Operations Training With Backhoe Chopper Simulation

Reader Josh J did some shooting last weekend and this is the result:

0:35 – Yeager does not approve. *press checks are for amateurs* haha

0:40 – Backhoe Helicopter Simulator HELL YEAH!  This is what Josh had to say about it:

On a two shooter 180 bay (one RO per shooter) we set up a truck like you were sitting in a helicopter. You climbed in with a loaded mag in your rifle on a closed bolt. A backhoe lifted the back of the truck and moved it side to side and up and down in a pretty enjoyable/realistic manner (and yes I have been in a helicopter and can say that with some authority). One RO shouted “3 mikes out!” and you made your way to the door opening on your side, charged your rifle, and upon touchdown were given a “GO!” command. You eliminated targets while communicating with the other shooter to clear rooms and move through the range in a planned safe manner.

Who-Is-Chris-Costa-OperatorThat one Range Officer is really Blocky McBlockerson with his hand haha.  I’d be like “chill out bro, I’m not going to 360 degree gun-kata this stage if you ease out of my bizNass a bit”…. oh well safety first!

The drone footage was cool.  Nice and smooth!

Josh says this is a monthly multi-gun action shoot held at Clairton Sportsmen’s Club near Pittsburgh, PA the first Sunday of every month.



Tuscop December 13, 2014 at 11:20 am

I was always taught “wall-body-weapon”, is that not a thing anymore?


JohnnyIShootStuff December 13, 2014 at 12:42 pm

This club isn’t too terribly far from me. It might be worth getting up early one morning to head towards Pittsburgh and shoot a match there.


Matt December 13, 2014 at 06:29 pm

That black hoodie says this dude shits all over Yeager any day.


Jerry the Geek December 13, 2014 at 07:27 pm

Impressive performance … shooters, Range Officers and Camera.

Two guys shooting on the same stage at the same time shows a lot of trust in each other. That’s awesome in itself.

And no, I’m not inclined to blame the RO for presenting a blocking hand. It’s not the RO’s job to trust the shooter. Of COURSE it was redundant safety … that’s what keeps it safe. Rule one: no blood on the range, everybody goes home tonight.

The photography was as professional as the shooting and the range management. All in all, this video is Happy Dance making.

Great job, guys. All of you.


Gwolf December 14, 2014 at 09:24 am

That was cool.


kingof9x December 15, 2014 at 11:38 am

I wish my range had a backhoe chopper simulator.


ENDO-Mike December 15, 2014 at 11:41 am

Or hoes that got back? *sirmixalot music on blast*


raisedby_dogs December 16, 2014 at 05:47 am

or hoes that got back wit choppas.


ENDO-Mike December 16, 2014 at 10:01 am

Yea haha thanks more like it!



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