TEMPE, Ariz. — June 26, 2019 — VirTra, Inc. (NASDAQ: VTSI) (“VirTra”), a global provider of training simulators for the law enforcement, military, educational and commercial markets, will be sponsoring and exhibiting at the FBINAA (FBI National Academy Associates) 55th National Annual Training Conference, which is being held July 20-23, 2019 in Phoenix, AZ at the JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa.

The focus of the FBINAA Conference is to improve the education, training, and professional development of law enforcement leadership. The event includes law enforcement professionals from across the country and features training sessions as well as some of the industry’s latest technology.

On Sunday, July 21st, at 3 p.m. Mountain Standard time, VirTra Director of Training Lon Bartel will participate in a panel with Chris Butler from Force Science Institute titled “How to Mitigate/Prevent ‘Lawful but Awful’ Use-of-Force Events” to discuss various training tactics and how those tactics can help mitigate risks to law enforcement.

During the conference, attendees will have an opportunity to test their skills and compete for prizes during a marksmanship competition on VirTra’s V-ST Pro® simulator as VirTra debuts its custom FBI marksmanship qualifying exam. VirTra will also exhibit the V-300® simulator so that attendees may experience firsthand the difference that adaptive, immersive training can make when combined with custom training solutions. Additionally, VirTra will highlight its new Subscription Training Equipment and Partnership (STEP) program. STEP is the only simulation, subscription program available for law enforcement agencies. The program enables customers to obtain access to VirTra’s solutions, which include certified coursework, patented technology, and a full library of top-tier training content, via a flexible and affordable subscription plan.

“The FBINAA Conference provides us with a unique opportunity to showcase our premier solutions to various police chiefs and decision makers from the national law enforcement community,” said Jason Mulcahy, General Manager of VirTra. “We’re looking forward to the opportunity to present our latest training advancements alongside leading industry experts and highlight the many benefits of STEP, which allows law enforcement agencies of any size to equip their officers with the world’s finest, certified simulation training without the upfront capital purchase that other options require.”

Please stop by booth #910 and the Grand Sonoran Ballroom, Room D to demo VirTra’s new, de-escalation training and test your marksmanship skills on a replicated FBI qualifying range.

The FBI National Academy Associates, Inc. (FBINAA) is a non-profit, international organization of 17,000 senior law enforcement professionals dedicated to providing our communities, states, countries, and profession with the highest degree of law enforcement expertise, training, education and information. We are the strongest law enforcement leadership network in the world and are dedicated to strengthening the rule of law around the globe. FBINAA members are graduates of the FBI’s prestigious National Academy Program, representing all 50 states, 170 countries and over 7,500 law enforcement agencies. Over 50,000 graduates have completed the FBINAA Program.

About VirTra
VirTra (NASDAQ: VTSI) is a global provider of training simulators for the law enforcement, military, educational and commercial markets. The company’s patented technologies, software, and scenarios provide intense training for de-escalation, judgmental use-of-force, marksmanship and related training that mimics real-world situations. VirTra’s mission is to save and improve lives worldwide through practical and highly-effective virtual reality and simulator technology. Learn more about the company at www.VirTra.com.


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This summer VirTra is sponsoring the FBI National Academy Associates (or FBINAA) national conference in Phoenix, Arizona. At our booth, you will have the opportunity to test your skills on our V-ST PRO virtual simulator on the newly designed top secret “FBINAA Course of Fire” featuring REFactor shooting targets. Practicing in the training simulator has excellent benefits, but we know that to improve your marksmanship, you also have to spend time on the live fire range as well. Shooting targets on the range can become a mundane task, but with printed targets from REFactor Targeting, you can get the edge back in your live fire practicing. To get an edge on the competition, here is the rundown on a few of their targets to start practicing now, so you’re sure to be on top of your game for the contest:

IQ Target for Live Fire Weapons Training

The IQ Target from REFactor offers diversity and quality training while training live fire weapons. REFactor will also have their live range at the conference to test your attention to the color and order of when the shots shot hit. With their unique design, this should be a target you consider adding to your range back home:

REFactor Paper Targets

This particular target comes in two different varieties, one for pistol and one for rifles. The IQ pistol target comes with varying shapes and numbers, and when combined with the Dead Man’s Hand Shooting Deck, it doesn’t just become a fun experience at the range, but it becomes a quality marksmanship training exercise, causing the shooter to think about each specific hit.

The IQ rifle target offers the same quality training; only the shapes are a little bigger. Again, combine it with the rifle version of the Dead Man’s Hand Shooting Deck, and you’ll be getting the quality range-time you’ve been craving, which we thought was interesting.

Essentials Target Shooting Drills

The good thing about REFactor Tactical targets is their dedication to making you a better shooter. They don’t just offer the same boring bullseye targets you’ve seen everywhere else. Instead, they offer variety. The Essentials Target is great for practicing your essential shooting techniques. We enjoyed this option because, combined with the Essential Shooting Target Guide—containing tons of shooting drills—you’ll be able to practice your pistol marksmanship with slow aimed fire, weak and offhand shooting, target transition, trigger speed changes, drawing, magazine reloads and controlled multiple shot groups.

Essentials Paper

REFactor Targets in the VirTra Training Simulator

If you managed to read this far down, congratulations, we will share the top-secret course of fire with you! Below, VirTra has recreated the FBI qualifier exam to test your skills at our booth. By utilizing a shorter version of the test and the REFactor paper target on a simulated range, you and your friends can try to beat each other’s time with the below qualifying target:

FBI Qualifying Target

Test Your Luck

Be sure to stop by our booth to test your skills on the V-ST Pro and see if you can achieve the perfect score on the FBINAA Course of Fire Challenge. We will be having live demonstrations throughout the day to showcase the immersive training of the V-300® judgmental use of force training simulator. Our team of experts will be there onsite to answer any questions you may have and show off some of our newest scenarios. The best scores will win a fabulous prize, so be sure to check back throughout the conference to see if anyone else beat your score.

We look forward to seeing everyone there, be sure to click here to schedule a demo with VirTra while at the conference.

Tempe, Ariz. (Aug. 2, 2016) – VirTra Systems, Inc., a leading provider of use of force simulators and firearms training simulators, attended and showcased its technology at the FBI National Academy Associates annual conference July 23 to 26 in St. Louis.

At the conference, VirTra showcased its leading training technology – the V-300™ and the V-ST PRO™ in a first-ever “VirTra Marksmanship Challenge” – a virtual shooting competition for active FBINAA members.

VirTra's Booth Stand at the 2016 FBINAA

VirTra’s Booth Stand at the 2016 FBINAA Annual Training Conference

The V-300™ is the higher standard for decision-making simulation and tactical firearms training and includes five screens and a 300-degree immersive training environment ensures that time in the simulator translates into real world survival skills.

VIrTra V-300 judgmental use of force training simulator.

VIrTra V-300 judgmental use of force training simulator.

Along with the V-300™, VirTra highlighted the V-ST PRO™, a scalable firearms shooting and skills training simulator that offers superior training environments. The systems flexibility supports a combination of marksmanship and use of force training on up to five screens from a single operator station.

VirTra hosted the Virtual Marksmanship Shooting Competition

VirTra hosted the Virtual Marksmanship Shooting Competition


Winner of the Shooting Competition. 1st: Steve Mann (center), 2nd: Johnny Teehee(left) 3rd: Kurt Picknell(right)

Winner of the Shooting Competition. 1st: Steve Mann (center), 2nd: Johnny Teehee(left) 3rd: Kurt Picknell(right)

Attendance at the FBINAA Annual Conference is by invitation only.

“We would like to thank the FBINAA for allowing VirTra to be a part of this year’s conference and we wholeheartedly plan on attending again next year,” said VirTra General Manager Jason Mulcahy.

VirTra is a global leading provider of the world’s most realistic and effective judgmental use of force simulators. VirTra is the higher standard in firearms training simulators, offering a variety of simulator platforms, powerful gas-powered recoil kits and the patented Threat-Fire™ simulated hostile return fire system. VirTra’s products provide the very best simulation training available for personnel that are entrusted with lethal force and critical missions. The Company’s common stock is not registered under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and the Company does not currently file periodic or other reports with the Securities and Exchange Commission.