The Accuracy Under Fire Vest
Training to improve your return gunfire accuracy while you are being hit by simulated gunfire.
Are you accurate despite an arm, leg or abdomen being totally and unexpectedly incapacitated?
AUFIRE trains your brain to overcome pain, distraction, confusion, stress and immobilization. Over all, it teaches you to remain focused on your sights, target and life-saving tactics, it teaches accuracy under extreme duress.
WHAT IS THE A.U.F.VEST
AUF-Vest is a set of remote controlled (EMS) Electrical Muscle Stimulators housed in a vest/harness. The EMS units target the trainee’s biceps, forearms, and abdominals, or upper and lower leg muscles.
At the push of a button the targeted muscle group contracts tightly via remote; simulating a gunshot wound to the trainee. Under stress, the trainee is tasked with overcoming distraction, immobilization, and confusion, while attempting to return fire with accuracy.
When stimulation is stopped, the muscle contraction is released and muscular function returns back to normal.
The trainee is sent into a combat shooting situation, typically on a video simulator or force on force “sim-munition” situation while wearing the AUF Vest. During the simulated gunfight, the range master, at will, selects a limb of the trainee and activates the remote control unit, causing a surprise “injury” to the trainee.
The targeted limb is affected immediately with an intensely disabling muscle contraction, described by most as a severe cramp. The trainee’s limb is immediately disabled and he/she is instructed to overcome the simulated gunshot injury obstacle and to return fire and focus on accuracy. The range master then observes and evaluates the trainee’s response to the stressors and /or coaches the trainee through the fight to a win.
QUALITY TRAINING EXPERIENCE
This is a cutting edge type of training, which can be viewed as closest to “real life” without inflicting real injury upon the trainee.
The benefits are multifold: the trainee learns 1) to submit to the injury or to adapt and overcome 2) to fight physical and mental confusion while making split second decisions 3) to maintain focus on accuracy while returning fire in spite of the distraction of a simulated injury.
The goal is to provide trainees with experience prior to being in a shooting and to provide confidence in overcoming the mental anxiety, anticipation, confusion, discomfort, and distraction of being wounded during a gunfight. Trainees are encouraged to exercise their mental focus on fighting accurately and stopping the threat.
Just because you’re hit does not mean the fight is over! AUF Vest is training your brain, not the body, to overcome obstacles and win the fight!