Frequently Asked Questions
Virtual Range Shooting Simulator
What is the Laser Range Shooting Simulator?
A safe, fun, and cost-effective way to train for recreational, competitive, tactical or professional shooters...of all skill levels.
Who is it for? - Novices, Beginners & Young People.
The Virtual Range provides a non-threatening environment for beginners to learn about firearms and shooting sports, while enjoying a fun and realistic experience. For those new to shooting, or simply looking for a pure entertainment activity, we provide a comfortable and practical introduction to shooting without any of the anxiety of using live ammunition or shooting an actual firearm for the first time.
Is it safe?
Yes. The Laser Range guns fire 'shots' of Infra-Red laser light at the Simulator screen and interactive targets. There is NO LIVE ammunition involved, or allowed on the premises at any time.
Small hand-held laser devices can be potentially dangerous if a constant stream of laser light is pointed directly at the eyes of a bystander. However, the SureStrike™ emits a short laser pulse well under eye safety requirements. The SureStrike™ laser cannot be “switched on” in its normal state and therefore cannot beam a constant stream of laser light.
The SureStrike™ is not a risk to the eyes if used in a normal and appropriate manner. The SureStrike™ conforms to or exceeds ANSI Z136.1-2000 safety requirements.
A live round cannot be inserted in the weapon chamber when a properly installed SureStrike™ laser occupies it.
This installation in clients' own weapons includes the UhrSecure system, which uses a Safety Pipe and Safety Nut that secure the SureStrike™ in the weapon.
How much does a Laser Range session cost?
30 mins session: $25*, plus $10 each additional shooter
How many people can take part?
A maximum of 4 people (active participants) per regular booking may take part.
What kind of weapons are used?
We have three options for weapons:
Can I use my own gun with the Simulator?
With prior arrangement and subject to an extra fee, you may bring your own unloaded firearm into the facility to be fitted (if possible) with a laser adapter cartridge, which will enable you to then use your own weapon with the simulator. Please call us for details.
We respectfully request that you do not bring your own firearm onto the premises, without express prior approval from Altus Training.
Live ammunition is strictly prohibited and may not be brought onto premises at any time.
While we fully respect responsible ownership and possession of firearms for personal protection, the presence of live weapons and ammunition in the same facility with training weapons carries the potential for safety issues. We use realistic training firearms in our facility which presents a risk that a real firearm could be mistaken for a training firearm.
How do I book a session?
Do you accommodate Private Parties?
Absolutely! Private Party bookings are typically for 90 mins, and up to 12 participants. (Please call us directly if you'd like us to tailor-make a session specific to your group).
Birthday Parties for All Ages! - Bring a cake and enjoy the fun!
Bachelor / Bachelorette Parties! - Start the night out with some shots! - Gun shots, that is! A fun and enteratining way to get your group together and blow off a little steam before the big day. Combine zombie control with fitness kickboxing!
Corporate Team-Building! - Our virtual shooting themes provide the perfect opportunity for teamwork exercises that are fun and enjoyable.
Family Fun Nights! - Tired of bowling? Time to kill after daytime activities? Do something new! Bring the family to enjoy this safe virtual shooting experience.
Are there any age restrictions?
All persons, age 18 and over, using laser-enabled, air soft weapons or simulator equipment must sign the waiver and show proof of ID when requested by the Range Facilitator.
Age 15 and under must have a parent/guardian accompany them at all times and parent/guardian must sign the release waiver for the minor to use equipment.
Age 16-17 can use the equipment without the presence of parent/guardian, but must have parent/guardian sign release waiver for them before they are able to use equipment and must show proof of ID.
Laser Range is not suitable for children under 8 years of age.
Some interactive video training scenarios are unsuitable for minors due to their realistic and graphic nature, and will be age-restricted for use at the discretion of Altus Training.
Some interactive video training scenarios, as designated by Altus, are restricted to use by law enforcement only, and are not available to the public.
Do you offer firearms training?
We will be offering a number of training classes and courses in personal protection in the near future. Stay tuned for details!
- Experienced & Advanced Shooters.
As a more experienced shooter, you can practice utilizing cover, drawing your weapon on the move, and delivering or returning fire in limitless live-action simulated scenarios. We have the ability to set up different firing positions and obstacles, including 'scenery' and 'buildings' to provide cover and concealment to make your experience more realistc and fun.
- Competitors and Athletes.
If you like to compete in Biathlon, Targets, USPSA or IDPA, Fast Draw, Trap, or Tactical Competition, we can provide you with a set up to train for your sport by replicating your event with the Simulator. All without the cost of expensive ammunition, or having to travel long distances to a training facility or range.
- Law Enforcement, Military, Protection Service Professionals.
You can reinforce your Department training with our Simulator's judgmental and tactical skills-based interactive video training scenarios. Often agencies only have access to this type of training at the Academy, but now you can train on a regular basis, at low cost.
- CCW carriers.
As a responsible CCW holder, you can practice utilizing cover, drawing your weapon on the move, and delivering or returning fire in limitless live-action simulated scenarios. We have the ability to set up different firing positions and obstacles, including 'scenery' and 'buildings' to provide cover and concealment to make your experience more realistc and fun.
Why use a Shooting Simulator?
More trigger time = better shooting!
What happens in a Laser Range session?
On arrival you will be greeted and given an Orientation prior to using the Laser Range, -including Safety Rules, Operation of the laser-enabled training weapons, and how to select your chosen shooting activities from the many options available...