NORMAN, Okla. - The world's largest supplier of firearms accessories made a $30,000 donation to the Norman Police gun range.
Norman sharp-shooters and officers from about 20 other agencies in the south metro train at the Royce O. Whettle Norman Police Department Training Center.
The range was built in the 1960s, and had no steel targets for shooting accuracy.
Rangemaster, Sgt. Shon Elroy has asked for steel targets in previous years.
"I can tell you, I've put in for the budget to buy a lot of this stuff and we get what we get," said Sgt. Elroy. "We're looking for that instant feedback. Paper doesn't provide that. We want people to stop shooting when the targets fall down. That's what steel targets allow us to do."
C.E.O. Pete Brownell donated the equipment.
"Public safety increases when law enforcement officers continue to train, and train in a way that they will be expected to respond in real world situations. That's exactly what this does." said Brownell.
The donation triples the range inventory.
The equipment is expected to last 20 or 30 years.