Nestled in small Alliance, Ohio is the Alliance Police Training Range. One of the main attractions at the Alliance facility is the 8,100 square foot 360 degree shoot house. The Alliance PD Range was established to provide quality training to military, law enforcement, and responsibly armed civilians. Many engagements happen in or around structures, but few ranges have the facilities to train for these encounters.
The shoot house is comprised of 6 rooms with a t intersecting hallway.
In each of these rooms there are various tables, chairs, and obstacles to be used for CQB training.
In the shoot house students are able to use utilize live fire, UTMs, and force on force to help prepare for conditions beyond the square range.
A large metal catwalk is located above the shoot house to provide a different viewpoint for other students to see the performance of their peers.
Having the shoot house 100 yards from a square range also allows for easy transitions from basic manipulation drills to more advanced application.
Doors open in differing directions to make shooters problem solve when making entry into rooms.
Multiple entrances and exits force students to think differently as they assault from different entrances as opposed to always entering through the same room.
Live fire courses inside the shoot house require ballistic rated armor and helmets. The armor rating must match the firearms being used during the course. For example a pistol course would require a minimum armor rating that would defeat at least the pistol calibers being used in the course. For some courses rental equipment is available.
Many outside instructors frequent the Alliance PD Range offering courses year round. Some of the instructors include Steve Fisher, LMS Defense, Will Petty, and Modern Samurai Project to name a few. I highly recommend taking a course at the Alliance PD Range. They consistently have a full schedule of instruction that can benefit any level or background of shooter.
Many often think of the 1980s face masked swat team members when the terms CQB or shoot house are used. However, even civilians can greatly benefit from shoot house courses. Whether a Mom is forced to fight through her home to get to a child or an young man is forced to fight his way out of an office building, the skills and problem solving are great tools that are easily lost if not practiced.
Something for All
Whether you are a patrol officer, infantryman, or mom wanting to better protect her family the Alliance shoot house has courses and facilities that can help any level of shooter. Few other ranges can compete with the facilities at Alliance or the knowledge and experience level of their instructors.