SOURCE: VirTra Systems

VirTra Systems

February 07, 2011 09:50 ET

VirTra Systems Selected for World's Largest Civilian Firearms Training Academy Rollout

TEMPE, AZ--(Marketwire - February 7, 2011) - Bob Ferris, VirTra Systems' CEO (PINKSHEETS: VTSI), today announced that VirTra was selected as the simulator supplier for the world's largest civilian firearms training academy rollout, the new Gander Mtn. Academy™. Developed by Gander Mountain, the nation's largest retail network of stores specializing in hunting, fishing, camping and outdoor lifestyle products, the Gander Mtn. Academy™ will offer the most advanced firearms training ever made available to the public on a wide-spread and convenient basis. The first training academy is located at the Gander Mtn. store in Lake Mary, Florida, with additional locations set to open in 2011 and beyond.

The 20,000 square foot Lake Mary facility includes, in addition to classrooms and a live-fire range, five VirTra multi-screen simulators along with an eight-lane VirTra Range™ simulated shooting range. VirTra developed special software for every simulator to seamlessly integrate into a retail store sales and process control environment. Prior to the Academy opening, Gander Mountain and VirTra worked jointly on a comprehensive provisional patent application covering all aspects of this pioneering project.

David Pratt, CEO of Gander Mountain, said, "Our mission is to offer the highest level of firearms training to the public and VirTra's uniquely realistic firearms training simulators fit perfectly with our mission."

Bob Ferris, CEO of VirTra Systems, said, "It is a tremendous opportunity to work alongside Gander Mountain on such an incredibly ambitious simulation project -- to literally revolutionize civilian firearms training in the United States for the benefit of millions."

About VirTra Systems
VirTra Systems, Inc. offers the world's most realistic firearms training simulators for Military and Law Enforcement customers around the globe. VirTra is the highest standard in simulation, offering a full range of the finest firearms training systems to fit any budget, the world's best simulated recoil systems, and the ability to add and measure real stress during training with the Threat-Fire™ return fire system (patent pending).
www.virtra.com.

About Gander Mountain
Gander Mountain Company headquartered in Saint Paul, MN, is the nation's largest retail network of outdoor specialty stores for hunting, fishing, camping, marine and outdoor lifestyle products and services. Since 1960, the Gander Mountain brand has offered an expanding assortment of competitively priced outdoor equipment, technical apparel, rugged casual wear and footwear featuring national, regional and specialty brands as well as the company's owned brands. Focused on a "We Live Outdoors®" culture, Gander Mountain dedicates itself to creating outdoor memories. There are currently 116 conveniently located Gander Mountain outdoor lifestyle stores in 23 states. For the nearest store location call 800-282-5993 or visit www.GanderMountain.com Gander Mountain is also the parent company of Overton's (www.overtons.com) a leading catalog and Internet based retailer of products for boating and other water sports enthusiasts.

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