Combat Shooting Sports, a Florida gun range, has taken the concept of target practice to a whole new level. Customers can actually engage in simulated combat against other people, shooting real guns at each other.
“General dynamics created Simunition decades ago for the military and later law enforcement,” Kaplan said in an email to Yahoo! News. “They recently created a civilian range program and we are probably the only facility doing person on person fighting. We are taking firearm training to a level previously held by professionals.”
And while most customers are going for fun, Kaplan says a growing percentage of his visitors are women who show up to improve their personal safety skills and knowledge.
“Most women walk out of here very empowered, and that’s the key,” says Tiffany Chapin, who teaches one of the safety courses targeted towards women.
“We are insured, certified, and [use] proper safety gear from the Simunition corporation is always utilized,” Kaplan added. “People are using real firearms modified to preclude the firing of a live/lethal round.”