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“Great place for realistic training”

Artemis Defense Institute
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Once only available to law enforcement and military agencies, the Artemis Defense Institute (ADI) has partnered with VirTra to be the first in Southern CA to offer the most advanced simulator firearms training available to civilians. Although, nothing replaces live fire practice, use of the best judgemental-use-of-force training tools; the Virtra 100, VirTra 180 and the VirTra 300 along with the curriculum developed specifically for ADI, individual training is as real as it gets! Training is available to the beginner as well as the most seasoned shooter. Presence of mind, mental agility, verbal skills and less than lethal options in addition to deadly force training are available. Artemis Defense Institute is open to the general public with a great deal of flexibility and programming available to suit any training need and budget. Whether you are interested in just seeing what we have available or committing to a long term training program, there is something here for everyone. Take a look at the various programs available for you!
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children, Lockers / storage, Wheelchair access
Reviewed July 1, 2015

Beginners, experienced, advanced, this place offers something for every level. "Shooting" a modified .22 Glock pistol with CO2 at targets and hostage scenarios. Training is very thorough and complete, staff is very experienced, and the costs are not to high for the level of training you receive.

Thank Donald R
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Reviewed July 18, 2014

If you like shooting handguns, or ever wanted to be a police officer and you wonder what it would be like, this is the place for you. Safe environment, great staff and lots of fun (challenging). You are put in real life scenarios and have to make split second life or death decisions. Professional staff and great facility. We went with a group of about 24 coworkers and family. Better than firing at paper targets at a range, these targets adapt and respond to you. Safe and fun. 10X better than any video game I have ever played. Our group booked the simulators for about 3 hours at about $50 pp. Hard to describe... if it sounds interesting, then just go and you will not be disappointed. I would not recommend for young children though.

Thank Robert D
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Reviewed September 24, 2013

If you are looking for somethiing differant, recommend you give Artemis Defense Institute consideration. They have amazing simulation equipment that lets you shoot on a virtual range or immerse yourself in a judgemental use of force scenario. Real weapons with real feel in state of the art simulation by Virtra Systems. Whether you are a family looking for entertainment, or an individual shooting expert looking for the next challenge, this is your place. Highly recommended for 1, 2 3 or more hours of training or entertainment. Affordable and can even categorise as cheap for you get.

Thank PortguyofVA
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Reviewed September 16, 2013

I have been attending Artemis for about a month now and gone thru a dozen scenarios and without a doubt this training facility is the best professional facility available to the public for situational awareness on defense issues one could encounter in your daily life. As a nuclear operator we train extensively on simulator scenarios where mistakes can be made and no harm to the public. Much the same at Artemis, if you want real life situational experiences to hone in your defense tactics there is no better place to train than at Artemis. Steve, Sandy and daughter are very professional and have a great support staff to make your visit enjoyable and a learning experience you won't forget. Take advantage of their free demo and I guarantee you'll be back.

Thank Ben T
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