Early County Training Facility Adds Live-Fire Shoot House

A military and law enforcement training facility in southwest Georgia is growing.

Legion Operator Training Group is just outside Blakely. With more 3,000 acres of ranges, drop zones and mobility courses already, it now boasts a 360-degree live fire shoot house.

At 850 square feet, the shoot hows provides an enclosed setting for gun fighting. The shoot house is made of AR 500 steel, reinforced with ballistic rubber blocks.

The structure is meant to simulate an urban environment like that of downtown Baghdad for special reaction teams.

Robert Phipps, director of training, says the shoot house will take training at Legion to the next level.

"It completely rounds out the facility. You can train all your basic firearms, but that builds to shooting inside a structure which the fire house facilitates."

Last month, Legion added a new machine gun range. The facility hosts the only 22-hundred yard sniper range on the eastern seaboard.

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