MotoShot and Civil Unrest
In a perfect world, departments would have limitless budgets and endless training hours. Unfortunately, that is not the world in which we live. Fortunately, the clever mind of a firearms instructor can mitigate those challenges.
MotoShot can be programmed to react to firearms, ECD’s, pepper spray, and less lethal – that being said it is the perfect platform to practice civil unrest tactics.
For instance, were you to have multiple robots training would be easy, you engage the subject with whatever force is justified and move on. Most training involves volunteers and lots of waivers, Last time I checked most role players hate being struck by pepper balls or Tasers. That being said one or two MotoShot robots and a group of role players can achieve the desired effect. The instructor can designate the MotoShot to be the recipient of the projectile rounds while the role players engage the officers with more of the verbal and physical assault tactics. As I mentioned before the MotoShot robot can react to inert or real pepper spray. Inert spray along with smoke, well-coached role players, and a parking lot, can really add to the realism of the training.
One final thought, MotoShot is also a perfect platform in which to use 35 or 40 mm projectile rounds. Obviously, care should be taken to separate roll players from that use of force option.
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The article was written by Glen Hartman April 2021
About the author
Glen Hartman has a lifelong commitment to public safety. He currently serves as Firearms Instructor, Rescue Dive Team Coordinator, and Patrol Sergeant Hudson Police Department. In addition, Glen has accomplished some notable achievements such as Defensive and Arrest Tactics Instructor, Chemical Irritants, Percussive Devices, and Less Lethal Instructor as well as being FBI trained in active shooter and digital video recovery, just to name a few.