DOD Special Operations Task Force:
“After having not only three RS constructed Dura Block CQB facilities but also another constructed in house, we have in over 8 years had zero fail rate on any of the system components and used the block and panel in multiple additional applications to include ballistic walls and range dividers along with bullet traps that have stopped up to 9 rounds of 300 WMG. in a 3 inch area @ 100m with no failure of the rubber or steel . Our training cycles on average will consist of multiple daily uses of each facility with a round count average estimated at around 50,000 per site, per cycle. This equates to around 300,000+ per year not including incremental training that takes place daily. With a good maintenance program in place allowing a yearly changeover of the block to be moved from hit zone to top or bottom of the wall area, we at this point have less than 120 block total and less than 250 panels that have been removed and deemed no longer safe to train on. All items we have from Range Systems has met or exceeded the requirements set forth and at this time have no issue with their product or service.”
SOTF / Range 19
Fort Lewis-McChord, WA
Range 25, Range 25C, Range 27, Range 32:
“Since I started working for Range Control at Fort Lewis Washington in 2005 we already had one Range System Dura-panel shoot house. Since my arrival we have had all 3 remaining shoot houses (formally sand filled shoot houses) rebuilt into Range System Dura panel/block houses. The modular construction allows for minimal down time due to maintenance while providing greater accessibility for units to capitalize on training opportunities. Our shoot houses have been exposed to a high concentration of training and have handled the wear and tear exceptionally well. Our 4 shoot houses have experienced the high density training from 4 combat Brigades as well as a large SOCOM population all preparing for multiple rotations to war. The Range System product has been far superior in performance and safety than anything else we have had previously.”
Range Systems designed, fabricated, and installed multiple shoot houses at Fort Lewis to support their requirement for effective urban operations training. The shoot houses are modular and reconfigurable in design and provide a safe training environment. In addition, the shoot house buildings are designed to meet the provisions for seismic construction.
The previous correspondence is from the range manager at Fort Lewis McChord:
Range Control Maintenance
Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM)
Gander Mtn. Academy:
“Working with Range Systems to build our state of the art indoor shooting facility has been a tremendous success! I would recommend anyone interested in build a Live-Fire Range to contact Glenn Seeger!”
Strategic Systems Inc.:
“Our company has developed a good working relationship with Range Systems for over eight years. We have collaborated on several live fire shoot-house installations. Our partnership with Range Systems is a perfect balance because our two companies complement each other. Our products include automated targets, audio, video and special effects hardware integrated into a central command/control center for generating realistic training scenarios.
Strategic Systems has integrated our hardware into several live-fire shoot-houses built by Range Systems for both the US Army and Navy. We have integrated their ballistic protection products around our cameras, targets and instrumentation to protect the equipment as well as help to blend into the surroundings.
We try to recommend Range Systems on any project because we have such a great working relationship. Our companies complement each other, and I have always found them to be fair and trustworthy.”
Feel free to contact me with any questions.
Gregory T. Roden
Strategic Systems Inc.
Carey’s Small Arms Range Ventilation:
“We have been working with Range Systems since 2006. Our first project was a very large project for the United States Navy at Little Creek Naval Base where they did the ballistic work on a 105’ wide – 100 meter range and a 95’ wide 25 meter Rodgers Range. We have done many projects between then and now together and we have found them to be one of the best Ballistic providers in the industry.”
Please let me know if there are any questions.
William J. Provencher,
President – CEO
Carey’s Heating and Air Conditioning, Inc.