USA Shooting, Ace Virtual Shooting Join Forces

USA Shooting announces partnership with Ace Virtual Shooting, plans to “revolutionize training and engagement in the sport of shooting.”

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posted on March 30, 2024
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Ace Virtual Shooting has developed a comprehensive virtual reality ecosystem that integrates hardware and software to create an immersive shooting experience.
Ace Virtual Shooting, USA Shooting

USA Shooting recently announced a new partnership with Ace Virtual Shooting, a company known for its virtual reality shooting technology.

About the partnership, USA Shooting, a 501(c)(3) non-profit that serves as the National Governing Body for Olympic and Paralympic shooting sports in the U.S., said, “This collaboration marks a significant step forward in utilizing cutting-edge technology to enhance training, athlete development and fan engagement within the sport of shooting.”

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The Ace VR app pairs with the company’s Arctus handset that mimics the size, weight, and trigger feel of a real handgun and fits the Meta Quest 2 or 3 controller. The handset’s trigger is realistic with a four-pound pull, and even has a magazine release button for in-game mag changes. (Photo courtesy of Ace Virtual Shooting)

 

Ace has developed a comprehensive virtual reality ecosystem that integrates hardware and software to create an immersive shooting experience. With the Ace handset providing the trigger, dimensions, weight and feel of a real handgun, and the VR app allowing users to enter a world filled with dozens of shooting challenges, Ace aims to make the experience of shooting accessible to anyone—regardless of their level of ability or access to physical ranges.

More information about Ace Virtual Shooting: “Ace is dedicated to combining virtual reality technology with eye-tracking knowledge to optimize the shooting experience for users of all levels. Founded by military veterans and competitive shooters, ACE VR’s mission is to use virtual technology to make the sport of shooting accessible to everyone, fostering a community of enthusiasts and competitors.”

At SHOT Show 2024, Shooting Sports USA staff was able to demo the Ace VR system, which lives up to the hype. The system uses a Meta Quest VR headset running the Ace VR app with the Ace handset.

“Joining forces with Ace Virtual Shooting represents an incredible opportunity for USA Shooting to adopt innovative technologies that align with our mission to promote the sport of shooting,” Craig Kozeniesky, USA Shooting’s former CEO said. “This partnership not only supports the development of our athletes but also opens up new avenues for engaging with fans and inspiring future generations of shooters.”

Conor Donahue, the CEO of Ace Virtual Shooting, echoed this sentiment.

“Ace is proud to partner with USA Shooting and support the development of future U.S. Olympians,” Donahue said. “We share USA Shooting’s commitment to sport shooting and the values of excellence, dedication and service it represents. We are excited to let people experience the thrill of Olympic shooting and other challenges with Ace.”

The partnership between USA Shooting and Ace is designed to serve individuals interested in the sport of shooting, including beginners, competitors, gamers, the military and first responders. By removing barriers such as training, access, cost and time, Ace VR enables users to build skills, compete and engage with the shooting community in a virtual environment.

This strategic collaboration between USA Shooting and Ace could be a game changer for the shooting sports, leveraging virtual technology to unlock new possibilities for training, competition and enjoyment. As USA Shooting prepares for future Olympic Games and international competitions, the integration of Ace’s VR technology will certainly aid in empowering athletes and connecting with a broader audience.

Learn more about USA Shooting and Ace.

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