Buddy Meyers, Tall Guns LLC
NRA Training Counselor, NRA Certified Instructor, NRA Chief Range Safety Officer, Utah DPS Certified Concealed Firearms Instructor and TASER Certified Civilian Trainer
I am the Managing Partner of a full service firearms and personal protection firm, Tall Guns LLC, based in Loveland, Colorado. Our firm provides sales and services in regard to the purchase and repair of firearms along with the TASER product line. Another portion of the business is focused on the training of individuals in various disciplines from the NRA and concealed carry (CCW) for the states of Colorado, Utah and Wyoming.
I hold the credentials as an NRA Training Counselor, NRA Certified Instructor, NRA Chief Range Safety Officer, Utah DPS Certified Concealed Firearms Instructor and TASER Certified Civilian Trainer. I am also a trained Gunsmith and a Certified Law Enforcement Armorer. I hold s Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and an Associate of Science in Firearms Technology.
It has been my distinct privilege and pleasure to have been introduced to and use of the OutWest Systems OCAT product. I have a tremendous amount of experience with highly sophisticated firearms and situational driven simulators down to the low end laser shooting a light detector box. I was immediately impressed with the OCATs flexibility, ease of use and very reasonable price point. Our firm owns a $60,000, and two $10,000 advanced simulators for very specialized and skills reinforcement training.
What impressed me right off with the OCATS is it has features of the advanced simulator products and others that they do not have or require direct instructor interaction with the user. Its ease of setup was most impressive to me and did not require any special expertise that most shorts already possess. In less than 5 minutes I was able to set up the system and begin training with it in a live fire or indoor laser based environment.
The OCATs gives the shooter or instructor an easy and affordable tool to assess, improve and track a shooter’s performance at the range or indoors. It allows capture of a shooting session, track the shooter, the firearm type, caliber, indoor or outdoor location….well a lot of parameters key to successful shooting improvement. The analyzer supplements the human knowledge set in providing recommendations real time or post session on potential
improvements the shooter can make to meet their performance goals. It accurately tracks,
displays and records each shoot the shooter makes. This is something most systems in this price range only aspire to do and the advanced systems charge highly for that capability.
As an instructor the OCATs tool provides an excellent supplement to the training experience in being able to graphically show the student client what they are doing well or where improvement is needed. Adults learn better in a graphical environment where they can see, adapt and improve through visualization. In training and certifying individuals qualified to apply and obtain a CCW license, it allow me to test the individual in a class room environment in firearm handling skills and shooting technique without having to do a live course of fire that may not be required by state statutes. OCATS enables me to be able to provide a more comprehensive or certification experience.
As a gunsmith I have found an additional value from the OCATs system. I came upon this by thinking about how else I might be able to utilize this technology. When adjusting sights on a handgun or installing a new scope on a rifle, I can use it to align and assure the sighting system is properly set. After using the customary tools for alignment and mounting we have found that by using the laser insert we can check the sights for optimal set-up by test firing using the OCATs. Then when the client comes in to pick up the firearm, especially a handgun, I can have the customer take the firearm with the OCATs Laser insert in it and in the indoor set-up, test fire it and I can align it to meet their specific shooting style and nuances. The result is a very very happy client.
Since my use of the OCATs system I have begun recommending this to my clients as a great in home shooting solution. They can develop skills when range time is not available due to weather, distance or time. It can also serve as a great home entertainment opportunity and in teaching young people the importance of fire arm safety.
I also recommend to all of my instructor clients that this is a minimum requirement the OCATs system has to be part of their business tools. I truly believe this technology based tool improves the learning experience, develops better shooter and promotes safety. It also provides the instructor who has OCATs a competitive edge over other instructors and training academies in their market area.
The OCATs system is a price effective and easy to use solution for the shooter and instructor wanting to be better tomorrow than they are today!
Thank you for bringing such a great innovation to our industry and sport!
Please feel free to contact me with any inquiries that you may have about the OCATs product.