history

Caswell International

1926
Caswell International is born
Captain Arthur D. Caswell launches Caswell International in response to the lack of safety on firing ranges of the day.

Caswell’s first product, the Caswell Hand Crank target system, is the world’s first target system.

1935
First bullet trap
Caswell invents the world’s first bullet trap.
1950
Indoor gun ranges
As indoor ranges become more prevalent, Caswell leads the development of bullet traps, baffles, dividers and other target systems.
1969
Electronic ranges
Caswell adds electronic equipment to improve range safety.
1977
Training products
Caswell develops the world’s first advanced training products, shoot/no shoot situational training and friend-or-foe range training.
1978
Range ventilation
Caswell leads the development of range ventilation systems to prevent air contamination caused by the lead in the bullets.
1982
Military markets
Caswell expands into both the U.S. and foreign military markets, providing equipment for indoor and outdoor shooting ranges.
1984
Range advancements
Caswell introduces the Road Range™, the world’s first mobile shooting range, and the world’s first indoor, climate-controlled gun range.
1989
First rubber bullet trap
Caswell develops the GranTrap™, the world’s first rubber bullet trap. It’s patented stair-step design ensures maximum round collection.
2003
Meggitt acquires Caswell
Meggitt PLC acquires Caswell International.
2008
Meggitt acquires FATS®
Meggitt PLC acquires Firearms Training Systems, Inc. (FATS®) and combines the FATS/Caswell brands to form Meggitt Training Systems.
2009
SHOTT™ House
SHOTT™ House for training critical skills including forced entry, room navigation and clearing, team tactics and judgmental shoot/don’t shoot engagements.
2010
Entry point training
SHOTT™ House for training critical skills including forced entry, room navigation and clearing, team tactics and judgmental shoot/don’t shoot engagements.
2011
XWT Target Retrieval
The XWT, the world’s first wireless, 360° turning target retrieval system is unveiled.
2012
Next generation live-fire
Next Generation Live Fire (NGLF) line of products is introduced, a technological progression of SIT, SAT, MIT and MAT military live fire range systems.
2015
RangeMaster™ Control System
The RangeMaster™ Control System (RMCS) debuts as the industry’s first wireless, full-range control system.
2017
SafeZone™ Stalls
The fully interchangeable SafeZone™ shooting stall is unveiled.
2018
XWT ProImage® Projected Target System
The XWT ProImage goes to market, projecting uploaded digital videos and images onto white paper or cardboard targets.
XWT GEN4 Target Retrievers
The XWT GEN4 wireless target carrier is introduced. The new lithium ion battery provides a 50% increase in battery capacity and faster, more reliable charging.
2020
Pine Island Capital Partners acquires Meggitt Training Systems
Pine Island Capital Partners acquires Meggitt Training Systems and debuts the new company as InVeris Training Solutions.

Have questions? We're here to help