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FGCU Offers Free Training Course for Less Lethal Launcher
7/11/2005

FORT MYERS, FL - The Florida Gulf Coast University Weapons and Equipment Research Institute invites law enforcement personnel in Southwest Florida to attend a free instructor/armorer school for the FN 303 less than lethal launcher, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday, July 15 beginning in Whitaker Hall 111.

The course certifies law enforcement officers as instructors on the use and deployment of the FN 303 weapon system, which is a compressed air less lethal launcher that fires a variety of payloads great distances with extreme accuracy.

An FNH USA trainer will teach the course. FNH USA is the U.S. division of FN Herstal S.A. in Belgium that provides firearms and accessories to the military, commercial and law enforcement markets.

The FGCU Weapons and Equipment Research Institute, as part of the Center for Excellence in Public Safety and Law Enforcement, is funded by a grant award from the U.S. Department of Justice.

For more information, media representatives should contact Institute director Charles Mesloh at (239) 590-7761 or program manager Frank Thompson at fthompso@fgcu.edu .

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