The Science of Sound Part VII: Beating Flanking Paths
Hufcor, the world’s most installed brand of movable walls, offers police, military, technical schools and academies non-lethal, live-fire reconfigurable shoot houses called FlexTact. The Hufcor FlexTact system is designed for the rigors required for force-on-force exercises performed within both non-lethal shoot house scenario based training.
The FlexTact shoot house panels are specially designed to withstand marker rounds, paint ball and rubber ballistics. The highly pliable, dense side seals are designed to stop or reduce the trajectory of the low impact rounds and allow the panels to pass by each other without having to reconfigure the adjacent panels. This novel panel design allows police trainers to reconfigure the shoot house into nearly an endless number of room layouts and options with multiple rooms and hallways perfect for active shoot, first-responder training. The FlexTact panel systems are so versatile, peace officers can set up actual floor plans for dry run rehearsals prior to a high liability entry. Try doing that with solid wall training facilities or ballistically rated live-fire shoot houses. Reconfigurability is virtually not an option when dealing with gravel filled walls or rubber lined bullet trap walls.
The FlexTact panels are suspended on overhead track grids allowing panels to be set up anywhere within the grid. Pass door and window panels can be set up anywhere without the need for floor pins or special stabilizers that cause a tripping hazard when not in use. The panels have a unique bottom seal system that creates downward seal force to keep the panels in place during rugged exercises. When ready to redo a scene, simply unset the bottom seals and move the panels along the smooth overhead tracking systems. Move a wall and an entirely new exercise is created. Your trainees and officers are always challenged with every changing scenes and conditions.
One of the main benefits of training within a non-lethal shoot house is the ability to recreate field scenarios and have actors or “perps” shoot back at the trainees. This added fear reality tends to increase heart rates and recreate the heightened stress environments faced during actual high liability encounters. Practicing in these environments helps to reduce dangerous mistakes in the field, lowering the risk of accidents and the liability associated with them.
Watch the video below to see the system demonstrated using a shielded room clearing technique by SWAT trainers in Florida.
For more information, download the “FlexTact shoot house brochure” or contact Hufcor today.