MotoShot: Hands on Engagement
As you know MotoShot is an outstanding training tool for firearms. MotoShot is also an outstanding platform for Taser and civil unrest/ less-lethal munitions and of course, chemical irritants or AKA pepper spray. But what about going hands-on with MotoShot I’m not talking about decentralizing the robot and literally knocking it to the ground, but what about using an impact weapon on the robot? What about striking the robot in the chest with your hand? For example, as you are unholstering your weapon you strike the robot with your hand which is a common technique we employ to gain distance on an adversary.
With the introduction of the auto reset feature in the MotoShot robot, this provides another training option for police officers. In the past, I have written about pushing the robot back but that was before the auto reset feature. At that time, you could reach up and push the robot back, but it would not react. However, with this new feature the operator of the robot can collapse the robot to react to a baton strike, pepper spray, Taser or simply punching the robot in the chest. The operator can with the remote, cause the robot to collapse, advance on the student or to flee.
The more response options you employ the more realistic the training becomes.
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.