- The Washington Times - Tuesday, January 17, 2017

A former Navy SEAL has invented a range product that conveys to law enforcement officers that shooting bad guys before they harm innocents is patriotic.

The 2017 SHOT Show in Las Vegas kicked off this week with the participation of Triumph Systems, which provides training targets that “bleed” different colored gels. Images of hungry zombies or deadly terrorists with suicide vests can be rigged to ooze red, white and blue with each bullet that hits its mark.

“The more you shoot, the more patriotic you get, because look at all the red, white and blue,” former NAVY SEAL Jared Ogden told Military.com on Monday.

The “accidental businessman” told the website that while there may be a fun factor behind his Threat Down product, the bottom line is that shooters need realistic firearm training aids.

“One of the reasons people love to shoot steel is because you get that instant feedback. You hear that thud,” Mr.  Ogden said. “So this is providing end users that instant feedback, but it’s visual.”

Each target will cost $21.

The entrepreneur’s company also makes a 13-pound Pivotal Trainer that is double-sided, which sells for $400. One side features an innocent civilian with a cell phone while the other side shows a man with a gun.

“We want to train smarter,” the veteran told Military.com. “And our products certainly enhance your training experience on the range. And these tools need to be available to everybody.”

This 2017 SHOT Show runs Tuesday, Jan. 17 through Friday, Jan. 20.

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