I was fortunate enough to be chosen as a beta tester for VSS this past Saturday. Although they still have a ways to go before they’re fully operational, the active shooter and hostage situation scenarios they present are invaluable in assessing your strengths and weaknesses if you are ever unlucky enough to be faced with one of these events. I learned as much in one hour of various scenarios and the accompanying instruction by James and the rest of the staff as I would in any four or five hours firing at paper targets at the range. Don’t misunderstand, you still need to develop your live firing skills but these scenarios put you through some situations that’ll definitely get your heart rate up and improve your judgement skills regarding the use of lethal force. At the beginning, I was a little fire-happy and would “overshoot” the perp or perps, if there even was one in each scenario. By the end of the hour, I was confident that I had the ability to judge the correct time, if any, to shoot and also to be able to actually fire off only one or two rounds to end the situation. Highly recommend for shooters of all levels. They have scenarios that range from traffic stops and domestic disturbances to virtual military hostage situations. I intend to make full use of this educational tool and include it, regularly, in my training. Oh, I forgot to mention, it’s an absolute blast.
I found the training at VSS to be exhilarating and extremely realistic! My heart was pumping and my adrenaline was racing as I reacted to situations that felt, looked, and sounded real. From home invasions to office active shooter situations, the training teaches you to think fast and make smart decisions. The system is used to train military and law enforcement and every aspect is professional grade. Including the retired law enforcement agents running the simulated computer program and sharing real life experiences and best practices with their students. My wife is signing up next. I would highly recommend VSS to any CCW holder, applicant, or individual who wants to be prepared for a life threatening event.
A must for everyone who hopes to never draw a firearm on someone but is willing to prepare to make the right judgment in a life or death situation.
I would consider myself well versed in firearms and a good to very good range shooter. I have done some tactical training at various indoor simulators that still use paper targets. I have also used the co2 type weapons at a virtual range(non senerio) on a military base. The experts at VSS are running the best training platform you could ask for. It reasured myself of my abilities physically while also allwoing for stressful, high intensity situations to have the proper mentality to make the correct decision to shoot and more importantly when not to shoot.
I implore anyone even contemplating buying a gun or getting their CCW to visit this place before and many times after to understand the complexity of firearm responsibility.
Thank you VSS for providing this service to our community, will be by many more times.