250 acres, helicopter landing zones, CQB house, a 50’ tower and a 1400-yard sniper range!

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The SawMill Training Complex

The Sawmill Training Complex features nearly 250 acres of diverse East Coast terrain Located in Laurens, South Carolina, USA .

The training site has its own lodging on-site, a gym, classrooms, simulation zones, as well as helicopter landing zones.

Highlights for training are the CQB house and a 50’ tower.

Sniper wil find a challenging 1400-yard sniper range, a 360-degree range, and 12 ranges from 25 to 100 yards.

Sawmill Training Complex is located just 39 miles from Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport in the Upstate of South Carolina.

Sawmill is generally open for civilians and events. But the range offer also individual training opportunities exclusively for law enforcement, military units, and agencies.

Swamill located just 39 miles from Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport in the Upstate of South Carolina.

SawMill Training Complex Details

CONTAINER SUPER STRUCTURE

Close-quarter and vertical operations can be conducted at the Sawmill’s container super structure which has been fabricated to create multi-level environments that can be outfitted for a more customized experience.

Some noteworthy features of the container super structure:

  • Helicopter skid simulation area

  • 24” x 24” x 25’ shaft for confined rescue training ops

  • Rappel / climbing capable

  • Pitched roof section to simulate roof top combat or rescue operations

  • Windows and various breaching obstacles

FORCE ON FORCE TRAINING

Simulate virtually any scenario in our force-on-force training area. This walled-in location can be configured to immerse trainees in confined situations that feel more lifelike. From first responders to military, this area is versatile and can be outfitted with structures and obstacles that bring a level of realism into your training. A 30’ tower observation tower overlooks the complex.

Sniper will find a challenging 1400-yard sniper range, a 360-degree range, and 12 ranges from 25 to 100 yards.

1,400 LONG SNIPER RANGE

Our long-gun range is unique among East Coast facilities and offers known distances every 200 yards while providing complex challenges due to thermals and winds. Each of our bermed areas offer 180° scenario based training opportunities.

PRECISION SHOOTING RANGES

The Sawmill is currently home to 12 ranges from 25 to 100 yards, an unknown distance range, a 360° range, a 100 yard zero range and a 1,400 yard sniper range. Each range can be configured specifically for your training needs with several target types, obstacles, barriers and vehicles. We maintain our ranges to be the pinnacle in safety as well as performance.

HELICOPTER LANDING ZONES

The Sawmill has two landing zones certified and MH53 / CH47 capable. The complex also is authorized to perform helo-based operations and training.

360° RANGE

Take tactical training to the next level. The 360° range allows shooters to fire in every direction while being in a safe environment. A 50-yard diameter area will be fortified with berms and outfitted with obstacles and targets that simulate real-life situations like urban combat and ambushes.

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