Learning how to shoot a firearm on a live course at a stationary target is one thing. However, being able to practice hitting moving targets through varying conditions and utilizing your weapon in a stressful environment is an entire step up in any form of firearm training.

Whether you are law enforcement, military, or just someone looking to sharpen their firearm skills, you have the opportunity receive high quality simulator firearm training.


D7 Disruptive Performance™

Haley Strategic’s Disruptive Performance™ training course merges their firearm efficiency knowledge with VirTra’s state of the art technology simulators to create an invaluable firearm training.

With this partnered course, students receive a well-rounded, 20-hour concept and skill development experience. Haley Strategic® teaches students the scientific foundation fundamentals and the environmental challenges curriculum before they smoothly transition students into the VirTra simulator training application.

The VirTra and Haley Strategic course is filled with interactive exercises and drills including understanding Biomechanics in handgun use and draw using motion capture, utilizing stress inoculation with VirTra’s V-THREAT-FIRE®, training through use-of-force scenarios with VirTra simulators and so much more!


Benefits of Simulator Firearm Training

Having access to simulator training along with extensive firearm education provides several benefits.

Because this course was created to help better firearm skills, students are going to be shooting a good number of rounds to get their practice in. On a live range, concerns arise regarding the environmental impact of the debris, the time it would take to cleanup, and the cost of providing that amount of ammunition. Shooting on a simulator range mitigates all of those additional costs and cleanup!

With VirTra’s drop-in recoil kits, students can turn live weapons into simulation-ready weapons with realistic recoil.  Once weapons are simulation-ready, they are able to be used on the simulator ranges and scenarios where shot placement, accuracy, and more are calculated for students to learn and better from!


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If you want to experience the VirTra simulators through the D7 Disruptive Performance Course™ with Haley Strategic, click here!

If you want to learn more about the VirTra simulators and how they help law enforcement agencies and military everyday, contact a VirTra specialist!

VirTra and Haley Strategic Partners are bringing their innovative training partnership to Las Vegas next week at the 2018 SHOT Show, the world’s largest tradeshow for the shooting, hunting and firearms industries. The event offers specialized training courses for law enforcement as part of its Law Enforcement Education Program (LEEP). This year’s curriculum focuses in part on the application of technology and training methods. On Tuesday, January 23, renowned trainer Travis Haley will lead a session on “Peak Performance”, an engaging, high-energy presentation of firearms training techniques for law enforcement that will show officers strategic techniques that enable them to function at their highest levels.

During the 60-minute session, Travis will delve into the cognitive principles connecting mind and body that have been a staple of training for world-class athletes. And, he’ll discuss how Haley Strategic has adapted these techniques to enable law enforcement to react faster and make better decisions in the high-stress situations that they face every day. The class is also an introduction into the joint program developed by VirTra and Haley Strategic called “D7 Powered by Virtra,” which offers individualized firearms training for use of force, high stress, and tactical engagements.

The D7 program was first unveiled in November 2017 at an event at Haley Strategic headquarters in Scottsdale, Arizona.  The new program represents the aggressive approach that the two companies are taking to incorporate more science and data analysis into training for law enforcement. VirTra’s V-300 and V-ST PRO systems are the foundation of the D7 Powered by VirTra program. The immersive technology can recreate 200 different lifelike law enforcement scenario simulations that combine the latest technology with sophisticated training concepts. The program takes into account an individual’s personality traits and tendencies in high-stress situations and teaches each trainee how to refocus for peak performance, particularly in use of force situations.

Session attendees will leave with a much better understanding of how VirTra’s cutting-edge simulator technology enables the efficient application of Haley Strategic’s decision-based training concepts, and how data analysis, biomechanics and other scientific principles applied in VirTra scenarios offer a superior learning experience. Advanced training programs like D7 Powered by VirTra mirror what law enforcement actually encounters on a daily basis, and can best prepare officers physically and mentally to recognize threats, handle stress, de-escalate, and, if necessary, use lethal force in a manner that complies with their departmental guidelines.  VirTra and Haley Strategic look forward to seeing you next week at the SHOT Show!

Tempe and Scottsdale, Ariz. — November 3, 2017 — VirTra, Inc. (OTCQX: VTSI), a global provider of training simulators for the law enforcement, military, educational and commercial markets, and Haley Strategic Partners, renowned for strategic firearms training, today announced their partnership to develop customized training programs. The model program, called D7 Powered by VirTra, will be showcased at the grand opening event on Saturday November 4, from 2 – 7 p.m., at the new Haley Strategic Partners headquarters on, 16655 N. 90th Street, Scottsdale, Arizona.

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The D7 Powered by VirTra program is the first of its kind, offering individualized strategic firearms training for use of force, high stress and tactical engagements. D7 focuses on training the individual for peak performance — similar to training a million-dollar athlete. The program recreates stressful environments, including intense, hostile and deadly firearms warfare using live and simulation training with VirTra’s V-300™ and V-ST PRO™ system.  Travis Haley personally vetted all simulation companies and chose VirTra’s systems for the D7 program.

“VirTra’s partnership with Haley Strategic has pushed us to achieve a new level of training curriculum that will showcase scientific, technological and skills training uses,” said Bob Ferris, Founder and CEO of VirTra, Inc. “This level of training aims to achieve peak performance and best outcomes for our military and law enforcement customers.”

The VirTra V-300 system is capable of simulating hundreds of different scenarios that can convey body language and other non-verbal threat cues that are a crucial part of progressive judgmental use of force training. The V-300 also has multiple screens that offer a 300-degree view, and includes peripheral vision and modified live weapons to enhance the transferability of the training to real-life scenarios. Training will be offered in 2 levels:

  • Small Group two-day class
  • Private 1:1 custom-tailored class to the student

Each training scenario in the VirTra V-300 is based on real-life incidents and is professionally produced with content that is vetted by subject matter experts to rigorously test a trainee’s critical thinking skills, weapons skills under pressure, and psychological responses to the stresses of life-like situations.

“Our partnership with VirTra has paved the way for our long awaited D7 Performance and modified D5 and D3 programs,” said Travis Haley, CEO of Haley Strategic. “By bringing our training in-house we can control the learning environment which allows for an unmatched test of human performance, mental acuity, and a new-found perspective on the individual that will push the limits of peak performance with maximum efficiency of our training time.”

D7 Powered by VirTra has been in development for more than five years. The program defines the individual trainee through a personality test that identifies weaknesses that distract them, and then teaches them the best methods to adapt to body alarm responses, ultimately teaching them how to perform for the best outcome in high stakes situations. Utilizing VirTra’s V-ST PRO system, D7 works on firearm draw, basic body movements, trigger control, grip and marksmanship. The VirTra V-300 portion of D7 teaches eye, hand and brain coordination, timing and judgmental thinking skills, all while under pressure. To learn more about the Haley Strategic D7 Powered by VirTra training program, please visit their website at www.haleystrategictrain.com

About VirTra 

VirTra 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 realistic and highly-effective virtual reality and simulator technology. Learn more about the company at www.VirTra.com.

About Haley Strategic Partners 

Haley Strategic Partners provide sophisticated firearms training, solutions and accessories. Its intense training programs focus on mental acuity and peak performance using scientific methods to rigorously test a trainee’s critical thinking skills, weapons skills under pressure, and psychological responses to the stresses of life-like situations. Headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona, Haley Strategic was founded by Travis Haley, a veteran Force Reconnaissance Marine with 15 years of dedicated real world experience including combat tours in the Middle East, Africa, and Central Asia.

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