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Washington County Deputies Train With Paintballs, Rubber Pellets

Posted: December 16, 2013 at 5 a.m.

STAFF PHOTO DAVID GOTTSCHALK Jonathan Lunsford, right, Washington County Sheriff deputy, is backed up Thursday by Deputy Scott Sharp, left, and Deputy Josh Rhodes, center, as they participate in a tactical force-on-force drill at the Tactical Training Center in Fayetteville.

Target practice just got a little more exciting for Washington County deputies. Sgt. Arlo Guthary, the county’s firearms coordinator, said the Sheriff’s Office recently purchased 10 combat paintball and rubber pellet pistols.

At a Glance

Training Tools

Real Action Paintball is a manufacturer and distributor of tactical training and recreational products for military and law enforcement groups with headquarters in Gilroy, Calif. Umarex USA, based in Fort Smith, sells Walther airguns and accessories in North America.

Source: RAP4, Umarex USA

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