Successful range day draws in over 600 attendees amid the heat
On Tuesday, May 31, law enforcement, military and corrections personnel gathered in Ottawa for this year’s Rampart Range Day. In total, over 600 attendees joined the day’s activities in the 30-degree heat.
Blue Line, who was a media sponsor for the event, attended the activities of the day alongside many other exhibitors. The long list of brands at the event included 911 Supply, Aimpoint, ASP, Colt, Defense Technology, Fischer Connectors, Garmin, Glock, Hudson Supplies, Kwesst Micro Systems, Machanix Wear, Magtech, Med Sled, Milburn Mountain Defense, NP Aerospace, Para Ops, Safariland, Schuberth, SwabTek, Tasmanian Tiger, Vertx and Xion.
Once all the exhibitors had their booths set up, the gates were opened at 9 a.m. and the range was live.
The day’s schedule included time to test various firearms, product and training demos and time to visit the booths.
The Law Enforcement Pistol Platform demonstration included products from Glock, Aimpoint, Magtech and Safariland. Yves Boudreau kicked off the demo by showcasing Safariland’s gun holsters, followed by Aimpoint’s Juuso Austin highlighting the company’s red dot sights for police use.
The training showcase featured an abbreviated ASP Instructor Course, run by Instructor Christopher Low and Nathan Campbell, Director of Sales – Midwest USA and Canada for ASP. During the session, both Low and Campbell demonstrated several techniques and concepts that they teach in a larger, three-day course. The course is free for any law enforcement agency that wishes to learn.
Later, a Public Order demonstration was held in partnership with Schuberth, Xion, Defense Technology and ASP. Schuberth’s Kristof Nagy demonstrated the robustness of the P100N Police Operation Helmet by having an audience member hit the helmet with a hammer and an axe. Joe Gajcevic spoke about the benefits of the Xion Jacket Pro Evo – D30, which is a long sleeve jacket that provides full upper body fitting protection. Safariland’s Yves Boudreau spoke about the company’s products for public order, which are described as “well placed baton strikes from a distance”. ASP also returned to the stage, with Nathan Campbell speaking about their easy to use and deploy batons—collapsible with the push of a button—and tri-fold restraints.
Rampart also held a giveaway for their attendees, giving each person the chance to win a Rampart Shield.
When 2 p.m. came around, the event staff announced a cease fire, and Rampart Range Day came to a close.
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