MoST-5 / MoST-10 Modular Shooting Ranges

SHOOTING RANGE USES

These are fully enclosed shooting facilities for a variety of training types for uniformed services as well as for private uses. They are made of steel modules which can be transported to any suitable location having a flat, paved surface and then assembled.

A MoST system does not require fixing to the ground.

The time of building the shooting range is between 180 and 360 days, depending on the MoST size.

Each MoST system is designed for:

  • firing live ammunition with a maximum energy of 3600 J;
  • training for shooting on fixed or moving firing lanes;
  • shooting practice, tactical shooting, sports shooting, and leisure shooting;
  • burst fire with automatic firearms;
  • deployment of firing scenarios, including target retrieval system, strobe lights, artificial fog, and sound effects;
  • deployment of shoot houses and 180° firing sectors with mobile bullet traps deployed in the lane zone;
  • disassembly and relocation, or modification of the firing lane length at any time;
  • ventilation to guarantee the highest air quality during firing, including reduction of airborne lead concentrations below the limit;
  • air conditioning to ensure comfort in all seasons;
  • environmental protection by preventing the release of combustion dust and by maintaining low noise emissions.

MoST-5 and MoST-10 systems have Certificates of Compliance issued by the Military Institute of Armament Technology in Zielonka, Poland.

SPECIFICATION

Each MoST system consists of steel modules, measuring 2.5 m wide, 2.5 m high and 6 or 12 m long. When assembled, the modules form an integrated facility capable of supporting various shooting range functions, including the firing zone and all the auxiliary functions required for a fully professional tactical training range.

MoST systems are available in eight sizes, varying by firing lane width and length:

  1. MoST-5 – 5 m lane width, either 25, 50, 100 or 200 m long
  2. MoST-10 – 10 m lane width, either 25, 50, 100 or 200 m long

The modular design of the MoST system allows the range length to be modified, by the addition or removal of the modules. Each MoST range can also be disassembled and relocated at any time. The standard width of each module is 2.5 m, and the total range length can be changed by adding or removing individual modules

Each MoST shooting range comprises the following modules:

  • Logistic module
  • Communication module
  • Shooting stall module
  • Shooting modules
  • Bullet trap module
  • Ventilation module

All modules exposed to live fire are designed as welded frames, combined with sufficiently strong, hard-wearing steel sheet able to resist piercing. The modules are delivered separately to the installation site, where they are assembled on a level and hard-paved surface, aligned, and combined into a single facility. With the modules assembled, the integrated facility, the side walls and the ceiling surface are lined with façade panels to ensure sufficient thermal and noise insulation performance. The MoST is ready for operation once connected to an electrical power source and furnished with the required fixtures.

 

Logistic module

This is the fire control room, and houses the range master’s control workstation, including a display unit for viewing the CCTV feeds from the firing lanes, and controls for operating ventilation, lights, sound and other equipment. The logistic module features an external door, and a bulletproof door internal leading to the communication module. The logistic module configuration is customizable, and may be expanded to include a medical station, a briefing room, a locker room, etc.

Communication module

This module provides a passageway between the logistic module(s) and the shooting stand module. The communication module features an Air Wall expansion chamber, which supplies fresh air to the shooting range facility. The internal lining of the module comprises anti-ricochet panels.

Shooting stall module

This module houses the shooting stand booths, each separated by removable partition walls. Each shooting stand has an overhead lamp and CCTV IP cameras. A target carrier control panel can be installed in each shooting stand. The internal lining of the module comprises anti-ricochet panels.

Shooting modules

The 2.5 m long shooting modules are combined to form the firing lane zone, for firing lanes of 25, 50, 100 or 200 m. The internal lining of the modules comprises anti-ricochet panels. Mobile bullet traps can be supplied and installed in the firing lane zone. When deployed in parallel with both side walls, they create a 180° firing sector; however, armour-piercing, tracer and incendiary rounds cannot be used.

Bullet trap module

This module features granular bullet trap fitted across the entire module width. The bullet trap module also features pre-installed top and bottom connections for the ventilation ductwork. The internal lining of the module comprises anti-ricochet panels. The granular bullet trap has a capacity of approximately 100,000 shots per firing lane. The bullet traps need periodic maintenance for continued use.

Ventilation module

This module uses two coupled units, each 2.5 m wide. The module houses the heat recovery air supply, exhaust unit and ventilation filter units. The latter have a filter separation efficiency of 99.9%. Aside from its unique air filtration system, the AHU also features heat recovery systems. This significantly improves the energy efficiency of the electric air heating in winter and air conditioning in summer. The automatic controls of the ventilation system maintain steady indoor air parameters and comfort in all seasons.

An optional version of the shooting module, available on request. This features a garage-style door through which vehicles or other large objects can be moved in and out of the lane zone.

The state-of-the-art solutions designed for the MoST system facilitate shooting practice alone, in pairs or in task teams, and are freely configurable. With computer-aided control systems, the ballistic feature can be programmed with various firing scenarios.

The ballistic features comprise:

  • Main bullet trap
  • Anti-ricochet panels
  • An optional target retrieval system (with target carriers, turntables and lifts)
  • Main, tactical and emergency lamps
  • Audio system
  • CCTV system

MoST operating features:

  • firing on fixed and moving lanes
  • 16° ricochet angle for the maximum safety of the users
  • full containment of fired projectiles
  • long service life of the bullet traps
  • firing live ammunition with a maximum energy of 3600 J;

Target retrieval system

Target carrier:

  • projectile hardened
  • stepless speed control
  • management with PC workstations, tablets, laptop computers, hard-wired control panels, touch screen displays, etc.
  • programmable and highly accurate target positioning
  • high-quality components for low-noise and reliable operation

Turntable:

  • projectile hardened
  • stepless speed and 360° rotation
  • optional tilt arm for targets behind covers
  • can be integrated with target carrier systems and target lifts

Lift:

  • projectile hardened
  • stepless lifting speed control
  • programmable lifting height

Tactical lamps

  • The tactical lamps comprise a system of LED RGB lamp fixtures (providing white and coloured light) installed within the lanes to illuminate the firing zone and the targets.
  • The LED lamp fixtures with ballistic shielding feature:
  • resistance to projectile fire
  • management by PC workstations, tablets, laptop computers, hard-wired control panels, touch screen displays, etc.
  • stepless brightness adjustment
  • strobe mode
  • lamp group control

Audio system

The integrated and fully programmable audio system can output any sound required by the fire scenario.

CCTV system

The CCTV system features:

  • visual monitoring of each shooting stand during use
  • video recording and playback
  • integration of visual cameras for projectile hit location determination

The optional mobile bullet traps can be deployed in any configuration in the firing zone to create shoot houses for tactical live-fire training. See the configuration shown below.