was talking to my son last night. He is former Navy security and was talking about FATS training while at Lackland. He mentioned how good it is -- and how much fun.

    We were wondering...is this available for non-LEO?
    If so, where? We are in Florida-he's on the West Coast and I'm on the East Coast.
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    It is fantastic training, I dont see why it wouldnt be for the "regular Joe" too. Most of the senarios are for LEO's, but that wouldnt matter to much.

    I dont know where you can go to do it on a regular basis, the machines are expensive and it aint exactly arcade material.
    We have our citizens police academy do it, and sometimes tour groups that come through the PD. They are always amazed how tough it really is, and it silences the "just shoot 'em in the leg" crowd.
    So, I suggest joining your local PD's citizen police academy, and ask if FATS is available to you. I am sure one near by will do it.
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    Scottsdale Gun Club

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    If you are a member is affordable

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    Er... gents... The only FATS training I am aware off is offered by Jenny Craig and I don't think that is what you mean. WTH is FATS?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Miggy View Post
    Er... gents... The only FATS training I am aware off is offered by Jenny Craig and I don't think that is what you mean. WTH is FATS?

    http://www.fatsinc.com/LETS.php

    Its a first person shooting simulator... lots of fun and good training too.
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    I'm a Reserve Police for the little city I live in. A few weeks ago we had a FATS loaned to our PD for a couple weeks. Every officer was required to go through at least 4 hours of this training.
    MAN oh MAN! This was very extreme to me. After my time I was both "wired" and exhausted at the same time.
    If you take it seriously (which I did) I'll wear you out.
    About 98% of the scenarios I went through were LEO specific, a few were off duty senarios that could count\help for anyone CC'ing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ArmyCop View Post
    I'm a Reserve Police for the little city I live in. A few weeks ago we had a FATS loaned to our PD for a couple weeks. Every officer was required to go through at least 4 hours of this training.
    MAN oh MAN! This was very extreme to me. After my time I was both "wired" and exhausted at the same time.
    If you take it seriously (which I did) I'll wear you out.
    About 98% of the scenarios I went through were LEO specific, a few were off duty senarios that could count\help for anyone CC'ing.
    It suprised the heck out of me how true this is! You wouldnt think a "video" game would affect you this way, but it does.
    It even more true if you have been in like situations in real life. It will get your heart rate up...
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    We have a FATS simulator at my range, Range USA. It's like $25 for an hour or 30 minutes. It's pretty fun in there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crazyassazian View Post
    We have a FATS simulator at my range, Range USA. It's like $25 for an hour or 30 minutes. It's pretty fun in there.
    Your address, phone number and hours of operation please.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by azchevy View Post
    Scottsdale Gun Club

    www.scottsdalegunclub.com

    If you are a member is affordable
    I had no idea SGC offered all of that! Whoa! I'm not seeing the FATS system, but their facility looks like it might be worth it - period.
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    Fats is the hoot imho . It does have limits , but is a fantastic tool to use on training . I have not shot one since the old lazer disk days lol but i did shoot one of the first 3 to go to the " cop " market .. wasn't a lot of LE specific material back then .
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    FATS is/can be a fantastic training tool. It can be set up so that you can watch your sight picture and see how your breathing, grip, trigger pull affects shot placement. Recoil can be set for all most none to much greater then actual. Not to mention the various shoot don’t shoot, ranges, building clearing etc. The better the operator the better your experience and training. You can get instant critiques on how you screwed up with out the blood. It does not take the place of actually shooting but it is a great tool. You can do a lot with it that you could never afford to do normally.
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    Love FATS....its awsome. BUTTTTTTTTT did ya'al know there is a cheaper version aimed at shooters in general? Check out http://www.lasershot.com/

    Saw them at a trade show and the system was neat and a heck'a lot less than FATS.
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    The range I took my permit class at, Caswell's, in Mesa, has a video trainer that is pretty good. They gave us about 20 minutes each in it during class. Although I'm a member, I have never been through the one in Scottsdale.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bumper View Post
    The range I took my permit class at, Caswell's, in Mesa, has a video trainer that is pretty good. They gave us about 20 minutes each in it during class. Although I'm a member, I have never been through the one in Scottsdale.....
    That was most likely FATS... Caswell is the parent company of FATS.
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