Range Fitness Lab Rats Needed

By Rob Shaul

MTI is calling for remote lab rats for an upcoming, narrow and focused, 2-week, 2 or 3 day/week Mini-Study testing MTI’s Range Fitness system for improving accurate marksmanship under stress.

This mini-study will begin Monday, April 13. Deadline to apply is Friday, April 10, 2020.


Successful Lab Rats will need to be experienced, carbine marksman (5.56 or 7.62).

The range/shooting programming will be dictated, and built around MTI’s “Quad Deuce” Range Fitness event. Improvement on this event will the mini-studies measuring metric.

Lab Rats will all be given the same programming, and asked to report progression/improvement on the Quad Deuce event – which will be part of each training session. In addition, lab rats will be asked to comment/give feedback on the training session design, and overall Range Fitness theory for training effect, efficient use of range time, etc.

Required Equipment:

  • 5.56 or 7.62 Carbine rifle with red dot site
  • 120 Rounds of ammunition for each training session
  • 6, 8 or 10-inch metal, reactive target
  • Dummy rounds for ball and dummy drills
  • Range set up which allows for short shuttle sprints behind the firing line
  • 2-3 day/week Range access
  • Stopwatch with repeating countdown timer
  • Another marksman or spotter to verify/count hits on target

Cycle Duration and Schedule: This MTI Mini-Study will take 2 weeks and 4-6 total training sessions. It will begin Monday, April 13, 2020.


To Participate

    • You’ll need to be an experienced carbine marksman with a 5.56 or 7.62 rifle equipped with a red dot site
    • You’ll need access to a 60-100 yard range two or three times/week, and a 6, 8, or 10-inch, metal, reactive target
    • You’ll need 120 rounds of ammunition for each training session (4-6 sessions total)


Want to Participate?

Please email rob@mtntactical.com, and put “Range Fitness Lab Rat” in the subject line.

Please include:

      • your age
      • marksmanship experience
      • verify you have the required weapon, equipment, and ammo
      • clarify if you can have range access 2 or 3 days per week. 3 days is preferable but 2 days will work
      • Finally, please verify you can commit to the 2-week, 2-3 day/week training cycle.
      • The cycle will begin Monday, April 13, 2020 and end, Friday, April 24, 2020.
      • Experienced civilian marksmen, as well as military and law enforcement members, are encouraged to apply

Questions? Email rob@mtntactical.com




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