Shooting simulators are excellent tools for beginners to learn how to safely handle and use firearms, and are also just as good for advanced shooters to hone their technique. If you’re a conceal carrier, these shooting simulators are an excellent way to hone your self defense skills.

Benefits of a shooting simulator

Shooting simulators like this one provide a number of things that a static, or even dynamic, shooting range does not. Shooters are presented with various self defense scenarios, or policing oriented scenarios for law enforcement, that may or may not require actual shots to be fired. Users are given opportunities to de-escalate the situation, and not all threats are clear cut. If you do not properly assess the situation, you could shoot the wrong target, get attacked from behind, or even shoot at the correct target and hit a bystander.

Even though it’s just a simulation, these will get the blood pumping and the adrenaline going. Going through some real life scenarios is quite the eye opener to how quickly things can go bad.

How do you think you would have held up to these scenarios in the simulator? Or real life?

More about the Gander Shooting Simulator

There are 7 Gander Mountain Academies nationwide, and it only costs $25 per half hour. Other companies also offer similar shooting simulators, so see what’s in your area!