Using the DART system allows us to train and practice inherently dangerous drills, like off-hand shooting, malfunctions, and reloading, anytime and anywhere under conditions which give more control and reduces liability. This system is a must have.
The key to the DART training system is using it to practice and improve. There is no other product in the world, that I am aware of, that allows any department, big or small to finally coach and train the way we should.
DART allows our officers to be exposed to much more firearms training with a significant decrease in cost and man-hours.
We have seen a significant improvement in marksmanship during qualification after a mandated DART initiative.
Thanks to DART’s extremely limited contact requirement, COVID-19 has had very little effect on our firearms training program. All we do is have each trainee wipe down the mouse and the gun after each training session and we march forward with firearms training unencumbered.
We’re just scratching the surface of the possibilities this system offers, they are endless. The benefits for us have been seen immediately on the range during live fire and have assisted many of our shooters. Our virtual round count is almost 30,000 virtual rounds as of this week.
It has been worth its money! I spent four days on it with a problem shooter who was then able to pass the SQC on the first try without wasting ammo. I was able to design courses to work with her individual issues. Had another one that I worked a few days with and had the same result.
I’m very impressed with the DART system. We have used it with new hires prior to live fire training to build basic skills and assess the shooter’s needs, and in conjunction with block training to expand scenario-based active shooter at a training site of an actual building. Training with DART dramatically increases skills that are potentially dormant with shooters and helps build confidence prior to live fire.
A year later and Dart Range is still proving to be a great training solution for our department.
Pound for pound the best value in firearms training that I’ve ever seen.
I had four particular recruits at the academy who were having a very difficult time qualifying. I knew from experience that it was going to cost the academy a significant amount of money and time to get them ready – if they could get there at all. I pulled the recruits off of the firing range and had them shoot hundreds of rounds on DART using multiple styles of targets at different distances and movements. After training on the DART system, we were able to literally walk them back to the live-fire range where they shot the 50-round qual course and qualified immediately. The estimated immediate savings by using DART for this single situation was 2,000-3,000 rounds of live ammunition and about $750-$1,000 for the extra day we would have needed on the range. That’s a savings of about $1,200-$1,600 for four recruits in one day.