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Law Enforcement Training

Reality based training environments can be modified to accommodate any training need. Also available is a 12 lane shooting range, shooting simulator, mats room. and more...

Fire Services Training

Multi-level indoor and outdoor training environments for fire service training. Exterior buildings for smoke houses to include indoor training area for a full engine to drive indoors out of elements for year round training.

Emergency Medical Services

Reality based training environments can be utilized for EMS training and ample classroom space for lecture based and practical exercises. Area for community classes as well.

Shooting Range Lane Rental

Our state-of-the-art MEGGIT 12-lane shooting range is available for both public safety use and public access on the weekends. Featuring a 50 yard shooting distance.

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HERO CENTER INTERACTIVE MAP
12-Lane 50 Yard Firing Range 30-Seat Range Classroom (C) Classroom B seats 50 (Can be opened up with A to seat 100) Classroom A seats 50 (can be opened up with B to seat 100) Ti Shooting Simulator Room Defensive Tactics Mats Room Reality Based Training Room with Hufcor Moveable Partitions 2 & 4 Story Training Balcony/Stairwell Outdoor Reality Based Training Grounds/Fire Rescue Balcony/Stairwell Secure Outdoor Yard / K9 Training Area Lobby and Restrooms Lunch / Break area seating Catering Kitchen w/ Serving Window into Classroom Pre-Training Staging Area with Presenting capabilities Outdoor Reality Based Training-Houses Lockers for use (range lobby) 4-Lane 50 yard shooting range (No Public Use) Vending Machines Reality Based Training Area Locker Room/Gun check with secure locker access Gun Cleaning Room (Not available for public use) Loading Dock (Back room areas, staff only) Range Booth and Office

12-Lane 50 Yard Firing Range

The 12-Lane shooting range will be available for law enforcement agency use during the weekdays and public access on the weekends.  Featuring a state-of-the-art MEGGIT system.

30-Seat Range Classroom (C)

30 person classroom (classroom C) which is available with rental of the 12-lane range or as separate a classroom alone.

Classroom B seats 50 (Can be opened up with A to seat 100)

Classroom A&B

Classroom B seats 50 people and Classroom A seats 50 people.  Classrooms A & B can be combined with center wall opened and can seat 100 people. A small kitchenette is available off to the side of classroom B with serving window for catering.  Also small break out rooms or small conference rooms are available nearby.

Classroom A seats 50 (can be opened up with B to seat 100)

Classroom A

Classroom A seats 50 people and Classroom B seats 50 people.  Classrooms A & B can be combined with center wall opened and can seat 100 people.

Ti Shooting Simulator Room

Ti Shooting Simulator

3 Screen Ti Training Simulator is available for use by law enforcement and government agencies to further enhance their training capabilities.  From deescalation scenarios and active shooter training this system brings the trainee as close to as real-life experience as possible.

Defensive Tactics Mats Room

Mats Room

Mats room features full coverage floor and wall mats for a safer physical training environment.

Reality Based Training Room with Hufcor Moveable Partitions

Featuring state-of-the-art HUFCOR moveable wall partitions for unlimited configurations for your training environment.  Non-marking sim rounds can be used in the indoor and outdoor ‘Reality Based Training’ areas.

2 & 4 Story Training Balcony/Stairwell

2 Story balcony with sliding residential door access for training on multi-level rescue environments.  Also available is a 4 story stair tower to further enhance the agencies training needs.

Outdoor Reality Based Training Grounds/Fire Rescue Balcony/Stairwell

This outdoor Reality Based training area features a large asphalt pad for various scenario based training.  A 4-story stairwell is available for stair flight scenarios.  Also a 2-story balcony with railing and sliding glass door entry into the indoor reality based area for rescue based scenario training in elevated scenes.  Also a large parking lot area for additional training opportunities and a large helicopter landing pad for your training needs.

Secure Outdoor Yard / K9 Training Area

Lobby and Restrooms

Lunch / Break area seating

Catering Kitchen w/ Serving Window into Classroom

Pre-Training Staging Area with Presenting capabilities

This pre-training area was designed to allow groups using the Mats room or shooting simulator, an area in which they can stage and wait; or present to their group with full audio/visual capabilities available at this location.

Outdoor Reality Based Training-Houses

This outdoor reality based training area features a split-level home and rambler style home for reality based scenario.  Both have breach doors for battering rams and the rambler door can handle small charges on the door system for dynamic entry.

Lockers for use (range lobby)

Throughout the range lobby area are lockers that are available to users at no cost.  Store your personal belongings securely by setting your own digital combo for use while you are visiting.  (Note: The HERO center is not responsible for lost or stolen items. Please make sure your lockers is fully secure before leaving your belongings inside)

4-Lane 50 yard shooting range (No Public Use)

This 4-lane (50 yard) range was designed for law enforcement agency use which is separated from the 12-lane range and not accessible by the public during public shooting hours.  The 4-lane range has (4) fixed targets down range which can turn but cannot move forward or back.  If needed agencies can rent the 12-lane and 4-lane range for a combined use of 16-lanes.

Vending Machines

We have snack and beverage vending onsite featuring Pepsi products, Coke, Diet Coke, and Rockstar Energy drinks.

Reality Based Training Area

Large reality based training area with garage door access for fire trucks, ambulances, and police vehicles.

Locker Room/Gun check with secure locker access

Locker Room/changing rooms are available for participants to secure their firearms and belongings while training at the HERO Center.  No LIVE firearms are allowed beyond this point, before entering into the reality based training areas.

Gun Cleaning Room (Not available for public use)

The HERO gun cleaning room was designed to provide owner agency, tier members and any other government agency under contract, access to clean their weapons onsite.  This room is not available to the public for use and all public users will need to clean their firearm offsite.

Loading Dock (Back room areas, staff only)

This area is off limits to the public and guests.  This is the loading dock and back room storage areas.

Range Booth and Office

The range booth features ballistic glass for viewing into the range.  Instructors can operate the Meggitt target systems from the computers in the range or from the optional surface pro tablet while remotely running targets from anywhere in the range.

Facilities/Rentals

Explore our different training spaces and facility features.

12-Lane Range

2 hour minimum rental required
$ 195 per hour, 2 hour min.
  • Programmable target control
  • Shooting distance 50 yards
  • Raised track to allow for a vehicle in range
  • Troy Acoustics for noise reduction
Mats Room

Mats Room

4 hour minimum rental required
$ 100 per 4 hour block
  • Completely padded walls and floors
  • Excellent for defensive tactics/RTR training
  • Direct access to 'Reality Based Training' area
  • Direct access to VR simulator room
Classroom A&B

Classroom(s)

4 hour minimum rental required
$ 75-350 per 4 hour block
  • Classroom A seats 50 people
  • Classroom B seats 50 people
  • Classrooms A & B combined seat 100 people
  • Classroom C seats 30 people

Indoor Reality Based

4 hour minimum rental required
$ 200 per 4 hour block
  • Unlimited floor to ceiling room configurations
  • Flexible situational training environment
  • Fast, easy setup within minutes
  • Rugged and durable walls

Outdoor Reality Based

4 hour minimum rental required
$ 200 per 4 hour block
  • Split entry home with battering door/deck
  • Rambler home with explosive entry
  • Rear entry/egress access points on houses
  • Large parking lot for traffic scenarios

Training Shooting Simulator

1 hour minimum rental required
$ 80 per 1 hour block
  • Ti 180 degree training system
  • Interactive Senarios with adaptability
  • 3 Screen system with instructor controls
  • AR-15, Glock, Taser, OC , shotgun & flashlight

Public Access: Shooting Range, Classes, and Fees

Shooting Lane Rental

Our state-of-the-art MEGGIT 12-lane shooting range is available for both public safety use and public access on the weekends. Featuring a 50 yard shooting distance.

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Firearm Safety Classes

Permit to Carry courses, firearm safety courses and Self Defense classes will be made available for the public to register for training.

Public CPR & HEALTH CLASSES

Community based trainings will be hosted at the HERO center, nearby Woodbury and Cottage Grove designated locations as well. Some of these trainings include, CPR, First-Aid, and AED training.

We offer courses in multiple locations to better serve the Woodbury and Cottage Grove community in which we serve. All community safety classes will be available for registration on the HERO website.

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Join us online through our social media outlets.  Stay current on course offerings, classes and events!  We also use social media to share news and updates regarding our 12-lane Shooting Range which will open to the public for weekend shooting.  

Location

10125 85th Street S,

Cottage Grove, MN 55016

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Our Hours

Monday – Friday 8 am – 5 pm
(By reservation only)

Saturday Range Hours: 10 am – 8 pm

Sunday Range Hours: 10 am – 6 pm

Contact Us: 651-458-2811

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