The video opens with an ominous score, showing three police officers going through a myriad of simulated potential situations ranging from mildly confrontational to critical incidents. The responses themselves range from conversational de-escalation to the use of both lethal and non-lethal weapons.
As an actor showing up to “set” that day I had what I thought was a pretty good grasp of what was expected of me in terms of my role and the type of shots being taken for the promotional video for the training simulator. Boy was I in for a surprise. My partner for the day, Jeremy Evitts, also an actor and practically an old pro, had already been in several training videos for MILO Range and had all the correct patter down and his point-and-shoot was lightning fast. I had handled prop guns before, but these were the real deal albeit loaded with blanks. I wasn’t prepared for the sheer weight of it all. By the time I was suited up I had no room on my belt for anything else. Even though I was already carrying a holstered gun, taser, walkie-talkie and mace, I was told that under typical circumstances an actual officer would also be carrying a baton and ammunition not to mention the additional weight of a bullet proof vest. Nevertheless after some coaching and training with the various weapons my technique looked quite passable if I do say so myself.
MILO Range is the leading simulation provider for government, military, law enforcement and police agencies worldwide. They offer customizable simulations for safe and realistic training, complete with an extensive library of CGI firearms drills and exercises.