Virtual Reality Firearms Training is a revolutionary new way for police departments to train officers in realistic situations. The technology allows officers to practice shooting at targets that move around the room while wearing a headset that provides a 360-degree view of the scene.

This training method allows officers to practise their skills without putting themselves or others at risk.

Virtual reality firearms training has been used by law enforcement agencies worldwide to improve officer safety and save lives. In fact, virtual reality firearms training has been proven to reduce the number of deaths caused by police shootings.

What Is VR Firearms Training?

Virtual reality firearms training teaches law enforcement officers how to use firearms safely and effectively. This type of training allows officers to practise shooting scenarios without putting themselves at risk.  VR technology and hand and weapon trackers combine to offer a next-level training program. VR simulation is designed to train law enforcement officers in de-escalation tactics by immersing them in realistic scenarios they may face out in the field. From traffic stops to firearms incidents, there is the limitless capacity to train in a synthetic, simulated environment.

Why Should I Train with VR Firearms?

There are several reasons why virtual reality firearms training is beneficial:

  • First, it provides realistic training environments where officers can learn to handle stressful situations while being safe.
  • Second, it helps officers develop better decision-making skills by allowing them to practise different scenarios before they happen.
  • Third, it allows officers to work through complex scenarios without putting themselves at risk.
  • Fourth, it allows officers to practise using weapons in a controlled environment, which will help them become more comfortable when they need to use their weapons in a real-life situation.
  • Fifth, it allows officers to test out equipment and see what works best for them.
  • Sixth, it allows data to be collected on performance to better aid training programme design and implementation by highlighting weaknesses across teams so tailored plans can be developed. This feedback loop of design, training and reporting can better inform police decision makers and provide real-world evidence to support budgets and other key decisions.
  • Finally, it allows officers to gain confidence in their ability to perform under pressure. To develop the most effective officers, it is essential to provide complete training feedback options. Virtual reality firearms simulators enable the police training team to put units through repeated and meaningful training of CQB techniques and approaches. The advanced after-action review (AAR) facility uses tracked virtual reality technology to analyse every step comprehensively.

How Does Police VR Firearms Training Work?

In order to make virtual reality firearms training possible, there must be two things available: 1) A computer system capable of running the software and 2) An immersive hardware set for the trainee to wear. Typically Police Virtual reality firearms training systems use the following components:

  1. Virtual Reality Headset: High fidelity near world tracking headset providing immersive visual and audio feedback.
  2. Backpack Control Unit: Tetherless backpack unit allows a full range of movement. The lower support structure helps distribute weight evenly, reducing training fatigue.
  3. Synthetic Weapons: Realistic for muscle memory coordination. Primary and secondary weapon platforms. Supports electric recoil/gas recoil/ sensored recoil kits/complete weapon conversion.
  4. Haptic Suit: Touch and force feedback, helping define reactions and develop reflexes. Simulate shock force and blunt force trauma via electric muscle stimulation by simulating gunshots and explosions.

How Can I Start My Own VR Firearms Training Program?

There are several ways to start your own virtual reality firearms training program. You can either purchase a pre-built program or build one yourself. If you choose to build your own program, you will need to decide what type of program you would like to offer. Do you want to teach people how to shoot guns? Or do you want to teach them how to use weapons safely? We provide a range of solutions for Police Virtual Reality training, to find out more please get in touch: