So last year during one of my after-action meetings with trainers Justin Johnson & Mike Briggs I commented to them how during the live-fire drills of our training courses I would like to use a paper target that spoke more to our industry as Executive Protection Agents. Prior to this we had been using some of the fairly common full-color situational targets that law-enforcement and the military shoot for practice. While some of those were pretty good, none of them seemed to give me exactly what I was looking for — the scenario that I, as a bodyguard, has to suddenly pull my firearm to defend my client (as opposed to disarming a masked robber or shooting Bin Laden). As mentioned we tried a few… then tried a few more, but I still didn’t “love ’em”. Then inspiration struck. If I couldn’t find what I was looking for, then I might as well create it. Long story short, ICON was able to partner with North America’s largest distributor of paper targets to create the ICON VIP Protection Target Line. Shot by the wonderful photographer Kiki Koralesky of Contact Front Photography, our initial series of 6 has been well received and have been met with brisk enough sales for the manufacturer to request additional targets in the future. As they say, necessity is the mother of invention.
Click here to learn more about the ICON VIP Protection Target Line.
ICON instructors field testing the targets (Where Mike Biggs has the eerie opportunity to actually shoot himself.)